REPORTS TO: Vice Provost & Dean of Teaching & Learning
DEPARTMENT: Institutional Research/Assessment
EFFECTIVE DATE: October 2018
The Institutional Research Analyst is responsible for gathering data, preparing reports, analyzing data and statistics, and related functions and for using web-based reporting systems to improve data access and analysis for college leadership, academic support units, state and federal agencies, and other stakeholders; maintains a calendar of regular data reports, responds to ad hoc requests for data and information, and creates standard reports from a variety of sources utilizing Microsoft Excel and PowerBI or Tableau.
Within the scope of college policies and procedures, this position:
Prepares required internal, local, state, and federal reports in a timely, accurate manner using the university’s administrative software - Ellucian Colleague - and other resources while communicating with other university and agency personnel to ensure uniformity of required system reports
Develops, maintains, and updates queries and reports to fulfill recurring data needs for internal and external reporting requirements; creates and presents dynamic reports and data sets to support timely decision making
Designs and maintains web survey instruments and performs online reporting; prepares and presents oral and written presentations of data findings
Provides training and support to others regarding the planning, analyzing, and reporting processes to be used in research
Produces tables, graphs, dashboards, and narrative analysis of data to easily display and summarize college data such as student cohort tracking, enrollments, full-time student equivalency (FTSE), progress and success measures, post-college employment, etc.
Participates in professional development activities, in campus meetings, and serves on committees as required
Performs 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
Performs other related duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree in a related area of study from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning and three years related experience, preferably in a higher education setting. An equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved may be considered.
Knowledge of or ability to learn, follow, and enforce college policies and procedures
Working knowledge of data management systems, preferably Ellucian Colleague
Thorough knowledge of higher education institutional research reporting practices
Abilities in relational database development/administration, data warehousing, data analysis, and database design.
Working knowledge of presentation and word processing software, preferably Microsoft Office or Google applications
Working knowledge of Unix/Linux-based operating systems and Argos, Cognos, or other enterprise reporting software
Working knowledge of Structured Query Language (SQL)
High level of proficiency with Microsoft Excel
Strong analytical and problem solving skills Ability to work effectively with a variety of individuals and diverse groups
Ability to conduct research and analysis of project requirements
Ability to work under pressure with frequent interruptions and to effectively deal with ambiguity and changing project requirements
Ability to work independently, prioritize, follow multiple projects and tasks through to completion, with close attention to detail while contributing to team environment
Ability to work accurately, efficiently, and effectively with all types of data
Ability to relate to a diverse population verbally and in writing, in a professional and helpful manner, and to maintain composure when faced with difficult situations
Ability to give clear and effective public presentations
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality related to sensitive information
Ability to proactively analyze problems, identify solutions, and take appropriate actions to resolve issues using independent judgment and decision-making processes
Strong attention to detail crucial
Knowledge of Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) tools
Knowledge of data visualization tools, preferably Tableau or PowerBI
Abilities in statistical analysis software, preferably SPSS, R, and/or SAS
Ability to develop dashboards and connect databases to the web
Receives supervision and work assignments from a designated supervisor, although other staff members in the unit may provide work direction.
May be responsible for the coordination of work assignments for student employees.
Candidates wishing to apply for this position should upload the following to the online application:
Letter of application
Two-page statement highlighting the candidate's teaching philosophy and the candidate’s perspective and understanding with regard to the integration of Christian faith and learning
Generous benefit structure including family health insurance plan (shared cost), long term disability, dental insurance, group life insurance, retirement matching, tuition remission, vacation, sick leave, personal days, and holidays.
Non-Discrimination/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: Southern Nazarene University policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, sex, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, marital status, disability, genetic information, veterans status or any other legally protected class in the recruitment and admission of students, in all personnel actions or decisions including, but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, upgrading, promotion, demotion, termination and salary, and in the operation of all university programs, activities, and services. Any concerns regarding discrimination on the basis of categories listed above should be addressed to the appropriate person:
Director of Human Resources (or immediate supervisor) Southern Nazarene University 6729 NW 39th Expressway Bresee Hall, Room 306 Bethany, OK 73008 405-491-6333/ Email: email@example.com Anyone with questions or concerns regarding sex discrimination or the university’s compliance with Title IX can contact the university’s Title IX Coordinator: Provost and Chief Academic Officer Southern Nazarene University 6729 NW 39th Expressway Bresee Hall, Room 200 Bethany, OK 73008 405-491-6600/ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
TITLE IX DISCLOSURE
Under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Southern Nazarene University prohibits all unlawful discrimination on the basis of sex or gender in its educational programs and activities, except where the University has been granted exemptions from certain Title IX regulations on religious grounds, including the specific religious tenet of the University.
No individual will be subject to any form of retaliation, discipline, or other adverse action for reporting conduct in violation of the university’s nondiscrimination/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement, assisting/cooperating in making a complaint, or assisting with the investigation of a complaint. Any individual who believes they have experienced or witnessed retaliation should immediately notify the appropriate member(s) of the administration as identified above. Those found to be engaging in any type of discrimination in violation of law or university policy will be subject to disciplinary action, up to an including dismissal or termination of employment.
*Christian faith and employment at Southern Nazarene University: Southern Nazarene University is an expression of the Church of the Nazarene. It reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (Title VII, Section 702-703, U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964).
Internal Number: 102918
About Southern Nazarene University
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