Institutional Researcher & Data Analyst

Posted on10/25/2017
Job typeFull-time
Reports toCFO
Reports in officeInstitutional Research
Application due datePreference Date of 11/10/2017
Job start dateTBD
CityGreat Falls
State/ProvinceMontana
InstitutionGreat Falls College MSU
Institution descriptionGreat Falls College MSU is located on a beautiful 20-acre campus and serves approximately 2000 students a year, including students taking courses and programs online. It is one of four units of Montana State University and MSU’s only “stand-alone” two-year college. An extensive renovation and expansion project added three state-of-the-art science labs, an expansive library and resource center, and a Construction and Industrial Trades building. Renovations include a one-stop Student Central area, remodeled bookstore, a community conference center, and additional space for the Outreach/Workforce Development Department and College Relations and Advancement. MSU – Northern’s Great Falls satellite campus is located at Great Falls College MSU, offering 4-year and graduate degrees. The College has a reputation for high-quality educational programming delivered with a student-centered philosophy.
Job dutiesAlthough every function of the Research Analyst position cannot be anticipated, this position’s typical responsibility areas and tasks are provided below:

• Maintain a working knowledge of the College’s administrative software systems, of current word processing, spreadsheet, database, statistics, graphic and survey software and stay current on query building processes;
• Utilize various reporting tools (i.e. MS Access, SPSS, Oracle, SQL, ARGOS and Tableau) to access information contained within the MUS’ data warehouse and other data sources;
• Extract information from the IPEDS Peer Analysis System, as well as other various data systems;
• Use Microsoft SharePoint sites to maintain and update College web pages pertaining to Institutional Research and effectiveness; and
• Create, update, maintain, and present all relevant campus information to both internal and external constituents.
QualificationsRequired:
• Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, informational science, natural sciences, mathematics or a related field, including successful completion of coursework in statistics;
• At least three years of experience in a role that requires similar skills (a Master’s degree in a related field may serve as a substitute for one year of experience);
• Previous experience conducting education, social science, public policy, or other research;
• Expertise using Microsoft Office Suite, including Access and Excel; and
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred:
• Master’s degree in Social Sciences, Informational Science, Natural Sciences, Mathematics, or a related field;
• Ability to conduct research on educational, economic, public policy, social, or demographic trends;
• Understanding of relational database systems (particularly Oracle and Banner);
• Knowledge of external data resources such as IPEDS, NPSAS, US Census Bureau
Salary rangeDependent on qualifications and experience
Salary benefitsSalary range of $45,000 to $55,000 annually, commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications.

Complete benefits package titled Choices offered through the Montana University System and can be viewed at this website.
Application procedureTo learn more and to apply please visit our website.