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Senior Data Analytics Specialist

Triton College
River Grove, Illinois
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As a member of the Research and Institutional Effectiveness Office, the Senior Data Analytics Specialist will work closely with the Office of Information Systems to leverage the College's Ellucian Colleague Reporting and Operating Analytics system and related databases to support the internal and external reporting and research activities of the College.


1. Extract, manage, and maintain complex data sets from the institutional data systems, including the Ellucian Colleague student information system and the Colleague Reporting and Operating Analytics system

2. Design, develop, and trouble-shoot queries that extract data from database/data warehouse systems. Create reports and data visualizations using business intelligence tools such as Tableau, Crystal Reports, etc.

3. Manage, analyze, and interpret assessment data; use appropriate methods to report results, with particular emphasis on transforming and recoding data into useable information to support reporting.

4. Audit and oversee the data collection process to ensure data integrity on a consistent basis, working collaboratively to understand the data inputs and workflow.

5. Coordinate, prepare, and submit data survey requests for state and federal reporting, and publishing companies (e.g. US News, Petersons, etc.) and information for publication of annual institutional, state, federal and statistical reports.

6. Collaborates with other Institutional Research staff to collect, extract, and acquire data sets.

7. Perform additional duties as assigned to advance the support for college-wide stakeholder decision-making.



1. Executive Director of Research and Institutional Effectiveness


1. None  




Bachelor's degree in computer science, mathematics, statistics, computer information systems, management information systems, quantitative social sciences, or equivalent. Master's degree preferred.


Experience in SQL programming, statistical analysis, exploratory data analysis and visualization; experience with Tableau, Crystal Reports, Business Objects; experience in creating queries to extract data from relational database systems.


Good knowledge of database systems, data modeling, database/data warehouse structures, and SQL. Exposure to academic enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems such as Ellucian Colleague. Excellent knowledge of quantitative analysis and research methods.


Programming and Technical Skills

1. Proficient in SQL programming. Familiarity with Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) operations. Ellucian Colleague system experience preferred.
2. Understanding of reporting requirements of higher education institutions and institutional business processes is required
3. Strong quantitative and qualitative research skills
4. Ability to work with complex software/database applications; ability to query databases

Other Skills and Traits

1. Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
2. Ability to think independently and act proactively
3. Demonstrated experience in dealing with sensitive information
4. Ability and desire to acquire new knowledge and skills independently
5. Ability to work independently as well as be part of a team
6. Ability to interface with all levels of management, faculty, staff and students  



Triton College is an institution of higher education dedicated to student success. Located 14 miles from downtown Chicago, the school offers outstanding educational value in a student-centered setting rich in academic and cultural resources, career-oriented learning opportunities, and engaging social activities.

Triton’s attractive 110-acre campus features state-of-the-art facilities, thriving arts and athletics programs and a comfortable, friendly atmosphere. Our culturally diverse community of students, faculty and staff collaborates to promote integrity, open dialog, teamwork and mutual respect, while striving for excellence in all that we do.

We empower success in life-changing ways. Our degree and certificate programs feature practical courses and flexible scheduling options. Triton transfer students are readily accepted into colleges and universities nationwide. Career program students learn skills needed to succeed in a highly competitive job market that will allow them to make significant contributions to business and industry. Continuing Education students participate in courses geared toward recreation, personal enrichment, workforce development and lifelong learning.

More than 10,000 students enroll at Triton each year, yet every student receives ample individual attention in small, accessible classes. Our highly qualified faculty combines distinguished academic credentials with valuable real-world experience. Tuition is extremely affordable and financial assistance and scholarships are available.


Triton College is committed to empowering your success in life-changing ways. Our positive learning environment prepares students to effectively compete in our global economy, realize their career aspirations, and achieve personal growth.

What sets Triton College apart?


Triton College features small class sizes and a wide range of quality, real-world focused programs that provide a pathway to completing your degree at a four-year university, obtaining a well-paying job, or advancing in your career. Hands-on learning experiences in degree, certificate, continuing education, and adult education programs promote achievement.


Our faculty brings many years of professional and teaching experience to their classrooms. Placing a priority on engaging students with practical knowledge, faculty members use proven instructional methods to bring content to life. They also participate in ongoing professional development to share successful teaching approaches and best practices that will help students meet and complete course requirements.


Most four-year institutions around the country accept Triton's college credit courses as transfer credit. You can stay close to home while meeting your general education requirements at Triton, then transfer these credits to another university to complete your degree.


Triton is a vibrant and diverse community that promotes learning and achievement. State-of-the-art facilities, support services, and flexible class scheduling options provide students of all ages with opportunities and resources to excel and gain important skills for succeeding in life. Extra-curricular student clubs, organizations and activities offer many ways to get involved with our unique community on- and off-campus.


When you complete your studies at Triton, you can be confident that you will receive a positive return on your investment. Triton College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, an important distinction that employers look for when hiring prospective employees. Triton's affordable tuition offers significant annual savings compared to other colleges and universities, and financial assistance is available.

With all that Triton College has to offer, why spend more to attend college elsewhere? All the advantages you are looking for are right here!

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River Grove
United States
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