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Senior Research Analyst

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Work type: Full-time
Location: District Office - One Main Place
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday (8:00-5:00)

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Salary Range (Full-Time)
$5,416.67 mo. - $6,229.17 mo. (dependent on experience and other considerations)

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Position Summary
Responsible for performing highly advanced (senior-level) statistical work to include planning, developing and presenting statistical data and reports.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Required advanced knowledge of software packages such as Excel, Access, and Statistical Analysis Software (SAS) or Statistical Package for the Social Science (SPSS). Knowledge of the principles of performance measurement and demonstrated ability to design, implement, analyze, and summarize complex research into coherent reports for utilization in decision making. Knowledge of the general principles of developing and analyzing quantitative and qualitative surveys. Demonstrated knowledge of college management information systems especially student information systems. Experience developing and maintaining database applications. Familiarity with planning and assessment in a higher education context. Strong knowledge and experience in providing effective customer service.

Physical Requirements
Works with light, easy to handle materials requiring little physical effort.

Minimum Knowledge and Experience
Bachelor’s degree or higher plus five years’ experience in institutional research or related fields that require quantitative research, analysis, or mathematical skills. Preferred experience in a community college setting. Official transcripts will be required. ***Will be subject to a criminal background check.  Some positions may be subject to a fingerprint check. ***

Preferred Skills and Abilities:  Higher Education Background, SQL experience and ability to write simple to complex queries on user specifications

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Plans, develops, coordinates, and oversees research/statistical projects. Develops and maintains information to support the transformation of data into information for decision-making. Develops and conducts quality assurance procedures. Develops, maintains, and modifies a data warehouse for student tracking and other systems which may be developed to support planning and institutional effectiveness. Responds to ad-hoc requests for information from internal and external entities. Oversees collection or collects, compiles, analyzes, and interprets data. Develops and maintains strong and open communication lines with system administrators and other IT resources as well as Institutional Research staff district wide. Maintains knowledge of the Colleague system as the system changes/expands. Completes and submits student-related IPEDS surveys for all seven colleges, completes and submits HR-related surveys for the District and seven colleges, and assists with the other IPEDS surveys completed by the District Service Center. (DISTRICT OFFICE ONLY) Functions effectively as a team member with all district locations in developing and
implementing institutional research and institutional effectiveness related projects. Acts as a professional and technical resource to institutional researchers with all district locations whenever needed. Depending on assignment location, may assists in the preparation of mandatory reports to the
Texas Legislature, or in the preparation of information needed for meeting the Board of Trustees’ Strategic Goals, or in the preparation of information needed by the campus Cabinet member(s). Manages multiple projects, sets priorities, meets deadlines, and works independently. Evaluates procedures to ensure validity, applicability, efficiency, and accuracy. Performs related duties as assigned.

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