Senior Research Analyst

Eugene, Oregon
Jul 06, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Senior Research Analyst (SRA) is an integral member of the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs. The SRA will both conduct their own, independent research and analyses as well as coordinate and oversee the work of others. The SRA will work on all aspects of university operations, including students, personnel and finances. The SRA is expected to respond to requests from other UO administrators as well as proactively develop proposals for research and analyses that will help answer critical questions facing UO. The SRA is responsible for identifying appropriate methodologies, procedures, timelines, and other campus partners necessary to complete projects in an accurate and timely way. The position conducts research, prepares and presents findings to both internal UO stakeholders including the president, provost, deans, vice presidents, faculty, and other staff, as well as external stakeholders, including other Oregon institutions, the Higher Education Coordinating Commission, and state legislators.

Minimum Requirements
• Master’s degree from an accredited institution in a related field such as statistics, public policy, or educational research
• Three years of experience in research design and statistical analysis
• Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research and data analysis
• Detailed knowledge of higher education, such as proven methodologies for increasing completion rates or institutional budget models
• Demonstrated project management skills
• Demonstrated knowledge and familiarity with statistical packages like SAS

Professional Competencies
• Ability to use and understand data from a variety of sources with an emphasis on data accuracy and integrity
• Ability to communicated effectively orally and in writing
• Exceptional organizational and time management skills and the ability to balance competing priorities from multiple requestors
• Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with a wide variety of university constituencies
• Ability to work with sensitive information, often of a confidential nature

Preferred Qualifications
• Demonstrated experience in quantitative and qualitative educational research design
• Experience preparing reports or other briefing materials for high-level decision makers
• Detailed knowledge of state and/or national educational datasets
• Working knowledge of Banner