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Institutional Research Data Analyst

Wartburg College
Waverly, Iowa
Posted Date
Aug 7, 2023

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Function of Position:

Responsible to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, under the supervision of the Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness. The incumbent collects and analyzes institutional data to support strategic initiatives, effective decision-making, campus-wide assessment (e.g., curricular, co-curricular, institutional), program review evaluation, accreditation, and compliance requirements at the state, regional and federal levels. This position also includes managing the office, generating enrollment data, and preparing various information for registration, billing, and schedules as required. The full-time, twelve month position includes excellent benefits.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Data Analysis and Reporting (70%)

1. General management and analysis of enrollment data while working closely with Admissions and the Registrar’s Office to ensure clean data.

2. Collect, maintain, manipulate and submit student enrollment and retention data for institutional surveys including IPEDs, National Student Clearinghouse, federal and state requests.

3. Maintain and prepare Enrollment and Retention reports, Five-Year Projection models for internal budgeting, and weekly/monthly enrollment projection reports.

4. Create and modify InfoMaker reports to query specific data requests received by other departments and individuals.

5. Utilize external sources for data comparisons of benchmark schools for internal research.

6. Operates a variety of software packages used for data management, statistical analysis, and visual display of data; learns and applies emerging technologies as necessary.

Assessment (10%)

7. Collaborate with faculty and key staff in a process of continuous assessment and improvement.

General Duties (20%)

8. Prepare and distribute correspondence for the office of institutional research .

9. Participate in campus meetings, professional development activities, confers with campus constituents and serves on committees as required.

10. Perform other related duties as assigned. 


Definite objectives are determined in collaboration with the employee by the supervisor, requiring the use of a wide range of procedures. The employee prioritizes own work in discussion with supervisor and refers unusual cases to the supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications:

Requires knowledge equivalent to an Associate's degree and two years of effective experience; extensive computer knowledge on PC in Windows environment; advanced database and spreadsheet knowledge and experience; attention to detail and organizational skills; strong commitment to customer service. Prefer SQL experience, knowledge of PowerBI, bachelor’s degree, and experience in higher education.

Application Procedure:

Send letter of interest, including a statement regarding qualities you offer within the context of the Wartburg College mission, résumé, and contact information for three references electronically to: See for further information about the college. Screening begins immediately and continues until position is filled.




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