The University of South Carolina invites applications for the position of Information Systems Analyst.
About the University
Founded in 1801, the University of South Carolina serves the state from its flagship Columbia campus, three senior campuses, and four regional campuses. The University is committed to serving the citizens of South Carolina through its academic excellence and outreach. One of the fastest growing public flagship universities in the country, the University enrolls more than 50,000 students throughout the system, including nearly 35,000 on the Columbia campus.
The University serves a diverse population of students with widely varying backgrounds, career goals, and levels of aspiration. USC Columbia offers over 320 degrees at the bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and professional program levels, affording students the most comprehensive array of educational programs in the state. Additional opportunities for personal and career development, including an associate degree program at Fort Jackson, are provided to the citizens of South Carolina through outreach and continuing education activities.
Recognized by the Carnegie Foundation as a top research and service institution, nationally ranked in start-up businesses, and conferring over 30% of all bachelor’s and graduate degrees awarded at public institutions in South Carolina, the University has a profound relevance, reach, and impact on the people of the state. As the flagship institution of the state system, USC Columbia leads the way in providing all students with the highest-quality education, including the knowledge, skills, and values necessary for success and responsible citizenship in a complex and changing world through engagement in nationally and internationally ranked research, scholarship, community outreach, and artistic creation.
USC is among the nation's best values for public higher education—delivering "the best B.A. for the buck"—according to Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine, and is ranked by US News as one of the top 50 best national public universities.
About the Position
The Information Systems Analyst works closely with the University Career Center to design the University Alumni First Destination Survey to measure and report on recent graduates’ post-graduation employment, education and other activities. This individual will be responsible for developing instruments to collect student data and for tracking student progress from the point of admittance to the university to the point of graduate school enrollment and/or employment upon graduating from the university. This person will be responsible for employing statistical data applications in order to analyze data trends, by college and for the overall university student population. In addition, this individual will be responsible for creating data visualizations and other end-user products to university leaders for decision-making.
Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology Systems, Statistics, Data Management, Business Intelligence or related field and 4 years of systems related experience; or equivalency. Familiarity with trends/issues in career services, student personnel services, or higher education. Knowledge of or experience with Tableau, Power BI, or Handshake. Demonstrated experience in assessment, research methodology, and statistical analysis. Experience with databases such as Microsoft Access (SQL). Ability to effectively use SPSS, SAS, or similar statistical packages. Knowledge of data gathering, analysis, and interpretation. Knowledge of inferential and descriptive statistics. Ability to effectively lead planning discussion and facilitate group process. Strong written communication skills. Ability to present information clearly and effectively to external audiences. Ability to work effectively with students, faculty, staff members, and parents.
Application Process Candidates must apply via the University of South Carolina employment system at https://uscjobs.sc.edu. Search for requisition number 124686 (Information Systems Analyst). Candidates will be reviewed by committee in order to fill the position with an anticipated start date in Spring 2019.
The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status.