Data Analyst

Posted on12/1/2017
Job typeFull-time
Reports toDirector of Planning and Improvement
Reports in officePlanning and Improvement
Application due dateOpen until filled; review of applications begins December 7, 2017
Job start dateJanuary 2, 2017 (negotiable)
CityRock Springs
InstitutionWestern Wyoming Community College
Institution descriptionWestern Wyoming Community College was founded in 1959 and provides educational opportunities to a five-county service area (Sweetwater, Carbon, Lincoln, Sublette, and Uinta) that covers over 29,000 square miles of Southwestern Wyoming. The primary Rock Springs Campus has expanded facilities and services since opening at its existing location in 1967, and currently covers approximately 720,000 gross square feet of building space.

Western’s Vision, crafted by an all-employee team in 2012, reads: Western Wyoming Community College commits to providing a high-quality learning environment fueled by talented professionals dedicated to preparing students for a changing world.

As Western is located in a homogenous and sparsely populated state, approximately 82% of the student population is Caucasian, but the College values diversity and engages in consistent efforts to attract international and minority students. Credit-course headcount averages 3,500 students per semester. For first-time, full-time students, retention rates average 70%, and completion rates average 48%. Up to 30% of students transfer prior to graduation. Course withdrawal rates average 9%, and enrollee success rates average 79%.

Western employs approximately 76 full-time faculty members, 33 full-time and part-time benefitted professional staff members, 29 administrators (executive-level and functional area directors), 101 full-time and part-time benefitted paraprofessional (non-exempt) staff members, and approximately 295 adjunct faculty actively teaching in any given semester.

Western offers 2-year AA, AS, AAS, and ADN degrees in over 60 different transfer and occupational programs, and 36 different certificates.

Western has seven residence halls with the capacity to house over 500 students. The Wellness and Aquatic Centers are available for use by students, staff, and community members. Hay Library is a Government Depository and includes a breadth of sources that rival most research universities. Other facilities include the Green River Center and eleven Outreach locations in Pinedale, Big Piney, Star Valley, Cokeville, Kemmerer, Evanston, Bridger Valley, Rawlins, Elk Mountain, Saratoga, and Little Snake River.
Western offers a full scope of programs online delivered via Blackboard, with eleven degrees and six certificates offered fully online. The College employs online instructors living in over 15 different states and was ranked 6th in the nation for online learning by in 2015.

Western boasts many unique programs and resources, which will be addressed in greater detail within this report. Some of these include 16 to Succeed; Support, Disability, and Counseling Center; Fine and Performing Arts; Learning Center; a six-team Athletics program; International Student program; and the only fully-functional closed-loop simulation well site in the world.
Job duties1. Responds to routine and ad hoc data requests from a variety of internal and external audiences. Works with requestors to define their needs; provides timely and accurate information to effectively meet those needs.

2. Determines the best data source for each reporting project and utilizes appropriate tools to collect data, prepare for analysis, and present to requestors. Exhibits comprehensive understanding of the data, and is able to communicate nuances of various data sets to others.

3. Researches and resolves problems in accuracy of data systems. Organizes and cross-checks data to ensure integrity and validity; provides solutions for enhancing data accuracy and streamlining reporting processes.

4. Serves as Western’s representative to the Wyoming Community College Data Governance and Institutional Research Council. Represents Western’s preferences regarding data coding and reporting; works with Commission staff to provide input regarding statewide reporting. Assists with the Statewide Data Governance effort as needed. Reports decisions and relevant conversations to Director of Planning and Improvement.

5. Serves as primary administrator of user permissions for reporting tools such as Colleague Reporting and Operating Analytics (CROA) and Tableau. Serves as a reference for other users on campus in regard to these tools and use of SQL Server Management Studio for reporting purposes.
Qualifications1. Graduation from a regionally-accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Information Technology, or other quantitative, analytical, or technological field that provides the required skills for the position.

2. Three years of experience working with complex relational databases such as Colleague. Working knowledge of SQL, Access, Excel, Business Intelligence tools (such as CROA), and data visualization tools (such as Tableau).

PREFERRED ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience, Knowledge, and Abilities)

1. Working knowledge of descriptive statistics, Ellucian Colleague, Colleague Reporting and Operating Analytics (CROA), and Tableau.

2. Familiarity with national and state-level educational trends and initiatives related to planning, institutional effectiveness, accreditation, and accountability reporting.

3. Prior experience with institutional research techniques, statistical analysis, student learning outcomes assessment, or survey construction.
Salary rangeDependent on qualifications and experience
Salary benefitsThe initial placement range for this position is from $49,000 to $62,000, depending on qualifications and experience; the position also includes an institutional stipend of $3,000 annually to offset employee contribution to health, life, and dental insurance.

Western offers an excellent benefits package that includes retirement, group health and dental insurance, vision insurance, long- and short-term disability insurance, flexible spending accounts for dependent care and medical reimbursement, sick leave and vacation time, academic leave (sabbatical), tuition waiver for college courses, and access to the College's Children's Center and Wellness Center.
Application procedureTo learn more and to apply please visit our website.