Institutional Research Assistant

Institutional Research Assistant


This position provides analytical support for institutional research (IR) projects including the collection, reporting and analysis of institutional data for assessment, external publications and rankings, regulatory efforts and institutional effectiveness activities.


  • Prepare summaries of institutional data using Microsoft Excel to support decision making, comply with state, federal, and accreditation reporting requirements, and participate in third-party higher education surveys such as US News and World Report
  • Assist in the creation of university surveys and dissemination of results to the CIU community
  • Assist in the creation of the University’s annual Factbook and management of the IR website
  • Prepare regular assessment reporting (such as graduation/retention rates and graduate success data) for academic deans, department chairs and instructional designers
  • Support institutional effectiveness, planning, accreditation, evaluation, and program assessment activities through ad hoc querying and reporting from the SIS
  • Assist in the preparation and follow-up of reports for the University’s institutional accreditation agencies
  • Conduct first-level screening of student and faculty research protocols for submission to the Director of Institutional Review Board
  • Performs other related tasks as required


  • Two years of experience writing data reports, data mining or working as an executive administrative assistant, preferably in the higher education secto
  • Proficiency in MS Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
  • Ability to present data tables and graphs using MS Office software packages.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Associate degree (Bachelor’s Preferred) from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Statistics, Data Science, Business, or other related degree preferred.
Columbia International University
Institutional Research
Time Period
20 hours/12 months

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