Data and Visualization Analyst (Analyst/Programmer, Career) - Institutional Research (515687)

  • Cal State University (CSU) San Francisco
  • San Francisco, California
  • Jun 21, 2022
Full Time Administrative Analysis and Research

Job Description


Working Title

Data and Visualization Analyst

SF State University

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The person holding this position may be considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

This position may be a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position may be required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.


Institutional Research

Appointment Type

This is a one-year probationary position.

Time Base

Full Time (FTE 1.0)

Work Schedule

Monday through Friday; from 8:00am to 5:00pm

Anticipated Hiring Range

$6,815 to $7,533 per month ($81,780 to $90,396 annually)

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Position Summary

Reports directly to Associate Provost for Institutional Analytics, the Data/Visualization Analyst will prepare and manage student, faculty, financial data to support quantitative and qualitative research and for identifying, analyzing, and presenting institutional data trends related to enrollment, retention, graduation, demographics, student outcomes and other measures. Often data are needed that are not found in our databases. The incumbent will need to write and edit queries in the Campus Solutions system to extract needed data.

Position Information

Application Design/Modification
  • Manages, develops, and maintains reports, dashboards, and visualization.
  • Design user-friendly interfaces to systems, applications, and databases
  • Recommend modifications to third party software to meet user needs

Database Analysis
  • Develops and maintains analytic databases to support quantitative and qualitative research. This includes writing and editing scripts that populate the data tables, managing updates/patches to the BI software, and collaborating with our IT office as needed. Also, determines testing needed to assure the functionality and integrity of reporting solutions, create test plans, and evaluate testing results taking corrective action as necessary.
  • Provides leadership and analytical support regarding data analysis of academic, fiscal, student, faculty, retention and graduation, strategic planning, and other data that relate to issues which affect the institution.

Project Management and User Supports
  • Manages workflows and ensures the completion of projects with shifting priorities and tight deadlines
  • Works independently, effectively manage multiple priorities, and meet deadlines.
  • Coordinates and provides user supports and trainings.

Other Duties as Assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Application Design/Modification:

Design application programs to meet user requirements that optimize the use of available resources.

Examples of typical work activities include:
  • Develop program specifications and review them with the user to ensure that requirements are met;
  • Design user-friendly interfaces to systems, applications, and databases;
  • Recommend modifications to third party software to meet user needs;
  • Act as a software vendor liaison.

Database Analysis
  • Knowledge of formal data structure design, relational database design, and file structure.
  • Ability to design data structures to maximize efficiency and flexibility.
  • Ability to perform database maintenance tasks, develop access routines, and maintain dictionary.
  • Knowledge of data administration principles and data modeling concepts.
  • Ability to identify and resolve software/hardware interface problems, data requirements, and access methods.
  • Ability to use data resource and productivity tools applicable to the database management system.
  • Ability to provide database support in a multiple hardware platform and operating system environment.
  • Ability to work and communicate with users to define and meet database needs and requirements.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's Degree preferred in computer science, management information systems or a related field and fouryears of experience working with a relational database or an equivalent combination of education and experienceto successfully perform job responsibilities.
  • Three or more years of experience in developing reports, dashboards, data visualizations and scorecards usingbusiness intelligence and visualization software (e.g., WebFOCUS)
  • Three or more years of experience with databases or information systems in progressively responsible positions.Experience with SQL a plus.
  • Experience working in a university setting preferred. Knowledge and understanding of key concepts in highereducation highly desired.
  • Experience working in a university setting preferred. Knowledge and understanding of key concepts in highereducation highly desired.
  • Provides leadership and analytical support regarding data analysis of academic, fiscal, student, faculty, retentionand graduation, strategic planning, and other data that relate to issues which affect the institution.
  • Experiences in project management and organizational skills, including the ability to manage several projectssimultaneously and meet deadlines.

Pre-Employment Requirements

This position requires the successful completion of a background check.

Eligibility to Work

Applicants must be able to provide proof of US Citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, within three business days from their date of hire.


Threaded through our Total Compensation package is a commitment to Bridging Life's Transitions. SF State is committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive program that rewards efforts that are appreciated by your colleagues, students and the customers we serve.

We offer a competitive compensation package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Pension, 401k, Healthcare Savings Account, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Vacation and Sick Leave as well as State Holidays and a dynamic Fee Waiver program, all geared towards the University's commitment to attract, motivate and retain our employee.

Employment Requirement

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

CSUEU Position (For CSUEU Positions Only)

Eligible and qualified on-campus applicants, currently in bargaining units 2, 5, 7, and 9 are given hiring preference.

Additional Information


Thank you for your interest in employment with California State University (CSU). CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California. Because of this, CSU prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California with very limited exception. While this position may be eligible for occasional telework, all work is expected to be performed in the state of California, and this position is assigned to on-campus operations.

The Human Resources office is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and can be reached at (415) 338-1872.

Please note that this position, position requirements, application deadline and/or any other component of this position is subject to change or cancellation at any time.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)


Job Address

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