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Data and Research Analyst

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Data and Research Analyst

Reports To and Evaluated by:

Director of Institutional Research

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in a research-based or data-analysis based discipline. Minimum of two years of experience in research, data analysis, and statistical interpretation in higher education setting. Applied knowledge of statistical methodologies, quantitative and qualitative research methods. Strong data management skills; experience using relational database systems preferred. Ability to assess data integrity. Ability to work with campus departments to resolve/reconcile data issues. Ability and initiative to learn new computer skills and programming. Proficiency in statistical analyses software and data management in Excel, data visualization tools, web based data application tools (Business Intelligence), database query reporting tools (SQL), and Microsoft Office software. Intermediate to advanced skills in Excel preferred. Good judgment, discretion, and ability to maintain integrity with confidential information/data (FERPA). Must be able to multi-task and work with deadlines, be organized, dependable, and detail-oriented. Ability to work with little supervision. Excellent analytical, oral, writing and presentation skills. Ability and initiative to learn the breadth of office functions and be prepared to cover tasks of the office leader when needed.

Must be able to demonstrate the Morton College core values of compassion, fairness, respect, responsibility, tolerance and truth.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in a research-based or data-analysis based discipline. Three to five years higher education institutional research experience. Experience with Illinois Community College reporting requirements. Knowledge of Colleague ERP system. Previous assessment and grant reporting experience. Understanding of student achievement metrics, FAFSA data, and research methodology.

Job Summary:

The Data and Research Analyst supports the Office of Institutional Research in the collecting data, researching, data analysis and presentation of written and oral reports in support of institutional effectiveness and decision-making, and promoting student success. The Data and Research analyst prepares and communicates necessary institutional research studies to College departments and to external stakeholders, such as federal and state agencies (e.g., ICCB, HLC, IPEDS, etc.); and is responsible for coordinating completion of and/or producing work within established deadlines.

Specific Job Duties:

  • Access, collect, refine, and manage data from internal and external information systems, surveys, etc., and create reports with research findings.
  • Assist with compilation and completion of state and federal reports, including but not limited to ICCB, IPEDS, HLC Prepares standard reports for areas undergoing annual program review.
  • Assist the faculty assessment committee in planning and analyzing studies of student ability in the General Education Outcome areas.
  • Assist the financial aid office in organizing and reporting student aid data.
  • Organize, compile and analyze data requests as needed for other College departments; visually and narratively interpret the results of research and analysis based on the needs of those requesting data or target audience; consults with internal college constituencies to determine and clarify data, reports and research requirements.
  • Assist with the data requirements of grant proposals and annual reports of awarded grants.
  • Assist in administration and analysis of institutional surveys and other data collection needs (e.g., CCSSE, National Benchmarking, external surveys, etc.).
  • Assist with external requests for data through the completion of the Common Data Set, and PDP report for NSC.
  • Represent the Office of Institutional Research on institutional committees or meetings when needed Revise and update the IR website/Portal page.
  • Perform other job related duties as assigned.

Salary Range:

$55k-68k annually

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Morton College, the second oldest community college in Illinois, was founded in 1924 to meet the educational demands in the growing communities of Berwyn, Cicero, Forest View, Lyons, McCook, Stickney and other near western suburbs which were a national hub of economic activity.

As a comprehensive community college, recognized by the Illinois Community College Board, Morton College's mission is: To enhance the quality of life of our diverse community through exemplary teaching and learning opportunities, community service, and life long learning.


Maximize the College's resources to support student learning.

Conduct ongoing assessment of student learning to discover new ways to help students succeed.

Develop responsive curricula and programs to serve community needs.

Encourage community families to embrace the educational opportunities Morton College provides.

Employment at Morton

Morton College has the distinction of being the second oldest comprehensive community college in Illinois. The pioneering spirit that established this learning community continues to drive Morton today as a Hispanic Serving Institution for Berwyn, Cicero, Forest View, Lyons, McCook, Stickney and other communities.

Morton College is located in Cicero, a western border suburb of Chicago, only eight miles from the heart of the business and cultural center of this great midwestern city. Chicago offers a complete array of entertainment venues, including six major professional sports teams plus the beautiful Lake Michigan recreational area.

As an institution of higher education, Morton College is committed to the development of its employees and encourages them to participate in life-long learning activities.

Morton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, or physical handicap in its educational, admissions, or employment practices.

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