Institutional Research & Data Analyst

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Institutional Research & Data Analyst Share this Job Life Chiropractic College West Posted May 01, 2019 Employment Type Full-time, Exempt Compensation Depends upon Skills and Experience Company Life Chiropractic College West
Location 25001 Industrial Boulevard
Hayward, CA 94545


COMPANY DESCRIPTION Life Chiropractic College West, a non-profit graduate school offering the Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree, is internationally recognized for leadership and innovation in chiropractic education. The curriculum at Life West features an integrated emphasis on chiropractic philosophy and technique that attracts students from all over the world. Life West is well known for its diversity, integrity, and cooperative spirit.

We are always looking for talented, self-motivated individuals to join our team. If you think you are ready to be a part of an exciting team, then we encourage you to continue with this applicant friendly, online job application!

Life Chiropractic College West is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status. We recognize and respect the amount of time you are about to invest by applying to this open position. If you complete this job application, you will be kept informed via email status updates (and text messages, if you opt in) throughout the evaluation process.

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Recent graduates from fields relating to data analysis are encouraged to apply. This job role will help you gain insights into the working of data analysis as it applies to higher education, data research and help boost your career development.


Life Chiropractic College West (Life West) is a world-renowned leader in chiropractic education. Our dedicated focus on the profession sets us apart from other institutions making our doctoral and continuing education programs some of the most south-after in the world.

Through a leading-edge curriculum and clinical training experience, we provide graduates with the knowledge, skills, philosophies, attitudes, and competencies to be the best in their field.

Life West also empowers transformation. We believe that an outstanding education provides opportunities and resources far beyond the classroom experience. Our mission is to support the full career lifecycle from the classroom to retirement.


The Institutional Research & Data Analyst (IRDA) performs College institutional effectiveness work by integrating data generated from campus-wide processes, work flows, and data sources. The incumbent performs data cleansing and integration functions and supports analyses of institutional data that informs decision-making of operational and educational activities. The IRDA applies knowledge of data management, data integration, quality systems, statistics to support continuous improvement activities of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning.


The vision of Life West is to create a brighter future for humanity through graduating chiropractors who have a deep understanding of service, and of the innate potential of the human body to heal and adapt to its environment. The Doctor of Chiropractic program prepares graduates for personal and professional fulfillment in a climate of loving, serving and giving.


The IRDA is responsible for:

  • Working with data providers to maintain data quality and credibility
  • Participating in project planning processes to define deliverables, data collection tools and systems, and establish timelines
  • Collaborating with key operational and academic stakeholders to understand their business requirements, work flows, and transactional data activities and processes
  • Authoring, testing and validating computing scripts to cleanse, manipulate, and aggregate data from multiple sources
    • Integrating data from structured and unstructured data sources

    • Data cleansing, data management, matching, merging, data clarifications, and creation of exception reports

    • Assuring the accuracy, quality, and credibility of institutional data used in analyses, decisions, and planning

    • Data mining, data analysis, interpretation of results, and preparation of reports and dashboards

    • Producing the institutional FactBook

    • Supporting compliance reporting to accrediting agencies and local, state, and federal governmental entities

    • Developing and managing survey instruments, data collection, and reports

    • Communicating effectively the results of data analyses to diverse groups of the campus community

    • Working cooperatively, collaboratively, and across all departments of the institution

    • Developing, managing, and administering data collection and reporting in Qualtrics, TaskStream, SQL, and Excel

    • Familiarity with learning management systems and online reporting portals

    • Visualization of data in Tableau, PowerPoint, Excel, and other forms

    • Development of Score Cards to measure health of institution in various reporting segments

    The IRDA reports to the Vice President, Office of Academic Affairs (VPAA) and supports strategic and annual planning and departmental reviews of data collection, analyses, and associated processes.

    The IRDA works independently and within teams to develop computational programs and Application Program Interfaces (APIs) to query and integrate data from structured and unstructured sources. The IRDA develops digital tools for data collection, algorithms for data cleansing, scripts for statistical analyses, templates and macros for data visualization, and reports and dashboards for publication. The IRDA consults with the Director of Institutional Research to set priorities.

    As an IRDA, you will work in a team environment to develop, and maintain the data integrity of the institution.

    Ideal candidates will have excellent technical and interpersonal skills as well as a strong commitment to supporting our values that include team focus, creative problem solving, and technical curiosity. You will have the opportunity to grow technically and professionally while working on an energetic and collaborative team.

    We provide a challenging work environment at a premier higher education institution. We offer an exceptional benefits package and many other support resources to help employees balance their professional and personal lives.


    Required skills and education qualifications are:

    1. Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Education, or Business Administration

    2. Minimum of one year’s work experience with statistical software programs

    3. Minimum of one year’s work experience with analytical environments such as Tableau

    4. Demonstrated experience as system administrator for survey applications, such as Qualtrics

    5. Knowledge, and demonstrated experience, in the collection and data management of survey software products, such as of Qualtrics, Survey Monkey, EBI MapWorks-SkyFactor, Question Pro etc.

    6. Minimum of two years’ work experience in Research data analysis

      Preferred skills and education qualifications are:

    1. Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Education, or Business Administration

    2. Demonstrated education and accomplishments in data statistics analysis and manipulation for applications that serve as an important basis for Planning, Continuous Improvement, and Compliance

    3. Two year’s work experience with cloud analytical environments, such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services and Oracle Analytics Cloud

    4. A resume of accomplishments in the field of Measurement, Evaluation, Statistics and Assessment (MESA)

    5. Knowledge and experience in the assessment, evaluation, and analysis of Competency Based Education (CBE)

    6. Experience in ERP implementations, data conversion, ETL scripts, and data mapping and validation


    1. Nature of work requires an ability to operate standard business office equipment.

    2. Requires ability to communicate and exchange information, collect, compile and prepare work documents, set-up and maintain work files.


    1. Provide professional services with integrity

    2. Provide professional services objectively

    3. Maintain the knowledge and skill necessary to provide professional services competently

    4. Be fair and reasonable in all professional relationships. Disclose conflicts of interest

    5. Protect the confidentiality of all client information

    6. Act in a manner that demonstrates exemplary professional conduct

    7. Provide professional services diligently


    1. Work performed in a general office, classroom and laboratory environment.

      This job description is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties or skills required for the job and is subject to review and change at any time, with or without notice, in accordance with the needs of Life Chiropractic College West. Since no job description can detail all the duties and responsibilities that may be required from time to time in the performance of a job, duties and responsibilities that may be inherent in a job, reasonably required for its performance, or required due to the changing nature of the job shall also be considered part of the jobholder’s responsibility.

    • The IRDA is responsible for working with data providers to maintain data quality and credibilty
    • Minimum of one years's work experience with statistical software programs
    • Life Chiropractic College West offers a competitive pay package with attractive benefits




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