Higher Education Industry Analyst – Finance, HCM and Technology Tools

The Tambellini Group is the leading independent technology research, analyst, and advisory firm dedicated exclusively to higher education. We are a diverse team of experts who are passionate about helping colleges and universities succeed. We are looking for an Analyst to join our team to cover financial systems, HCM systems and related technology tools such as integration platforms, identity and access management, and reporting and analytics tools.  

The Higher Education Industry Analyst serves as an expert in specific segments of the higher education technology market. They are responsible for researching and creating analytical content, advising members, contributing to custom assessment and advisory services, and supporting membership sales and retention. As an industry analyst, they will provide visible leadership in their coverage areas and develop a personal brand that supports their position as an expert in the field through social media, speaking engagements, media presence, and other outlets.

Tambellini analysts work collaboratively to shape our strategic plans, deepen our research, and execute custom projects. Individual analysts engage in individual research and writing, but they do so in a collaborative community of inquiry and a strong culture of peer review. Analysts directly engage with institutional and industry leaders as part of their research, analyst engagements, and project work. Tambellini supports primary research exclusively and does not reference the work of other analyst firms.


  • Design and maintain a research agenda that aligns with member and market needs, Tambellini’s strategic goals, and complements the research of the other analysts
  • Create public-facing and member-facing content related to your research agenda, including but not limited to op-eds, blog posts, product profiles, practice guides, trend reports, infographic copy, and functional comparisons
  • Provide analysis and insights to members based on Tambellini data, your research in the market, and subject matter expertise
  • Conduct primary research and analysis through vendor and institutional briefings, interviews, surveys, and web and document reviews
  • Scope and deliver advisory services related to your coverage area, including but not limited to webinars, workshops, presentations, market and technology assessments, evaluations, and comparative analyses
  • Collaborate with Tambellini’s strategic advisors and sales team to support new member sales and membership retention efforts
  • Collaborate with Tambellini’s research team to support data-driven inquiry and quantitative research methodologies
  • Consult with Tambellini’s marketing team to support marketing campaigns, media contact, and publication development
  • Prioritize value delivery in your research and all engagements and interactions with members
  • Represent Tambellini with institutions and vendors at conferences and events, including in private briefings and exclusive, analyst-only sessions at vendor conferences


  • Deep subject matter expertise in one or more higher education technology areas, including leadership experience within an institution or vendor serving higher education
  • Collaboration and communication skills required to thrive in a fluid, transparent, project- and team-based digital distance work environment
  • Time-management and organizational skills required to self-manage multiple project, research, and writing workflows simultaneously
  • Writing and presentation skills that flex to diverse audiences and purposes
  • Active listening, interviewing, and empathy skills required to guide analyst engagements, briefings, and assessment work successfully
  • Presence and experience necessary to establish oneself as a credible industry expert—in public and one-to-one meetings 
  • Intense curiosity and readiness for continuous learning, feedback, and professional growth  
  • Knowledge of higher education vendor solutions in support of back-office, academics, and across the student lifecycle
  • Knowledge in using Salesforce CRM and or Quickbase
  • Knowledge in using data visualization and or business intelligence tools such as Tableau or Cognos
  • Experience or interest in learning business intelligence and visualization tools

Employment Type

  • Full time
  • Remote location

Application Requirements

  • All candidates should submit a cover letter and resume

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