Institutional Research Analyst

Posted on11/20/2017
Job typeFull-time
Reports toAssociate Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness
Reports in officeInstitutional Effectiveness
Application due dateDecember 3, 2017 at 11:59 pm.
Job start dateJanuary 4, 2018
CityFort Pierce
State/ProvinceFlorida
InstitutionIndian River State College
Institution descriptionIndian River State College has earned a statewide and national reputation for excellence. Dedicated to the success of each student, IRSC offers over 100 programs leading to Bachelor’s Degrees, Associate Degrees, Technical Certificates and Applied Technology Diplomas. Continuing a 57-year tradition of responsiveness to community needs, IRSC is committed to advancing the educational, cultural, career training, workforce, and economic development of its surrounding area.

Combining quality and affordability, IRSC was honored as a Top Three Finalist with Distinction for the Aspen Prize for Excellence out of more than 1,000 colleges nationwide and repeatedly ranked as the 3rd Most Affordable College in the country by the U.S. Department of Education.

Signifying a strong commitment to student success and college completion, IRSC is one of the nation's only colleges to earn the Achieving the Dream™ Leader College designation.

IRSC is an equal access, equal opportunity educational institution welcoming students without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, pregnancy, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, genetic information or any other factor protected under applicable federal, state, and local civil rights laws, rules or regulations. IRSC strives to maintain a barrier free environment, which reflects our inclusive community spirit and mission.

The open door policy in force at the College guarantees that anyone who holds a high school or high school equivalency diploma will be admitted to the College. Close cooperation among the administration and faculty, a collegial atmosphere of open communication, and concern for the overall success of the student allow IRSC to give its students a high quality education at a reasonable cost. In addition, many financial aid and scholarship programs are readily available to eligible students.

High school students who wish to get a head start on college can discover new challenges and broaden their experience through IRSC’s Dual Enrollment and Early Admissions Programs. Most area high school graduates take their first steps toward future plans at IRSC. In fact, over 70% of the region’s college-bound high school seniors attend IRSC following graduation. Persons already established in careers attend IRSC to expand their skills and retrain for new positions. Area residents 50 and over pursue their interests through the Lifelong Learning Institute.

The region’s comprehensive educational provider, state-designated career and technical center, and cultural hub, IRSC has a reputation for quality that inspires over 30,000 people to enroll in classes each year.

Academic Programs

Linking Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, and St. Lucie counties, IRSC offers a wide range of degree and certificate programs, including Baccalaureate Degrees, Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Applied Science degrees, as well as shorter term certificate and Adult Education programs. The College strives to provide its students with a maximum of educational choices; programs are offered not only for students who plan to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree program and upper-division studies, but also for students who wish to pursue careers immediately upon completion of shorter-term Associate Degree and Technical Certificate programs.

With its community in mind, IRSC provides a comprehensive and diverse curriculum for students who want to take classes to expand their interests and enhance specific job skills. The Division of Arts & Sciences, Communications & Social Sciences, Advanced Technology, Business Technology, Health Sciences, Public Service Education, Industrial Education, and Developmental Education emphasize academic excellence combined with "real world" experience, providing IRSC graduates with outstanding preparation for 21st Century careers.
Job dutiesESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Identifying potential challenges or opportunities for improvement, developing research plans including data collection and analysis, and reporting findings to appropriate decision makers to help establish short- and long-term strategic plans and targets.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Providing data and analysis related to student recruitment and admissions, financial aid, enrollment, retention, course success, completion, transfer, job placement and wages, academic program effectiveness and viability, employee and resource allocation;
• Providing meaningful assessment of institutional and departmental initiatives;
• Utilizing previously identified software and tools to perform cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses using complex multivariate data sets drawn from both internal and external sources, collect and organize the data needed for each project, reconcile ambiguous or contradictory information, analyze and interpret the data with current and historical perspectives, and present findings and recommendations;
• Communicating data, analysis and recommendations effectively in a wide variety of formats that are compelling and visually interesting to technical and non-technical audiences, in narrative, tabular, graphical, and oral presentations. Applying full understanding of IRSC policies and procedures and Florida performance funding in analysis and recommendations;
• Staying abreast of current and emerging issues;
• Exercising judgment and discretion regarding student and employee privacy, and external and internal sensitivities when developing and presenting analyses and recommendations;
• Building and maintaining strong collaborative relationships across the College as well as ensuring effective integration and appropriate dissemination of data across operational areas;
• Completing other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Qualifications• Bachelor's degree in mathematics, statistics, social science, or related discipline and a minimum of three years of data analysis experience required (higher education institutional research or student services preferred).
Knowledge of higher education including:
• FERPA required;
• Knowledge of college performance indicators preferred;
• Student recruitment and admissions, financial aid, enrollment, retention, and completion preferred;
• Common Data Set and educational surveys preferred;
• National Student Clearinghouse preferred.
Strong computer skills including proficiency with:
• Microsoft Office Suite, with emphasis in EXCEL, required;
• Standard statistical software such as SPSS or SAS preferred;
• Relational databases and enterprise resource planning systems, such as Workday, Banner, or PeopleSoft, preferred;
• SQL query tools preferred;
• Knowledge of R language preferred.
Experience with research including:
• Data collection and analysis required;
• Knowledge of statistical sampling and survey methodology required;
• Experience designing and administering surveys and analyzing survey response data preferred;
• Experience conducting focus groups and summarizing findings preferred;
• Strong verbal, written, and aural communication skills;
• Experience presenting complex information in a comprehensive and actionable format to audiences of various backgrounds;
• Strong organization and time-management skills with experience prioritizing and managing multiple projects simultaneously and meeting deadlines;
• Ability to work independently or as an effective member of a team;
• Strong commitment to the college mission.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
This position requires an ability to sit, stand, walk, bend, lift, reach up, stoop, and carry items occasionally in excess of twenty-five (25) pounds. It also requires manual dexterity to operate standard office machines, such as, copier, fax, calculator, telephone, and other equipment as necessary. IRSC expects its employees to follow proper safety standards while employed by the College.
Salary range$40,000 - $60,000
Salary benefits$50,790 - $60,010/year

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