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Institutional Research Data Analyst

Application Procedure:

Application Procedure:

Send letter of interest, including a statement regarding qualities you offer within the context of the Wartburg College mission, résumé, and contact information for three references electronically to: See for further information about the college. Screening begins immediately and continues until position is filled.

Job Duties

Function of Position:

Responsible to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, under the supervision of the Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness. The incumbent collects and analyzes institutional data to support strategic initiatives, effective decision-making, campus-wide assessment (e.g., curricular, co-curricular, institutional), program review evaluation, accreditation, and compliance requirements at the state, regional and federal levels. This position also includes managing the office, generating enrollment data, and preparing various information for registration, billing, and schedules as required. The full-time, twelve month position includes excellent benefits.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Data Analysis and Reporting (70%)

  • General management and analysis of enrollment data while working closely with Admissions and the Registrar’s Office to ensure clean data.
  • Collect, maintain, manipulate and submit student enrollment and retention data for institutional surveys including IPEDs, National Student Clearinghouse, federal and state requests.
  • Maintain and prepare Enrollment and Retention reports, Five-Year Projection models for internal budgeting, and weekly/monthly enrollment projection reports.
  • Create and modify InfoMaker reports to query specific data requests received by other departments and individuals.
  • Utilize external sources for data comparisons of benchmark schools for internal research.
  • Operates a variety of software packages used for data management, statistical analysis, and visual display of data; learns and applies emerging technologies as necessary.

Assessment (10%)

  • Collaborate with faculty and key staff in a process of continuous assessment and improvement.

General Duties (20%)

  • Prepare and distribute correspondence for the Office of Institutional Research.
  • Participate in campus meetings, professional development activities, confers with campus constituents and serves on committees as required.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

Requires knowledge equivalent to an Associate's degree and two years of effective experience; extensive computer knowledge on PC in Windows environment; advanced database and spreadsheet knowledge and experience; attention to detail and organizational skills; strong commitment to customer service. Prefer SQL experience, knowledge of PowerBI, bachelor’s degree, and experience in higher education.


Institution Description

Founded in 1852, Wartburg College is a selective four-year liberal arts college of the Lutheran Church (ELCA), internationally recognized for community engagement. We offer more than 50 academic majors and preprofessional and certificate programs leading to the bachelor’s degree. The Wartburg Community is committed to creating and maintaining a mutually respectful environment that recognizes and celebrates diversity among all students, faculty, and staff.


Comprehensive Benefit Package, Free & reduced tuition programs for employees, dependents, and spouses, 6% retirement contribution day 1, eleven + paid holidays.
Application Due Date: 2023-09-30
Job Start Date: 2023-10-01
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Waverly
State/Province/Region: IA
Institution: Wartburg College
Reports To: Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Institutional Research

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