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Research Analyst

McLennan Community College

Job Description




Communications: We will be open and courageous in our communication with students and with one another. We will communicate decisions and the reasons for them. Excellence: We will strive for excellence in all that we do. We will actively plan for the future, seeking new and innovative ways to accomplish our mission. Inclusiveness: We will seek to appreciate and understand our students and each other, actively seeking different viewpoints. We will work to create a welcoming environment where our diverse community of students and employees learn, teach, and work together. Integrity: We will work with the highest level of integrity, taking responsibility for all of our actions. We will tell the truth and seek to be fair in our decision-making and actions. People: We will be honest, humble, respectful, and gracious to our students and to each other. We best serve our students, colleagues, and community when we work as a team.




The Research Analyst is a professional position that is part of the Institutional Research team. This position may help analyze and report on student course data, credit and non-credit enrollment, utilization data and complete ad-hoc reports as needed to support institutional decision making. May work directly with administrative and instructional leaders to help develop surveys, evaluation, assessment plans, measure student learning outcomes, and support student success initiatives. This position reports to the Senior Research Analyst and exercises no supervision. NOTE: This is a security sensitive position and an appropriate background investigation will be made on applicants being strongly considered for this position.


Knowledge of: 1. Basic Institutional Research and higher education functions. 2. Policies and guidelines regarding facility use. 3. SAS and/or SPSS programming language. 4. Development of measurable outcomes. 5. Development of assessment plans. Skills in6. Proficiency with Microsoft applications, internal software, and assistive devices and software. 7. SAS. 8. Programming of any language. 9. Ellucians Colleague or Informer. Ability to9. Work independently. 10. Perform high-level data entry. 11. Manage a portfolio of projects. 12. Work effectively with databases. 13. Read, interpret, and implement detailed, complex and often incomplete instructions. 14. Use critical and creative thinking skills to perform complex research projects. 15. Learn to generate and understand data reports using Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and SAS. 16. Learn features of SAS to automate report generation, create complex reports, and conduct descriptive statistics including charts and tables. 17. Effectively respond to requests from the public and community agencies. 18. Communicate clearly, professionally, effectively, and cooperatively with students, faculty, staff, and administrators. 19. Communicate the results of research in writing and in presentations to faculty, staff, and administrators.


Sedentary-Desk work; occasional field trips e.g. for college or program activities. Minimal Hazard/Exposure-Standard office setting. At least minimal environmental controls are in place to assure health and comfort.






Education: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: More than one year of professional work experience.



Experience: Professional work experience in SAS, SQL programming or advanced functions in a GUI interface such as Excel or similar reporting software.





Please feel free to contact this office regarding the status of your application. NOTE: Finalists may be asked to participate in an in-basket exercise. MCC uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. For more information visit



  • Online Employment Application
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Copies of College Transcripts

MCC provides equal educational opportunities to all individuals and does not discriminate against any individual regardless of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, or other legally protected category in its educational programs, activities, or employment. (Download PDF reader)

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