Office of Institutional Research and Decision Support
Data and Decision Analyst
Ball State University
Ball State University welcomes applications for a Data and Decision Analyst. This position will provide institutional research support and independent data analysis to support the university administration in data driven decision making. Responsible for the collection, extraction, cleaning, analysis, and data management in preparation for and reporting of official university data to both internal and external constituents. In collaboration with the AVP is responsible for analyzing, validating, and managing institutional data coming from the student information database, Banner, and other ancillary system databases to develop valid, sustainable data practices. Support and participate in strategic planning and unit outcomes. Work collaboratively on projects with colleagues within and outside of the Office of Institutional Research and Decision Support. Support the coordination, tracking, and analysis of student data.
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, Economics, Mathematics, Psychology, Sociology, or Statistics. Will consider other bachelor’s degree majors if the candidate completed 12 or more semester hours of coursework in statistical theory or completed a course that emphasized the application of statistical methods to specific subject matter fields, coupled with one year experience in statistical analysis, or any equivalent combination of experience and training. One year of experience as an analyst.
Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.
Preferred Qualifications: Graduate degree from an accredited college or university. Three or more years of relevant work experience in accessing data from multiple sources to perform analyses and produce comprehensive reports; extensive experience with statistical software such as Stata, R, SPSS, and/or SAS and expertise in Microsoft Excel and Power Point; experience working with faculty data and faculty activity reporting system; demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects with minimal supervision; knowledge of IPEDS data collections; broad-based knowledge of higher education issues. Ability to work collaboratively and establish collegial working relationship with faculty, administrators and staff; demonstrated ability write clear concise reports and present technical information to a variety of audiences; ability maintain composure and good disposition in a deadline-driven, high-change environment; ability to handle situations and problems with sensitivity, attention to detail, timely follow-up, and complete confidentiality.; ability to adjust to new ideas, and excel at learning new things quickly and comprehensively; demonstrate a history of meeting deadlines, and setting and achieving goals; experience working with Banner and report writing in Argos environment highly preferred.
Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/28021. Include the following documents with your application: resume and cover letter addressed to Dr. Rob Smith. The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earner 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 November 22, 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. We engage students in educational, research, and creative endeavors that empower our graduates to have fulfilling careers and meaningful lives enriched by lifelong learning and service, while we enhance the economic, environmental, and social vitality of our community, our state, and our world.
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.