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Data Specialist - Institutional Advancement

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Position Type: Full-Time
Location: Elgin, IL
Experience Level: Entry-Level
Categories: Professional/Technical
Role: Data Specialist


About ECC:

Elgin Community College serves over 9,000 students at every stage of their educational journeys, including university transfer programs, career and technical education, continuing education classes, and adult basic education. As a community, we pride ourselves on nurturing a welcoming campus where every person—students, staff members, faculty members, and campus visitors—feels valued. The work of each ECC employee is central to the college’s mission, and as an employer, the college fosters a positive environment through professional challenges, excellent benefits, and opportunities for recognition and camaraderie.

Work Schedule:

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday

Rate of Pay:

Based on Experience.

FLSA Status:


Grant Funded:


Job Summary:

This position applies an advanced knowledge of research methodology and data collection techniques as a project leader and technical expert in conducting and analyzing difficult and complex institutional advancement projects.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

1. Bachelor’s degree required in a related field.
2. Two or more years of experience in data analysis with a non-profit.
3.  Proficiency with statistical software, such as SPSS or SAS.
4.  Experience using data visualization software, such as Tableau or PowerBI.
5.Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel and Access
6. Familiarity with the development, management, and use of relational databases and in querying, creating and maintaining working datasets from an ERP/student information system (e.g., Ellucian Colleague, Banner, etc.)
7. Ability to independently manage and prioritize multiple projects and to meet deadlines
8. Demonstrated experience presenting and discussing statistical analysis and research findings to a wide variety of audiences with varying levels of statistical understanding
9. Ability to produce and communicate written information in a professional manner to a variety of audiences
10.Excellent oral communication skills

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  1. Master’s degree preferred.
  2. Experience in data analysis with a non-profit in higher education preferred.
  3. Familiarity with CRM software preferred, especially Raiser’s Edge.
  4. Syntax/programming experience with SPSS or SAS preferred.

Essential Duties:

1. Perform data evaluation and analysis projects for Institutional Advancement.
2. Data visualization and reporting
3. Survey development and administration
4. Participation in College Committees/Activities
5. Original Research and Development

Other Duties:

1. Perform other job-related duties as assigned which pertain to the job description.
2. Ability to work a flexible schedule which includes days/evenings/weekends as needed by the department.

Physical Demands:

Sedentary (up to 10 lbs occasionally, sitting most of the time)

Visual Acuity:

Close visual acuity (e.g. computer, assembly)

Work Environment:

Quiet conditions

Environmental Conditions:

Typical office or administrative

Current SSECCA Union Member Information:

The position was posted on 09/23/2019. Elgin Community College Support Staff of Elgin Community College Association (SSECCA) members that apply by 09/30/2019 and meet the posted minimum qualifications will receive full consideration.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Elgin Community College does not discriminate, or tolerate discrimination, against any member of its community on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender/gender identity, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law in matters of admissions, employment, or in any aspect of the educational programs or activities it offers.

In addition, Elgin Community College provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to ensure equal access and equal opportunities with regard to employment practices, educational opportunities, and programs and services. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the College’s EEO/AA Officer. Determinations on request for a reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


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