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May 16 2022

Administrative Institutional Research Analyst

Princeton University Princeton, New Jersey, United States


The Institutional Research Analyst (IRA), will work under the direction of the Vice Provost for Institutional Research.

The primary functions of the Institutional Research Office at Princeton are:

  • Conduct analytical and policy studies that support decision making and planning
  • Partner with other offices in projects that assess institutional effectiveness
  • Monitor emerging issues through environmental scanning and involvement in national organizations
  • Participate in data sharing through consortia
  • Improve access to information for decision making


The Institutional Research Analyst (IRA), under the direction of the Vice Provost for Institutional Research, will:

Respond to questions and requests posed by campus leadership, administrative offices and academic departments. The IRA researches the question; identifies the data required to address the question; conducts analyses, and summarizes the findings for presentation.

Manage recurring survey projects and conduct one-time surveys as needed. The IRA usually serves as the primary-point of contact for the survey and is responsible for all aspects of the project. The IRA works directly with the client to develop, review and modify the survey questionnaire, develop and manage the survey communications plan, and administer the survey. Upon completion of the data collection phase, the IRA processes the survey data merging with other sources of data required for analysis.

Curate data sets managed by the Office of Institutional Research.

Work with clients to conduct analyses, develops reports and produce visualizations. This may include narrative summaries, cross-tabulations, Tableau Visualizations, descriptive statistics and regression modeling.

Handle, secure, and present confidential materials in accordance with university policy and federal/state regulations.

Collaborate with colleagues in the Office of the Vice President for Campus Life, Office of the Dean of the College, the Graduate School, the Office of the Dean of the Faculty, and the Office of Human Resources to consolidate and present data in an accessible and consistent manner to member of the campus community. This includes but is not limited to the curation of the Office of Institutional Research website (

Access and analyze data obtained from external sources such as: IPEDS, the National Student Clearinghouse, then National Science Foundation, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and other sources of data.

Coordinate the submission and use of benchmarking data maintained by the Association of American Universities Data Exchange (AAUDE) and other organizations.

Represents the Office of Institutional Research on campus standing committees such as the PMT group. The IRA actively participates in external professional groups including AAUDE, COFHE-IR and Ivy-IR.


Bachelor’s degree with five years of appropriate work experience

Data management skills including experience with Microsoft Excel and Access. Demonstrated familiarity with query design, formula usage, pivot tables, and charting.

Demonstrated ability to use SPSS, Stata, R, or similar statistical package to manipulate data, conduct statistical analyses, and advanced modeling techniques, such as logistic regression. Working knowledge of scripting languages, such as Python, for syntax programming.

Working knowledge of Qualtrics Survey Suite including the ability to use JavaScript, embedded data fields and conditional logic.

Working knowledge of Tableau Data Analytics Desktop and Server versions, including experience with data re-shaping, the development of calculated fields and parameters, utilization of dash-boarding/story-boarding features and the on-going maintenance of data products.

Working knowledge of Drupal Content Management System, with the ability to conduct site maintenance, perform scheduled uploading of content in multiple file formats, integration with Tableau Server content, intermediate knowledge of CSS scripting and the application of web accessibility principles.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

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