Reporting to the Director of Institutional Research (IR) and Analytics, the Data Analyst will be responsible for internal research projects and external surveys, including official university responses to IPEDS, SACSCOC, U.S. News, and other agencies that collect university data for a variety of purposes. The Data Analyst will collaborate with the Director of Institutional Research and Analytics to conduct a wide variety of quantitative and qualitative analyses to guide institutional decision-making, inform and shape policy, and evaluate processes. The Data Analyst will maintain and improve the IR electronic archive and will develop and maintain an IR data warehouse.
- Using programming language (e.g. SAS, R, SQL), the Data Analyst will do the following:
- Completion of state and federal reports, including IPEDS, SACSCOC and Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board reports (25%)
- Analyze, recommend, and report on university metrics (i.e., retention, persistence, attrition, and graduation rates) to support the student success strategy, for administrative decision-making and strategic planning. (25%)
- Developing and maintaining Tableau dashboards (15%)
- Completing requests for Public Relations, Grants, Institutional Advancement, and other internal offices (10%)
- Maintaining and improving an IR electronic archive/data warehouse (10%)
- Preparing annual responses to the Common Data Set (5%)
- Responding to external surveys, including U.S. News and other agencies (5%)
- Assisting with the continuous improvement of data quality and related audit processes for the university Colleague system through data quality audits (5%)
- Maintaining excellent communication with management on all tasks and projects
- In the absence of the director, the data analyst must respond for the data needs of the institution.
- Performs all other duties as assigned.
- Be an advocate for student success efforts across campus.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Commitment to accuracy and an eye for detail
- Must be able to perform statistical modeling and manipulate databases
- Must have the ability to set deadlines, prioritize responsibilities, and coordinate numerous projects simultaneously
- Excellent technical computer skills with proficiency in working with large datasets and spreadsheets
- Must have a strong work ethic with the ability to work independently or as part of a team and handle confidential data in a professional manner.
- Must have strong oral and written communication skills, as well as sound interpersonal skills
- Must have the ability to work collaboratively and to share skills with team members
Education and Experience:
- Have intermediate to advanced knowledge of programming (e.g., R, SAS, SQL database queries, SPSS syntax, STATA syntax, Microsoft Power Platform including Power BI, Flow, etc.)
- Have intermediate to advanced knowledge of Tableau or B.I. Software
- Have experience performing statistical analyses
- Have expertise with information technology, along with the ability to communicate about those subjects to those with less or no expertise
- An inclusive student-centered philosophy of providing services and resources.
- Possess knowledge of best practices in student success program implementation with an emphasis on research, assessment and data-informed decision making
- Have the ability to work effectively and collaboratively with people at all levels of the University
- Master’s degree or higher in information management, information sciences, social sciences, or related field is strongly preferred
On the foundation of faith, wisdom, and trust in Providence, Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) prepares graduates to transform their communities, families, and professions.
OLLU, founded in 1895 by the Congregation of Divine Providence, is a coeducational comprehensive institution with an enrollment of more than 3,100 students. With its main residential campus in San Antonio and non-traditional programs in San Antonio, Houston, the Rio Grande Valley (La Feria), and online, OLLU has a presence in two of the largest cities in Texas, the border region, and literally around the world.
The University offers more than 30 undergraduate majors and minors, 14 master's programs and three doctoral programs through its College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business and Leadership, and the College of Professional Studies. OLLU offers classes in daytime, evening, weekend, and online formats.