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Student Reporting & System Analyst

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Job Duties

Summary: The position is heavily involved in the querying, interpretation, and reporting of data from the student information system. The position must be able to interpret written policy and translate to code for production of the degree audit. Although the position works singly, it collaborates with other departments that produce and consume data. Therefore, the position needs to understand downstream impacts of changes to student information. Alongside Information Systems, the position troubleshoots issues with the student information system.
Fixed-term position available July 2022 thru December 2024. This position is eligible for remote work.

Essential Functions:

Institutional Research technical support (approx. 50%)

  • Extract data from Cognos then feed into SAS or R for data troubleshooting, aggregation, and reporting (e.g. US Dept of Ed IPEDS).
  • Independently organize and plan work around required deadlines.
  • Collaborate with data stewards (e.g. OUR, Fin Aid, HR, etc.) to understand data definitions and clear up data anomalies/questions.
  • Query databases using SQL and/or analytic tools like R and/or SAS.
  • Create ad-hoc reports against Banner data in Cognos.

Office of the University Registrar technical support (approx. 50%)

  • Identify root causes of issues in Banner, DegreeWorks, and WIN applications.
  • Create ad-hoc reports against Banner and DegreeWorks data in Cognos.
  • Query Banner and DegreeWorks database using SQL.
  • Process Banner Action Items.
  • Send communications to specific populations through Banner Communication Manager.
  • Update DegreeWorks Scribe to reflect Bulletin.
  • Maintain DegreeWorks via Composer, Controller, and Transit

*Applications for this position will be accepted through August 22, 2022 @ 11:59 p.m. EST*

Job Qualifications

Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Familiarity with SAS and R
  • Familiarity with SQL
  • Familiarity with Excel
  • Familiarity with Toad or similar database management toolset
  • Familiarity with Banner
  • Familiarity with DegreeWorks to include Scribe
  • Familiarity with Cognos Analytics

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Familiarity with IPEDS instructions, data collection portal and process
  • Familiarity with instructions and content of Common Data Set and NCHED/NCICU forms


  • Responsible for own work.

Institution Description

About WFU:

Wake Forest University, formed in 1834, has experienced decades of growth and innovation.  WFU is a distinctive university that combines a liberal arts core with graduate and professional schools and innovative research programs.  The University embraces the teacher-scholar ideal, which prizes the personal interaction between students and faculty.  It is a place where exceptional teaching, fundamental research and discovery, and the engagement of faculty and students in the classroom and the laboratory are paramount.

Wake Forest University is a community of men and women that seeks the enlightenment and freedom which come through diligent study and learning. Its higher goal, however, is to give life to the University motto "Pro Humanitate," as members translate a passion for knowledge into compassionate service. The community shares a tradition that embraces freedom and integrity and acknowledges the worth of the individual. The heritage, established by the school's founders and nurtured by succeeding generations, promotes a democratic spirit arising from open-mindedness and discourse. Wake Forest fosters compassion and caring for others. Its collective strength and character are derived from the values and distinctive experiences of each individual; therefore, it affirms the richness of human intellect and culture and its contribution to knowledge, faith, reason, and dialogue. Furthermore, it strives toward a society in which good will, respect, and equality prevail. To that end, Wake Forest University rejects hatred and bigotry in any form and promotes justice, honor, and mutual trust.​

The University is comprised of:  the undergraduate college, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Divinity, School of Law, and School of Medicine (located on the Bowman Gray campus with Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center) and today enrolls about 4,846 undergraduates and 2,823 students in graduate programs at its principal location, the Reynolda campus.  Students at Wake Forest University enjoy a great deal of access to and interaction with world-class faculty both in and out of the classroom setting with a student-faculty ratio of 11:1.  Wake Forest employs approximately 2,772 full and part-time faculty and staff.

Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant, intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities, and a strong athletics program competing in the fifteen-team Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).  Since its founding, the university has adopted the motto “pro humanitate,” which is exemplified by a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world. Wake Forest has a strong commitment to holistic, eight-dimensional well-being for students, faculty and staff as evidenced in the Thrive initiative.


Please visit our Benefits page for information about the benefits provided at Wake Forest University.
Application Due Date: 2022-08-23
Job Start Date: 2022-07-05
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Winston Salem
State/Province/Region: NC
Institution: Wake Forest University
Reports To: Supervisor
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Information Systems

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