Senior Data Analyst

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Senior Data Analyst

Job Title
Senior Data Analyst

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Planning & Institutional Research

Proposed Minimum Salary

Job Location
Corpus Christi, Texas

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Job Description
Job Description:

  • This position supports the short term and long term planning activities of the university by analyzing and providing quantitative data not found in other databases.

  • Extract, analyze, and report data from the university's business intelligence system for external data reporting at the state and national levels as well as to respond to ad hoc requests.
  • Assist in the collection of data from a variety of sources; documenting and identifying gaps in data flow; organizing, cleaning and cross-checking data for validation purposes.
  • Collaborate with operational departments such as Admissions, Registrar, Human Resources, Financial Assistance, etc. to ensure and maintain data integrity.
  • Develop queries and provide analyses to deans, department chairs, administrative directors, and other internal constituents to be used for data informed decision-making and planning.
  • Maintain existing PIR data files, pivot tables, and website data.
  • Compiles and submits state and federally mandated data files and reports.
  • Analyze, interpret, and report on data from external data sources including the IPEDS Data Center and National Student Clearinghouse.
  • Provides data and analytical support to the University's retention and graduation strategies and initiatives.
  • Analyzes and interprets data, both from quantitative and qualitative analyses, using accepted statistical methods and qualitative research methods.
  • Identifies trends including institutional strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities through guided and independent research.
  • Creates, designs, coordinates, and conducts research and statistical studies.
  • Develop customer training materials. Conduct customized and standardized training as requested.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Bachelor's degree in social science, statistics, education research, business, information systems or another related field.
  • Four (4) years' related experience.
  • Additional education will be considered as a substitution for the minimum experience requirement to include:
    • Master's degree and two (2) years' experience or
    • Doctoral degree.
  • Experience with quantitative and qualitative research.
  • Technical proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to communicate statistical analyses to a non-technical audience.
  • Able to analyze and summarize complex research into reports for non-technical end users.
  • Able to write simple and/or complex queries from a SQL database in order to extract, prepare, and analyze data for reports.
  • Knowledge of relational databases.
  • Demonstrated initiative and desire for continuous learning through personal or professional development.
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently to accomplish assigned goals in a timely manner.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's in social science, statistics, education research, business, information systems or another related field.
  • Five years' work experience.
  • Experience with Oracle and/or Banner.
  • Experience with statistical software such as SPSS or SAS.
  • Experience with data visualization tools such as Tableau.
  • Knowledge of and experience with university external reporting requirements of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and US Department of Education IPEDS.
  • Knowledge of applied statistical analysis.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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Job No:
Posted: 12/13/2018
Application Due: 1/15/2019
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