The Data Analyst for Institutional Research and Analytics will be responsible for internal research projects and external surveys, including official university responses to IPEDS, U.S. News, Peterson's, College Board, and other agencies that collect university data for public relations, grants, and other purposes. The Data Analyst will collaborate with the Director of Institutional Research and Analytics to conduct a wide variety of quantitative and qualitative analyses to guide institutional decision-making, inform and shape policy, and evaluate processes. The Data Analyst will develop and maintain the IR electronic archive and will develop and maintain an IR data warehouse.
1. Using a programming language (e.g. SAS, R, SQL) to do the following:
- Completion of state and federal reports, including IPEDS and Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board reports (20%)
- Preparing annual responses to the Common Data Set (5%)
- Responding to external surveys, including U.S. News, Peterson's, and College Board (10%)
- Developing and maintaining an SQL-based IR electronic archive/data warehouse (10%)
- Developing and maintaining Tableau dashboards (20%)
- Completing repeating and ad hoc requests for members of the university community and other stakeholders (20%)
- Providing course data files for faculty course evaluations (5%)
- Requesting data files from the National Student Clearinghouse (5%)
- Assisting with the continuous improvement of data quality and related audit processes for the university Colleague system through data quality audits (5%)
2. Maintaining excellent communication with management on all tasks and projects
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Commitment to accuracy and an eye for detail
- Must be able to perform statistical modeling and manipulate databases
- Must have the ability to set deadlines, prioritize responsibilities, and coordinate numerous projects simultaneously
- Excellent technical computer skills with proficiency in working with large datasets and spreadsheets
- Must have a strong work ethic with the ability to work independently or as part of a team
- Must have strong oral and written communication skills, as well as sound interpersonal skills
- Must have the ability to work collaboratively and to share skills with team members
Education and Experience:
- Have intermediate to advanced knowledge of programming (e.g., R, SAS, SQL database queries, SPSS syntax, STATA syntax), required
- Have intermediate to advance knowledge of Tableau or B.I. Software. required
- Have experience performing statistical analyses, preferred
- Have expertise with information technology, along with the ability to communicate about those subjects to those with less or no expertise preferred
- Have the ability to work effectively and collaboratively with people at all levels of the University, preferred
- Master's degree or higher in information management, information sciences, social sciences, or related field is strongly preferred
About Our Lady of the Lake University:
On the foundation of faith, wisdom and trust in Providence, Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) prepares graduates to transform their communities, families and professions.
OLLU, founded in 1895 by the Congregation of Divine Providence, is a coeducational comprehensive institution with an enrollment of more than 3,100 students. With its main residential campus in San Antonio and non-traditional programs in San Antonio, Houston (The Woodlands), the Rio Grande Valley (La Feria), and online, OLLU has a presence in two of the largest cities in Texas, the border region, and literally around the world.
The University offers more than 30 undergraduate majors and minors, 14 master's programs and two doctoral programs through its College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business and Leadership, School of Professional Studies and the Worden School of Social Service. OLLU offers classes in daytime, evening, weekend and online formats.