Institutional Effectiveness Data Analyst
1. Work with the Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning to provide leadership for institutional research activities. Validate information and assure data is credible in identifying institutional and market trends, including demographics, occupational information, and other report requirements.
2. Establish, administer, and coordinate the College’s institutional research activities including collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and reporting information on the characteristics of the College for use in decision making.
3. Develop and implement processes for collecting and analyzing data with appropriate methodology from a variety of sources including internal systems, state and federal agencies, other higher education institutions, and employers.
4. Monitor the overall integrity of data, complying with state and federal requirements, and taking appropriate steps to correct data discrepancies when noted.
5. Develop and implement databases, data collection systems, data analytics and other strategies that optimize statistical efficiency and quality, and filter and “clean” data by reviewing error reports, and performance indicators to locate and correct code issues.
6. Retrieve accurate data and create reports, in collaboration with Information Technology and data owners, from internal and external databases for college-wide use. Compile, analyze, and report data, applying models and statistical techniques to explain social and economic phenomena, and forecast trends or patterns, which may guide future decisions.
7. Work collaboratively with Information Technology on data analysis and process improvements to ensure ease of access to data and data integrity. Validate and confirm data integrity after system upgrades.
8. Provide research and data in support of ongoing College activities and data-driven decision making. Design and implement primary research studies. Synthesize and analyze secondary data gathered through a variety of research projects and sources.
9. Perform other duties as assigned.
1. Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems, Statistical Computer Programming or a related field or an equivalent combination of education and occupational experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired. Master’s degree in a related field preferred.
2. Three years of directly related experience in data collection, data and statistical analysis, data mining, reporting, planning, institutional research, project management, and continuous improvement.
3. Experience with enterprise and business analytics software.
4. Demonstrated ability to use a variety of software tools to extract, analyze and report on data from multiple data sources.
5. Demonstrated ability to use technical and interpersonal skills to present information in a clear and concise manner.
6. Skill and experience in collecting, verifying and working with research data.
7. Proficiency with MS Office and statistical software packages such as SPSS, SAS, or Stata.
8. Experience researching and compiling IPEDS and other state and federal reports preferred. Experience researching and compiling WTCS State Office reports preferred.
9. Excellent organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills.
10. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to work with all levels of internal and external customers.
11. Ability to work in a team-based, highly participative environment.
12. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse populations by promoting and maintaining an inclusive work environment and culture that is respectful and accepting of diversity.