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Institutional Research Business Intelligence Analyst

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Please apply directly on MU's job portal for this position:
Institutional Research Business Intelligence Analyst

Job Duties

Essential Job Duties/Responsibilities

  • Query, validate and manipulate data from enterprise systems and warehouse environments using analytics languages/tools such as SQL, R, Python, SAS, or SPSS.
  • Analyze data employing statistical and analytical methodologies. Interpret the findings into summary reports and/or interactive dashboard to support institutional decision-making.
  • Support in the implementation and maintenance of cloud-based data warehouse, including data preparation, reporting solution and PowerBI dashboard development.
  • Assist with academic assessment programs and institutional effectiveness projects (admissions, enrollment, student affairs, financial aid, course evaluation, etc.).
  • Maintain comprehensive procedural documentation and data reporting protocols to ensure accurate and appropriate data is available to meet the University's needs.
  • Contribute to ongoing data governance process. Promote and ensure data integrity and consistency across multiple data domains and reporting contexts within the University.
  • Identify data needs, review business requirements, and work to resolve issues and processes as needed.
  • Perform other job related duties as required.

Job Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, statistics, or related discipline and two years of job-related experience required.  An equivalent combination of education and work will be considered.
  • Familiarity with higher education structures/processes and data flow (admissions, enrollment, student affairs, accreditation, course management, etc.).
  • Strong understanding about relational databases and SQL. Effectively utilize SQL querying in ERP and data warehouse environment. Preference given to candidates with Snowflake querying experience.
  • Proficiency in processing large data set using advanced Excel features including functions, formulas and pivot table.
  • Strong analytical and logical thinking skills, particularly regarding data quality assurance, procedural documentation, and process improvement
  • Experience in creating/maintaining /publishing dashboards using PowerBI, Tableau or other business intelligence tools.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, particularly about understanding data demand and interpreting statistical analyses to audience with various backgrounds.
  • Strong attention to detail and proofreading skills involving data and documentation.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to build cooperative working relationship throughout the university.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of state and federal compliance reporting requirements and standards for higher education.
  • Ability to program using any of the following languages: R, Python, SAS.
  • Ability to plan, create, program, and manage computer databases across multiple operating system platforms/environments.

Institution Description

Methodist is a wonderful place to work and we are fortunate to have talented faculty and staff to enrich our student experience and provide high-quality education and services to our students. Methodist is a vibrant community of students, faculty, staff, and administrators who live, study, and work together. This process of sharing experiences offers the opportunity for each of us to be more knowledgeable and productive than we would be alone, as well as caring citizens within our community.


 MU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes: medical, dental, vision, retirement plan, commuter benefits, and generous paid time off. 
Application Due Date: 2023-03-31
Job Start Date: 2023-04-03
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Fayetteville
State/Province/Region: NC
Institution: Methodist University
Reports To: Direction of IRBI
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Institutional Research and Business Intelligence

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