Director, Analytics and Programming

Michigan, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 30, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Director, Analytics and Programming

Posting Number: 0000799
Reports to: Dean of Accreditation, Planning, and Quality
Department: Institutional Research
Classification: Professional/Technical
Full or Part-time: Full Time

Job Summary:
40 hours per week as the Director of Analytics and Programming is responsible for the design, creation, project management, and maintenance of institutional data reports to support academic quality and student success initiatives. Duties include, but are not limited to, the development and maintenance of programming and analysis to develop reports from the ERP student information system and other centralized data repositories in support of the Office of Institutional Research, accreditation and compliance, academic programs and disciplines, and student support/affairs areas. This position is responsible for the security of data and data use from delivered reports. The Director of Analytics and Programming provides support for institutional and programmatic accreditation reporting, federal and state compliance reporting, all college grants, and other initiatives as directed by the Dean of Accreditation, Planning, and Quality. The position requires excellent time management skills and requires working collaboratively with other offices on campus to provide excellent reporting services. The person chosen will serve on cross-functional institutional teams and committees as well as review and assist in the development of new policies and procedures for the Institutional Research Department. The analyst programmer will acquire new skills and knowledge while empowering all members of the LMC community in a self-service data environment.

Essential Functions:
1. Creates, edits, and maintains reports using Cognos Business Intelligence, SPSS, Excel and other data analytic tools.
2. Use database query languages, SQL and Oracle, to retrieve, examine, evaluate, combine, and manipulate data from multiple sources.
3. Assists in the creation and maintenance of effective, valid, and reliable performance indicator data dashboards and report cards to provide high quality data on academic quality and student success initiatives to inform formative and summative decision making.
4. Assists faculty, staff, and project teams with data for initiatives; collaborates to determine data needs of projects.
5. Compiles and distributes cohort, longitudinal, and comparative data related to academic program quality and student outcomes.
6. Analyzes, translates, and disseminates data in user-friendly visual documents (e.g., tables, charts, graphs, etc.) and disseminates results via appropriate electronic media, written reports, and in-person presentations.
7. Collaborates with colleagues to ensure that data used to inform decisions are accurate, relevant, and accessible.
8. Reviewing/maintaining business rules and preparing data for state, federal, and ad-hoc compliance reporting.
9. Organize and execute complex data requests, research data availability and access methods including strong analytical and problem solving skills.
10. Creates, manages, collects and analyzes survey and other data from across the College in support of institutional research related to academic quality and student success initiatives.
11. Assists with the design of surveys directly related to academic quality and student success.
12. Provide qualitative research support in both methods and analyses.
13. Keeps current on promising practices in institutional research and shares with appropriate college personnel.

Other Duties:
14. Performs other duties as assigned.

Under the limited supervision of the Dean of Accreditation, Planning, and Quality.

Job Specifications:
• Bachelor’s degree required in related fields. Master’s degree is preferred in Computer Sciences, Psychology, Math, Sociology, or related degree.
• Five or more years of experience of a combination of the following activities: using business analytics, i.e., Cognos Analytics,
writing SQL queries of student information systems, i.e. ERP, and using Excel or SPSS to conduct data analysis, is required.
• Five or more years of experience working with Cognos Analytics, Cognos Framework Manager, Cognos Transformer is preferred. Motio, SPSS or SAS knowledge is desired.
• Three or more years of experience working with and preferably in an office of institutional research in higher education required.
• Experience with institutional effectiveness and student outcome models, research design, statistical techniques, and manipulating large data sets.
• Experience with ERP information and other reporting systems highly preferred. Strong analytical, database, and communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability to design and produce accurate and effective research reports. Ability to work in a team environment.
• Strong analytical, database, documentation, and communication skills a must

Grade: C13
Salary Range:

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Summer hours from May- August
College fully funds health insurance deductible.
Benefits immediately start first day of employment.
Paid Spring Break and frontload of vacation and sick time at beginning of each fiscal year.

Due to necessary scheduling changes, our recruitment process is experiencing delays.

Official College transcripts required upon hire.

Open Date: 02/22/2021
Closing Date:

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About Lake Michigan College
Lake Michigan College is a community college in southwest Michigan. We have three campuses --two of which are located ten minutes from our namesake’s breathtaking shoreline.

Like other community colleges, we offer associate degrees, certificates, and even a baccalaureate degree. But what sets us apart from our peers is our seemingly limitless potential and our people - people who care deeply about our region’s future and who are committed to student success and exemplary educational programs, strong alignments with both established and emerging industries, and productive partnerships with the communities we serve.

Faculty and staff at LMC enjoy excellent benefits and a supportive and friendly work environment. LMC recently received a Capital Outlay grant from the State of Michigan and a new millage from the southwest Michigan community, so the college’s facilities will be getting innovative, sustainable upgrades in the next few years that will contribute to the comfort, productivity and collaborative environment for all employees.

Living in Southwest Michigan
Southwest Michigan attracts millions of tourists who come for our beaches, wineries, and nationally acclaimed golf courses. But many who visit, choose to stay for our great schools, low cost of living, and high quality of life.

LMC’s main campus is nestled in a watery and wooded wildlife sanctuary, yet it’s less than a half-day’s drive from major metro areas including Chicago, Milwaukee, Detroit, and Indianapolis.