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Institutional Research Data Analyst

President's Office --> Institutional Effectiveness

Littleton, CO
ID: 877

At ACC, every employee is focused and responsible for student success. We promote a culture of inclusivity and innovation through individualized support, passionate employees, and a welcoming environment. Hands on experiences and personalized attention make learning come alive at ACC enabling our diverse community of students and staff to develop the knowledge and skills they need to reach their academic and career goals. Since 1965, ACC has supported a culture of achievement and has been the place of choice for people who want to Move Mountains.

ACC seeks applicants who understand and have first-hand experience working with diverse populations, which may include but are not limited to, historically marginalized populations such as people of color, LGBTQ+ community members, veterans, first generation graduates, and people with disabilities.

Job Summary

This role is instrumental in partnering with leadership and Deans of schools, in analyzing requests for data sets, querying data, analyzing and cleaning up the data, ultimately presenting business analytics, dashboards and visualization and developing Business Intelligence solutions. The Institutional Research Data Analyst supports the Office of Institutional Research’s core mission of capturing, analyzing, and interpreting data to drive informed strategic planning and decision making.  The successful candidate needs to be current on data science and visualization methodologies as well as capable of utilizing SQL and similar query languages to manage and implement business intelligence and analytics software tools. The Institutional Research Data Analyst will provide high quality full-cycle technical support, training, and resolution to non-technical end users as a business intelligence (BI) and data science subject matter expert. As a primary onsite technical expert and administrator for local or cloud based BI and data analytics platforms used at ACC, the Data Analyst will support the daily operation and functionality of our BI platforms performing various system administrative tasks including configuring, maintaining, and supporting the various BI platforms. This position is responsible for year-round mandatory data reporting to Federal, State, and other external entities. The data analyst will assist with administering and developing various institutional surveys, including course evaluations      

This position works with complex data sets from a variety of sources and designs, develops, maintains reports, dashboards, and interactive visualizations that clearly present accurate data to technical and non-technical end users. The ideal candidate will demonstrate advanced technical software skills, have a strong commitment to the quality and accuracy of data, and show attention to detail while managing shifting priorities and tight deadlines. Characteristics of an ideal candidate are: 

  • Technical Savvy-adept at using technology to solve problems, leverage data, and make informed decisions. Proficient in programming languages (SQL), knowledge of Database Management Systems, Data analytics & Reporting and familiarity with emerging technologies. 
  • Strong Communicator - able to convey complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to both technical and non-technical audiences, excelling at active listening, asking questions, and providing explanations. 
  • Adaptable- demonstrate the ability to quickly learn new technologies, adapt to changing project requirements, and adjust their strategies based on evolving circumstances. 

ACC Equity Statement

We welcome and value the identities and experiences of our students, staff, faculty, and surrounding communities. We seek to engage and support historically marginalized groups whom higher education has traditionally failed to serve. We work to foster an equitable and inclusive learning and work environment that supports our students and employees through professional development, programming, reflection, and transformational change of ACC practices, procedures, services, and teaching. We collectively commit to holding ourselves accountable to our equity goals through assessing these efforts with multiple strategies that include voices of those impacted by this work. 

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a data related field such as data analytics, statistics, data science, OR 4 yearsequivalent workplace experience. 
  • 2 years of industry or educational workplace experience managing and administering business intelligence and data analytic software, data extraction, storage, analysis, and interpretation of results. 
  • Strong communication skills to effectively communicate with both technical and non-technical audiences.  
  • Experience consulting with stakeholders about informational needs and institutional planning. 
  • Strong analytical skills with attention to detail to ensure data accuracy. 
  • Workplace experience utilizing spreadsheets and relational databases to create queries, tables, and create data dashboard visualizations. 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • 2 years of demonstrated experience working with Cognos, Banner, and data visualization software.  
  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution in a data related field such as data analytics, statistics, data sciences or equivalent workplace credentials or experience. 
  • Experience working in or working closely with an Institutional Research office at a postsecondary institution. 
  • Advanced knowledge and skills with relational databases, data visualization, business intelligence software (Tableau, Power BI, etc.) and/or statistical software (R, Python, SPSS, etc.)  
  • Experience designing, administering, and analyzing surveys and other data gathering instruments. 

Physical & Cognitive Demands

The following are some of the physical and cognitive demands commonly associated with this position.

  • Occasionally moves, positions, and transports files and office materials weighing up to 10 lbs.
  • This is largely a sedentary role. This position operates in an office environment and constantly uses a computer, and routinely uses standard office equipment including phones, copiers, etc.
  • The person in this position constantly communicates with internal and external constituents and students. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.
  • Cognitive demands include comparing, copying, computing, compiling, analyzing, coordinating, synthesizing, negotiating, communicating, instructing, and interpersonal skills.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement 

Arapahoe Community College provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process and/or during the course of employment, please contact Angela Johnson, Director of Human Resources, at 303.797.5715 or

Advertised Salary Range 

Salary range for this position is $63,393 - $71,000, commensurate with education and experience. AP 3-45 provides information regarding salary placement and adjustments. This is a full-time, FLSA-exempt position. This position has been exempted from the State Classified System.

To Apply

All applicants must submit:

  1. Resume
  2. Detailed letter of interest (cover letter) addressing the job announcement.  Please include any experiences you may have embedding equity and inclusion in your work, see below.

At ACC we seek to hire candidates that demonstrate a commitment to and experience with embedding equity and inclusion into their professional role. Please address this specifically in your cover letter explaining what diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) means to you and how you may have incorporated DEI into your current or previous professional responsibilities.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Candidates who are selected to interview will be asked to submit a completed application form and the names and contact information for three professional references. Candidates will be evaluated based on their qualifications as related to the duties and responsibilities of the position. To apply, scroll down to the bottom of this page and click "Apply."

If you have questions regarding this position, please contact us at

Closing Date

This position will be posted from May 16, 2023 - until May 30, 2023


At ACC, we value and uphold a commitment to a workplace that focuses on employees. Our mission is to provide innovative and responsive educational and economic opportunities in an accessible, inclusive environment that promotes success for students, employees, and the communities we serve. In addition to rewarding and meaningful work, we offer a comprehensive selection of benefits to support our employees, including:

  • Strong, flexible retirement benefits including Colorado PERA’s Defined Benefit Plan or Defined Contribution Plan. ACC contributes 20.95% of your salary on your behalf. Supplemental retirement plans including 401(k), 403(b) and 457 plans are also available.
  • Comprehensive health benefits including medical, dental, vision, life, and flexible savings benefits.
  • Employee assistance services such as counseling, professional coaching, financial planning, and more, are available to you and members of your household at no cost through the Colorado State Employee Assistance Program (C-SEAP)
  • Generous paid time off benefits including up to 15 hours of annual leave and 10 hours sick leave per month, 10 paid holidays per year, and up to 18 hours for academic and volunteer activities.
  • Tuition assistance for employees and their eligible dependents at any community college within the Colorado Community College System or CCCOnline.
  • State employees are eligible to participate in BenefitHub which offers discounts for retailers and services and other benefits resources.
  • Employees may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. Additional information about this program can be found on the Colorado Division of Human Resources website.
  • New hires for full-time positions may be eligible for a relocation assistance benefit if relocating at least 100 miles to work at ACC. Information about this can be found in AP 3-160.

Notice to all Applicants

  • Final candidate will be subject to successful completion of a background check, and, if applicable, a motor vehicle record review.
  • Former employees of the Colorado Community College System, or one of its 13 colleges, who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information in their application material.
  • Final candidate is required to submit official transcripts to Human Resources within thirty (30) days of hire.
  • Direct deposit of payroll is a condition of employment.
  • Arapahoe Community College participates in E-Verify.
  • Arapahoe Community College is a tobacco and smoke-free campus.
  • All ACC employees, except student employees, contribute to Colorado PERA at a fixed percentage of their earnings and do not contribute to Social Security.
  • Finalist must be willing to make Colorado their primary workplace.

Arapahoe Community College is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment including those that violate federal and state law, or the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education Board Policy 19-60. The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, familial status, veteran or military status, pregnancy status, religion, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other protected class or category under applicable local, state, or federal law (also known as “civil rights laws”), in connection with employment practices or educational programs and activities (including admissions). 

For information regarding Arapahoe Community College Security, including Clery Act / Crime Statistics for the campuses and surrounding area, please see the Arapahoe Community College Annual Security Report. For a hard copy report, please contact the ACC Campus Police Department at 303.797.5800,, or Room M2600 at 5900 South Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, Colorado 80120.