St. Norbert College (SNC), a nationally-ranked, private, Catholic, liberal arts college is seeking a Data Analyst. This position works as a member of a three-person team in a college institutional effectiveness office with responsibilities in the following domains: research and data analysis; data extraction and management; report writing; development of dashboards and interactive data visualizations; survey development, deployment, and oversight; and consultation with faculty, staff, and students in service of institutional accreditation, assessment of student learning outcomes, and institutional research.
Prepare, initiate, and implement survey and other data collection and research efforts in support of the assessment of student learning outcomes; assist with and support program and personnel evaluation, course and instructor evaluation, and mission-driven and strategic planning initiatives. Coordinate with the Director to create data communication pieces of various online, print, and interactive formats which clearly and effectively reach internal and external audiences. Assist in preparing data for analysis and presentation. Present research findings to various stakeholders (e.g., committees, disciplines, sharing college-wide). - 35%
Refine research questions, construct datasets (often as a result of merging data from a variety of sources), choose and conduct appropriate statistical analysis of data, summarize research findings, and prepare reports and presentations in support of requests from various units on campus and of accreditation efforts. - 25%
Assist colleagues in the office in the development and updating of the institutional Fact Book; the OIE website and newsblog; web-based query tools (interactive data visualizations and dashboards), infographics; and reports that allow academic and administrative personnel and units to extract or view relevant information from existing datasets. - 15%
Develop and maintain data queries in campus-wide information system (BANNER). Construct and run data extraction reports (Business Objects). Create and maintain archived institutional data files. Provide Banner and Business Objects training to others within the OIE office as needed. - 10%
Lead Office of Institutional Effectiveness (OIE) communication strategies and branding. Produce and disseminate various deliverables. Web editing with Cascade for department needs (e.g., updating OIE website, posting academic program review reports, and assessment reports and plans on the OIE website). - 5%
Support faculty, staff, student, and collaborative scholarly research efforts. - 5%
Complete ongoing professional development to maintain and enhance knowledge and skills in service of the duties and responsibilities mentioned above. - 5%
Perform additional duties as assigned and attend College required training. Regular attendance is required. Work in a manner that is aware of personal safety and the safety of others and observes safety, health and sanitation codes, regulations, or practices required by the College or governmental authority.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree (Master's preferred), preferably in a social science or STEM field.
Experience and Credentials -
3-4 years experience conducting quantitative and qualitative research in an applied setting (e.g., institutional research, program assessment, evaluation, survey research, etc.).
1-2 years experience working with relational databases, including Banner or comparable products, and complex report writing (data extraction).
1-2 years experience with web programming and developing web-based query tools, dashboards, and data visualizations.
Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse campus environment or commitment to do so as an employee of St. Norbert College.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities -
Strong and demonstrated skills in data management and in the analysis of small and large datasets. Strong familiarity with R (or equivalent statistical analysis software/application). Working knowledge of SQL is helpful.
Knowledge of and ability to apply knowledge of research design and research methodology, especially survey design and methodology.
Ability to multitask, meet specific deadlines, and prioritize tasks and assignments.
Knowledge of current trends and issues in higher education.
Knowledge of computer programs such as word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and data visualization (Tableau) software and applications, including online (Google) versions.
Ability to interact professionally with coworkers and customers.
Ability to exercise good judgment and decisions in an expeditious manner.
Ability to maintain the confidentiality of any sensitive information.
The College may consider any equivalent amount of credentials, licensures, training, or experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties and responsibilities of this job.
Regular work hours are M - F, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm with a few interruptions throughout the day. This position is expected to work on campus on a regular basis and is eligible to participate in a Hybrid Work and Flexible Schedule. Approval of Flexible Work Arrangements is at the discretion of the department supervisor to ensure that the needs of the department and college are met. Weekends or evenings are sometimes required; the position can expect to travel one to two times per year.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform this job.
This is primarily a sedentary job with most of day spent seated (and/or standing in combination or as preferred) at desk. While role may regularly require moving between floors in building where office located and between buildings on campus, this can be accomplished without need to climb or walk. Job requires extensive reading of words and numerical and graphic information, and data entry (by means of computer keyboard or equivalent). Little if any other physical exertion (bending, pushing/pulling, lifting, carrying, etc.) is required of no more than 10 lbs.
There are extensive cognitive requirements of the job, including frequent need to memorize, learn, analyze, communicate, interact with others, and prioritize/complete multiple tasks under time pressure.
The College offers an outstanding benefits package including health, dental, vision and life insurance; retirement plan; paid time-off and tuition waiver. For more information, please visit: https://www.snc.edu/hr/workinghere.html.
Applications received by May 17th are ensured of receiving full consideration. However, applications will be accepted until the position has been filled. Please submit a cover letter, resume and relevant samples of works (for example research projects, infographics, Tableau public page, etc.) with your application.
Statement on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:
St. Norbert College provides safe, inclusive, and anti-racist educational and work experiences for our faculty, staff, and students of color, congruent with our Catholic, Norbertine, and liberal arts values. Therefore, we invite candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging to join our community of teaching and learning. We are seeking to hire staff who are committed to infusing equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging (EDIB) into their work.
The college supports educational experiences that challenge students, faculty, staff, and administrators to expand their awareness of factors that impede our appreciation of both the richness and complexity of diversity. Opportunities to confront, examine, and renegotiate our understanding of power, privilege, and inequality as they are manifested in our society will be key to these endeavors.
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