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Institutional Research & Reporting Specialist

Manhattanville College
Job Location:
Purchase, New York
Institutional Research and Planning

Manhattanville College is seeking an Institutional Research & Reporting Specialist. The Specialist is a member of the Institutional Research team, which provides accurate and timely information to stakeholders across the college, supports informed planning and decision-making at all levels, and fulfills external reporting requirements. The position reports to the Director of Institutional Research, Planning and Assessment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Institutional Research

  • Support the educational and administrative activities of various college constituents by consulting on their institutional research needs, and contributing to the development and execution of all phases of institutional research projects, including: Identifying research questions, designing studies, analyzing data, interpreting findings to help make sense of the information, and reporting findings through narrative reports, tables, and data visualizations.
  • Working collaboratively with the Director, play a key role in developing comprehensive documentation to detail the reporting standards, protocols, and processes of the department
  • Develop repeatable analytical processes for recurring reporting tasks, using tools such as R or SPSS
  • Respond to internal and external data requests of varying complexity
  • Gather, analyze and summarize data about various aspects of the institution
  • Manage the institution’s regular external and compliance reporting (e.g., IPEDS, NYSED, rankings)

Process management/improvement:

  • Contribute to the development of project management systems to manage department workflow to track and prioritize data requests, ensure timely fulfillment of requests and, maintain open communication with department staff and requestors
  • Contribute to auditing current processes to identify opportunities for process improvements to increase the efficiency, accuracy, and consistency of regular and ad hoc reporting.
  • Work collaboratively across schools and administrative offices to implement process improvements
  • Perform periodic review of written procedures and updates as necessary to maintain a current, complete reference manual, including the maintenance of an institutional research calendar to ensure that cyclical project timelines are met


  • Produce data reports in a variety of formats, including narrative, tables, and graphic formats. 
  • Support the department’s data communication activities, including disseminating institutional data throughout the college and helping stakeholders interpret and use data
  • Contribute to the development of data dashboards

Data Governance

  • Support the College’s Data Governance efforts by proactively identifying data issues, and contribute to devising solutions to improve data quality.
  • Develop and implement data validation procedures to identify data discrepancies that need to be resolved
  • Additional duties as assigned

Core Competencies and Skills:

  • Knowledge of research design, social science research methods and statistical software packages such as SPSS or R
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to manage complex projects and multiple deadlines
  • Ability to think about the details of data and how they integrate into systems, in order to devise efficiency improvements
  • Ability to identify the needs of collaborators to generate and interpret data that appropriately addresses their concerns. Synthesize appropriate data from multiple sources to draw logical conclusions
  • Ability to effectively analyze situations, problem solve, and use sound judgment to develop suitable solutions
  • Ability to work as a cooperative team member across all levels of the organization, while also having strong independent skills
  • Ability to communicate about data to a variety of audiences and in a variety of formats; Compose accurate and clearly written reports and documents
  • Ability to establish & maintain effective collaborative working team relationships
  • Commitment to data quality, accuracy, and integrity while professionally handling confidential data

Required Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and skills as typically acquired through completion of bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • 2-3 years of related experience
  • Experience with statistical software and Excel
  • Knowledge of research design, social science research methods, and quantitative data analysis
  • Effective verbal, written and interpersonal skills
  • Experience working with large data sets

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or higher in program evaluation, education, sociology, psychology, political science, higher education, or related field
  • 4-5 years of related experience
  • Familiarity with higher education issues, IPEDS, assessment, and performance indicators
  • Experience with survey tools and data visualization software
  • Experience working with student information system data

Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible


Manhattanville offers an excellent benefits package, including:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage. There are monthly employee contributions to these plans (amounts vary depending upon which option is chosen).
  • Flexible Spending Account
    Health Savings Account (with election of the high deductible health plan)
  • Life, Accidental Death & Dismemberment, Long-Term Disability. This is fully paid for by the college. Supplemental Life Insurance is also available with an additional cost.
  • Employer paid confidential Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Paid Time Off (PTO): FT Administrators accrue 22 vacation days, 3 personal days, and 22 sick days per year (sick days can accumulate to a maximum of 132 paid days or 6 months).
  • 403(b) Plan through TIAA-CREF. College contributes 3.5% of your salary when you contribute 2.5%.
  • US Alliance Financial Credit Union Membership (optional)
  • Paid Family Leave
  • Tuition Remission (for classes at Manhattanville)
  • Tuition Exchange Program (with other colleges/universities)
  • Commuter Transit Benefit

For consideration, send cover letter and CV/resume to

Manhattanville College is committed to equality of educational opportunity, and is an equal opportunity employer. The College does not discriminate against current or prospective students and employees on the basis of race, color, sex, national and ethnic origin, religion, age, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic. If you are unable to complete this application process due to a disability, contact Manhattanville Human Resources at to ask for an accommodation or an alternative application process.

Promoting the health and safety of all of Manhattanville’s students, faculty and staff is of the utmost importance. To that end, the College will be requiring that all employees be vaccinated against COVID-19. Applications may be made for accommodations based on medical disability or sincerely held religious beliefs. 

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