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- Creates, edits, and maintains reports using Cognos Business Intelligence, SPSS, Excel and other data analytic tools.
- Use database query languages, SQL and Oracle, to retrieve, examine, evaluate, combine, and manipulate data from multiple sources.
- 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.
- Assists faculty, staff, and project teams with data for initiatives; collaborates to determine data needs of projects.
- Compiles and distributes cohort, longitudinal, and comparative data related to academic program quality and student outcomes.
- 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.
- Collaborates with colleagues to ensure that data used to inform decisions are accurate, relevant, and accessible.
- Reviewing/maintaining business rules and preparing data for state, federal, and ad-hoc compliance reporting.
- Organize and execute complex data requests, research data availability and access methods including strong analytical and problem solving skills.
- 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.
- Design surveys directly related to academic quality and student success.
- Provide qualitative research support in both methods and analyses.
- Keeps current on promising practices in institutional research and shares with appropriate college personnel.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree required in Computer Sciences, Psychology, Math, Sociology, or related degree. A Master’s degree strongly preferred. Five or more years of experience of a combination of the following activities: using business analytics, i.e., Cognos, writing SQL queries of student information systems, i.e. ERP, and using Excel or SPSS to conduct data analysis, 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 ERP 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.
The philosophy of Lake Michigan College, an institution of higher education, is founded on the belief that education is for all who wish to develop their potential. It is fundamental that a community college assist in meeting the educational, career, cultural, wellness and recreational needs of the community it serves through its courses (credit and non-credit), certificates, degrees, and state-authorized baccalaureate programs. This involves a five-fold obligation:
- to provide for the educational aspirations, needs and learning expectations of the individual and the community;
- to provide for the occupational needs and desires of the learner and the community;
- to provide for the cultural interests and the wellness and recreational needs of the individual, and thus contribute to the development of effective citizens;
- to provide an assurance of quality in programs and in people;
- to develop an international perspective that prepares students, and develop employees and community members for a world economy and global citizenship.
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 Guided Pathways and Title III. Duties include, but are not limited to, the development and maintenance of programming and analysis to develop reports from the ERP student information system and other centralized data repositories in support of the Office of Institutional Research, academic programs and disciplines, and academic support departments. This position works closely with the Title III Project Director and IR Director developing data tools specifically for Guided Pathways. The IR Analyst Programmer provides support for accreditation, Guided Pathway projects, and other initiatives as directed by the Director of Institutional Research. The position requires excellent time management skills and requires working collaboratively with other offices on campus to provide excellent reporting service. The person chosen will serve on cross-functional teams, including the Guided Pathways Leadership team, as well as, the Discipline/Program Review and Student Success Committees. He or she will participate in state and national Guided Pathway conferences and workshops. The analyst programmer will acquire new skills and knowledge while empowering all members of the LMC community in a self-service data environment.