Binghamton University Data Analyst in Binghamton, New York

Data Analyst


Department:Institutional Research and Assessment

Locations:Binghamton, NY

Posted:Jul 11, '17


Ref. No.:02877-00154


About Binghamton University:

Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life - promotes extraordinary student success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to engage and challenge its 17,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service.

Job Description:

Budget Title: Assistant for Institutional Research (SL-3)

Salary: Commensurate with experience

The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (OIRA) at Binghamton University is seeking a Data Analyst. The Data Analyst reports to the Assistant Director for Institutional Research and is responsible for supporting a wide range of activities required of the Office of Institutional Research.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Preparing and submitting Federal, State and Institutional data requirements

  • Managing large scale student, employee, and course database

  • Completing and/or coordinating reports and surveys for external agencies and organizations

  • Responding to ad hoc requests for information

  • Developing and conducting survey research in response to institutional needs

  • Performing other data related duties as assigned

OIRA is in charge of producing official reports to various external agencies, and is also in charge of rolling out reports and dashboards to a broad set of colleges and offices on campus. As such, the Data Analyst plays a significant role in making sure that data and information produced by the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment is delivered accurately and efficiently internally and externally.


  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics, Business, Data Analytics or other related field

  • 1-3 years of work experience in Higher Education/Institutional Research environment

  • Advanced skills using Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word and Power Point

  • Proficient with statistical software packages such as SAS required

Other required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to interface multiple data platforms and integrate into a single output

  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and tight deadlines in a sometimes stressful environment

  • Ability to attend to details with an unfailing commitment to accuracy and internal consistency

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and to present statistical and analytical information clearly

  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with system and campus key offices

  • Ability to collect and compile information independently and respond immediately to complex requests

  • Ability to clean, sort, summarize, interpret and analyze data

  • Ability to design and administer surveys using web based survey management software

  • Ability to work independently and in a team collaboratively

  • Ability to judge multiple priorities and planning well ahead to complete the tasks accurately

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Master's degree

  • Experience with data submissions to SUNY system or any education system working to support deadlines

  • Experience with Banner System

  • Experience using Qualtrics

  • Experience with Business Intelligence programming languages, like Tableau, R, SQL, Oracle, or other similar reporting tools

  • Experience with predictive modeling in Higher Education such as SAS Enterprise Minor

  • Basic business knowledge related to Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment

Additional Information:

  • Sponsorship for US employment purposes is not available for this position

  • Salary will commensurate with education and experience

Additional Information:

Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.

Binghamton University will be a tobacco-free campus effective August 1, 2017.

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Application Instructions:

Deadline for Internal Applicants: 7/27/2017

Deadline for External Applicants: Open until filled

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the vacancy is filled.

Persons interested in this position should apply online.

Please submit:

  • Resume,

  • Cover letter, and

  • Contact information for three professional references

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