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Data Analyst – Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Under the general supervision of the Executive Director for Institutional Research and working collaboratively within the IR Team and with Teams from other units, the Associate, Academic and Institutional Studies II (Data Analyst) undertakes studies of considerable scope and complexity including recognizing side issues or related problems for further inquiry and for recommending lines of approach to incorporate them into the main study or to pursue them through a separate project. Long-range and continuing studies are reported periodically and changes in direction or focus, as required by changing circumstances, are cleared with the supervisor. In addition, the incumbent provides support to the different functions of IR as needed.

Institutional Research focuses on providing decision support in areas related to planning, policy development, and institutional effectiveness, among other and generally addresses mandated reporting, data and research requests, and external surveys. Conducting analytical studies may include determining project methods and design, data collection, web-based surveys, an emphasis on quantitative data analysis, interpreting and drawing conclusions from the findings and preparing presentations and other materials to disseminate the findings in such a way that they will be useful for decision-making and institutional improvement.

Anticipated Hiring Range: $72,000 - $89,000 per year

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Job Qualifications

Key Qualifications

• Working knowledge of data warehouse systems, data programming, and data management.

• Demonstrated skills in analyzing large complex databases. Ability to independently identify and resolve data conflicts.

• Demonstrated ability to use database query languages and tools to retrieve, examine, evaluate, combine, and manipulate data from multiple sources.

• Experience with version control and unit testing.

• Ability to obtain necessary information for different projects as requested, ability to analyze the information, draw conclusions and develop recommendations, prepare written reports, and lead meetings and negotiations.

Institution Description

Cal Poly is a nationally-ranked public university located in San Luis Obispo, California, and known for its Learn by Doing philosophy. Each year more than 20,000 top-tier students come to San Luis Obispo to put knowledge into action, taking their learning outside the classroom as they prepare for careers in engineering, agriculture, science, business, humanities and the built environment. Cal Poly’s hands-on philosophy, small class sizes and close student-faculty mentorships result in graduates ready from day one to impact their communities, California and the world. For more information, visit


Cal Poly offers a best-in-class benefits program, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System, and educational benefits for eligible employees. See our benefits website for additional information. 
Application Due Date: 2023-05-07
Job Start Date: 2023-07-01
Salary: $72000 - $89000
City: San Luis Obispo
State/Province/Region: CA
Institution: Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Reports To: Executive Director
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Institutional Research

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