Student Success Data Analyst

Bellarmine University
March 16, 2023
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Student Success Data Analyst

About Bellarmine University:

Bellarmine University is a dynamic, growing university with a strong liberal arts focus in the Catholic higher education tradition and a bold vision for the future. Bellarmine has undergraduate and graduate enrollment of approximately 3,200 students and continues to add new academic programs while maintaining small class sizes and personal attention to students. Bellarmine is listed in the Princeton Review's Best 387 Colleges and is recognized as a top U.S. university in rankings published by U.S. News & World Report and Forbes. In a survey by The Princeton Review, students praised Bellarmine as a place that is "welcoming to every single person and makes an effort to include everyone." Bellarmine students, faculty and staff engage in more than 25,000 cumulative hours of service each year, in Louisville and around the nation and world.

SmartAsset ranked Louisville among the top 25 U.S. cities for best work-life balance, while workplace insights platform named Louisville one of the top five U.S. cities for happy employees. Glassdoor recently recognized Louisville as one of the top 15 cities for jobs, based on hiring opportunity, cost of living and job satisfaction. ZipRecruiter calls Louisville a top 10 city for job seekers, thanks in part to its central location and low unemployment. Louisville is within a day's drive of two-thirds of the U.S. population.

Deeply embedded in the heart of Louisville, Bellarmine is an engaged partner expanding learning opportunities, enhancing career networks and economic growth, and advancing equity and quality of life for its neighboring communities. By connecting the campus, the community, and the curriculum through engaged scholarship and action, we enhance social and civic engagement, including faculty, staff, and student-led, asset-based initiatives.

Bellarmine is committed to core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Bellarmine will demonstrate a fully realized and lived commitment to equity and inclusion, empowering all members of its increasingly diverse community and supporting them to achieve their full potential.

Bellarmine is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants with diverse backgrounds to apply.

Job Description:

Reporting to the Associate Director of Institutional Research with a dotted reporting line to the Dean of Student Success and International Programs, the Student Success Data Analyst's primary responsibilities include gathering, synthesizing, analyzing, and communicating information related to university- wide retention initiatives. The Student Success Data Analyst will establish a robust flow of data and evidence from a variety of internal and external sources to inform decision-making and will be responsible for research, assessment, data extraction and analysis, and report delivery related to student success, persistence, and retention initiatives at Bellarmine University.

Essential Functions:

  • Assemble, analyze, and present specific data from relevant student success platforms (Beacon Anthology, SAP Business Objects/CROA, Ellucian Colleague), as well as data collected for academic services, academic advising, co-curricular involvement, and academic support, to inform student success strategies, decision-making, and communication
  • Conduct assessment and evaluation of current retention programs and initiatives, particularly those deemed as successful high impact practices, in order to maximize impact
  • Determine KPIs for progress-monitoring of campus initiatives related to retention and graduation rates in the new university strategic plan
  • Coordinate data support for functional areas of the Student Success Center, Student Affairs, and related high impact practice initiatives
  • Coordinate and conduct institutional research studies on topics such as student persistence and graduation; analyze and interpret results
  • Prepare and update reports, dashboards, and other presentations of student success institutional data for broad use by campus constituents
  • Analyze and interpret data trends related to student success (e.g., DFIW rates, retention and progression, belonging, engagement in high impact practices, graduation, sub-populations)
  • Develop and implement predictive analytics practices related to student success strategies
  • Provide summary reports for student success initiatives
  • Serve on the Student Success Task Force and relevant subcommittees
  • Manage and respond to ad hoc data requests
  • Serve as a member of the broader institutional research and evaluation team, taking on special projects as time permits
  • Collaborate with relevant areas across campus; educate campus leaders on good practice for the use of data
  • Requirements:

  • A completed master's degree in educational research or another applied social science field with a strong research component, plus one to two years relevant professional experience
  • Understanding of research design, as well as quantitative and/or qualitative methods
  • Strong interpersonal, collaborative, and critical thinking skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement
  • Ability to prioritize work while remaining proactive and adaptable to changing needs
  • Experience with contemporary statistical and other software tools for data management, analysis, and reporting.
  • A collaborative attitude; openness to working regularly with people at many organizational levels and from many offices.
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, and other workplace productivity applications
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and organizational skills with proven attention to detail.
  • Methodical problem-solving skills.
  • A willingness to continually grow and learn professionally from many sources.
  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in higher education, particularly in areas of student success, persistence, and retention
  • Experience with Ellucian Colleague or similar enterprise-level student information systems
  • Basic skills using SQL to construct queries, extract and manipulate data
  • Experience with Tableau or similar data visualization software packages
  • Experience with and advanced knowledge of higher education and student success
  • Additional Information:

    Bellarmine University is committed to core values of diversity, equity and inclusion and embraces diversity in our workforce among members of faculty, staff and administration. We remain committed to affirmative actions, policies, procedures and attitudes necessary to continue to build and retain a diverse and equitable workforce. We will demonstrate a fully realized and lived commitment to equity and inclusion, empowering all members of our increasingly diverse community and supporting them to achieve their full potential. As part of Bellarmine's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, we will seek to ensure that all aspects of employment, including recruitment, selection, job assignment, training, compensation, benefits, discipline, promotion, layoff and termination processes remain free of discrimination based upon race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other protected class.

    Application Instructions:

    Please submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.

    Bellarmine University requires COVID-19 vaccination for all students, faculty and staff. Individuals may request exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information may be found at https: // www.

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