Institutional Research Analyst Programmer

Posted on7/6/2018
Job typeFull-time
Reports toDirector, Institutional Research
Reports in officeInstitutional Research
Application due dateOpen until filled
Job start date06/26/2018
CityBenton Harbor
InstitutionLake Michigan College
Institution descriptionLake Michigan College is a community college in southwest Michigan. We have three campuses --two of which are located ten minutes from our namesake’s breathtaking shoreline.

Like other community colleges, we offer associate degrees, certificates, and even a baccalaureate degree. But what sets us apart from our peers is our seemingly limitless potential and our people - people who care deeply about our region’s future and who are committed to student success and exemplary educational programs, strong alignments with both established and emerging industries, and productive

Faculty and staff at LMC enjoy excellent benefits and a supportive and friendly work environment. LMC recently received a Capital Outlay grant from the State of Michigan and a new millage from the southwest Michigan community, so the college’s facilities will be getting innovative, sustainable upgrades in the next few years that will contribute to the comfort, productivity and collaborative environment for all employees.
Job dutiesResponsible for the design, creation, and maintenance of institutional data reports to support academic quality and student success initiatives, particularly those aligned with Guided Pathways and Title III . Works closely with the Title III Project Director and IR Coordinator developing surveys, interview protocols, and other data tools specifically for Guided Pathways. Responsible for the security of data and data use from delivered reports. Provides support for accreditation, Guided Pathway projects, and other initiatives as directed by the Director of Institutional Research.

Essential Functions:

1. Creates, manages, collects and analyzes survey and other data from across the College in support of institutional research related to academic quality and student success initiatives, particularly Guided Pathways and Title III .
2. Designs surveys directly related to academic quality and student success, including identification of target populations, sampling, procedures, and development of survey instruments and materials in collaboration with the Coordinator of Institutional Research.
3. Creates, edits, and maintains reports using Cognos Business Intelligence, SPSS , Excel and other data analytic tools.
4. Uses database query languages and tools to retrieve, examine, evaluate, combine, and manipulate data from multiple sources.
5. Provides qualitative research support in both methods and analyses.
6. Reviews and maintains business rules and preparing data for state, federal, and ad-hoc compliance reporting.
7. Organizes and executes complex data requests, research data availability, and access methods including strong analytical and problem solving skills.
8. Assists in the creation and maintenance of effective, valid, and reliable performance indicator data dashboards and report cards to provide high quality data on academic quality and student success initiatives to inform formative and summative decision making.
9. Assists faculty, staff, and project teams with data for initiatives; collaborates to determine data needs of projects.
10. Compiles and distributes cohort, longitudinal, and comparative data related to academic program quality and student outcomes.
11. Analyzes, translates, and disseminates data in user-friendly visual documents (e.g., tables, charts, graphs, etc.) and disseminates results via appropriate electronic media, written reports, and in-person presentations.
12. Serves on cross-functional teams including the Guided Pathways Leadership team, Discipline/Program Review, and Student Success Committees.
13. Collaborates with colleagues to ensure that data used to inform decisions are accurate, relevant, and accessible.
14. Keeps current on promising practices in institutional research and shares with appropriate college personnel.
15. Participates in state and national Guided Pathway conferences and workshops.
16. Performs other duties as assigned.


Under the limited supervision of the Director of Institutional Research, the Institutional Research Analyst Programmer is responsible for the design, creation, and maintenance of institutional data reports to support academic quality and student success initiatives, particularly those aligned with Guided Pathways and Title III . May supervise student employees.
QualificationsJob Specifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Sciences, Psychology, Math, Sociology, or related degree required. A Master’s degree strongly preferred. Two or more years of experience using Cognos is required. Three or more years of experience working with and preferably in an office of institutional research in higher education required. Experience with institutional effectiveness and student outcome models, research design, statistical techniques, and manipulating large data sets. Experience with Banner information and other reporting systems highly preferred. Strong analytical, database, and communication skills. Demonstrated ability to design and produce accurate and effective research reports. Ability to work in a team environment.
Salary rangeDependent on qualifications and experience
Salary benefitsSalary Range: Minimum $43,279 Midpoint $57,345
Application procedureTo learn more and to apply please visit our website.