Institutional Research Specialist
  • Job Posting Expires: 2/28/2023
14M ago
$50,000 to $70,000
Full Time
Information Techonology-Hardware, Software, Consulting, Networking
0-2 Years
Primary Duties

Wayne State College is seeking an Institutional Research Specialist.

Nature of work: 

Responsible for operational support in the areas of institutional research and/or assessment including report writing, ad hoc reporting and report maintenance. Participate in meetings and work teams as needed relating to reporting functions that support client needs and aid in dissemination of information to support the College’s vision and mission.

Examples of work performed: 

  1. Assist with daily reporting operations, including writing and running ad hoc reports, maintaining and editing files and updating documentation.
  2. Develop and maintain an understanding of institutional reporting and data integrity.
  3. Provide responsive effective communications with end users, the System Office and Academic Affairs staff.
  4. Provide support to functional areas for reporting processes.
  5. Assist with internal department requests to improve program accreditation processes.
  6. Recommend changes to enhance IR support to improve customer service and process efficiency.
  7. Research, test and assist with implementation of new reporting tools as assigned.
  8. Work collegially and collaboratively toward positive accurate project results with a customer service focus.
  9. Support the production of numerous routine and ad hoc reports to the College, System Office and Coordinating Commission.
  10. Provide support to campus departments regarding reporting process data and validation.
  11. Assist with writing and maintaining procedural documentation.
  12. Ensure adherence to IR, institutional and NSCS policies and procedures.
  13. Other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (preferably excel)

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • 1 year experience working with data
  • Experience with a coding language and data visualization tools to extract and manage data
  • Knowledge of assessment cycle and best practices
  • Experience working in higher education
  • Spreadsheet skills, ability to extract and manipulate data
  • Customer service experience

Wayne State College has been educating students for more than 100 years. Located in Northeast Nebraska, close to Sioux City, Iowa, and within a two-hour drive to Sioux Falls, Omaha and Lincoln, the College is one of the most dynamic, regional public colleges in the Midwest. One of three members of the Nebraska State College System, the College distinguishes itself by providing educational excellence in a small, personalized setting. The beautiful 128-acre campus serves over 3,900 students who have a choice of more than 130 programs of study. In fall 2020, the College welcomed the second largest freshmen class in its history, driven by new academic programs and partnerships, updated and new facilities, and a continuing focus on supporting students with generous scholarships in their academic and co-curricular experiences. Wayne State has been the recipient of a number of awards, honors, and distinctions due to its commitment to service, student success, and providing an exceptional education at an affordable cost. The entire community is focused on making Wayne State a great place for students to thrive and advance their futures, and there is a collective sense of excitement about the future of the College.

Compensation Details

Competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Attractive and comprehensive benefit package. Annual salary range is $56,000.00-$70,000.00.


Wayne State College has an outstanding benefit package.

Benefit coverage begins the first day of the month after employment starts.


Coverage through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska with two options: a Preferred Provider Plan (PPO) with a $650 deductible

or a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) with a $3,800 deductible.

• Preferred Provider (PPO) = $650.00 deductible, co-insurance 80/20, out of pocket maximum is $4,600. Co-pays are

$35 for primary physician, $55 for specialty physician or urgent care, $85 for ER visits. This plan includes a prescription


• High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) = $3,800.00 deductible, co-insurance 90/10, out of pocket maximum is $4,350.

Health Reimbursement Account funded by WSC for out of pocket expenses.

• Dental Plan includes two oral exams/cleanings each calendar year with no deductible. Any restorative or maintenance

services cost a $25 deductible per year.


Coverage through Ameritas-VSP; $20 deductible for an annual exam; coverage includes specified maximums for lenses and

frames and a discount on contacts.


All full time employees receive a term life plan with a death benefit of $30,000. Optional supplemental coverage is available.


Voluntary contributions are available for full time employees. Once employees meet the minimum age requirements,

employees will contribute 6% of gross salary on a pre-tax basis and WSC contributes 8%. Employees are fully vested from the

first date of contributions. Employees may contribute up to what law allows each year.


Full time employees receive sick leave, vacation leave, 6 days of bereavement leave, and 13 paid holidays.


Long Term Disability, Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), Tuition Waivers, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness


For more information on benefits please go to and click on Benefits.

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