Report Writer

Posted on8/11/2017
Job typeFull-time
Reports toDirector of Institutional Research
Reports in officeInstitutional Research
Application due dateAugust 25, 2017
Job start dateSeptember 4, 2017
InstitutionNorthwest Missouri State University
Institution descriptionFounded in 1905, Northwest is a four-year university that offers a broad range of
profession-based undergraduate and graduate programs on its Maryville campus as well as a
location in Kansas City. With an enrollment of 6,600 students, Northwest was ranked by U.S. News
and World Report as the top moderately selective regional university in Missouri for the second
consecutive year, and it is one of only four four-year institutions in Missouri to meet all measures of
the state’s performance-based funding initiative during its first three years.
Northwest boasts a graduation rate that is in the 85th percentile of the University’s national peer
group. In addition, 97 percent of Northwest bachelor’s degree earners and 99 percent of master’s
degree earners secure employment or continue their education within six months of graduation,
according to the most recent data. For more information visit the website at
Job dutiesPRIMARY DUTY: The Report Writer is responsible for designing, building and testing reports based on user specifications. The Report Writer is responsible for validating data within reports, creating new custom reports and dashboards or modifying existing reports and dashboards as necessary. The Report Writer is responsible for supporting the report writing needs of managers in other departments and executives. The Report Writer will work closely with Data Analysts in Institutional Research to gather requirements and ensure proper testing and validation.

1. Interprets end-user needs to develop new reports and dashboards. 2. Collaborates with end-users and Data Analysts to understand reporting requirements
3. Creates or modifies custom reports to solve data and analysis needs.
4. Reviews data integrity on reports.
5. Documents processes. 6. Understands key performance measures and indicators that drive reporting and analytics across multiple data sources such as Academics, Finance, HR, Advancement, etc.
7. Utilizes recommended templates, standards, and methodologies in data collection and reporting. 8. Creates and manages dashboards and works closely with Information Technology to modify data warehouse.
9. Participates in professional development activities as available and as appropriate.
10. Serves on internal/external committees as assigned.
11. Develops and nurtures positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
12. Promotes the mission, vision, and values of Northwest in all activities.
13. Performs other duties as assigned, including but not limited to functioning as operational backup for Institutional Research Office.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field
Experience: One year of relational database query and report design or equivalent course work
Skills: Familiarity with relational database design including multi-table query design and report design; familiarity with common database interface applications (i.e. SQL, Oracle, Microsoft Access); familiarity with Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint; ability to think critically; attention to detail and accuracy; ability to meet deadlines; ability to work independently and as a dependable team member.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent experience
Experience: Three years of data warehouse experience; experience with higher education student
information system (i.e. Banner); experience with Information Builders WebFOCUS.
Skills: Demonstrated ability in relational database design; familiarity with data warehouse; proficient
Excel skills (string and logic functions, linked files); advanced programming skills (outer joins,
referential integrity, nested queries); skills with SPSS and Information Builders WebFOCUS.
Salary rangeDependent on qualifications and experience
Salary benefitsThe Office of Human Resource prides itself in offering a full, competitive benefits package with providers, who we feel, will offer the best service possible to the employees. Full-time employees are offered Health, Dental, Vision, Life and Long-term Disability insurance options as well as retirement plans upon employment at the University. For more information on each of these topics, please visit our website.
Application procedureTo learn more and to apply please visit our website.