Office of Institutional Research and Decision Support
Ball State University
Ball State University’s Office of Institutional research and Decision Support is welcoming applications for a SQL Developer.
Position Function: The position’s primary responsibilities include development and generation of complex data extracts from the Ball State Student Information System (Oracle/Ellucian Banner) in order to populate and maintain the BSU data warehouse environment. This position will help address institutional reporting and decision support needs and mandated compliance reporting. This work defines, creates and publishes institutional data views to serve the campus. These data views serve as the ‘official’ data representations for BSU to external stakeholders. Additionally, the university administration relies upon this work for decision support and evaluative analytics.
At Ball State University, Inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our Inclusive Excellence Plan to learn more about our commitment and to identify how you might contribute to these efforts.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in computer science, management information systems, or a related quantitative research field from an accredited institution. Two years-experience working in higher education, nonprofit, or public sector developing and maintaining data reporting systems and infrastructure. Strong technical expertise in data management, development of database applications and understanding of business intelligence and relational database concepts. Experience using SQL, MS Access, Visual Basic, statistical software package (SPSS/SAS) or other relational database reporting tools. Advanced skills in Microsoft Office applications including Excel, Access, Word, and PowerPoint. Must be adept at learning new technologies and functionality of new systems.
Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.
Preferred Qualifications: Earned graduate degree from an accredited institution of higher education with a focus in measurement, psychology, economics, computer science, data analytics, data science, business analytics, operations research, statistics, or related field. Knowledge of Higher Education business environments, specifically Institutional Research and ERP systems (e.g. Banner). Strong technical expertise in data management, knowledge of statistical analysis and understanding of business intelligence and relational database concepts. Experience working with large relational databases, data warehouses, data marts, and OLAP technologies. Ability to independently identify and solve problems, analyze complex topics, problem solve, synthesize, and communicate the results clearly both orally and in writing to our various audiences. A curious, creative, and flexible approach to data infrastructure that allows for results at varying levels of precision. Advanced skills in Microsoft Office applications including Excel, Access, Word, and PowerPoint along with familiarity with statistical packages (e.g. SPSS, SAS, R). Must be adept at learning new technologies and functionality of new systems. Ability to create visual and tabular reports using software applications (e.g. Tableau).
Apply online at: http://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/26556. Include the following documents with your application: resume and cover letter addressed to Missy Adkinson. The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through September 13, 2021.
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.
The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.
The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave. For further information regarding benefits please visit:
Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.