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Institutional Research Analyst

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Institutional Research Analyst

Location: Pecan
FLSA: Exempt
Min Salary: $49,384.00
Salary Range*:
Temporary End Date (if applicable):
Close Date: 6/10/2024

General Statement of Job:
The Institutional Research Analyst collects, processes, manages, and analyzes a variety of quantitative data sets to provide institutional research support to local, state, and federal data requirements and creates data visualizations.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
  1. Interprets, evaluates and clarifies research requests to determine potential data sources.
  2. Creates and maintains databases for research queries from a wide variety of internal and external sources.
  3. Restructures data files, performs data cleaning operations, and analyzes data using specialized statistical software such as SPSS.
  4. Interprets the results, provides customized research reports, and effectively communicates the results in a variety of formats.
  5. Prepares data visualizations to display report findings and performance indicators.
  6. Prepares and gives presentations to governance committees and groups regarding institutional research, local and state policy issues, enrollment and planning trends and projections, and other research as requested.
  7. Assists other members of the Research and Analytical Services Department in the establishment of a comprehensive research agenda that supports all areas of the institution.
  8. Responds to ad hoc requests for research and data analysis.
  9. Develops and maintains effective working relationships with employees of all divisions throughout the college; functions effectively as a team player.
  10. Recommends data sources and database design as well as makes recommendations on all phases of research projects.
  11. Maintains familiarity with academic assessment and program evaluation.
  12. Maintains familiarity with the College‘s policies and procedures, as well as state and federal regulations.
  13. Travels throughout the college district, as needed.
  14. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:
  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics, Social Sciences, Marketing, Education, Business, Economics, Computer Information Systems, or a related field required.
  2. Experience in quantitative research, statistics, data visualizations, or programming preferred.
  3. Experience with statistics software, database query language, or data visualization software preferred
  4. Experience in post-secondary educational environment preferred.

Checks, Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations:
  1. Security Sensitive position: All applicants are subject to a criminal background check under South Texas College policy.
  2. In addition, subject to federal background check.
  3. Must have or qualify for a valid Texas driver’s license and proof of liability insurance.

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Founded in 1993, South Texas College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and offers more than 120 degree & certificate options, including associate degrees in a variety of liberal art, social science, business, math, science, technology, advanced manufacturing and allied health fields of study. Additionally, South Texas College is the only community college in the State of Texas to offer four baccalaureate degrees. South Texas College has a faculty and staff of more than 2,700 to serve the college’s five campuses, two higher education centers, and one virtual campus. 

Since 2000, the Dual Credit Programs has served over 100,000 high school students at 70 high school sites, saving families over 200 million dollars in tuition.

South Texas College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the Baccalaureate and Associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of South Texas College.

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