Institutional Research and Decision Support Analyst
Allegheny College

Meadville, Pennsylvania
$0.00 - $100.00 per hour

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Institutional Research and Decision Support Analyst February 26th 2024
Tagged: Provost and Dean of the College

ROLE TITLE: Institutional Research and Decision Support Analyst

REPORTS TO: Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness



Summary of Position

The Institutional Research and Decision Analyst utilizes best practices of data collection, tidiness and reporting to foster a culture of data-informed decision making across the institution. The position is responsible for managing, and analyzing complex data and analytical projects in order to support compliance, accreditation and inform strategic decision making.


What you will do in this role:

  • The ideal candidate has a flexible understanding of data and the processes of data maintenance (clean, store, analyze, visualize, e.g.).
  • Handles internal and external reporting functions in collaboration with campus partners, including IPEDS, the Common Data Set, and strategic key performance indicators.
  • Appropriate handling of personal and confidential data is essential. Proficiency in R is required, Python is desirable.
  • Experience communicating about data in electronic media is highly desirable, as is understanding of the data needs and terminology of higher ed.
  • In addition to strong quantitative skills they are skilled in communication, documentation and reporting of data and analyses.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills are required.



  • Minimum of 3 years required and 4-7 years preferred of relevant professional experience.
  • Bachelor's Degree required but will consider years of experience in lieu of degree.
  • Track record of achieving exceptional results.



The Office of Institutional Effectiveness provides leadership over Allegheny College's planning, data collection, and assessment efforts. It works closely with Information Technology Services (ITS) to craft data governance policies and procedures, as well as data architecture.

Working with institutional leadership and faculty to promote and support the mission and strategic planning of the college, the office promotes the use of data and research to inform decisions and improve the institution.

The office brings together datasets from systems across campus to research and analyze a wide range of institutional and academic issues.



New hires are typically brought into the organization at a salary between the range minimum and the salary range midpoint depending on qualifications, internal equity, and the budgeted amount for the role. The expected minimum salary range point for this position is $52,000 annually.



Please submit a cover letter, resume, and provide contact information for three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA 16335 or by e-mail to Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.



Allegheny College, founded in 1815, is one of the nation's oldest and most innovative four-year colleges where multidisciplinary learning breaks the conventional mold. It is one of the few colleges in the United States with a unique requirement to choose both a major and minor for graduation, to provide students with a cross-disciplinary path in the sciences and humanities for educational depth and intellectual growth. Located in Meadville, Pennsylvania, Allegheny College is one of 44 colleges featured in Loren Pope's "Colleges That Change Lives." In its 2022 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny College as one of the country's top 100 national liberal arts colleges - and one of the top 25 best for undergraduate teaching.

Allegheny's undergraduate residential education prepares students for successful, meaningful lives by promoting students' intellectual, moral, and social development and encouraging personal and civic responsibility. Allegheny's faculty and staff combine high academic standards and a commitment to the exchange of knowledge with a supportive approach to learning. Graduates are equipped to think critically and creatively, write clearly, speak persuasively, and meet challenges in a diverse, interconnected world. Allegheny College is deeply committed to creating an inclusive community that actively challenges racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of bias (see Allegheny College Statement of Community).

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. The College does not discriminate, and will not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, creed, national/ethnic origin, ancestry, veterans, handicap or disability as those terms are defined under applicable law, or members of other underrepresented groups.

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posted 02/26/2024

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