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The Data Reporting Specialist provides support to institutional research activities, data governance, and student information systems maintenance. This position will work closely with the Institutional Research Coordinator on issues such as student retention, academic planning, and student success through the communication of clear, timely, and actionable information.



  1. Support the department of Institutional Research in recurring and ad-hoc data initiatives.
  2. Collect, process, and report data to provide accurate key metrics.
  3. Create and provides various ad-hoc reports for the campus community, including; faculty, staff, and other external stakeholders.
  4. Assist in maintaining the accuracy of institutional decision-making.
  5. Assist in maintaining the accuracy of institutional data.
  6. Provides excellent customer service to all members of the Carthage community.
  7. Performs other duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: (To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.)


  • Associate’s Degree required, Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Experience working in an institute of higher education or similar environment.
  • Requires 1 to 2 years of data reporting experience.
  • Requires the ability to use a personal computer and Web browser, including a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Microsoft Excel.
  • Ability to reliably complete various time-sensitive requests.
  • Experience with reporting software (i.e. Cognos) and data visualization software (i.e. Tableau) is a plus.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to produce clear and accurate information through the use of technological tools.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Knowledge of the student life cycles in higher education.
  • Ability to work with a variety of individuals with diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to work with discretion around sensitive information.
  • Requires excellent oral and written communication skills to effectively communicate with administrators and faculty members.
  • Requires the ability to work collegially in a team-oriented environment.
  • Requires demonstrated ability to handle challenging situations with confidence and function effectively with frequent interruptions.
  • Requires demonstrated expertise in the areas of organization, problem-solving and critical thinking.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (The physical demands described here are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The phrases “occasionally,” “regularly,” and “frequently” correspond to the following definitions: “occasionally” means up to 1/3 of working time, “regularly” means between 1/3 and 2/3 of working time, and “frequently” means 2/3 and more of working time.)

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk or hear, and/or use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand and/or walk. The employee must regularly lift and/or move between 1 and 5 pounds while moving files, folders, or books. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: (The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

The noise level in the work environment is moderate and typical.

The above statements reflect the general details necessary to describe the principle functions of the occupation described and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the occupation.




About Carthage

Located on the shore of Lake Michigan in the thriving Chicago-Milwaukee corridor, Carthage College blends the best liberal arts traditions with desirable degree programs, transformative learning opportunities, and personal attention from dedicated faculty and staff. Our beautiful campus, an 80-acre arboretum with stunning lake views, is home to 2,600 undergraduate students and 200 graduate students. Founded in 1847, Carthage is consistently named a Best Midwestern College by The Princeton Review and a Most Innovative School by U.S. News & World Report. All Carthage employees play a vital part in the success of our students, as we work together to create an environment where all can achieve their true potential. Grow with Carthage.

Carthage College is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse community. We welcome applications from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.