Decision Support Analyst

Lexington, KY
Oct 05, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Decision Support Analyst provides critical analytical support to help manage UK's research enterprise. In the Office of the Vice President for Research, this position will inventory and understand existing data sources and organize data to maximize accessibility and understanding. This position will work closely with the professionals in UKIT, Research Information Services, and other departmental units across the university to make recommendations to inform decision making through the use of data and data tools and to develop and implement analytical solutions. Using internal and external data, the Decision Support Analyst will conduct ad-hoc analyses and design and develop ad-hoc reports to meet special information needs. The qualified candidate will take initiative to suggest new analyses or lines of inquiry that may bring new insights to the research enterprise and will apply time management skills to ensure timelines are followed and deadlines are met with high quality finished products. In addition, this position will provide ad-hoc analytic support to Research Information Services and other support units across campus

Job Title
Decision Support Analyst

Requisition Number

Working Title

Department Name
40100:VP of Research

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Grade Level

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education


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Required Related Experience

5 yrs

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Sitting for long periods of time, and repetitive motion related to computer work.


Monday-Friday; 8:00 am-5:00 pm.


Knowledge using a variety of analytical tools such as Business Intelligence platforms, Tableau Software, and SQL databases, etc.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Knowledge using a variety of analytical tools such as Business Intelligence platforms, Tableau Software, SQL databases, etc.

Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Describe your level of expertise working with analytical tools such as Tableau Desktop, CLICK, Micrsoft PowerBI or other decision support tools. Include your level of expertise and desribe how you have used such tools.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * How many years have you been using data to support academic leaders making decisions?
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years, up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years
  3. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents


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