The Applications Programmer Analyst is responsible for:
- Designing and maintaining the Institutional Research (IR) databases to support research and reporting by all IR staff, as well as the IR databases used for SAS Visual Analytics, a web-based interactive system accessed by university faculty, staff and administrators to retrieve data and information for strategic planning, accreditation reporting, assessment, and decision making.
- Providing research for university policy analysis, strategic planning, and assessment.
- Programming complex SAS programs as needed for large scale IR projects.
- Providing staff training in SAS programming and data standards.
- Developing and maintaining SAS programming macros used by all IR programmers.
- Preparing Academic Program Review documents for approximately 30 programs each year.
- Master's degree in business administration, computer science, or related area with a rich quantitative data analysis background.
- Five years of work experience in research, computer programming, higher education, or closely related area
- Experience programming in BASE SAS/SAS STAT
- Experience using SAS Enterprise Miner
- Experience using SAS Visual Analytics
- Experience in using higher education data for research/policy analysis
Western Kentucky University (WKU): Founded in 1906, WKU is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, an ethnically and racially diverse city of 61,500 people, about 110 miles south of Louisville and 65 miles north of Nashville. More than 50 different languages are spoken in and around Bowling Green and people from 35 nationalities call the area home. We seek to attract research- and teaching-active faculty, as well as staff members, from academically and culturally diverse backgrounds. The university's population of approximately 20,000 students includes 35% first generation university/college, 15% underrepresented minority and 6% international students. A regional comprehensive university, WKU is student-centered and focuses on applied research that expands knowledge; improves learning; and serves the region, state and nation.