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Institutional Research Analyst

Application Procedure:

Completed applications should include a letter of interest, current résumé or vita; and the name, e-mail address, and phone numbers of three (3) professional references. Review of applications will begin on May 6th and will continue until the position is filled. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The anticipated start date for this position will be July 1st.

• To apply for this position, submit an official IHL Application for Employment, along with the documents noted above to the following address:

Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning
Office of Human Resources
3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211

Applications may also be emailed to: or faxed to 601.432.6129. For more information regarding IHL, visit our web site at

Job Duties

Examples of work performed in this classification may include but are not limited to the following:
• Supports the ongoing maintenance and analysis of the IHL Board’s data warehouse.
• Updates, publishes, and disseminates a variety of print and electronic statistical publications, including a variety of Tableau visualizations.
• Conducts edits and audits of data submitted by constituent institutions to ensure the accuracy and integrity of data.
• Coordinates the collection, analysis, and dissemination of developmental and intermediate data.
• Works with various university data groups to reach consensus on data policy, database structures, data
definitions, etc.
• Accesses and queries databases to provide a variety of data to internal and external constituents.
• Maintains and creates documents for departmental website with publications and statistical data.
• Supports IPEDS data reporting and disseminates federal data reporting processes and updates.
• Performs additional duties as necessary for the effective operation of the IHL Executive Office.

Job Qualifications

Preferred candidates for this position should possess the following combination of education and/or experience:
• Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university, preferably in a discipline related to technology, information systems, quantitative analysis, social sciences, or the equivalent; three to five years related experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of formal training and experience.
• Extensive work experience in an information technology area; experience in a higher education or business environment is preferred.
• Prior experience with Oracle, SCT Banner, PeopleSoft or similar database program is preferred.
• Intermediate level skills in SQL programming with experience using SQL query software such as Toad. Position Announcement
• Intermediate level skills in Tableau data visualization software is preferred.
• Advanced web publishing experience; familiarity with Adobe InDesign publishing software is preferred.
• Advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) is preferred.
• Demonstrated interpersonal skills involving data analysis, including customer service, analytical thinking, active-listening and problem-solving.

Institution Description

IHL is governed by a twelve-member Board of Trustees and consists of eight universities enrolling more than 95,000


This is a full-time, salaried, at-will position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. After hours may be required in rare circumstances.

Some limited travel may be required for this position.
Application Due Date: 2019-05-06
Job Start Date: 2019-07-01
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Jackson
State/Province/Region: MS
Institution: Mississippi Board of Trustees of the State Institutions of Higher Learning System Office
Reports To: Assistant Commissioner for Strategic Research
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Office of Strategic Research

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