Programmer Analyst

Posted on6/13/2018
Job typeFull-time
Reports toDean, Institutional Research and Effectiveness
Reports in officeInstitutional Research and Effectiveness
Application due dateOpen until filled
Job start dateJuly 15, 2018
CityBrenham
State/ProvinceTexas
Other Location77833
InstitutionBlinn College
Institution descriptionBlinn College, the Junior College District of Washington County, is located in Brenham, Texas, and serves a 13 county service area with campuses in Bryan, Sealy and Schulenburg. The school was founded in 1883 by the Southern German Conference of the Methodist denomination under the name of Mission Institution. In 1889 the name was changed to Blinn Memorial College in honor of the Reverend Christian Blinn of New York who had donated a considerable sum of money to make the school possible. The institution was originally founded for the purpose of training young men for the ministry, but in the course of time, to meet the demands of the public, academic courses were added. After operating for five years as an institution for men only, Blinn College was made coeducational in 1888. Until 1927 the school was of academy rank. In 1927 the Board of Trustees, under leadership of President Philip Deschner, organized a junior college. In 1930 the school was merged with Southwestern University (Georgetown, Texas). In 1934, a new charter was procured by the citizens of Brenham, and a private nonsectarian junior college, under the name of Blinn College, was organized with nine regents as the board of control. In February, 1937, all connection with Southwestern University and the Methodist denominations were severed. An election held in Washington County on June 8, 1937, for the purposes of creating a public junior college district and for levying a small tax, was successful. Blinn thus became the first county-owned junior college district in Texas. The college continues to operate as one of the largest of the state’s 50 public junior/community college districts.
Job dutiesThe primary role of the Programmer Analyst is to develop reports to retrieve institutional data and present it in meaningful ways to fulfill both internal and external data requests. An individual in this position is asked to create and validate a variety of different types of reports, which may be used to provide data for decision support, surveys, academic assessment, accreditation, operational support, benchmarking, etc. This position requires someone with a unique blend of the technical skills required to develop reports and the analytical skills needed to interpret and validate institutional data.
1. Develop ad hoc and self-service reports for administrative and academic offices, colleges, and departments to access needed data and information for decision-making; develop and maintain documentation regarding key reporting processes
2. Develop programming in SQL and other languages, using appropriate programs, as needed to support the development of reports and analysis
3. Analyze, evaluate, logically interpret, and summarize a wide variety of institutional data to provide timely, relevant, and accurate information to a broad range of internal and external audiences
4. Create and administer course evaluations and other surveys using online survey tool and generate survey reports using online tool
5. Train end users on use of software tools related to data reporting and analysis (e.g., Argos)
6. Attend conferences and meetings as assigned by the Directors or Dean. Serve on task forces and project teams. Perform necessary administrative duties to ensure smooth operations of the Institutional Research & Effectiveness Office
Qualifications1. Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a field related to programming or data analysis, or equivalent work experience
2. Experience with data analysis
3. Knowledge of SQL and relational databases
4. Computer proficiency in MS Office Suite, specifically Excel and/or Access
5. Experience organizing data sets into tabular and graphic presentations
Salary range$40,000 - $60,000
Salary benefitsFor detailed information on Benefits for this position please visit our Benefits website.
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