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Research Analyst

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Job Duties


The essential job functions and responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Collecting and analyzing data, and compiling information into a final form for presentation or submission;
  • Fielding data requests and producing annual reports;
  • Developing, maintaining, and querying databases or dashboards;
  • Researching to compile data covering a variety of subject areas including student, staff, and community data;
  • Completing and submitting state reporting data, working alongside subject matter experts and adhering to deadlines;


The specific duties and responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Using Workday and Microsoft tools (e.g. Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SQL Server, etc.) to create data reports, databases, visualizations, or dashboards on topics such as student recruitment, admissions, financial aid, enrollment, retention, course success, completion, commencement, transfer, job placement and wages, academic program effectiveness and viability, personnel;
  • Completing assigned state reporting data submissions by collecting data, adhering to database rules, creating new processes in response to database changes, reviewing submissions for data quality, working with subject matter experts to ensure accuracy, and submitting data before deadlines;
  • Collecting, reviewing, and assimilating information for decision-making, strategic planning, accreditation, or auditing;
  • Conferring with personnel of organizational units needing data or databases to learn specific input and output requirements, such as what information is needed, how data is to be summarized, and how reports should be formatted;
  • Writing detailed description of user needs, programming functions, and steps required to develop or modify database queries;
  • Fulfilling data requests, updating and verifying annual reports, and maintaining databases and dashboards;
  • Analyzing existing information processing techniques to evaluate effectiveness and developing new techniques to improve production or workflow as required for implementation;
  • Conducting research pertaining to the development of new data services to meet current and projected needs;
  • Communicating data effectively in a wide variety of formats to technical and non-technical audiences;
  • Applying full understanding of IRSC policies and procedures, and staying abreast of current and emerging issues;
  • Exercising judgment and discretion regarding student and employee privacy, and following FERPA regulations;
  • Building and maintaining strong collaborative relationships across the College as well as ensuring effective integration and appropriate dissemination of data across operational areas;
  • Completing other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Job Qualifications

The qualifications, knowledge, and skill requirements for this position include:

  • Proven work experience with a variety of computer software including Excel, SQL or SAS, Visual Studio, and Access or other relational databases;
  • Proven working knowledge of computer applications including spreadsheets, word processing, database management, and presentation graphics;
  • Demonstrated self-motivation with the ability to handle multiple priorities and assignments, and function independently with minimal supervision;
  • Excellent critical thinking, interpersonal, and communication skills;
  • Ability to maintain strict accuracy and be detail oriented;
  • Ability to work effectively with College staff and administrators on all levels, and as a team;
  • Strong organization and time-management skills with experience prioritizing and managing multiple projects simultaneously and meeting deadlines
  • Strong commitment to the college mission.
  • The following is preferred:
    • Bachelor’s degree in math, computer science, or a related area;
    • Knowledge of Florida State College System reporting requirements.
    • Experience with Workday Student


This position requires an ability to sit, stand, walk, bend, lift, reach up, stoop, and carry items occasionally in excess of twenty-five (25) pounds.  It also requires manual dexterity to operate standard office machines, such as, copier, fax, calculator, telephone, and other equipment as necessary. IRSC expects its employees to follow proper safety standards while employed by the College.

Institution Description

Indian River State College serves Florida’s Treasure Coast as the four-county region’s premier provider of post-secondary education.  A comprehensive public institution, IRSC offers short-term career training, two-year Associate Degrees and Bachelor’s Degree programs.  The College’s combination of quality, affordability and convenience attracts more than 30,000 students annually.  Every aspect of IRSC is focused on helping students succeed.  We appreciate your interest in IRSC and thank you for considering IRSC as your career choice.

IRSC EEO/Equal Access Policy

Indian River State College is an equal opportunity/equal access institution. It is the policy of the District Board of Trustees to provide equal opportunity for employment and educational opportunities to all (including applicants for employment, employees, applicants for admission, students, and others affiliated with the College) without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or genetic information.


Application Due Date: 2023-06-30
Job Start Date: 2023-04-19
Salary: $53706 - $69818
City: Fort Pierce
State/Province/Region: FL
Institution: Indian River State College
Reports To: Director of Research and Reports
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Research and Institutional Effectiveness

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