IR Data Analyst

Posted on1/4/2018
Job typeFull-time
Reports toDirector of Institutional Research
Reports in officeAcademic Affairs
Application due dateJanuary 11, 2018
Job start dateAs agreed upon
InstitutionOwens Community College
Institution descriptionOwens Community College is a comprehensive public community college with two campuses and one learning center serving Northwest Ohio. The IR Data Analyst position is at the main campus in Perrysburg Township, just outside of Toledo, Ohio. For more information, please visit
Job dutiesEssential Functions
• Plan, prepare, and present written and oral research reports that transform data into meaning to support institutional operations, compliance, assessment, continuous improvement, strategic planning, and decision-making. (20%)

• Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to (a) specify meaningful research questions, (b) design appropriate research methodologies, (c) gather useful data elements, and (d) analyze, interpret, and communicate results in a way that increases institutional knowledge and facilitates thoughtful, well-informed action. (20%)

• Develop queries that extract data from the administrative information system and other sources using appropriate technologies. (10%)

• Organize, prepare, and present information, analyses, and interpretation clearly, effectively, and creatively in narrative, tabular, visual, and oral modes using a variety of technologies to enhance understanding and communication. (10%)

• Identify and perform appropriate descriptive and inferential statistics to describe, evaluate and predict quantitative measures. Conduct qualitative analyses to identify themes and to enrich insight. (10%)

• Design and implement survey research from instrument construction through data collection, analysis, and results reporting. (10%)

• Assist with the development and maintenance of databases in a standardized form using suitable tools, verifying accuracy and consistency over time. Identify potential problems; recommend and implement solutions. (6%)

• Assist with routine data submissions to the Ohio Department of Higher Education (HEI), The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, the National Student Data Clearinghouse and other agencies. Maintain up-to-date knowledge of reporting requirements, definitions, and processes. (6%)

• Serve on college-wide committees and teams as needed. (4%)

• Document project processes, sources, and techniques to ensure the consistent application of methodologies in future projects. (2%)

• Other duties as assigned. (2%)
QualificationsRequired Education, Experience & Skills
• Master’s Degree in research-related field with strong quantitative, data analysis and research methods training, such as psychology, sociology, educational research, statistics, computer/data science, information systems, or business.
• Three years experience in research design and methods, data collection/management, statistical analysis and reporting.
• Three years experience with advanced data applications.
• One year experience with survey methodology, data collection and analysis.
• Excellent communication skills (e.g., listening, oral, written and visual).
• Ability to establish rapport, build relationships and work harmoniously with others.
• Professional, pleasant and enthusiastic demeanor.
• Ability to self-motivate and work independently.
• Ability to think creatively to solve problems and learn new techniques and technologies.
• Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously and effectively balance workload.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge & Experience
• Three years experience in an institutional research or applied social science/higher education research setting.
• Experience working in higher education.
• Experience with Ellucian/Banner.
• Advanced expertise in Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint, SQL or PL/SQL, relational databases, Oracle, Toad, SQL Developer, Tableau, Jaspersoft, SPSS, SNAP Survey Software, IT business systems, and data warehousing.
Salary range$40,000 - $60,000
Salary benefitsFor detailed information on Benefits for this position please visit our Benefits website.

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