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The Pennsylvania State University is accepting applications for a full-time Institutional Research Programmer and Process Analyst. This programming and data professional will join an experienced team, and they will be responsible for developing a thorough understanding of data elements within Penn State’s ERP systems, then using SQL and other tools to extract data for use by others. The IR Programmer and Process Analyst will also respond to ad hoc requests from a variety of clients across campus and collaborate on projects related to institutional data. This position will work closely with colleagues from across the institution by serving on committees, collecting data, and developing dashboards and written reports.

Areas of focus may include course progression, DEI variable tracking, predictive analytics, AAUDE participation, global rankings reporting, and other emerging areas of need. This position will frequently interact with planning and administrative units in providing data support.

Successful candidates will possess strong skills in the following areas:

Operating as a subject matter expert to identify, analyze, and address institutional problems

Technical aptitude and demonstrated experience in SQL and data visualization

Familiarity with basic statistical concepts

Collaborative problem solving

Analyzing data from various systems, then creating reports and recommendations for management

Ability to explore questions and develop new skills

Demonstrated experience writing and presenting results of projects

Penn State is rebuilding its institutional research function to reach out collaboratively to other institutional units, and we seek data analysts with experience in complex systems. This position will have opportunities to engage in professional development, grow a national network of peers, and develop pathways for career trajectories.

Candidates will be expected to demonstrate SQL skills. Remote Status: This position may be partially remote. On-campus visits are required throughout the year, and the on-site schedule for the position will be negotiated with the selected candidate.

Typically requires a bachelor's degree or higher plus four (4) years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience

The following background checks must be successfully completed for this position:

This position will require the successful completion of standard background checks.

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity in society and nature, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.


Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review .

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.


Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

Penn State is committed to the health of our local and global communities. As a condition of employment, all employees are required to comply with COVID-19 vaccination or testing requirements. Click on to learn about the requirements as well as general COVID-19 information at Penn State.

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Pennsylvania State University