California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo | Data Analyst | San Luis Obispo County, CA | United States | | 2023-01-27

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Job Location: San Luis Obispo County, CA

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Job Summary

Under the general supervision of the Executive Director for Institutional Research and working collaboratively within the IR Team and with Teams from other units, the Associate, Academic and Institutional Studies II (Data Analyst) undertakes studies of considerable scope and complexity including recognizing side issues or related problems for further inquiry and for recommending lines of approach to incorporate them into the main study or to pursue them through a separate project. Long-range and continuing studies are reported periodically and changes in direction or focus, as required by changing circumstances, are cleared with the supervisor. In addition, the incumbent provides support to the different functions of IR as needed.

Institutional Research focuses on providing decision support in areas related to planning, policy development, and institutional effectiveness, among other and generally addresses mandated reporting, data and research requests, and external surveys. Conducting analytical studies may include determining project methods and design, data collection, web-based surveys, an emphasis on quantitative data analysis, interpreting and drawing conclusions from the findings and preparing presentations and other materials to disseminate the findings in such a way that they will be useful for decision-making and institutional improvement. Jyotish Jyotish - Career & Life Prediction

Department Summary

The scope of Institutional Research (IR) includes establishing baseline data, fulfilling mandated reporting, preparing analytical reports, and supplying data and analysis to support decision making and University planning. IR, as an interpretive and analytical user of data, works collaboratively with other campus units for data accuracy. The analytical component involves designing, developing, and completing interpretative studies as well as the timely provision of accurate, current, and relevant institutional data to the Cal Poly campus community, the California State University system, and other interested parties.

Key Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of data warehouse systems, data programming, and data management.
  • Demonstrated skills in analyzing large complex databases. Ability to independently identify and resolve data conflicts.
  • Demonstrated ability to use database query languages and tools to retrieve, examine, evaluate, combine, and manipulate data from multiple sources.
  • Experience with version control and unit testing.
  • Ability to obtain necessary information for different projects as requested, ability to analyze the information, draw conclusions and develop recommendations, prepare written reports, and lead meetings and negotiations.

Education And Experience

  • Bachelorโ€™s Degree from a four-year college or university in a field or discipline that included emphasis on research methods and statistical or quantitative analysis. Four years of progressively responsible administrative, technical, or professional analytical experience which demonstrates ability to conduct statistical studies of problems and issues in assigned areas OR the rank of Associate Professor or higher in a four-year college or university and demonstrated experience in research or special study work may substitute for the four years of experience.

Salary And Benefits

Anticipated Hiring Range: $72,000 – $89,000 per year

Classification Range: $68,376 – $123,708 per year

Cal Poly offers a best-in-class benefits program, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees’ Retirement System, and educational benefits for eligible employees. See our benefits website for additional information.

Cal Poly

Cal Poly is a nationally-ranked public university located in San Luis Obispo, California, and known for its Learn by Doing philosophy. Each year more than 20,000 top-tier students come to San Luis Obispo to put knowledge into action, taking their learning outside the classroom as they prepare for careers in engineering, agriculture, science, business, humanities and the built environment. Cal Polyโ€™s hands-on philosophy, small class sizes and close student-faculty mentorships result in graduates ready from day one to impact their communities, California and the world. For more information, visit .

Diversity Statement

At Cal Poly, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly’s values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

Cal Poly’s commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. Cal Poly is an equal opportunity employer.

Supplemental Information

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to [email protected] .

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive.

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo is not a sponsoring agency for staff positions (i.e. H-1B visas).

Positions are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days.

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