Position Purpose: University Information Analyst supports learning by providing data support and analytical functions within the area of University Analytics. The Office of University Analytics is responsible for compiling, analyzing and reporting on data for University, academic and administrative personnel as well as governmental agencies, accreditation agencies and other public requests.
Represents Aurora University in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve. Interacts effectively with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students and other customers of our service, learns and uses operating practices of the department and Aurora University.
Upholds the Mission Statement: Aurora University an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning.
Handle confidential information with tact and discretion.
Supports learning through performance of essential job functions and performing other duties and functions as necessary or as assigned.
Essential Job Functions:
Collect, maintain, and report statistical institutional data and information online and in print.
Gather, manage, and respond accurately and timely to data requests received from internal and external constituents.
Extract data from various internal and external sources, including Colleague and Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).
Provide quantitative data analysis support for external and internal institutional research reporting, ad hoc analyses, and other external and internal requests for information, including but not limited to IPEDS, Common Data Set, KPIs, NCAA reporting, Gainful Employment, accreditation reports, and internal surveys.
Develop and maintain a meaningful set of standard reports for internal and external audiences.
Conduct quality assurance data program across the University.
Assist with a wide variety of survey research efforts, including survey construction, development of survey instruments, deployment of surveys, analysis of results, and construction of survey reports.
Coordinate data collection, extraction, basic analysis, and production of reports and materials required for program reviews and course evaluations.
Provide technical assistance to administration, faculty, and staff on standardized and ad hoc requests.
Be knowledgeable in federal enrollment and degree reporting requirements, and troubleshooting reporting data and system problems.
Participate in other projects, including peer institution comparisons, assessment and retention analysis, and financial analytics.
Essential Job Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in research, social science, educational research, math, or other area with strong analytic focus preferred
Two to four years of previous data management and analytic experience.
Prior experience with Ellucian Colleague, Entrinsik Informer, Microsoft Office and dashboards preferred.
Work experience in a higher educational setting preferred.
Demonstrated analytical and reporting skills.
Advanced user of Microsoft Office Suite with emphasis in Excel and Word.
Knowledge of SPSS, SAS, R, or SQL programming.
Strong ability to complete tasks as a team member and communicate prepared reports and analyses to University departments and outside agencies.
Ability to multitask, organize and effectively prioritize tasks.
Strong written and oral communication skills; strong interpersonal skills.
Ability to work independently with great attention for detail.
Ability to meet deadlines.
Commitment to accuracy, clarity, promptness and reliability.
Strong focus on providing excellent customer service.
Knowledge, understanding and ability to create and maintain thorough documentation.
Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
Sitting for extended periods of time.
Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate computer keyboard, mouse and other computer components.
Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to becoming a model university of the 21st century. Toward this effort we are determined to have a faculty, staff, and student body reflecting the cultural demographics of the greater Chicago area.
Aurora University (AU) is an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning. It is committed to helping students discover what matters and build their life around it.
AU is a private, nonprofit, independent university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. It offers more than 45 undergraduate majors — such as nursing, social work, business administration, criminal justice and psychology — and a wide variety of master’s and doctoral degrees that include social work and business administration. Degree programs are grounded in real-world experiences and are led by experienced, dedicated faculty members, nearly 140 of whom are full-time. The student/faculty ratio is 18:1.
Almost 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students take classes on two main campuses — Aurora University in Aurora, Illinois, and George Williams College in Williams Bay, Wisconsin — as well as the nearby Orchard Center in Aurora and the Woodstock Center in Woodstock, Illinois. Online classes are also available. The Aurora University campus is located 40 miles west of Chicago.
AU has 24 NCAA Division III teams competing in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference, Midwest Lacro...sse Conference, Midwest Women's Lacrosse Conference and Northern Collegiate Hockey Association. About 700 student-athletes compete in sports. AU has a rich history and tradition of success across the spectrum of sport offerings. From conference championships to NCAA Championship appearances to academic awards and community service, student-athletes and staff continue to bring excitement and a sense of pride to Aurora University and all of the Spartan fans across the country. At AU, we firmly believe that intercollegiate athletics should promote the character development of participants, enhance the integrity of higher education, and promote civility in society. Toward these ends, we strive to adhere to fundamental values such as respect, civility, honesty and responsibility. Student-athletes and staff are always expected to operate with the principles of sportsmanship and ethical conduct in mind.
Founded in 1893 in Mendota, Illinois, as Mendota Seminary, the institution soon changed its name to Mendota College. By 1911, it had outgrown its facilities and the following year changed its name to Aurora College and moved to Aurora, where its students could take advantage of a thriving business environment and easy access to Chicago. In 1985, Aurora College changed its name to Aurora University to better reflect the magnitude of its academic offerings. Seven years later, Aurora University and George Williams College traditions blended when the two institutions entered into an affiliation agreement that paved the way for a merger eight years later. In 2010, the Woodstock Center opened to meet the needs of students in McHenry County and surrounding communities.