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Assistant for Institutional Research
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Dec. 22, 2023
Title Assistant for Institutional Research
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Institutional Analysis
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Administrative Support/Services

Position Summary

The Office of Institutional Analysis (OIA) at the University at Buffalo is seeking an Assistant for Institutional Research to join our collaborative information team. The Assistant for Institutional Research supports operational and strategic planning by senior university officials and academic unit decision makers as well as the collection and analysis of both quantitative and qualitative information about the institution, its students, its faculty, its programs, its publics, its practices and its services. This work involves the development of accurate, comprehensive, and trusted information products central to the support of policy formulation, institutional reporting, and university assessment activities.

Key accountabilities and responsibilities
    • System maintenance and support
    • Project planning & execution
    • Database design
    • Documentation
    • Analytics
    • Statistical Research
    • Display Creation
    • Professional Development


We invite individuals to apply whose perspectives and experiences will enrich and strengthen our organization. The Office of Institutional Analysis (OIA) serves a diverse constituency of publics, and our employees, services and policies strive to honor and reflect this diversity. We encourage candidates who thrive in a welcoming multicultural environment to apply.
The Office of Institutional Analysis has the primary institutional responsibility for the collection and analysis of quantitative and qualitative information on the institution, its students, its faculty, its programs, its publics, its practices and its services. The office provides analytic support for the planning, evaluation and policy initiatives of the provost and senior leadership and acts as the institution’s reporting agent.
Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.
About The University at Buffalo

The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.
The University at Buffalo is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree with 2 years of experience or a master’s degree or professional certification with no experience. An equivalent combination of education and practical experience will be considered in lieu of the education requirementSpecific competencies we require are as follows

  • Exceptional interpersonal communication abilities (both written and oral) exhibiting understanding, appreciation and respect for all individuals in a diverse constituency.
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Office applications including Word, Excel and PowerPoint as well as visualization tools such as Tableau to deliver trusted analytics, reports, and related information products.
  • Experience in the manipulation of massive data sets with a strong understanding of relational database concepts.
  • Demonstrated skills providing creative information solutions within a complex, team-oriented, deadline-driven work environment to support the needs of multiple publics.
  • Superior organizational skills coupled with a high attention to detail and the ability to creatively display information across multiple subject areas.
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United State on a full-time basis.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous central office or academic unit experience manipulating university data, assisting with the development of actionable policy, or assessing institutional success is highly desirable.

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