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Data and Systems Analyst

Student Life


Reed College seeks an organized and driven person to be our next Data and Systems Analyst. The Data and Systems Analyst works closely with the Student Life Senior Leadership Team (SLT) to review and track projects, maintain a thorough understanding of systems and data for the division, and support the reporting needs of the division to ensure access to critical and accurate data is met in a timely manner. This role provides analytical assessments of student life processes and promotes a data-informed culture throughout the division, training and leading the Student Life staff on systems and databases to enhance decision-making, productivity, and efficiency. This position reports to the Vice President for Student Life. 

Reed College offers an exceptional benefits package, including comprehensive medical and dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with 10% employer contribution (after one year of service), educational assistance for employees and their children, 22 days of paid vacation, paid holidays, half-day Fridays in the summer, and many other campus amenities. This is a full-time, exempt role with work hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday with a one hour unpaid lunch. Community is essential to a Reed education, so staff perform their work on campus. This is not a remote role. Pay for this position is $65,000 per year. 

Who You Are

  • You have significant data visualization experience. You have leveraged data for meaningful recommendations and action steps. Graphs and charts are fun for you.
  • You connect the dots, you look for connections and opportunities through data. You analyze data to look for trends, correlations and gaps. 
  • You use data to ask questions such as “What are we not seeing” or “What story is the data telling us”. You build from this to find creative and systematic solutions.   
  • You enjoy interpreting and analyzing data to diverse audiences. Translating technical lingo and complex information to make it more useful to your colleagues and students is exciting.
  • You don’t mind when the plan changes, especially if the plan changes for the better.
  • You are an exceptional project manager. You always have a plan, and you always meet your deadlines.
  • You sweat the details. You enjoy being the person on the team who double checks the work for accuracy.
  • You understand and are committed to data equity. You understand the impact that data collected and presented through an equity lens can have for underserved and underrepresented populations.
  • You prefer a team environment at work, rather than working alone. You’re not the kind of analyst who works with the door closed--you like interacting with the people who are going to be using your data and the systems you build.
  • You have at least two years’ experience managing data as the primary component of your job. Experience in higher education is not required.
  • You are self-motivated and don’t mind taking the lead to get things started. Others would describe you as proactive. 

What You’ll Do

  • Serve as SASSI (Shared Access to Secure Student Information) database administrator for the division of Student Life: Write reports, construct audits, set up automations, manage permissions, and build new database components in SASSI.
  • Develop reports, charts, graphs and tables for use by the Vice President for Student Life .
  • Support Student Life office functions and provide scheduling support to the office.
  • Serve as a key database and technology knowledge source for the Student Life  division, training on and documenting best data practices and workflows.
  • Partner with other teams at Reed, including College Relations, Admission, and those in IT who support them.
  • Manage and prioritize software and database projects for Student Life.
  • Represent technical/ data and communication initiatives: Receive and process requests from our IT department to student life division in response to institution-wide inquiries or initiatives. Administer and compile division-wide summaries of individual departmental responses.
  • Support student intervention systems: i.e manage complaint/decision/appeal workflow for adjudicating boards, committee, and panel processes.

Application Instructions

Click below to apply. You will be directed to Interfolio to create a free account and begin your application. A resume and cover letter are required. You can submit these documents in any format, but pdf works best. In your cover letter please address the following:

  • How would this position contribute to achievement of your long-term professional goals?
  • Which professional accomplishment are you most proud of?

As you apply online, you will be asked to provide an answer to the following:  

  • If you were selected for this position, how would you use your skills and experience to contribute to equity, inclusion and community growth at Reed?

Applications will be considered as they are submitted so you are encouraged to apply early. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. 

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Reed College is committed to building a culturally inclusive community and a work environment that respects and inspires every person. Your unique skills, work history, cultural contributions, and lived experiences are essential to building this community. Members of historically marginalized groups including women, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), those with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, those who have served in the military, and members of other underrepresented communities are invited to apply.