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Data Consultant 2

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Columbia Basin College ('CBC' or the 'College') seeks a Data Consultant 2 to provide support in Institutional Research to support key college programs. This position performs advanced work in data management, display development using data, and designing/performing statistical analysis while organizing research projects and studies. Develops and refines forward looking work with predictive analytics team and our advising team. This position reports to the Dean for Organizational Learning.

This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to applicants whose complete application has been received by November 7, 2022 @ 11:59 PM Pacific Time.

As a condition of employment, Classified staff must be fully vaccinated. Please note that any offer of employment is contingent upon you providing verification of your vaccine status, having an approved medical accommodation, or having an approved religious accommodation. No start date will be approved until you have either verified your vaccine status or have an approved accommodation. Need more information? Please contact .

Primary Responsibilities
  • Collaborates with College staff, faculty and students throughout the institution to design, build and execute ways to monitor and predict educational progress;
  • Perform statistical analyses and assist cross-departmental team with predictive analytics and forecasting;
  • Seek out ways to make complex data accessible by developing new displays and maintain existing data displays and reports using Microsoft Office and Tableau;
  • Create and maintain data reports using enterprise data in SQL (Structured Query Language) and Microsoft SQL Server to maintain and build useful reporting;
  • Use word processing, graphics, statistical, spreadsheet and/or data-based software to produce written reports and memos summarizing descriptive statistics and findings;
  • Use presentation skills and software to present results and disseminate findings in descriptive statistics (one-on-one, in groups, and both face-to-face and online);
  • With the institutional research team, fulfill college-wide data requests;
  • Assist the institutional research team to update and maintain Tableau workbooks and libraries;
  • Assist the institutional research team in administering Tableau user access;
  • Assist the institutional research team to provide Tableau trainings (one-on-one, in groups, and both face-to-face and online);
  • Work closely with institutional research team to maintain and document college data collections – including enrollment tracking, program review support, and survey data;
  • Create a culture of collaboration with the departments that institutional research supports;
  • Commit to a “Yes, And” culture by demonstrating the value of cohesive, intentional, and positive culture that brings out the best in all (i.e., being present and listening, making each other look good, embracing change and failure, and choosing positivity); and
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications
  • Associate’s degree coursework in Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, or a Social Science / Business / Natural Science degree with coursework in quantitative research methods from an institutionally accredited college or university; and
  • Two (2) years of academic or practical experience in working with data, analyzing data and/or programming.
Preferred Qualifications :
  • Bachelor's degree with intermediate/advanced coursework in Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, or with a Social Science / Business / Natural Science degree with an emphasis on quantitative research methods from an institutionally accredited college or university; and
  • Two (2) years of professional experience working with small and large data systems with SQL, analyzing data, and/or programming.
Skills & Abilities

Analytical Skills : Synthesize complex information; collect and research data; use intuition and experience to complement data; embrace and report complexity in research;

Design Skills : Translate concepts and information into visual displays; collect and research data; use feedback to modify designs; demonstrate attention to detail; collaborate in design to seek full perspective;

Problem Solving Skills : Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner; gather and analyze information skillfully; work well in group problem solving situations; use reason even when dealing with emotional topics;

Technical Skills : Knowledge of research methods, statistical theory and procedures, and ability to compile, analyze, and present complex data sets;

Customer Service Skills : Manage complex relationships and interests; respond promptly to customer needs; solicit customer feedback to improve service; respond to requests for service and assistance; meet commitments;

Interpersonal Skills : ability to navigate conflict and build trust in diverse workgroups; maintain confidentiality; maintain humility and respect for differing views; Assess own strengths and weaknesses; strive to continuously build knowledge and skills; share expertise with others;

Flexibility : Ability to prioritize workflow in multiple projects, to be open to change in direction and work quickly and effectively with change and interruptions;

Teamwork : Balance team and individual responsibilities; welcome feedback; contribute to building a positive team spirit to prioritize student success; and

Leadership : Embrace continuous learning; take pride in your own contributions and those of others.


This position is a twelve (12) month, full-time, overtime eligible, represented, classified staff position. The typical work hours for this position are Monday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., however, must be available to work a flexible schedule when prior notice is given by the College. This position is available immediately.


Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.

Additionally, pursuant to RCW 28B.112.080, applicants must declare whether they are the subject of any substantiated findings of sexual misconduct in any current or former employment or are currently being investigated for, or have left a position during an investigation into, a violation of any sexual misconduct policy at the applicant’s current or past employer. By law, post-secondary education institutions cannot hire an applicant who refuses to declare the existence or non-existence of an investigation or findings subject to this statute.

**Please note that selected interview candidates will be subject to supplemental testing that will measure skills and abilities related to this position (e.g., Communication, Technical Skills, MS Office Simulation [Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Word], Customer Service, etc.).


In the interest of providing a healthy, safe and secure educational and work environment and in order to meet the requirements of federal legislation, it is the policy of Columbia Basin College to maintain an alcohol and drug-free workplace for our employees and students.

If you are hired, you will need to provide proof of identity and documentation of U.S. citizenship or appropriate authorization to work in this position as required by the Immigration Reform Control Act of 1986.

Columbia Basin College operates under an approved affirmative action plan and encourages applications from persons of color, women, veterans and persons of disability. The Human Resources Office is accessible to those with disabilities. If you need accommodation in application or employment, contact the Human Resources Office at (509) 542-4740.


The physical demands and work environment characteristics described below are representative of those that must be met and may be encountered by an incumbent when performing the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, bend, kneel, stoop, communicate, reach and manipulate objects. The position requires mobility including having the ability to move materials on a regular basis such as files, books, office equipment, etc. Manual dexterity and coordination are required to operate equipment such as computer keyboard, calculator, and standard office equipment.


Usual office working conditions. The noise level in the work area is typical of most office environments with telephones, personal interruptions, and background noises.


This is a bargaining unit position represented by the Washington Public Employees Association (WPEA). Internal promotional, transfer and voluntary demotion applicants who have skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position will be considered prior to consideration of other applicants.

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