Title: Institutional Research Analyst
This position is responsible for research and analysis activities associated with gathering, processing and disseminating institutional information. These activities will provide decision support for the president of the college and her cabinet, for reports to the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) and Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC), for support of the NashGrad program, for use in required surveys and reports and for providing information to appropriate internal and external constituents.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS/JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Communicates with faculty, staff, administrators, and external partners to understand their data needs and how best to support their programs. Provides data and analytical support to the NashGRAD program to meet program and administration needs for the planning and assessment of program priorities and goals. Manages, analyzes and reports NashGRAD data in collaboration with NashGRAD program leadership. Understands the available resources that can be applied to a question and work with the requestor to provide accurate and insightful solutions.
Assembles and executes SQL code from the NSCC code repository to gather necessary data. Analyzes data to measure progress toward institutionally defined goals, to address on demand requests, and to fulfill required reporting to TBR, THEC, and IPEDS.
Assists in the development and support of data visualizations, including Power BI dashboards. Assists in developing appropriate data systems to support institutional planning and policy-making procedures. Coordinates with the Technology Services Division to manage automatic processes. Prepares routine and on demand reports and maintains documentation for assigned projects.
Bachelor’s degree in education, social science, computer science, or research related field.
At least three years of work experience in higher education, data management or related field.
Experience in data manipulation and visualization, utilizing Excel, Power BI, Tableau, or similar.
Master’s degree in education, social science, computer science, or research related field.
Understanding of relational databases and experience writing SQL queries.
Experience with Microsoft Power BI.
Experience in institutional research.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Ability to analyze, summarize, and present data clearly, concisely and in appropriately useful forms to various constituencies. Computer skills with expertise using Microsoft software packages. Competence in the areas of data structures, data manipulation, and data visualization. Detail oriented with an ability to prioritize and organize project responsibilities. Ability to work with the diverse constituencies of the college. Knowledgeable of goals, objectives, and operations of the college. Good communication skills, both oral and written, with an ability to translate technical issues for a non-technical audience. Ability to work occasional evenings and/or weekends
Open Until Filled: Yes
Rate of Pay: $55,050 - $68,813 annually, depending on experience
Special Instructions to Applicants: Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for the application process. Official transcripts are required upon hire. Applicants may be subject to a background check.
Nashville State offers flexible work arrangements for positions that qualify.