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Programmer Analyst, Institutional Research

Application Procedure:

Morehead State University is a comprehensive, regionally focused university providing high quality instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The University has an enrollment of over 10,000 students. To apply, visit: and complete the MSU Application for Employment along with a cover letter, resume, and the name and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For preferred consideration, apply by September 28, 2021. Contact the Office of Human Resources at (606) 783-2097 should you have questions about our online application. Please contact Courtney Andrews, the search committee chair, at for questions regarding this position. MSU is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Job Duties

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Programmer Analyst for Institutional Research and Analysis constructs complex queries that are used to create predictive models, reports, and visualizations. This position integrates data from relational databases by leveraging software, such as Tableau, Microsoft Access, and Business Objects. This incumbent leads projects designed to expand data availability for campus leaders by building self-service reports and dashboards. Additionally, this position contributes to the completion of university publications and reporting requirements.

Job Qualifications

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree in computer science, statistics, information technology, mathematics, or related field with minimum of 2 years of experience. Demonstrated technical expertise in Tableau, Microsoft Business Suite, SPSS, and/or Business Objects. Proven ability to construct relational databases and advanced programming abilities using SQL. Excellent skills in organization and communication.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience with Ellucian Colleague is desired. Prior experience working in higher education data, particularly IT or Institutional Research is preferred. Also preferred is experience leading technology projects and working with quantitative data analysis and constructing predictive models.

Institution Description

Morehead State University is located in Morehead, KY, a designated Kentucky Trail Town, nestled in Daniel Boone National Forest, in close proximity to Cave Run Lake. This location provides opportunities for a wide-range of outdoor recreation activities. Additionally, Morehead State University is relatively close to a number of larger cities including Lexington, KY, Louisville, KY, and Cincinnati, OH. Morehead State University delivers a strong and affordable education for friendly, ambitious students who thrive in a student-focused learning environment defined by small class sizes and faculty committed to teaching and student success.


Application Due Date: 2021-11-01
Job Start Date: 2021-11-01
Salary: $55391 - $72525
City: Morehead
State/Province/Region: KY
Institution: Morehead State University
Reports To: Director, Institutional Research & Analysis
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
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