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Institutional Research Data Analyst

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Job Duties

  • Providing data management for university official data;
  • Providing technical support for University reporting to the University of North Carolina System Office;
  • Supporting the needs of enrollment management, student success, strategic planning and institutional effectiveness by developing data models and reports;
  • Creating data reports for campus decision-makers on key performance metrics such as enrollment, retention, graduation, space utilization, and cost analysis;
  • Supporting required state and federal reporting;
  • Contributing to data projects of the University Data and Analytics Team;
  • Responding to ad hoc data requests from within the university community;
  • Using social research principles, methods and processes to conduct inquiries on University data.

Job Qualifications

Candidates should possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, four years of experience in higher education institutional research, or have comparable professional experience, strong experience managing, working with, and reporting on data, including proficiency using Structured Query Language (SQL), and use of data visualization platforms, such as Tableau, Microsoft Power BI, or SAS Visual Analytics. 

Institution Description

Western Carolina University is a rural and regional comprehensive university serving over 11,000 students, and is part of the University of North Carolina system.  Located in Cullowhee, NC, WCU’s 600-acre main campus is situated in a beautiful valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains, 52 miles west of Asheville and near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  The surrounding areas provide residents a high quality of life with its close proximity to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and diverse outdoor adventures, a thriving arts community, and mild year-around temperatures.  Western Carolina University is a two-hour drive from Greenville, SC and Knoxville, TN, and a three-hour drive from Charlotte, NC and Atlanta, GA.


Application Due Date: 2021-04-19
Job Start Date: 2021-06-15
Salary: $62000 - $65000
City: Cullowhee
State/Province/Region: NC
Institution: Western Carolina University (NC)
Reports To: Assistant Vice Chancellor, Institutional Planning and Effectiveness
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Institutional Planning and Effectiveness

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