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Job No. 141262

  • Job Title:
  • Institutional Effectiveness Programming Analyst
  • Employer:
  • Murray State University
  • Location:
  • Murray , KY
  • Posting Date:
  • 04-Nov-2019
  • Description:
  • Summary of Job Duties and Responsibilities
    This position constructs complex queries used to create reports, visualizations and predictive models. This job integrates data in relational databases such as Tableau, Microsoft Access and other business objects. Responsibility for federal and state reporting is inherent.

    • Compile, coordinate, and report official institutional data to federal and state agencies as well as other internal and external constituencies.
    • Serve as institutional data liaison for the Council on Postsecondary Education.
    • Use statistical techniques for reports and visualizations with use of algorithms and computer code for needed reports.
    • Routinely discusses gaps in programming specifications with supervisor, Information Systems and other offices, as appropriate.
    • Extract, combine, and/or compare data as needed to produce ad hoc or scheduled reports for decision support purposes.
    • Performs maintenance on existing reports and/or data visualizations to ensure data is available for Institutional Effectiveness for colleagues’ work responsibilities.
    • Collaborate and organize reports for internal and external data requests.
    • Coordinate enrollment, retention, graduation data and financial information necessary for performance funding projections.
    • Perform other duties as assigned or needed.
    • Employees of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness must comply with all rules and regulations per the Higher Education Act (HEA), as disaggregated student data may be received in order to complete Title IV reports which are required for institutional purposes. This position has a legitimate educational interest in the disclosed information, and the data must be handled with the highest level of confidentiality. All FAFSA data will be de-identified, if required for other institutional reporting purposes.

    Minimum Education Requirements
    • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, business analytics, mathematics or related field.

    Minimum Experience and Skill Requirements
    • A minimum of two years’ experience with databases, statistical software, and other high level computer programming skills.
    • Demonstrated technical expertise in Tableau (or similar product), Microsoft Office Suite, and/or a statistical package.
    • Proven ability to construct relational databases and advanced programming using SQL with attention to cleaning and analyzing large data sets.
    • Experience in designing, organizing, and managing multiple complex projects simultaneously to meet deadlines.
    • Excellent skills in organization and communication.
    • Proficiency in the use of a range of information technology software such as Oracle, Banner, Argos/Cognos, and Microsoft Office products.
    • Demonstrable experience with advanced programming using SQL and work in Excel and Access.
    • Occasional travel/training may be required to maintain appropriate skills.
    • Additional hours may be required if critical situations arise.

    Preferred Education and/or Experience Qualifications
    • Master’s Degree in related computational or analytics field.
    • Ability to use inferential statistics to create predictive models.
    • Prior experience working in higher education data, particularly information technology/systems or institutional research.
    • Experience with Ellucian products.
    • Experience leading technology products.
  •  Contact information:
  • Murray State University
  • Murray, KY 42071
  • United States
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