Data Analyst (Management Analyst 3) - Office of Institutional Research

Highline College – Des Moines, WA

PLEASE NOTE: Applications must be submitted online at

General Summary

Highline College is situated in a diverse community just 20 minutes south of Seattle where we serve a student population of over 70% students of color, representing over 35 nations and more than 100 languages. The college embraces equity, inclusion, and social justice, with core goals of Student Attainment, Diversity, Community Engagement, and Sustainability. Highline received a distinguished Award of Excellence from the American Association of Community Colleges in 2014, as well as the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award in 2013 and 2014. The college was also named one of the Chronicle of Higher Education s Best Colleges to Work For in 2010, 2013 and 2015.

The Institutional Research department provides ongoing analysis of student, employee, and community data to enable Highline College to become more equitable, inclusive, and representative of its community in its learning environments, programs, services, and partnerships. In addition to regular data gathering and review, the Data Analyst (Management Analyst 3) generates reports to the college s leadership, the campus community, and the community at large, as well as to specific grant funders and contractors. The analyst works under the general direction of the Director of Institutional Research. The Data Analyst (Management Analyst 3) will work with individuals at all levels of the institution as well as with community members.

This position is a Classified full-time position, which is eligible for overtime. Hours of work may include evening, weekend and travel.

Salary Information: The salary range stated above reflects the starting step of Range 52 (Step A) and ending step (Step L) salary for this classified position. Based on salary placement of Step A, it will take 5.5 years to reach Step L on the salary schedule. This does not reflect any contractual changes, legislative mandated salary increases or Cost of Living Increases (COLA s) that may be approved in the future.

Essential Tasks

Under the direction of the Director of Institutional Research this position will:

  • Assist in developing and establishing procedures and policies regarding data collection, documentation, assessment and analysis for new and evolving equity-related programs and initiatives;
  • Work with various grant directors, staff, and community advisory board members to develop and track program outcomes;
  • Conduct research and analyze data to identify program data needs and evaluate outcomes;
  • Track changes to regulations, policies and rules relating to grant programs in order to ensure that compliance is met regarding documentation, assessment and reporting of outcomes;
  • Assist in preparation of complex comprehensive summaries, recommendations and progress reports including preparation of regular performance reports for the AANAPISI grant and other grants as necessary;
  • Extract data from the college data management systems using SQL Server or MS Access for use in analysis;
  • Provide support for focus group and survey administration and analysis of results;
  • Participate on community advisory boards for grant programs;
  • Produce tables, graphs, and narrative analysis that communicate research findings to internal and external audiences;
  • Design and build comprehensive Tableau dashboards.
  • Ability to:

  • Use statistical software, spreadsheets, pivot tables, and database querying software (i.e. Access, Excel, SQL Server or other relational database software);
  • Transform raw data into informative and usable information;
  • Design and produce accessible charts, tables and dashboards using Tableau or other visualization software;
  • Communicate clearly with excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Write and present information in a clear and concise manner;
  • Demonstrate sensitivity working with individuals from diverse social, economic, ethnic, academic and cultural backgrounds;
  • Prioritize projects and tasks independently and meet deadlines;
  • Work collaboratively with the college and larger community.
  • Qualifications

  • Bachelor s degree from an accredited college or university in Statistics, Public Administration, Business Administration, Social Science, Computer Science, Information Systems or a related field; AND
  • Two years of full time (or four years of part time) work experience in a research setting, preferably in educational institutional research.

  • Master s Degree;
  • Experience in a community college setting;
  • Experience working with PeopleSoft.
  • Supplemental Information

    Your online application must include the following attachments in order to be considered complete:

  • Current Resume;
  • Letter of Interest (Cover Letter) describing how your skills and abilities relate to this position;
  • A one page Diversity Response (found in the Supplemental Questions).

  • Must pass a National Criminal Background Check;
  • This position is covered under the Washington Public Employees Association (WPEA) bargaining agreement.
  • Application materials will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications received by this date will receive first consideration. Applications received after this date may be considered until the position is filled.


    Generous state benefits package. Details at


    Job Type: Full-time

    Salary: $47,376.00 /year


  • Research: 2 years (Required)
  • Educational Research: 2 years (Preferred)
  • Education:

  • Bachelor s (Required)
  • Work Location:

  • One location
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