Research Programmer Analyst I - District Office
FUNCTION: The Research Programmer Analyst I is responsible for producing
accurate, timely, and meaningful insights from the College's data systems that
inform decisions by faculty, support services, and instructional leaders to
continuously improve instruction, student support, and student success. The
Analyst interprets and synthesizes stakeholder needs to produce reports,
visualizations, and statistical analyses using advanced data analytics tools
and methods across the full scope of institutional data models and
architecture. The data analyst works as a critical member of the Institutional
Research and Data Science team to advance a culture of operational excellence
through data- and evidence-driven continuous improvement across all areas of
Essential Job Functions:
Mines data from internal and external sources, prepares the data, and uses
statistical analysis tools to identify trends, patterns, forecasts, and
predictions that are useful for making decisions at all levels of the
Facilitates ongoing and ad hoc data insights by producing reports,
dashboards and other visualizations, statistical analyses, and predictive
and prescriptive analytics models focused on key performance indicators
and associated benchmarks. Develop and continuously improve reports, and
dashboards using Power BI, Blackboard Pyramid/Analytics for Learn, or
other visualization tools.
Communicate with internal and external clients regarding ad hoc data
requests; ascertain requirements for successful and meaningful completion
of data requests. Ensure compliance with College standards, policies, and
procedures regarding acceptable and ethical use of College data.
Ensures high levels of data integrity by working with stakeholders and
colleagues to maintain and improve databases, to clean or transform data,
to audit database and query design, and to test and evaluate data insights
for consistency and accuracy.
Contributes to development and maintenance of programming code and
datasets to support College-wide use of internal reports, data analysis,
and data-driven decision-making such as economic and demographic
characteristics, student success key performance indicators, instructional
program accreditation, core enrollment reports, program review and
effectiveness, program outcomes assessment, general education outcomes
assessment, and general continuous improvement.
Contributes to development and maintenance of code and large databases for
use with external college partners, projects, or initiatives, such as the
THECB, IPEDS, ATD, Pathways, Frontier Set, Voluntary Framework of
Accountability, Texas Workforce Commission, and the National Student
Contributes to collection of data from internal and external sources in
preparation of the Common Data Set (CDS) for external national survey
Learns basic to intermediate programming skills and techniques via online
learning resources and by working with fellow Analysts.
Additional Job Functions:
Serve on councils and committees as requested to provide institutional
research expertise and support for college-wide projects or initiatives
Provides interpretive assistance and/or training to users of research
Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of and ability to use a statistical software package for a
language such as SAS, Python, or R.
Knowledge of or demonstrated ability to learn Blackboard data models
including baseline reporting, collaboration, LMS, mapping, metadata, and
telemetry, and knowledge of or experience with Blackboard sub-
systems/tools/data not yet available in canonical Blackboard data models
such as EAC, rubrics, outcomes, and tests/exams.
Knowledge of quantitative research concepts and methods including research
design, sampling methods, descriptive and inferential procedures and
applications, data analysis and interpretation, and data visualization and
Ability to work with data users to ensure reports are appropriate for
needs and to prepare user-friendly oral or written descriptions of data to
ensure users are able to locate, understand, interpret accurately, and
validly use data for decision-making.
Intermediate to Advanced MS Excel skills in formatting data for tables and
Knowledgeable of data security practices and policies, including FERPA,
necessary to protect sensitive or confidential information from
intentional or unintentional disclosure.
Ability to innovate and to think critically to identify prospective
improvements to processes across areas of responsibility.
Strong written and verbal communication skills to communicate with a broad
range of technical and non-technical stakeholders including but not
limited to presenting findings and actionable recommendations, writing
technical training documents and manuals, and contributing to effective
presentations for training and other purposes.
Skill and ability to work collaboratively in an open, hybrid (on-site and
remote) office environment and to adapt to change that requires
continuous learning, initiative, and problem-solving.
Ability to work independently with attention to details, accuracy, and
organization while prioritizing and coordinating diverse, varied projects
with effective time and task management involving multiple stakeholders.
Knowledgeable of and committed to the philosophy of a comprehensive
community college, the College's values and institutional goals, and
Bachelor's degree in quantitative science related discipline or
commensurate experience or earned credentials
Master's degree in quantitative science related discipline or commensurate
experience or earned credentials
At least six months direct experience
in a data and analytics related role, preferably at a community college;
with relational database design principles and working with large data sets.
or demonstrated capability to develop reports and visualizations in various formats and tools such as PowerBI, Tableau, Bb Pyramid, Bb Analytics for Learn, or other applications.
Experience with PowerBI machine learning or artificial intelligence
extensions a plus.
Experience using databases and data infrastructure such as Snowflake, MS
Azure (AI/ML tools a plus), AWS Quick Sites, Oracle, Banner Ellucian,
data integration layer, and noSQL databases.
SAS Certified Programmer, Level One or above
Note: This position has limited opportunity for remote work arrangements
with appropriate approvals and in accordance with the policies, procedures,
and needs of the College.
Salary Grade: 25
Salary is based on the Board-approved salary schedule for the current fiscal
year. See Salary Schedule
Requisition Number: req4476
Posting Close Date: 6/12/2023
If you need assistance with the application process, please contact the
Cornerstone Support Team at 281-998-6387, option 3, or email
Note: Due to the number of applications we receive, we are unable to
follow-up with every applicant individually. If your qualifications meet the
requirements for the position, and you are selected for an interview, we will
contact you. You can review your application status by logging into the
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responsible for preparing and distributing the Annual Security Report to
comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime
Statistics Act (Clery Act).
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committed to equal opportunity for all students, employees, and applicants
without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, citizenship status,
age, disability, pregnancy, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender
expression or identity, genetic information, marital status, or veteran status
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official has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the College's non-
discrimination policies: Sandra Ramirez, VCHR Org/Talent Effectiveness, 4620
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