Institutional Research Analyst I: Bachelor's degree required in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Management Information Systems or related field with substantive, successfully completed, statistics courses. One year of work experience in a data analysis or research position with at least basic knowledge of Structured Query Language (SQL) is preferred. Six months of experience performing all of the following operations may be substituted for one year of work experience: data preparation (database query, data cleaning, collation, computation, and documentation); data manipulation; statistical data analysis and interpretation; reporting with graphs and pivot tables. Experience working in a higher education environment, teaching or supervising, is helpful. Must demonstrate intermediate proficiency in Excel and basic proficiency in the use of SQL, SPSS, or SAS. Higher educational attainment and training may substitute for work experience if it can produce evidence of the required knowledge and abilities. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.
Institutional Research Analyst II: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Management Information Systems, or a related field. Two years of experience working in a Computer Science, Management Information Systems (MIS), or a related field to include experience with data management tools such as Structured Query Language (SQL), Statistical Package for the Social Science (SPSS), Statistical Analysis system (SAS), or a related field. Experience with complex data sets including manipulating, merging, restructuring and analyzing large data sets. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.
Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:
Institutional Research Analyst I & II: Supports the Office of Institutional Effectiveness in managing the integrity of the university's official longitudinal data and reporting. Designs, develops, tests, and promotes SQL database tables, Cognos reports, Tableau dashboards, and ad hoc reports into production. Supports the Strategic Institutional Effectiveness office goals to regularize the delivery of useful, relevant, accurate, and logically consistent data into the hands of university leaders, at all levels throughout the institution, as well as to external benefactors.
Primary Responsibilities (Staff Positions Only):
Institutional Research Analyst I: Manages departmental database by creating and maintaining internal data tables, maintaining university Tableau dashboards, and other technical duties as assigned. Collects, compiles, edits, and analyzes data from a variety of sources to develop and prepare statistical reports related to various university functions. Prepares complex statistical reports including graphs, charts, and tables. Responds or coordinates responses to questionnaires and surveys received from local, state, and federal agencies. Assists members of the university community in defining and developing data needs. Verifies data and computations and proofreads reports. Represents the Office of Institutional Effectiveness in university and inter-agency meetings as needed. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Institutional Research Analyst II: Manages departmental database by creating and maintaining internal data tables, maintaining university Tableau dashboards, and other technical duties as assigned. Uses SQL Developer, Excel, and Cognos reporting tool to collect, compile, edit, and analyze data from a variety of sources. Develops and prepares complex statistical reports, including graphs, charts, and tables, related to various university functions. Oversees quantitative analysis of data, including statistical analysis, cross-validation, and verification of data. Ensures timely and accurate submission of external reports and internal requests for data. Responds or coordinates responses to questionnaires and surveys received from local, state, and federal agencies; provides management and oversight of external reporting compliance for the institution. Assists members of the university community in defining and developing data needs, evaluation objectives, and research objectives. Develops and employs analytical strategies to support ongoing research, decision making, and continuous improvement activities. Represents the Office of Institutional Effectiveness in university and inter-agency meetings as needed. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Internal Number: 24349
About Sam Houston State University
For more than 130 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The Measure of a Life is its Service", echoes across SHSU's six colleges and beyond its Texas campus through student research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more. Named for Sam Houston, Texas' greatest hero, SHSU continually strives to honor its historical roots through academic excellence that includes exceptional teaching from faculty members who care as much about their students' success as they do about furthering the knowledge of their fields. While embracing its legacy, SHSU also strives to meet the needs of contemporary students, both traditional and online. With over 20 bachelor's and graduate degrees available entirely online, and more in development each semester, SHSU Online is quickly becoming one of the best online universities in Texas.