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Institutional Research Analyst

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The Institutional Research (IR) Analyst reports to the Director of Institutional Effectiveness and supports evidence-based decision making related to institutional research, accreditation, strategic and grant-funded initiatives. This position develops, implements, and maintains systems for collecting, analyzing, interpreting data as well as producing reports for planning, assessment of outcomes, and enrollment management.  The IR Analyst responds to internal and external information requests, including providing mandated data to state and federal government, accreditation agencies, and others.

Description of Duties and tasks


  • Compliance Reporting and Data Management (50% of time)
    • Assessment and Program Improvement (35% of time)

      Surveys and Research (15% of time)

        Job Qualifications


        • Four-year degree in social science, education, business, math, statistics, or related field
        • At least two years of experience in data analysis and reporting
        • Experience validating data
        • Extensive experience with Excel at the intermediate level
        • Experience working with confidential data
        • Training in research methods and data analysis 


        Applicants for this position possessing one or more of the following knowledge, skills and abilities with receive preferred consideration through the selection process.

        • Master’s degree
        • Experience in an institutional research office
        • Experience using SQL, Tableau, Qualtrics or other web-based survey software
        • Experience with statistical analysis
        • Experience in assessment or program evaluation

        Institution Description

        Southwestern Oregon Community College is located in the heart of Oregon's scenic south coast - an area known for its miles of open public beaches, vast forests, clear lakes and rivers, immense sand dunes, abundant wildlife, and boundless recreational opportunities.

        Our small college has served the residents of our region since 1961.  With campuses in Coos Bay and Brookings, Southwestern offers strong academic programs focused on technical training to provide high-sill workers for businesses in our region and two-year transfer degrees for students moving on to universities.  Our college also hosts community education classes for residents who want to enjoy the benefits of lifelong learning.

        The Coos Campus is home to the Oregon Coast Culinary Institute, a popular recreation facility and fitness center, and well-kept student housing overlooking the beautiful Empire Lakes.

        Our surrounding communities are rich in culture and history with many theater groups, art galleries, libraries, and museums, as well as the nationally acclaimed Oregon Coast Music Festival in July every year.

        Our harbor Coos Bay is the largest natural deep-draft ocean port between San Francisco and Seattle and helps to drive a thriving fisheries, trade, and manufacturing economy.

        Also, tourism is strong here, with visitors and residents alike enjoying ocean, beach, hiking, and camping-focused recreation.  Exploring the dunes via all-terrain vehicles or bicycling rugged coastal mountain trails and country roads offer other kinds of adventure, too.


        • Medical & RX
          ODS - choice of four plans  
        • Vision
        • Dental
          ODS - choice of three plans
        • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
        • Standard Life Insurance
        • Accidental Life and Dismemberment
        • Long Term Disability
        • Retirement Plan (Oregon PERS/OPSERP)
        • Tuition and Fee Waiver
        • Bookstore Discount

        • Sick Leave
        • Bereavement Leave
        • Civic Leave
        • Personal Leave
        • Administrative Leave


        Up to 11 holidays per year, plus one floating holiday


        Up to 160 hours per year, maximum accrual up to 320 hours

        PAID TIME OFF (PTO):

        11 Fridays off in Summer, 5 days off at Christmas  
        Application Due Date: 2022-07-05
        Job Start Date: 2022-07-01
        Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
        City: Coos Bay
        State/Province/Region: OR
        Institution: Southwestern Oregon Community College
        Reports To: Director of Institutional Effectiveness
        Staff # Reporting to Position: 2
        Reports In Office: Institutional Effectiveness

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