Institutional Research Analyst

Posted: 2 weeks15 days ago

Company/Organization: SC Governor's School for Science & Mathematics

Location: Hartsville, South Carolina

GSSM is seeking a talented and experienced person to help launch our first Institutional Research office. The Institutional Research (IR) Analyst will lead the school’s efforts to collect, organize, and present information that promotes credible reporting and understanding of how our programs support students and help us to achieve institutional goals.

This is a highly visible position within the community and an important contributor to seeking and maintaining accreditations, improving institutional effectiveness, communicating impact, and ensuring compliance with state and federal reporting requirements. This position reports to the CIO.

On a day to day basis, the IR Analyst will:

  1. Prepare and present highly reliable and credible data and analysis to various audiences using tables, charts, and narrative reports in a way that stakeholders can easily understand.
  2. Work with the school’s database analyst to create and maintain data structures for information collection, dashboards, ongoing analysis, and reporting.
  3. Extract data from GSSM’s Student Information Systems using export tools and databases for compliance reporting, external noncompliance reporting, and other requests for information.
  4. Represent GSSM in appropriate associations and consortia such as AIR, SAIR.
  5. Administer regularly scheduled and ad hoc surveys/participant research and report results.
  6. Assist with research projects that contribute to the understanding of GSSM student performance, needs, and characteristics over time.
  7. Arranging focus groups as needed, facilitate focus group sessions or interviews, and analyze resulting data.
  8. Complete and file all Federal, state, and accreditation-related compliance reporting.
  9. Perform research and analysis in support of grant applications.
  10. Develop, publish, and maintain a calendar of periodic reporting requirements.
  11. Provide leadership for all school survey processes to ensure quality, consistency, and compliance with school policies and relevant regulations.
  12. Create and maintain a research dictionary and library of data available for inclusion in research and reporting.

We are looking for someone who is self-motivated, inquisitive, creative, and appreciates being part of a highly qualified and motivated team. Specifically, we seek someone with:

  • Skill and experience with descriptive quantitative statistics, managing large data sets, and qualitative research methods.
  • Bachelor’s degree with experience and/or relevant coursework in statistics and research methods.
  • Familiarity with secondary education, the needs of highly capable and motivated students, and specialized math, science, and engineering instruction.
  • Expertise with Microsoft Office, some experience with statistical software (such as SPSS, SAS, R, etc), and querying languages such as SQL.
  • Strong attention to detail, flexible, and ability to work well both collaboratively and independently.
  • Understanding of state and federal reporting requirements is desired.

GSSM is mission-driven to bring excellence and advanced STEM experiences within reach of every South Carolina family. The IR Analyst will join a highly qualified team of professionals working together to make that happen.

We are especially interested in hearing from candidates who are able to contribute to the diversity and excellence of our community, which we consider indispensable to our future growth and success. Applicants are encouraged to address how they might assist GSSM in this way by discussing it in their cover letter.

If you would like be considered for this opportunity, please complete the GSSM/SC State Employment Application form linked here (pdf) and return with your CV or résumé, and a cover letter explaining your interest in the position to

GSSM does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability in admission, participation, or employment in its programs and activities. GSSM is actively committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in all areas of its living, learning, and working community.

Applications are being accepted now.