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Institutional Research Analyst I or II

Employer
Sam Houston State University
Location
Huntsville, TX

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Job Details

Requisition:

202100213S

Title:

Institutional Research Analyst I or II

FLSA status:

Non-Exempt

Hiring Salary:

Institutional Research Analyst I - $2,654 – $3,904 per monthInstitutional Research Analyst II – $2,954 – $4,330 per month

Occupational Category:

Technical/Para-Professional

Department:

Institutional Effectiveness

Open Date:

07/07/2021

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Educational and Experience Requirement:

Institutional Research Analyst I
Bachelor’s degree required in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Management Information Systems or related field with substantive, successfully completed, statistics courses. One year of work experience in a data analysis or research position with at least basic knowledge of Structured Query Language (SQL) is preferred. Six months of experience performing all of the following operations may be substituted for one year of work experience: data preparation (database query, data cleaning, collation, computation, and documentation); data manipulation; statistical data analysis and interpretation; reporting with graphs and pivot tables. Experience working in a higher education environment, teaching or supervising, is helpful. Must demonstrate intermediate proficiency in Excel and basic proficiency in the use of SQL, SPSS, or SAS. Higher educational attainment and training may substitute for work experience if it can produce evidence of the required knowledge and abilities. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.

Institutional Research Analyst IIBachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Management Information Systems, or a related field. Two years of experience performing data analysis, to include experience with data management tools such as Structured Query Language (SQL), Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS), Statistical Analysis System (SAS), or a related tool. Experience with complex data sets including manipulating, merging, restructuring, and analyzing large data sets. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.

Nature & Purpose of Position:

Supports the Office of Institutional Effectiveness in managing the integrity of the university’s official longitudinal data and reporting. Designs, develops, tests, and promotes SQL database tables, Cognos reports, Tableau dashboards, and ad hoc reports into production. Supports the strategic Institutional Effectiveness office goals to regularize the delivery of useful, relevant, accurate, and logically consistent data into the hands of university leaders, at all levels throughout the institution, as well as to external benefactors.

Primary Responsibilities:

Institutional Research Analyst I
Manages departmental database by creating and maintaining internal data tables, maintaining university Tableau dashboards, and other technical duties as assigned. Collects, compiles, edits, and analyzes data from a variety of sources to develop and prepare statistical reports related to various university functions. Prepares complex statistical reports including graphs, charts, and tables. Responds or coordinates responses to questionnaires and surveys received from local, state, and federal agencies. Assists members of the university community in defining and developing data needs. Verifies data and computations and proofreads reports. Represents the Office of Institutional Effectiveness in university and inter-agency meetings as needed. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Institutional Research Analyst II
Manages departmental database by creating and maintaining internal data tables, maintaining university Tableau dashboards, and other technical duties as assigned. Uses SQL Developer, Excel, and Cognos reporting tool to collect, compile, edit, and analyze data from a variety of sources. Develops and prepares complex statistical reports, including graphs, charts, and tables, related to various university functions. Oversees quantitative analysis of data, including statistical analysis, cross-validation, and verification of data. Ensures timely and accurate submission of external reports and internal requests for data. Responds or coordinates responses to questionnaires and surveys received from local, state, and federal agencies; provides management and oversight of external reporting compliance for the institution. Assists members of the university community in defining and developing data needs, evaluation objectives, and research objectives. Develops and employs analytical strategies to support ongoing research, decision making, and continuous improvement activities. Represents the Office of Institutional Effectiveness in university and inter-agency meetings as needed. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Specifications:

Institutional Research Analyst I
Specific experience maintaining database tables or experience in Tableau is a plus. Must be comfortable with changing priorities. Must be able to work in a multi-project, fast-paced environment and meet concurrent deadlines. Must be able to work independently on repetitive as well as new and unfamiliar projects. Requires effective skills in oral, written, and interpersonal communication.

A successful candidate must be able to follow the established policies and procedures of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness (IE) and university and also be able to independently identify and implement approaches and solutions to projects and issues based on training and experience. Work requires frequent decision-making and collaboration with persons outside the IE Office.

Institutional Research Analyst II
Specific experience in one or more of the following is preferred: maintaining database tables, SQL, Cognos, Tableau. Must have strong quantitative skills and intermediate knowledge of statistics (descriptive, correlation/regression, means testing, etc.). Must be comfortable with changing priorities and exhibit flexibility and creativity in problem solving. Must be able to work in a multi-project, fast-paced environment and meet concurrent deadlines. Must demonstrate ability to self-motivate and work independently when necessary but in a team when appropriate. Requires effective skills in oral, written, and interpersonal communication and attention to detail, such as in numerical proofreading.

A successful candidate must be able to follow the established policies and procedures of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness (IE) and university and also be able to independently identify and implement approaches and solutions to projects and issues based on training and experience. Work requires frequent decision-making and collaboration with persons outside the IE Office.

Full Time Part Time:

Full Time

Quicklink:

https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/27859

EEO Statement:

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

Organization

About Sam Houston State University

For more than 140 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The measure of a Life is its Service," resonates among its 22,000 students, eight colleges and well beyond its historical roots through research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more.

SHSU is an inclusive institution whose mission is to provide high quality education, scholarship, and service to students. With over 90 bachelor degrees, 50 master’s, and 11 doctoral programs—including the nation’s first Ph.D. in forensic science, SHSU provides an exceptional college experience for every student: traditional or non-traditional; first generation; international; or online.

Service to self and others is paramount at SHSU and reflected in all university organizations and programs. In fact, the university was named to USA Today’s Top 50 in the U.S. for “commitment to civic engagement and global awareness,” in addition to being classified a "Community Engaged Campus" by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. This honor, bestowed to only 311 public institutions nationwide, acknowledges the university's significant commitment to service.

Sam Houston State University has a small town feel with large scale opportunities. Located in the Piney Woods region of East Texas, Huntsville provides area residents with a sense of community and belonging, although just an hour drive north of Houston. 

SHSU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an "at will" employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215. SHSU is committed to promoting a campus culture that embraces diversity and inclusion. The University acknowledges and values our responsibility to cultivate an equitable and inclusive environment where students, faculty, staff, and community recognize the benefits of collaboration and mutual respect through diverse identities and experiences.

Member The Texas State University System  

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Telephone
936-294-1070
Location
1905 University Avenue
Huntsville
TX
77340
United States
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