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Research Analyst

Champlain College
Job Location:
Burlington, Vermont
Institutional Research and Planning

Company Description:

Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a small, private, not-for-profit college in Burlington, Vermont overlooking Lake Champlain and the Adirondack mountains, with additional campuses in Montreal, Canada, and Dublin, Ireland. Its career-driven approach to higher education prepares students for professional life from their very first semester. 

Champlain's Centers of Experience provide students from across all majors with experiential learning environments that guide them in how to take their classroom knowledge and put it to the test in practical applications allowing them to gain real-world experience firsthand. Each Center connects Champlain to the local community and the world, turning theory into practice. The Centers entrust students with responsibility, engage them in ambitious goals and empower them to lead with creativity, confidence, insight, and integrity. At the helms of the Centers are cutting-edge industry professionals who share the goal of providing the most relevant, career-focused education, enriched with hands-on learning opportunities. The College offers 30 undergraduate degrees as well as online undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs.

Our accolades include:

  • Fiske Guide to Colleges 2021 selects Champlain as one of the "best and most interesting schools" in the United States, Canada and Great Britain
  • Champlain is featured in The Princeton Review's 2021 "The Best 386 Colleges," including among its "Best Northeastern colleges"
  • For the sixth year in a row, Champlain is named a "Most Innovative School" in the North by U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" and is recognized as a "Best Value School"
  • Champlain College is recognized as a 2021 College of Distinction

Job Description:

With a newly created Research Analyst position, Champlain College is seeking to further develop our institutional research capacities. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to use data to reach valid conclusions that are of strategic importance to the College. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, able to work both independently and as part of a team, and have scrupulous attention to detail as well as the ability to refine and analyze raw data. In addition, the candidate will be able to collect, develop, analyze and communicate institutional data and other information to a wide range of stakeholders. We seek a collegial and collaborative person to join a small team that has significant institutional impact; essential is a passion for the use of accurate data to inform decisions that advance our innovative institution. This role reports to the Director of Accreditation, Curriculum and Assessment and works closely with the Director of Institutional Research.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Collect, manage, and analyze institutional research and assessment data in support of institutional planning and decision-making.
  • Work collaboratively with other institutional research and assessment staff members to support the College's evidence-based decision-making.
  • Assist with institutional studies, summarizing and analyzing data, and providing appropriate verbal and written reports to various internal audiences, including data visualizations.
  • Assist in responding to internal and external data requests, which may include marketing surveys and IPEDS components. 
  • Use college specific querying and analysis tools to provide data, analysis, and information/reports to internal and external audiences.
  • Maintain accurate documentation of procedures associated with all projects. Maintain confidentiality of data and information in all matters. Ensure high standards of data integrity.
  • Contribute to an ongoing, collaborative process to establish and implement cross-institutional practices that maximize quality and consistency of institutional data.


  • Strong multitasking, prioritization, and project management skills
  • Must be able to organize, analyze, interpret, and report data and information for multiple audiences/purposes
  • Knowledge of higher education culture from both a business and an academic perspective
  • Exercises critical judgment
  • Commitment to the principles of confidentiality, integrity, multiculturalism, diversity, and collegiality
  • Ability to understand the functionality of new technologies and their potential use to support institutional research practices and services.
  • Collaborative and flexible work style


  • Minimum Bachelor's degree in social sciences, computing sciences, statistics, market research, information systems, or related field required.
  • One to three years of experience in data management, research and analysis as the primary focus of responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration skills.
  • Experience with software tools used for data extraction, statistical analysis, and data visualization. Experience with a variety of information systems commonly used in higher education is preferred.

Additional Information:

The successful completion of a criminal background check is required as a condition of employment.

Champlain College does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, religion, age, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, veteran or military service status, HIV -positive status, qualified disability, or on the basis of any other status protected by law, and does not discriminate in the administration of its education and admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, employment practices or co-curricular and other College-administered programs. Champlain College will make reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified students, applicants for admission or employment, or employees. Please contact the People Center at 802.651.5800 with questions concerning the hiring process or future employment at Champlain College, or if auxiliary aids or services are needed to apply for employment at Champlain College.

Champlain College is committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse community. Recognizing that diversity is both a reflection of our world and a source of rich education, Champlain strives to be diverse and inclusive in ways that reflect the world in which we live and work. All members of the Champlain community are valued as individuals.

Application Instructions:

Application materials must include a resume/CV and a letter of interest (Cover Letter) specifically addressing the desired qualifications. The College seeks candidates who, through their work and life experiences, service to the community, teaching or research can contribute to the diversity, inclusivity and academic excellence of Champlain College. Please include information about how you would contribute to these efforts and help to further this goal in your letter of interest/cover letter.

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