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Data Analyst

Apply now Department: 3670040010 Education Dean of
Job no: 511587
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Administrative / Professional, Computer Science / Information Technology, Research / Scientific / Grants
Pay Grade: 10A

About This Role:

The College of Education is seeking applicants for a Data Analyst.  As part of the Dean’s Office, the position will provide data analysis and reporting to support initiatives of student success, resource management, accreditation, program review and strategic planning. This position works closely with college personnel to support data needs and ensure accuracy of data.  The analyst is responsible for extracting, developing, and analyzing college and program level data sets. Responsibilities also include summarizing data, preparing information for distribution, presenting and explaining information and findings. Successful candidates will have a strong consultative skillset and be able to develop professional relationships with units in the College and others across campus in order to understand processes and needs, and use this knowledge to develop responsive data reports.

Why Join Us:

Whether it’s through research, innovative programming, inspiring future teachers or encouraging people to become teachers, K-State’s College of Education is the largest teacher preparation program in Kansas. We have responded to the changing needs of education by developing new programs and offering innovative degrees online that provide access to people from vastly different walks of life, cultures, geographic areas, and socio-economic backgrounds. Teacher preparation is the foundation of the college, but it is just one of our programs. With three departments, several centers, millions of dollars supporting faculty research, we impact education across the state and around the world.

The College of Education embraces accreditation as a primary means of assuring the profession that we meet its highest standards.  The next review of the Professional Education Unit will take place in 2023 under standards by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).  The School Counseling and Counselor Education programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). To learn more, please visit: https://coe.k-state.edu/about/accreditation/

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays.   To see what benefits are available, please visit:  https://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion.  The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Requires a bachelor's degree and one to three years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Problem-solving skills in order to respond to daily technical and interpretive issues related to database applications and data reports.
  • Demonstrated strength in interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with other research professionals.
  • Ability to identify useful information in data sets and suggest conclusions that support decision making.
  • Demonstrated analytical capabilities including areas such data visualization, data management and evaluations.
  • Ability to utilize a diversity of software packages, applications and automated systems for collecting and managing data, such as: databases; spreadsheets; statistical packages (SAS, STATA, SPSS or R); reporting tools; and other business intelligence software including but not limited to, MS Office Suite, Power BI, and other query tools
  • Knowledge of higher education data elements and their utilization
  • Demonstrated ability and commitment to maintaining a high level of confidentiality.
  • Well-developed professional writing and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and coordinate multiple office activities while completing assigned tasks in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Educational background/training in data analytics, research methods, mathematics, and/or computer science preferred
  • Professional experience in Institutional Research, program accreditation, data analysis, and/or business analytics preferred


Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. Three professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:

Screening begins on November 5, 2021.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:


Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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