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Data & Reporting Analyst

Application Procedure:

Apply online at or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets. 

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ  86011.

Job Duties

  • Coordinate and prepare NAU responses to official reports and surveys from external, state and federal agencies and organizations. Requires broad knowledge of university data and data systems, and the ability to be extremely accurate and detail-oriented.
  • Serve as the IPEDS Keyholder for NAU. Update institutional contact information regularly and provide notification of report due dates to contributors. Monitor progress of report completion to ensure adherence to report due dates. Review data provided and notify supervisor(s) of any questionable data.
  • Provide data for grants and data verifications for agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, US Department of Education, US Health Resources and Service Administration, Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students, etc., as well as for private grant proposals. Carefully document criteria used in grant proposals to ensure replicable and consistent data for subsequent grant follow-up reporting.
  • Extract data from NAU and external databases such as IPEDS Data Center, National Student Clearinghouse, Business Objects, Golden 6/PeopleSoft, CUPA HR, NSLDS, US News and others. Extract information accurately from databases, coordinate responses to information requests from Institutional Research and Analysis (IRA) and offices throughout the University, ensure responses are consistent, and send information to appropriate agencies and organizations by specified deadlines. Document processes used to prepare information.
  • Coordinate the “census enrollment” processes 6 times per year. Establish a regular communication network prior to each census, monitor data integrity queries regularly, notify departments of issues and ensure issue resolution. Develop reports to assist offices with data clean-up efforts, and to provide updated enrollment counts. Ensure updated enrollment information is included in university reports, Fact Book, IRA website, etc.
  • Prepare monthly President’s Cabinet Reports. Contact contributing departments to request information. Review information and identify any inconsistencies. Update the Cabinet Report so that it is ready for presentation each month.
  • Provide reminders of key report due dates; maintain paper and computer files so information and surveys can easily be found. Ensure compliance with ABOR regulations. Provide timely and accurate enrollment information for the University.
  • Prepare, design, and distribute the annual Quick Fact Cards, Quick Facts on the web, and other publications to provide easy-to-digest information about NAU. Analyze government policies and regulations and their impact to NAU.
  • Work effectively as an IRA team member providing assistance, support, and training to ensure timely, accurate and quality IRA analyses and reporting. Share information to ensure IRA develops a common, comprehensive understanding of NAU’s student, course, human resources, financial and other data. Show initiative working with other IRA staff to improve the effectiveness and efficiency in providing quality and consistent information and analyses.

NAU is currently engaged in an Organizational Growth and Effectiveness Initiative, which focuses on positioning the University for future success of its operational practices.  As a result, some aspects of this position may be subject to change, such as, but not limited to:  duties, titles, reporting structure, etc.

Job Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related field AND three years of demonstrated experience in a business/academic setting performing data analysis, reporting, or institutional research activities; OR
Seven years of experience in a business/academic setting performing data analysis, reporting, or institutional research activities; OR
Any equivalent combination of directly related experience, training and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications

Understanding of NAU data sources and their interrelationships.
Experience with data extraction in Oracle/PeopleSoft using SQL or PeopleSoft Query, and/or through Enterprise Reporting/Business Objects.
Significant experience in higher education, particularly within research, institutional research, or grant administration.
Experience in reading, preparing, and presenting reports, including graphical and narrative formats.
Master’s degree in related field.

Institution Description

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.  Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements

NAU is an Employer of National Service.  AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.


This is a Service Professional (SPF) position.  NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System or the Optional Retirement Program; 22 days of vacation and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified dependents.  More information on benefits at NAU is available at

NAU is a tobacco and smoke-free campus.

Service Professionals are hired on a contract basis, renewable each 6 months according to terms of the Conditions of Professional Service, which may be found at:

Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan).  New employees are eligible for benefits on the first day of the pay period following their enrollment, after their employment date.  Employees will have 31 days from their start date to enroll in benefits. If a new employee chooses the ASRS retirement option, participation in the Arizona State Retirement System, and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it, will begin on the first of the pay period following 6 months after the new employee's start date. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP), which is an alternative to the ASRS plan for faculty and other appointed staff, will begin to participate on the first day of employment.  Additionally, the long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of employment.  More information is available at:

Application Due Date: 2020-03-09
Job Start Date: 2020-04-06
Salary: $52803 - $64395
City: Flagstaff
State/Province/Region: AZ
Institution: Northern Arizona University
Reports To: Chief Institutional Data Officer
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Institutional Research and Analysis

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