Data Reporting Specialist

Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not specified
Oct 15, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The Data Reporting Specialist provides support to institutional research activities, data governance, and student information systems maintenance.  This position will work closely with the Coordinator of Institutional Research on issues such as student retention, academic planning, and student success though the communication of clear, timely, and actionable information. 



  • Support the department of Institutional Research in recurring and ad-hoc data initiatives.
  • Collect, process, and report data to provide accurate key metrics.
  • Create and provides various ad hoc reports for the campus community—including faculty, staff, and other external stakeholders.
  • Create and maintain data visualizations to aid in institutional decision making.
  • Assist in maintaining the accuracy of institutional data.
  • Provides excellent customer service to all members of the Carthage community.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 



QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:  (To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.)

  • Associate’s Degree required, Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Experience working in an institute of higher education or similar environment.
  • Requires 1 to 2 years of data reporting experience.
  • Requires the ability to use a personal computer and Web browser, including a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Microsoft Excel.
  • Ability to reliably complete various time-sensitive requests.
  • Experience with reporting software (i.e. Cognos) and data visualization software (i.e. Tableau) is a plus.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to produce clear and accurate information through the use of technological tools.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Knowledge of the student life cycles in higher education.
  • Ability to work with a variety of individuals with diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to work with discretion around sensitive information.
  • Requires excellent oral and written communication skills to effectively communicate with administrators and faculty members.
  • Requires the ability to work collegially in a team-oriented environment.
  • Requires demonstrated ability to handle challenging situations with confidence and function effectively with frequent interruptions.
  • Requires demonstrated expertise in the areas of organization, problem-solving and critical thinking.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (The physical demands described here are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The phrases “occasionally,” “regularly,” and “frequently” correspond to the following definitions: “occasionally” means up to 1/3 of working time, “regularly” means between 1/3 and 2/3 of working time, and “frequently” means 2/3 and more of working time.)

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk or hear, and/or use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects, tools, or controls.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and/or walk.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move between 1 and 5 pounds while moving files, folders, or books.   Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT: (The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.) Work is performed in a hybrid nature with some remote and office work required. The noise level in the work environment is moderate and typical.

The above statements reflect the general details necessary to describe the principle functions of the occupation described and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the occupation. 

Institutional Information

Founded in 1847, Carthage College combines an environment of reflection and self-discovery with a culture of high expectation, so that our students uncover and ignite their true potential. As a four-year private liberal arts college with roots in the Lutheran tradition, we place a strong emphasis on both moral and intellectual values. Our prime location in Kenosha, Wisconsin, midway between Chicago and Milwaukee, allows students the opportunity to learn in a professional context. Our beautiful campus, an 80-acre arboretum on the shore of Lake Michigan is home to 150 scholars, 2,600 full-time students, and 400 part-time students. Our rich academic experience equips students with foundational knowledge and skills, preparing graduates to be lifelong learners and to lead meaningful, productive lives. 

Carthage College is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse community. We welcome applications from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.