Institutional Research Analyst

Posted on12/20/2017
Job typeFull-time
Reports toDirector of Institutional Research
Reports in officePort Angeles, WA
Application due dateJanuary 4, 2018
Job start dateFebruary 1, 2018
CityPort Angeles
InstitutionPeninsula College
Institution descriptionPeninsula College provides educational opportunities in the areas of academic transfer, professional and technical, basic skills, and continuing education. The College also contributes to the cultural and economic enrichment of Clallam and Jefferson Counties.

Core Themes:


•Provide excellent instruction and services in support of its mission;
•Embrace a set of shared principles;
•Practice shared governance;
•Pursue a "planful" approach to decision making; and
•Support the professional development of faculty and staff.

Guiding Principles

The college community is guided by the following principles:
•The teaching/learning process is at the center of the mission of Peninsula College.
•Members of the campus community will treat each other with mutual respect and dignity.
•Members of the campus community will be open and honest in their communications.
•Members of the campus community shall promote a positive work environment and avoid adversarial relationships.
•Each member of the campus community shall act ethically and with integrity.
•The campus will engage in collaborative decision-making processes.
Job dutiesGeneral Responsibilities:
This full-time position supports institutional research and student success in a highly collaborative and cooperative capacity. The research analyst will support the college's commitment to using data for continuous improvement, data integrity, transparency and accessibility by providing data and analysis for use in assessment, planning and reporting. The IR Analyst will be primarily responsible for PC's compliance with state, federal and accrediting body reporting mandates.

Essential Functions
•Provide research and analysis in support of institutional effectiveness, assessment, and planning.
•Operate a variety of software packages used on mainframe and personal computers for data analysis, data management, graphics, and word processing.
•Utilizing a variety of visualization methods, appropriately disseminate and present data and information to a variety of college users, in ways suitable to support decision making.
•Assist in responding to reporting requirements from governmental agencies, such as the U.S. Department of Education (IPEDS and Gainful Employment reporting) and the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (student, employee, and financial reporting).
•Write multi-table database queries, using both legacy and new technologies.
•Communicate effectively and work both independently and as part of a team to analyze and interpret data and to assist with fulfilling routine and ad hoc data requests in a timely manner.
•Develop and maintain custom dashboard to meet staff and faculty ad-hoc request needs.
•Monitor institutional coding practices to ensure consistency and integrity of student and enrollment data.
•Co-Chair Data integrity group for the purposes of governance.
•Assist with the transition from legacy to PeopleSoft.

•Commitment to functioning as an effective team member.\
•Strong interpersonal skills to interact with a diverse population.
•Excellent analytic, written, and verbal skills.
•Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
•Ethics and integrity, and sound professional judgment.
•Commitment to student success.
•Strong planning and organizational skills.
Qualifications•Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with coursework in statistics and/or research methods. Relevant experience and level of expertise may substitute for. Education at the discretion of the College.
•Demonstrated proficiency with computer-based data collection, manipulation, and presentation.
•Demonstrated proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software, i.e. MS Office or equivalent.
•Demonstrated proficiency with relational databases.
•Ability to present information in verbal, written, and visual form.
•Masters or advanced degree in social science (e.g. social science, statistics, education, or related field) from an accredited college or university desired.
•Proficient with SPSS or other statistical software desired.
•Proficient research design and methodological capabilities, i.e. qualitative and quantitative methodologies applied to education, social and program research, and evaluation desired.
•Demonstrated proficiency with EXCEL Pivot Tables, Tableau, SQL, MS SQL Server Reporting Services desired.
Salary range$40,000 - $60,000
Salary benefits•Excellent benefits package including medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance; paid vacation and sick leave; retirement plan options; optional credit union and tax deferred annuity programs. Peninsula College contributes $913 per month towards the cost of the Washington State employee insurance programs. The college also supports professional development.
Application procedureTo learn more and to apply please visit our website.

Please upload the additional application documents on the last page of your application form prior to submission
•college employment application,
•resume, and
•cover letter

Application materials may be submitted by mail or email to:

Human Resources
Peninsula College
1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.
Port Angeles, WA 98362
Email: sends e-mail)
Phone: 360-417-6298

Application forms submitted electronically will be accepted without signatures.

Peninsula College is an equal opportunity employer.