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Analyst, Senior Institutional Research

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Position Information
Highland Business Center
Typical business hours of 8am-5pm
Professional 3.5/123 ($51,683.00 - $73,834.00)
FLSA Status:
Reports To:
Director, Institutional Research
Criminal Background Check:
Pre-employment criminal background checks are required for all Staff and Faculty positions. Pre-employment urinalyses drug screens are also required for all top candidates considered for positions in ACC's College Police department.
College Profile

Austin Community College (ACC) is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 41,000 credit students each fall and spring semester. We embrace our identity as a community college as reflected in our mission statement. We promote student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training, including appropriately applied baccalaureate degrees, in our service area.

As a community college committed to our mission, we seek to recruit and retain a workforce that:
  • Reflects the diversity of our community.
  • Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching.
  • Is attracted by the college mission to promote equitable access to educational opportunities.
  • Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for underrepresented populations.
  • Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others.
Engages with the community both within and outside of ACC.Our Mission

The Austin Community College District promotes student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training in its service area.

For more information, see http://www.austincc.edu/about-acc/mission-statement.Commitment to Equity and Inclusion

ACC is committed to the ongoing systemic changes needed to ensure the increased recruitment, inclusion, retention, and completion of historically underserved and underrepresented populations. Through continual strategic community engagement and professional development of administrators, faculty, staff, and students, the college demonstrates its dedication to fostering a culture and climate for equitable outcomes.

As an open-access and low-cost institution, ACC is proud to serve a diverse student body. Dedicated faculty members are excellent professors who help students achieve their educational goals and are sensitive to the diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds of our students. The College values and is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion throughout the College community.General Statement of Job

To support strategic decision making and institutional goals through the design and implementation of research studies and data analysis to address college policy and planning questions.Description of Duties and TasksEssential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Designs and conducts research and evaluation studies investigating the impact of instructional and student support initiatives on student outcomes, using appropriate statistical and other software programs.
  • Conducts trend analyses to identify patterns, develop projections to support strategic planning, and creates dashboards to track collegewide goals.
  • Uses statistical software programming language to obtain and manipulate data from institutional, proprietary, and publicly available databases.
  • Enhances the use of graduate outcomes data and Labor Market Information to inform instructional programming.
  • Works with department staff and stakeholders on joint research studies; leads and implements data interpretation efforts.
  • Advises on research design, methodology, and program evaluation approaches.
  • Serves on collegewide councils, committees, and work groups.
  • Develops and maintains custom computer programs and queries to support internal and external reports.
  • Designs user-friendly data resources for a variety of college stakeholders.
  • Prepares reports, data visualizations, dashboards, and other resources.
  • Develops forecasting models or predictive models to optimize current and future outcomes.
  • Exercises excellent judgement to take initiative, solve problems, demonstrate critical thinking skills and adapt to shifting priorities.
  • Reviews team products, as assigned, to ensure accuracy and quality of deliverables and serves as back up to Director, Institutional Research.
  • KnowledgeMust possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

    Both quantitative and qualitative research methods. Statistical analysis methods and software (for example, SAS, STATA, SPSS, R). Research design. Higher education data. Governmental and other workforce and census data sets. Labor Market Information.SkillsMust possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

    Possessing customer oriented attitude and a solutions orientation. Conducting statistical analysis. Querying and extracting data from large databases. Ability to learn new software platforms. Maintaining an established work schedule. Strong communication skills in interpreting and presenting data. Effectively using interpersonal and communications skills including tact and diplomacy. Effectively using organizational and planning skills with attention to detail and follow-through. Producing data reports from complex data sets. Maintaining confidentiality of work-related information and materials. Handling multiple projects and meeting deadlines. Working with teams to develop and implement research projects, interpret data, and disseminate results. Ability to apply quality standards at a detail level, in order to provide stakeholders with accurate data in an accessible format for strategic planning and decision making.Technology Skills

    Use a variety of spreadsheet, word processing, database, and presentation software. Proficiency in using software applications to conduct data analysis, data extraction, and reports development. Proficiency coding in a programming language such as SAS, SPSS, STATA, R, SQL or similar language.Required Work Experience

  • Three years related work experience.
  • Experience with statistical programming language such as SAS, SPSS, STATA, R, SQL, etc.
  • Preferred Work Experience

    Five years related work experience. Experience in institutional research, higher education administration, or related field. Experience with statistical programming language such as SAS, SPSS, STATA, R, SQL, etc. Experience with reporting and/or dashboarding tools such as Tableau, SAS VA, Excel, DOMO, etc.Required Education

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Preferred Education

    Master's or PhD in social and behavioral sciences, or related field.Physical Requirements

    Work is performed in a standard office or similar environment. Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, pushing, and pulling. Occasional lifting of objects up to 10 pounds.Safety

  • Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.
  • HR Use Only

  • Updated 11-18-2020
  • Information for This Posting Only

    The Office of Institutional Research & Analytics delivers high-quality research and useful data resources for Austin Community College. Our team's work is guided by shared values and commitments, including:
    • prioritizing work that supports student success;
    • providing excellent customer service, accurate and replicable results, effective communication; and
    • cultivating a shared knowledge base, an orientation toward finding solutions, continuous learning, and peer review.
    ACC Benefits OverviewFull-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the College are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.

    ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by Federal law.

    DisclaimerThe above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Austin Community College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

    As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under the Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for reporting.




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    Job No:
    Posted: 2/14/2021
    Application Due: 2/26/2021
    Work Type: Full Time