Research Analyst II

Edmond, OK
Mar 21, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

College Information:
Position Summary:

Develops and maintains information systems for collecting, modifying, storing and analyzing data from various sources. Installs and maintains analytical systems for research. Conducts analysis of data and leads research and analysis projects as assigned. Oversees development of various data sets and reports. Conducts statistical analysis, asses finding, reports results and support research with the goal of providing information to university.

Posting Number: RE00841
Job Type: Full-Time
Department Specific Essential Job Functions:

Creates and maintains documentation on infrastructure, software configurations, and procedures related to data warehouse and business intelligence systems.

Develops and maintains a data report library.

Develops institutional data dashboards to facilitate data review and analysis.

Provides correlation and analysis of institutional data.

Reviews existing data in the data warehouse, in the Banner ODS, and in the data dictionary to identify data gaps and provide recommendations for improving data quality and correcting data inconsistencies.

Oversees a strong testing and validation methodology to ensure the accuracy and usability of reports.

Supports better and more effective use of the report writing tool by providing direct assistance to end users to resolve problems with technology, applications, and similar issues.

Produces and supports the production of standard and custom reports utilizing the data warehouse, reporting tools, and Banner.

Works closely with personnel in Information Technology and the business partner to keep the data warehouse and business intelligence tool operating smoothly.

Keeps current with issues and trends in higher education and demonstrates professional activity in the field of institutional assessment.

Conducts literature reviews in support of institutional research, assessment, and research projects.

Works with other staff in assisting faculty and staff to better understand and work with research and assessment data. Assists faculty and staff in obtaining information from Blackboard Analytics, institutional and university surveys, and other information tools.

Uses appropriate hardware and software tools to develop reports and presentations in order to effectively communicate with a variety of organizational units and representatives. Uses Excel, Access, and SAS or SPSS to collect and maintain data to be analyzed and presented to agencies, organizations, University administration, etc.

Coordinates data access with Information Technology (database usage).

Responds to ad hoc requests for information from faculty, administrators, and external organizations.

Designs and coordinates special projects and studies.

Participates in data exchange with other higher education institutions.

Attends and participates in meetings and committees as needed or requested.

Assists to ensure the integrity and reliability of research data distributed by the University.

Coordinates and prepares reports to OSRHE, Academic Affairs, HLC, and other state and federal entities in order to ensure that UCO meets its state and federal accountability reporting requirements.

Assists with preparing data for Program Reviews, benchmarking/performance indicators, strategic planning, specialized accreditations and similar areas.

Helps develop and maintain assigned components of the website.

Develops and documents processes for routine reports.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Salary: $21.65 per hour ($45,033 annually)
Desired Start Date: 07/10/2017
EEO Statement:

The University of Central Oklahoma (University) is committed to an inclusive educational and employment environment that provides equal opportunity and access to all qualified persons. The University will continue its policy of fair and equal employment and educational practices without discrimination harassment because of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, alienage or national origin, genetic information, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, gender, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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