The Institutional Research Analyst is primarily responsible for supporting Enrollment Management initiatives as well as supporting other critical enrollment research projects. This position will use data to provide analysis primarily for Enrollment Management as well as other units across the organization.
Operational Reporting - For the purposes of this job posting the definition of client consists of any administrator, staff, faculty member or external constituent that requests services from the Institutional Effectiveness department. - The position is responsible for timely and accurate submission of institutional data to regulatory agencies through use of SAS programming language, WebFocus and ArcGIS to meet these deadlines. Assures data quality through proactive assessment of requirements, and secures acquisition of high integrity data elements from authoritative sources using comparative means from past data reported, edit checks etc. - Assures data needed for operational reporting is appropriately captured and coded and maintained through collaboration with staff in Enrollment Management, the Registrar's Office and Student Systems Management as well as other clients of the department. - Maintains current knowledge of federal and state regulatory reporting requirements and can perform analysis on how those changes may impact the university. - The position is responsible and accountable for statistical and financial analysis on Enrollment Management requests and projects.
Decision Support and Data Analysis - Supports colleges, academic and administrative units by deriving official institutional statistics as needed for accreditation reports, grant writing efforts, and assessment activities in a timely manner. - Works on financial analysis to see how proposed on enacted policies impact the organization. - Collaborates with other institutional research staff in developing data streams associated with routine as well as ad hoc reporting requirements from the data warehouse or other authoritative data sources. - Acquires and applies in-depth knowledge base regarding data definitions and sources, both internal and external to the institution, for reporting requirements. - Creates reports that originate from either the root database systems or from the official data warehouse using SAS programming language, WebFocus and ArcGIS. - Other duties as assigned
Required Bachelor's in Social Science, Business Administration or similar field.
Has an ability to work well in team environments.
The ability to learn and use SAS for statistical analysis in compiling and producing reports for operational and administrative use.
Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills in concisely communicating the results of research and/or analysis to diverse constituencies.
Skilled in troubleshooting and creatively responding to dynamic situations.
Skilled in prioritizing and coordinating multiple tasks, while meeting project deadlines.
Effective interpersonal skills to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships based on collaboration, diplomacy, and respect, with external agency personnel and within the University community.
The ability to learn and use ArcGIS for complex research projects.
Working with assessment projects that utilize statistical and financial analysis as well as producing reports that contain actionable items.
OR applicable combination of education and/or experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the position
Proven ability to learn programming languages and research design.
Accountability/Dependability: Accepts responsibility for quality of own work; acknowledges and corrects mistakes. Shows up on time, meets standards, deadlines and work schedules.
Judgement: Makes timely, informed decisions. Analyzes options and determines appropriate course of action.
Teamwork: Promotes cooperation and mutual support to achieve goals. Encourages participation and mutual support.
Adaptability/Flexibility: Responds positively to changing business needs and responsibilities. Adapts approach and methods to achieve results; recovers quickly from setbacks and finds alternatives.
Commitment to Diversity: Recognizes the value of diversity and helps create environment that supports and embraces diversity.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
Salary: $3436/month with periodic increases up to $4506/month
Schedule/Appointment: Monday - Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm (1 hour lunch) / PSE Bargaining Unit 8
Working Conditions: Work is performed in an indoor office setting with frequent in-person interactions. It is essential to be able to remain at a desk/computer work station for prolonged periods of time, perform extensive data entry and other computer-related tasks and create/maintain filing systems for departmental records. Some evening or weekend work and/or occasional travel may be required.
Benefits : CWU offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental insurance, retirement and optional savings plans, life and disability insurance, along with vacation and sick leave plans depending on employment classification. For additional information please visit: http://www.cwu.edu/hr/benefits-0
How To Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the on-line application and attach:
A detailed cover letter clearly demonstrating how your education and experience: (a) meet the required (and, as applicable, preferred) qualifications, and (b) demonstrate the ability to perform the responsibilities as described by the posting;
Resume including work history, education, training; and
Contact information for three professional references.
Screening Begins: March 1, 2018
**Priority will be given to applications received by the screening date. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Please contact Human Resources at email@example.com or 509-963-1202 if you require technical assistance with the on-line application process.
Conditions of Employment
Prior to employment, final candidate(s) will be required to submit to a background check. All information obtained through background investigations will be strictly confidential and revealed only to those required to have access.
This position is part of a Public School Employees of Washington (PSE) bargaining unit. New employees are required to meet the membership requirements of the current collective bargaining agreement within 30 calendar days of employment.
The seniority date for the selected applicant shall be set in accordance with Article 43.2 of the Public School Employees (PSE) collective bargaining agreement.
Located in historic Ellensburg, Washington, Central Washington University is a public four-year university. Home to over 10,000 students, Central has a commitment to hands-on learning and discovery, which takes students beyond the limits of the classroom and books. Central prepares students to become well-educated citizens who are ready for high-demand careers in the workforce and offers over 150 undergraduate majors as well as graduate studies programs and research. To prepare and enable students to succeed in a global economy, Central partners with over 30 colleges and universities around the world.CWU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Title IX/Veteran/Disability Employer.