Under the general direction of the Associate Director of Institutional Research, integrate business intelligence technology with traditional institutional research responsibilities as part of the Institutional Research and Decision Support team; implement and expand the office’s business intelligence initiatives; coordinate data management activities and maintain data dictionary; develop reports, analyses, and dashboards that support decision making and planning.
- Write queries, develop reports and conduct analyses for the Decision Support Environment, a campus-wide business intelligence system. Design, implement, and support business intelligence dashboards and data visualizations.
- Collaborate with associate directors in the Office of Institutional Research and Decision Support and other data stewards to coordinate data management activities. Devise and implement efficient and secure procedures for data collection and data management.
- Identify data quality issues and work with appropriate staff to resolve issues and processes as needed. Develop and implement data validation procedures and data models that will best meet the decision support needs of the campus.
- Maintain reports contained in the Decision Support Environment and on the Institutional Research and Decision Support website, and related intranet sites.
- Determine testing needed to assure the functionality and integrity of reporting solutions, create test plans, and evaluate testing results taking corrective action as necessary.
- Work with the Associate Director of Institutional Research to administer policies, standards and procedures for strategic data planning, data analysis and modeling, and data element standardization and use to ensure accurate, useful and readily accessible data.
- Assist with maintaining metadata and data definitions for end-users; assist with maintaining a data report library.
- Assist in support and training with end users; provide user assistance and direction for self-service reporting options such as ad-hoc data reporting. Facilitate data literacy among university stakeholders.
- Participate in evaluating and analyzing utilities and tools offered by BI applications/tools vendors.
- Represent LMU within the institutional research and higher education data warehouse community and at professional organizations or associations, serve on committees as required.
- Perform other duties as assigned or requested.
- Typically a Bachelor’s Degree in information systems or related quantitative field. Incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of regulation/policy changes.
- Minimum three years experience in developing reports, dashboards, data visualizations and scorecards using business intelligence and visualization software. Experience with Tableau a plus.
- Minimum three years experience with databases or information systems. Experience with SQL a plus. Working knowledge of dimensional modeling a plus.
- Experience using statistical software (e.g. Stata, SAS, R) for data management and cleaning. Experience with Stata a plus.
- Experience working in a university setting preferred. Knowledge and understanding of key concepts in higher education highly desired.
- Exemplary communication skills (both written and oral) evidenced by background in preparing comprehensive reports and executive summaries incorporating complex, highly technical information.
- Exemplary critical thinking and problem solving skills. Attention to detail and commitment to exceptional work quality standards.
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with diverse individuals on cross-functional teams.
LMU is a top-ranked university rooted in the Catholic Jesuit and Marymount traditions, and committed to fostering a diverse academic community rich in opportunity for intellectual engagement and real-world experience. The university’s 142-acre blufftop campus in Los Angeles consistently ranks among the country’s most beautiful, and is situated in the city’s growing Silicon Beach tech hub. Founded in 1911, LMU is the largest Jesuit, Catholic university in the Southwest, with more than 6,000 undergraduate students and more than 3,000 graduate and law students. A comprehensive university, LMU offers 60 undergraduate majors and 56 minor programs, along with 49 master’s degree programs, one education doctorate, one juris doctorate, one doctorate of juridical science and 14 credential/authorization programs. Students study in the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts; College of Business Administration; College of Communication and Fine Arts; Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering; School of Education; School of Film and Television; and LMU Loyola Law School’s campus in downtown Los Angeles.