Research Analyst

The Catholic University of America
Washington D.C.
Sep 15, 2023
Oct 20, 2023
Full Time

Research Analyst

Job ID: 2023-13376



The Office of Planning, Institutional Research, and Assessment facilitates the university’s planning, budgetary and strategic initiatives by coordinating institutional research and assessment activities. The office serves as a comprehensive source of information about The Catholic University of America. Information and research originating within the office serves to: facilitate university planning; inform policy recommendations and decision-making; support the university’s strategic plan and accreditation; inform the planning and improvement of curricular and co-curricular experiences; and satisfy the needs of Federal and private external agencies to which the University reports data.

The Research Analyst responds to external reporting requests, conduct course and faculty evaluations, and assist in the planning, development, and administration of surveys. Analyze, interpret and summarize the meaning of data for internal and external ad hoc reporting needs.


• Create, maintain, and analyze statistical data needed for university reporting to external agencies, internal initiatives, and the assessment of student learning outcomes. Most projects will require incorporating data from one to two data sources / data sets.

• Administer the university's course evaluation system and oversee the analysis of results.

• Assist in the administration, deployment, and analysis of surveys and other assessment instruments to assess student learning outcomes and university processes and procedures. Examples include: The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), the CIRP Freshman Survey, the university's graduate and undergraduate alumni surveys, the university's senior survey, university surveys of student advising, and the Classroom Survey of Student Engagement.

• Provide support and consultation for the assessment of student learning outcomes. Provide support for all aspects of the university's plan for the assessment of student learning outcomes.

• Develop and maintain web-based documents that organize and present institutional data for internal and external constituencies.

• In collaboration with the Director, conduct complex and objective research studies using appropriate statistical techniques.

• Responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating all other essential functions of the office with attention to high standards and accuracy.

• Assist with specific administrative tasks as necessary, and perform other special projects and other duties as assigned.


Master’s Degree with a minimum of one (1) year experience doing research or assessment in higher education or a comparable environment, or equivalent experience in an academic research environment at the master’s level. Students currently pursuing a Master’s degree or intending to enroll in a Master’s program are also eligible. The incumbent will also possess: experience reporting data and creating visualizations for multiple constituencies; strong analytical, written, and verbal communication skills; and the ability to work independently and under firm deadlines.

Experience with statistics (descriptive and inferential), research methods, statistical software (SAS), databases, and survey design. Position requires the ability to manipulate and extract datasets from the PeopleSoft Student System. Familiarity with national educational datasets.

Position requires attention to detail, high-level analytical skills, and high degree of confidentiality. Position requires the ability to handle and manipulate data information in multiple formats. Position requires the ability to manage multiple tasks and communicate with various campus constituencies

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