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Research Analyst

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Apply now Job no: 494428
Work type: Full time
Location: Harper College Main Campus (Palatine)
Categories: Professional/ Technical
Salary: $54,461 - $68,076
Pay Grade: PT Salary
Division: Planning & Institutional Effectiveness
Department: Institutional Research

Schedule Information: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Hours per Week: 37.5

Benefits: Health, Dental, Life & Disability; Sick, Vacation & Holiday Pay; Personal Business; Harper Tuition Waivers; and Professional Development Expense

Work Conditions: Work is primarily indoor and sedentary in nature.

Duties of Position: Performs advanced research involving large institutional surveys and multiple databases.  Work demands are varied and involve specialized software to meet needs of the Office of Institutional Research.

Analyzes datasets of information using Excel, Access, and/or Statistical software.

Prepares reports analyzing survey results, student/faculty metrics, and/or benchmarking data.

Retrieves and analyzes data from a variety of data sources using COGNOS and other SQL based query tools.

Creates and revises institutional interactive reports and dashboards; retrieves data from institutional interactive reports and dashboards.

Prepares and validates compliance reports and data submissions.

Prepares standard and custom reports for departments undergoing program review.

Conducts special ad hoc data requests as needed.

Represents the Office of Institutional Research on institutional committees and task groups.

Manages multiple priorities and high volumes of work.

Effectively communicates information and/or results of analyses to diverse audiences within and outside of the College.

Performs other duties as needed.

Educational Requirements: Bachelor’s degree including coursework in statistics required.  Master’s degree preferred.

Experience Requirements: Minimum 2 years working in a fast-paced office that handles large quantities of data. Prior experience working in higher education preferred. Ability to retrieve, analyze, and present data in meaningful formats (tables, charts, graphs) to various audiences. Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and/or Access, PowerPoint, Word, statistical software (SPSS, R, etc.), and data visualization tools (Power BI, Tableau, etc.). Excellent attention to detail. Excellent analytical, problem solving, communication and organizational skills.

Application Review Date: Applications are accepted until the position is filled though priority will be given to applications received on or before: August 22, 2022

Required Documents: ***A resume and cover letter are required to complete the application process***

* Official transcripts required upon hire 
* Employment is contingent upon Criminal Background Check.
* Employment sponsorship is not available.

Harper College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to create an inclusive learning and working environment where individual differences and identities are respected, valued and embraced. We encourage women, people from historically underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.

Harper College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to create an inclusive learning and working environment where individual differences and identities are respected, valued and embraced. We encourage women, people from historically underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.


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Last Updated: 6/23/22