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Data Analyst for Institutional Research

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The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Qualified candidates must submit a resume, letter of interest with salary requirements, diversity statement, and 3 references through .

Job Duties

Cedar Crest College seeks a full-time Data Analyst for Institutional Research to conduct research and perform statistical analyses on complex institutional data, while creating reports and dashboards for use in decision making by offices throughout the College. Reporting to the Director of Institutional Effectiveness/Registrar, the data analyst responds to internal and external requests for time-critical data and its analyses, while assisting in forecasting data resource needs for college offices and academic program reviews.

The successful candidate will support the Cedar Crest community as a whole to ensure the integrity of data systems and to make data accessible, consistent, reliable, and available in a timely fashion. The Data Analyst will coordinate the administration and reporting of external, national, student surveys, while creating and administering surveys as needed to support college activities. The position is responsible for organizing data collections for external entities such as US News & World Report, the College Board, and the Middles States Commission on Higher Education’s Annual Institutional Update, as well as mandatory reporting to IPEDS and the NCAA.

Job Qualifications

A bachelor's degree is required in a related field such as data analytics, statistics, business, psychology, computer science, or another field. Excellent quantitative, analytical and technical skills are necessary, along with the ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical audiences. Candidates must be able to effectively utilize SQL, Access, Excel, and SPSS (or other statistics software) and have experience with, or the ability to learn, data visualization tools such as Microsoft Power BI. Strong project management and analytical problem-solving skills--with experience in data extraction, processing, visualization, and analysis--are a plus.

Institution Description

Cedar Crest College, founded in 1867, is a four-year, independent liberal-arts college that emphasizes cross-disciplinary cooperation and excellence in teaching and research. Cedar Crest enrolls over 1400 students through our co-educational School for Adult and Graduate Education and our traditional programs for women. The College’s beautiful 84-acre campus, a registered national arboretum, is located in Allentown, Pennsylvania’s third-largest city. Allentown is nestled in the lovely Lehigh Valley, which boasts the best of both worlds: vibrant and diverse urban communities, as well as beautiful rural expanses. The Lehigh Valley includes access to parks, trails, and other outdoor recreation, top-rated public schools, and a wide range of cultural and sporting venues that enhance the value of our location. Cedar Crest College is a part of the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges, a consortium of six colleges and universities. The College is conveniently located one hour north of Philadelphia and 90 minutes west of New York City. 

Cedar Crest College is an equal opportunity employer fundamentally committed to diversity and inclusion.  As such, the College encourages applications from individuals belonging to minoritized groups in higher education, in support of our diverse student community.  EOE

Application Due Date: 2023-05-13
Job Start Date: 2023-02-15
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Allentown
State/Province/Region: PA
Institution: Cedar Crest College
Reports To: Registrar and Director of Institutional Effectiveness
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Institutional Research

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