The Office of Student Success (OSS) is an administrative office that reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. at Portland State University. OSS is designed to improve the student experience and increase degree completion. The Data and Research Analyst supports student success assessment, research and strategy development activities in contribution to Portland State's strategic goal to Elevate Student Success. Student success is the institution's top priority, and this role will be critical in elevating and expanding our nationally-renowned success innovations.
The Data and Research Analyst is responsible for extracting, analyzing, and reporting data from both institutional and external databases; modeling, analysis, and interpretation of information; and employing data mining or analytics in support of decision making. Often this will involve quantitative data, but will also involve qualitative data at times. The Data and Research Analyst will be responsible for reporting on findings to the Office of Student Success as well as the PSU community and for assistance with the development of student success project assessment plans, and analysis of project assessments. This position specifically works on student success projects and initiatives that are supported by the funding received from the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities' Transformational Change Collaborative grant.
●Bachelor’s degree with experience working in a higher education environment or related field. ●Two years of progressively responsible technical research or statistical experience. ●Ability to write, speak, and present information clearly and concisely to a wide variety of audiences. ●Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Excel. ●Demonstrated technical expertise developing queries and reports from relational databases and business intelligence systems. ●Experience assisting with the gathering, compiling, analyzing, and reporting of research information and statistical data plus assisting with the drafting of this information into narrative or statistical reports. ●Ability to complete assignments on time and with a high degree of quality and responsiveness and to take projects from start to finish with minimal supervision. ●Ability to successfully complete a background check.
●A Master’s degree and at least 5 years demonstrated and increasingly responsible work experience in reporting and data analysis. ●Experience with IBM Cognos, Banner, and Tableau. ●Experience analyzing data sets using SPSS, SAS, Stata, R, or an equivalent.
Internal Number: 29852
About Portland State University
Located in Portland, Oregon, one of the nation's most livable cities, the University's innovative approach to education combines academic rigor in the classroom with field-based experiences through internships and classroom projects with community partners. The University's 49-acre downtown campus exhibits Portland State's commitment to sustainability with green buildings, while many of the 124 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees incorporate sustainability into the curriculum. PSU's motto, "Let Knowledge Serve the City," inspires the teaching and research of an accomplished faculty whose work and students span the globe. PSU seeks talented individuals who understand our values and strategic goals and enjoy sharing ideas and collaborating in an environment of mutual respect to achieve those values and goals. We are committed to leading through engagement and seek individuals who support this strategy. Engagement describes Portland State's collaborative approach to the exchange of knowledge and resources with local, regional, national, and global partners for mutual benefit of students, faculty, and the community. As a component of the Diversity Action Plan and the President's... Strategic Mission of achieving global excellence, Portland State University strives to become an institution that is recognized nationally and internationally for the accomplishments of its faculty, the reputation of its programs, and the preparation of it students as world citizens. For more information visit http://www.pdx.edu/about-portland-state