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Research Analyst, Institutional Research and Effectiveness

Fashion Institute of Technology
New York, New York, United States
Closing date
18 May 2023

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Job Description:

The Fashion Institute of Technology is seeking a Research Analyst to work in the Office of Institutional Research, reporting to the Executive Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness. The primary function of the Institutional Research Office is to support institutional decision-making and external reporting with accurate, useful, appropriate analysis. The office is responsible for coordinating submissions to various agencies including federal IPEDS reporting, state reporting (SUNY and NYSED), college guides, and accrediting bodies along with fulfilling research requests from internal areas including Enrollment Management, Budget and Finance, Human Resources and Academic Affairs. The office manages a data warehouse in a SAS environment. In addition, the office is heavily involved in coordinating surveys and analyzing and communicating results.

The Research Analyst will contribute to all of these projects. In addition to maintaining several large reporting projects in SAS that cover a wide range of topics, the analyst will design new projects, in areas such as enrollment forecasting, faculty workload, student retention, and the building of automatic data reports using SAS and SQL. The candidate will handle data requests that require learning new databases, extracting and cleaning data, thinking strategically about measuring and presenting data visually, documenting processes, and ensuring accuracy.


Minimum Qualifications:

A Bachelor's degree, preferably in a quantitative or research-based discipline and at least five (5) years of relevant experience required.
A broad range of academic fields may prepare the candidate for the position, but strong quantitative and qualitative analysis skills are essential.

Preferred Qualifications:

Relevant experience, preferably in higher education, is preferred. Experience outside of higher education will be considered, but the successful candidate will have a specific interest in student success and in higher education operations. Relevant coursework will be considered in lieu of direct experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Strong writing and communication skills are required. Successful candidates must have a solid understanding of statistics, research methods, survey methodology, and data analysis. The office has adopted SAS as its primary software for reporting and analysis. Experience with SAS or similar software packages (SPSS, Stata, etc.) is preferred. Other valuable types of experience include SQL, experience with enterprise-wide data systems, data warehousing and business intelligence applications, and data visualization tools.

The position requires the ability to work collaboratively and individually and to manage multiple projects under firm deadlines. Attention to detail, accuracy, and confidentiality is critical. The candidate must be curious and proactive, and have the interest to learn new things.


Read Comprehend- Constant; Perform Calculations- Frequent; Communicate Orally- Constant; Reason & Analyze- Occasional; Write- Constant


The position is on campus, primarily in an office environment.


Sit- Frequent; Stand-Occasional; Bend- Occasional; Walk- Occasional; Climb- N/A; Pull- Occasional; Push- Occasional; Lift

Additional Information:

The UCE-FIT Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) dictates the compensation, benefits, and conditions of employment.
Starting Salary: $72,182 per year with step increments per Salary Schedule 94, after one year of service and annually thereafter.
( See Successor Agreement, page 8 )

Job Title: IR Analyst per Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA)

Full-Time Benefits
Employee Holiday and Work Schedule
Remote Pilot Program

Days/Hours: M-F, 9am-5pm, in person; work schedule subject to change based on needs of the department.

Review of applications will begin immediately until the position is filled.

Successful completion of a background check is required for appointment to this position once an offer has been made.

Application Instructions:

In order to be considered for the position, you must submit the following documents online:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Unofficial transcript
  • A list of three references with telephone numbers and email addresses

Returning Applicants- Login to your FITNYC Careers Account to check your completed application.

Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to contact each applicant individually regarding his or her application status.

For more information about FIT, please visit FIT's website at: .

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EEO/ Affirmative Action Statement

FIT is firmly committed to creating an environment that will attract and retain people of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds. By providing a learning and working environment that encourages, utilizes, respects, and appreciates the full expression of every individual's ability, the FIT community fosters its mission and grows because of its rich, pluralistic experience. FIT is committed to prohibiting discrimination, whether based on race, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, religion, ethnic background, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military service status, genetic information, pregnancy, familial status, citizenship status (except as required to comply with law), or any other criterion prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws. FIT is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment, including the opportunity for upward mobility for all qualified individuals. Applications from minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged. Inquiries regarding FIT's non-discrimination policies may be directed to the Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, 212.217.3360,

The Fashion Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within the community.

About Fashion Institute of Technology:

The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), part of the State University of New York and an internationally renowned college of art, design, business and technology with a strong emphasis on liberal arts, invites nominations and applications for a Research Analyst in the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness.

The Fashion Institute of Technology, a part of the State University of New York, has been a leader in career education in art, design, business, and technology for nearly 70 years. With a curriculum that provides a singular blend of hands-on, practical experience, classroom study, and a firm grounding in the liberal arts, FIT offers a wide range of outstanding programs that are relevant to today's rapidly changing industries. Internationally renowned, FIT draws on its New York City location to provide a vibrant, creative community in which to learn. The college offers more than 45 majors and grants AAS, BFA, BS, MA, MFA, and MPS degrees, preparing students for professional success and leadership in the global marketplace.

With close ties to industry, FIT draws faculty from the city's art, business, and design elite, and from the rich academic community of the region. The college continually seeks creative faculty members who are passionate about their field and demonstrate exceptional professional capability in the core competencies of instruction design, learning enrichment, globalism, and use of technology, as well as mastery of established and emerging industry practices.


The Fashion Institute of Technology, a part of the State University of New York, has been a leader in career education in art, design, business, and technology for 70 years. Providing a blend of hands-on experience, classroom study, and liberal arts, FIT offers a wide range of outstanding programs that are affordable and relevant to today’s rapidly changing industries. Internationally renowned, FIT draws on its New York City location to provide a vibrant, creative community in which to learn. The college grants associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees, preparing students for professional success and leadership in the global marketplace.

Among our wide variety of Art and Design programs are Accessories Design, Interior Design, and Toy Design; Business and Technology majors range from Fashion Business Management to International Trade and Marketing to Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing. Our outstanding faculty offer students experiences that mirror the marketplace and give them a competitive edge.

Notable alumni designers include Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Reem Acra, Brian Atwood, Francisco Costa, Norma Kamali, Nanette Lepore, Bibhu Mohapatra, and Ralph Rucci. Other prominent graduates include Leslie Blodgett, creator of Bare Minerals; international hotel and restaurant designer Tony Chi; Nina Garcia, creative director, Marie Claire; Edward Menicheschi, chief marketing officer, Condé Nast; and Joe Zee, editor in chief and executive creative officer, Yahoo Style.

The Museum at FIT, one of the world’s leading collections of fashion and textiles, houses more than 50,000 garments and accessories and more than 300,000 textiles and swatches.

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