Institutional Research Analyst
St. Paul, MN Instructional Research
Job Type


The Institutional Research Analyst will oversee, maintain, and improve various institutional measurement and data collection/reporting processes, including those related to accreditation compliance and academic assessment. The Analyst will assist the Director in building a campus-wide IR infrastructure (data governance, storage, analysis, visualization) to support the success of the seminary’s mission of educating leaders for Christian communities. They will leverage strong statistical analysis and database query skills to allow data to efficiently inform and address challenges across the seminary, including and especially those oriented toward achieving its strategic objectives. The IR Analyst role is an excellent opportunity for someone to learn and grow in their knowledge of and experience in the field of institutional research in a higher education setting. Women, members of minoritized communities, and/or persons from diverse ethnic/racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Key Result Areas

· Maintain mandated data collection and reporting processes for accreditation updates (ATS, HLC), federal/state reporting (IPEDS, NC-SARA), and other compliance entities

· Administrate academic assessment program and processes (organization, faculty communication and training, data collection and formatting, rubric maintenance, etc.)

· Partner with and support staff and faculty in measurement design, collection, and analysis projects (academics, registrar, admissions, development, student affairs, operations, etc.)

· Communicate data and research results in written reports and public presentations

· Provide survey design and development assistance

· Design, build, maintain, and support data visualization dashboards

· Select and perform sophisticated statistical analyses on various datasets

· Partner with Office of Technology to design, build, and manage an Institutional Research Data Warehouse

· Other duties as assigned


· Reports to Director of Institutional Effectiveness, Assessment, and Research

· Interfaces with every campus area and group, especially Inclusion and Belonging, Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, and Office of Technology

· External relationships with vendors, contractors, church partners, and other entities


 A. Commitment to Luther Seminary’s Mission and Vision. We are a graduate school that educates leaders for Christian communities. (

B. Commitment to promoting Luther Seminary’s ABIDE principles: accountability, belonging, inclusion, diversity, and equity.

C. Desired education and experience: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Mathematics, Statistics, Data Science, Computer Science, Engineering, Social Science, or related field. Some higher education experience preferred.

D. Desired knowledge skills and abilities (systems used by Luther Seminary in parentheses)

· Adept at query design for data extraction, organization, and manipulation using SQL (SQL Server, Access, Constituo) 

· Proficient with statistical analysis and software tools (JASP)

· Proficient with spreadsheet design and management (Excel, Google Sheets)

· Experience with data visualization and dashboard construction (Power BI)

· Experience with survey design and software (Qualtrics)

· Familiarity with higher education information systems (Jenzabar, Slate, PowerFAIDS, Coursedog, Raiser’s Edge, Moodle, Anthology Course Evaluations)

· Familiarity with higher education structures and processes (admissions, student affairs, faculty development, accreditation, course management/evaluation, etc.)

· Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

· Excellent interpersonal skills

· Organization, time management, attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines

· Proficient verbal and written communication skills

· Adaptable with a collaborative and collegial attitude


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the primary job responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements should describe the general nature and level of work being assigned to this job. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of individuals in the job. This job description is not an employment agreement and/or an expressed or implied employment contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this description at any time without notice.