Institutional Research and Decision Support Analyst
Location: Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Internal Number: 3732727
Institutional Research and Decision Support Analyst
Job No: 497237 Position Type: full-time Location: Lewisburg, PA Categories: Other, Clerical / Support
The analyst serves as a member of the OIRP team by leveraging different platforms and using various components of data science to support Bucknell's planning and reporting needs. This key position reports to the Assistant Provost for IR and Assessment. The analyst supports Bucknell's Strategic Plan and our commitment to make data informed decisions
Supports operations and conducts data analytics projects to provide information and insights to stakeholders for decision-making or solution development.
Implements data standards and deploys automation tools to extract, synthesize, and validate data from different sources and transform data into usable metrics.
Constructs data sets, monitors data quality to ensure data integrity.
Utilizes scripting and querying tools like Python, R or SQL, data visualization/BI tools, statistical methods, and data modeling to produce reports, data files, and dashboards.
Collaborates with stakeholders to understand their needs, objectives, and requirements.
Manage data reporting to outside agencies (IPEDS, U.S. News & World Report, Common Data Set, College Board, Princeton Review etc.), ensuring timely and accurate submission of data.
Manage Bucknell's participation in many of the annual surveys that come from various consortia to which the University belongs (HEDS, AICUP, MSCHE, AACSB, ABET, etc.).
Verify official university data on publications for external audiences.
Provide support to student success indicatives through analyzing and reporting data.
Support Bucknell's strategic planning and accreditation process by providing accurate and timely data, analysis, and reports.
Develop and maintain effective working relationships with employees of all divisions throughout the University, creating a collaborative atmosphere.
Coordinate updates of the department web site.
Supports and contributes to the University's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in a research-related field, such as statistics, data science, analytics, computer science, mathematics, social science, behavioral science, or an equivalent combination of academic degree achievement and professional knowledge
Minimum of two years of experience in higher education or other relevant experience in data gathering, quantitative analysis, and/or data reporting.
Demonstrated data gathering, analytical and reporting skills.
Demonstrated experience with data visualization.
Demonstrated ability to be motivated, self-directed, and attentive to detail.
Team-oriented and collaborative.
Strong oral and written communication skills, as well as possessing the ability to interact with individuals at all levels.
Ability to manage concurrent projects and to meet deadlines. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office packages (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint) and in the use of statistical analysis software, such as SPSS or SAS.
Using a variety of statistical techniques collects, analyzes and interprets data from both internal and external sources
Master's degree in relevant field.
Previous experience with database applications.
Two years of experience in Institutional Effectiveness, Assessment, and/or Research office.
Experience with SQL, Python, R
Experience with Cognos, Banner, Tableau, Workday or similar applications
Work Type: This is a full-time, year round, benefits eligible position.
This position will be considered for scheduling flexibility to include hybrid / remote work based on staffing and business needs in compliance with the University's HR and Payroll requirements.
This role is not budgeted for visa sponsorship at this time, all candidates must be authorized to work in the US at the time of submission of the application.
Salary Range: This is a Staff Exempt position with a hiring range of $58,000 - $72,500 (E09). The offer rate will be based on a review of the candidate's credentials compared to the qualifications of the position, internal equity, and our overall compensation philosophy.
Eligible full- and part-time employees are compensated beyond base salary through our total rewards package that includes (but is not limited to): - flexible scheduling options determined by role; - medical, prescription drug, vision, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance options - an outstanding 10% employer contribution to your retirement plan (no contribution requirement for non-exempt positions) - generous paid time off, including vacation and sick time, a community service day, and 19 paid holidays (including two full weeks off for Winter Break!) - tuition remission, exchange and grants for the employee, spouse/spousal equivalent, and children (with credit for full-time, benefits eligible employment at other institutions of higher education) - a comprehensive employee wellness program including program incentives - a myriad of other benefits, including parental leave, an employee assistance program, fitness center membership, and the power of your Bucknell ID card
To learn more about Bucknell's benefits, click here! (*Eligibility criteria and waiting periods may apply.)
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. We endeavor to enhance our capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings. We encourage all individuals to apply and do not discriminate in admissions, employment, educational programs and/or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, sex/gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital or family status, military or veteran status, or genetic information.
Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, national liberal arts institution that offers strong professional programs in engineering, business, education, and music. Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an appealing Victorian-style town ranked as one of America's best small towns. Lewisburg and the surrounding region offer a unique combination of outdoor recreation opportunities, small-town charm, and amenities such as restaurants, art galleries, an art deco theater, museums, and boutiques. In addition to the many cultural and athletic events offered by the University and the Borough, the surrounding region offers outstanding schools, medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. For those who crave the city, Bucknell is within an easy three-hour drive to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. Bucknell University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Thus, we seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell's efforts... to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body. We welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.