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Research Analyst

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Work type: Academic Staff - 12 Month
Location: Platteville
Categories: Office and Administrative

 

Position Summary:

Under general supervision of the Director of Institutional Research, the professional employee in this position prepares the UW-Platteville Central Data Request (CDR) and conducts both routine and ad hoc analyses of UWP enrollments and academic programs. The work processed by this position has wide reaching effects both internal to IR as well as the broader university community and external constituents.  Data created and reports generated are used, for example, in official reporting to the Department of Education, grand applications to local, state, and federal agencies, both public and private, local and national media, UWP administration in decision- and policy-making, etc. 

Responsibilities:

This position designs and implements special statistical studies, prepares reports with recommendations based on analytic review, supports university personnel seeking to use data to address academic or enrollment issues, designs assessment metrics, responds to external data requests, and supports IR in development of innovative data systems.

The professional in this position must be able to understand the complexity of the data, develop an understanding of each data element and its various interpretations and meanings, and effectively communicate with the requester to identify the available data and information most appropriate to their needs.

Additional Responsibilities Include:

 -Data Collection, Extraction and Analysis

 -Create analytical resources for use by the University community and others

 -Respond to external data requests, including publishers of rankings, news media, and state agencies

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, business analytics, or related field.  Master’s degree preferred.
  • Expertise with database reporting, Microsoft Office, and SQL
  • Working knowledge of research methods and techniques used in collecting, compiling and organizing data and information
  • Ability to handle sensitive material with discretion, tact, and integrity
  • Demonstrated ability to present ideas and information clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty and staff
  • Familiarity with content management systems
  • Creativity in designing data and analysis deliverables for various audiences
  • Excellent analytic and problem-solving skills with attention to detail

 

Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer:

Department Information:  Under new leadership, the Office of Institutional Research seeks a talented institutional data analyst.  Reporting to the Director of the Office of Institutional Research, the Institutional Data Analyst works in a dynamic, collaborative, environment.  This position is responsible for a wide range of activity involving data extraction, analysis, and reporting.  This includes internal requests for information to support administrative and academic decision-making, grant applications, and completing external surveys. 

 

Campus Information: The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls about 8,000 students in 42 baccalaureate and 6 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

 

Application Deadline:

Applications must be received by March 1, 2019.

 

How to Apply:

The following documents are required for applicant consideration:

  • Letter of application addressing all required qualifications
  • A current resume
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references.
  • Recommended:  Written summary demonstrating use of applicant-generated data in departmental or institutional decision-making, including decisions made based on data/analyses provided by applicant. 

 

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

            Sara Whitaker, whitakers@uwplatt.edu

 

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

 

 

 

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