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Decision Support Analyst

Application Procedure:

All applications must be submitted online

Job Duties

The Decision Support Analyst administers College of Charleston data systems maintained by the IR office. Completes the data-to-information life cycle to include designing, testing, documentation, deployment, maintenance and support. Designs and maintains reports and dashboards for internal campus and public consumption, including the Board of Trustees.

Job Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in business administration, computer science, mathematics/statistics, engineering, management information science, data processing or related field and a minimum of two years’ experience with Tableau, Cognos, SQL, and/or SAS within a higher education setting is required. Working knowledge of methods and techniques of data extraction, analysis, and reporting is preferred. A master’s degree in a related field may be substituted for the required experience. Experience working in a higher education environment is preferred. Candidates with an equivalent combination of experience and/or education are encouraged to apply.

Understanding of methods and techniques of data extraction, analysis and reporting. Current knowledge and understanding of the data and information that is important to an academic institution. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and to communicate effectively. Must be able to work well under strict deadlines. Preferred: Knowledge of specific computer software packages such as Tableau and Cognos, programming languages and operating systems, including Ellucian Banner databases, SQL, Cognos, SAS, HTML, and Microsoft Office.

Institution Description

Located in the heart of historic Charleston, South Carolina, the College of Charleston is a nationally recognized public liberal arts and sciences university. Founded in 1770, the College is among the nation’s top universities for quality education, student life and affordability. Its beautiful and historic campus, combined with contemporary facilities, cutting-edge programs and accessible faculty attracts students from across the U.S. and around the world.

Approximately 10,000 undergraduates and approximately 1,000 graduate students at the College enjoy a small-college feel blended with the advantages and diversity of a mid-sized, urban university. They work closely with a committed faculty, made up of more than 500 distinguished teacher-scholars. And the city of Charleston – world-renowned for its history, architecture, culture and coastal environment – serves as a living and learning laboratory for experiences in business, science, technology, teaching, the humanities, languages and the arts.


The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.

Application Due Date: 2019-05-20
Job Start Date: 2019-07-01
Salary: $48405 - $60000
City: Charleston
State/Province/Region: SC
Institution: College of Charleston
Reports To: Director of Institutional Research
Staff # Reporting to Position: 4
Reports In Office: Institutional Research, Planning, Information Management

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