IT Data Analyst

Posted on4/26/2018
Job typeFull-time
Reports toDirector of Institutional Resesarch
Reports in officeOffice of Institutional Research, Planning and Effectiveness
Application due date06/04/2018
Job start date08/01/2018
CitySan Antonio
Other Location78224
InstitutionPalo Alto College
Institution descriptionPalo Alto College, one of the Alamo Colleges, has been a pillar of the Southside community and remains dedicated to providing a high-quality education for the community. Originally created in 1985 from the desire to provide higher education to residents of south San Antonio, Palo Alto College has spent 30 years serving over 100,000 individuals throughout San Antonio, Bexar County, and surrounding counties.

Recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education, Palo Alto College has been recognized as No. 32 in the Top 100 Associate Degrees Awarded to Hispanics. The number of degrees and certificates awarded jumped 80 percent – from 271 in 2008-09 to 489 in 2009-2010. The Center for Academic Transitions – which oversees scholarships, graduation, and transfer options – was recognized for its successful strategies in 2011 by the College Board. The average transfer rate for Hispanic students in Texas is 8.9%; at Palo Alto College, it is 38% for Hispanics.

With thousands of graduates, we continue to provide education that is accessible, with programs and resources that ensure success. Students from Palo Alto College are prepared to transition to a four-year university or advance in the workplace. By continuing to foster a strong economy on the Southside by providing valuable and desirable employees, we are able to develop relationships throughout the southern sector that ultimately benefit the entire surrounding community. We do this because all of us at Palo Alto College are dedicated to the success of our students, our employees, and our community.

·Assists clients in establishing reporting needs for effective decision-making.

·Mines data from disparate sources to provide comprehensive information perspective.

·Establishes data blocks to deliver reporting structures.

·Performs analysis on data sets to provide required in support of decision-making activities.

·Develops and uses repeatable processes to assure reporting accuracy.

·Establishes and maintains local data dictionaries and reporting inventories.

·Assists with the Change Management effort to validate system changes.

·Collaborates with Institutional Research and Effectiveness Services (IRES) and State Reporting officials to provide validation utilities.

·Capitalizes on direction from IRES to extract information from ERP sources to support internal and external data needs.

·Assures compliance with ITS procedures with regard to the project framework, development standards and change management processes.

·Participates in peer review of new and updated methods.

·Performs other duties as assigned.

·Bachelor’s degree or a combination of relevant experience, education and training that equates to the required degree. An Associate in Applied Science degree with a major in computer information systems (CIS) (or the educational equivalent), management information systems (MIS) or a closely related field plus four years of experience as an applications programmer or analyst may be substituted for the required bachelor’s degree.

·Two years of experience as an applications analyst or programmer at the highest technical level.


·Bachelor’s degree with a major in CIS, MIS or a closely related field.

·Four years of experience as an applications analyst or programmer at the highest technical level.

·Five or more years work experience in higher education.




·Extensive knowledge of theories of computer science/information systems, data management languages, all application software systems in assigned area, government/institution rules/regulations affecting applications, business-oriented computer languages used in enterprise administrative systems and reporting systems.

·Problem solving skills.

·Ability to accurately analyze problems and users' needs, convert highly technical concepts to layman's terms, meet deadlines, interpret governmental rules/regulations, and learn new computer languages.

·Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing including the ability to communicate technical information to non-technical personnel.

·Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, faculty, and the public.
Salary range$40,000 - $60,000
Salary benefitsThe Alamo Colleges District provides the following benefits at no cost to our employees:

Medical Options - Employee Only (First of month following 60-Day waiting period before medical coverage begins)

Leave Benefits

Employee Holidays

Employee Assistance Program

Life Insurance - benefit equal to annual salary

Accidental Death & Dismemberment - equal to life insurance amount

Short-Term Disability - 60% of monthly salary up to $13,000

Long-Term Disability - 60% of monthly salary up to $13,000

Workers' Compensation
Application procedureTo learn more and to apply please visit our website.