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Institutional Research Data Analyst

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Position Information

Who We Are

At Gonzaga we don’t just state our mission. We live it every day as a Catholic, Jesuit, and humanistic University. It is the reason we exist and the foundation for our purpose: educating students for lives of leadership and service. From students to faculty and staff members, everyone here knows what we stand for – and they know how valuable our mission is to the success of our institution.

Our competitive benefit packages are part of Gonzaga’s commitment to care for the whole person. Packages include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, retirement, tuition benefits, and other University-provided benefits.

We also provide numerous resources which help bring balance to the complexities of work and personal life through our work/life and wellness programs.

Position Title Institutional Research Data Analyst
Department Institutional Research & Assessment
Classification Exempt
Job Summary

This position supports the Institutional Research Office’s core activity of internal and external reporting through data collection, analysis, and presentation to serve the University’s mission.

Work Schedule

Monday – Friday 8-5

Hours per Week 40
Months per Year 12
Employment Status Regular
Temporary or Fixed-Term Assignment End Date
Total Rewards $55,000
Essential Functions

• Collects, compiles, analyzes, and reports data from internal and external information systems.
• Responsible for responding to internal and external requests for information about the university.
• Prepares annual university profile reports, including those required by the state and federal agencies.
• Completes benchmarking surveys (e.g., US News, Petersons, Princeton Review) in coordination with other data stewards in various departments and offices on campus.
• Develops reporting solutions that are both automated and sustainable.
• Develops, deploys, and maintains web-based reporting systems and dashboards.
• Completes research projects under the guidance of the Director of Institutional Research.
• Maintains the university Fact Book and Common Data Set.

Other Functions

• Assists in ensuring data integrity, consistency, and security through systems design and data reconciliation.
• Identifies and assists with implementing improvements in the institution’s data resources and report production processes.
• Contributes to the standard operating procedures of the office.
• Maintains department website.
• Assists staff with programming and resolving problems and technical issues.
• Performs other related tasks as assigned.

Supervision Given/Received

This position reports to the Director of Institutional Research.

Minimum Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree in Data Science, Social Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Educational Research, or other related field.
• Minimum of two years working with databases.
• Experience working with large relational databases, data warehouses, data marts.
• Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
• Detail-oriented; possess analytical skills and statistical ability to translate raw data from disparate sources into information and knowledge.
• Ability to communicate information to a variety of audiences in multiple formats.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Demonstrated responsiveness and attentiveness to needs of clients/stakeholders and the ability to foster positive and productive working relationships with co-workers.
• Ability to set priorities and fulfill multiple concurrent demands on a self-directed basis, with minimal supervision.
• Demonstrated ability to learn quickly and completely, to develop new skills as needed, to adapt when conditions change, and engage in continuous improvement in response to work performance feedback.
• Demonstrated ability to maintain a professional and reliable work ethic and a commitment to punctuality and attendance.
• Proficiency with Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio and demonstrated ability to use SQL programming language in a relational database environment to edit and maintain SQL queries.
• Experience with Microsoft Power BI and Power tools, including SharePoint and cloud-based integration, SQL Server Analysis Services, and SQL Server Reporting Services.

Desired Qualifications

• Advanced degree in Data Science, Social Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Educational Research, or other related field.
• Experience with higher education information systems (e.g., Banner).
• Experience in conducting predictive analytics.

Physical Demands

This position is essentially a sedentary job. The functions are usually performed sitting, but may involve some amount of time standing, stooping, kneeling, bending, lifting, walking, carrying (maximum of 25 lbs.), and reaching while filing and other duties. Extensive wrist and hand movements related to computer keyboard and calculator work. Ability to be mobile campus-wide for various business needs.

Open Date 10/02/2017
Close Date 10/31/2017
Open Until Filled No
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Special Instructions to Applicants
EEO Statement

Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is a committed EEO/AA employer and diversity candidates are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability status and/or protected veteran status.

Clery Statement

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics

The safety of all members of the campus community is of vital concern to Gonzaga University. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the law enforcement authority of Campus Security, policies concerning the reporting of any crimes which occurred on the campus (and other specified locations), other security and safety-related policies, as well as the crime statistics for the most recent 3-year period may be found in the Campus Safety and Security Guide and Annual Fire Safety Report. The Gonzaga-In-Florence Safety & Security Guide is also available.

A paper copy of the Campus Safety & Security Guide and Annual Fire Safety Report or the Gonzaga-In-Florence Safety & Security Guide may be obtained by contacting the Student Development Office on main campus, College Hall 120. The Florence Guide may also be obtained on the Florence campus in room 105.

Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor’s Degree in Data Science, Social Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Educational Research, or other related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have minimum of two years working with databases?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents