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Research Data Analyst

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Responsible for both predictive analytics and historical reporting structures. Utilizing both Microsoft and SAP business intelligence (BI) tools, assignments include predictive analytics, data-mining, quantitative and qualitative research and the publication of both ad hoc and recurring state and federal reports.




  • Conducts independent research, data analysis and visualized reporting. Identify potential data sources that will allow analysis and provide interpretable and meaningful results.
  • Creates and optimizes data models for reporting and analysis using:  multidimensional models and combining multiple data from different sources.
  • Provides recommendations on strategic improvements based on analysis and findings.
  • Create analytical solutions to forecast key performance measures.
  • Generates Federal and State regulatory reports.
  • Utilizes data from ERP system as well as other internal and external data sources to collect and evaluate national, state and local data trends.
  • Presents findings utilizing various forms of media.
  • Ensures data integrity and develops data sets for use in reporting and analysis.
  • Familiar with various quantitative and qualitative analysis methods.
  • Collaborates with Grants department for research studies and projects.
  • Defines, analyzes, plans and implements solutions to improve operational efficiencies.
  • Provides technical support as well as training on new or existing system techniques.
  • Collaborates with key stakeholders and coordinates research efforts with various departments.
  • Provides functional support to other areas that develop reports.
  • Performs related duties and other supporting tasks as required or assigned.


Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related discipline or equivalent work experience required. 2-3 years of experience in the use of reporting software using various BI tools such as SAP Web Intelligence, Power BI, Power Pivot, and DAX; or a combination of advanced Excel and SQL techniques preferred.
  • Experience in survey development and/or market research, utilizing various survey platforms preferred
  • Experience with methods of planning and conducting studies and designing reports.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills including methods of presenting data via multi-media and web publishing.
  • Experienced with research design, data evaluation, and database management with applicable higher education institutional research preferred.
  • Computer based management information systems, such as data warehousing and data queries through system applications and/or SQL preferred.

Institution Description

College of Western Idaho (CWI) is a comprehensive community college providing higher education programs to residents of Western Idaho. We offer a full range of academic and career-technical courses leading to an Associate of Arts or Science degree, Associate of Applied Science degrees, continuing education, and certificates. CWI also offers Basic Skills Education to help prepare for a GED, Dual Credit for high school students, and fast-track career training for working professionals. Choose from classes offered at a variety of campuses throughout the Treasure Valley or online. We schedule to meet your educational needs during the day, evening, and weekends.


  • Affordable health insurance coverage - medical, dental, and vision
  • Opportunity for flexible spending and dependent care accounts
  • Generous retirement plan, depending on position, may include:
    • Participation in Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI) defined benefit plan, or
      • Mandatory employee contribution of 7.16% of earnings
      • Employer contribution of 11.94% of earnings
    • Participation in the Optional Retirement Plan
      • Mandatory employee contribution of 6.97%
      • Employer contribution of 11.86% of earnings with 100% immediate vesting
  • Employer covered life and disability insurance
    • Additional employee, spouse, and dependent life insurance available for purchase
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • CWI tuition reduction for employees, spouse, and dependents (restrictions apply)
    • Reciprocal agreements with other Idaho colleges and Universities (restrictions apply)
  • Vacation accrues at the rate of 16 hours per month (240 hour maximum)
  • Sick Leave accrued at a rate of 8 hours per month
  • Ten paid holidays per year
  • Employee discount programs from many local businesses
Application Due Date: 2019-08-22
Job Start Date: 2019-09-09
Salary: $44000 - $55000
City: Nampa
State/Province/Region: ID
Institution: College of Western Idaho
Reports To: Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Institutional Effectiveness

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