JOB NO.: 92301-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Event Planning, Program Coordination, Instructional Design, Office & Administrative Support, Web Design/Development, Other

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 92301-AS

Working Title: Policy and Planning Analyst



FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: NOVEMBER 13, 2017

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $55,406 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

PhD Study Preferred, Master's Degree Required (preferably in higher education, public policy, or a related field; strong quantitative data analysis and statistical skills).

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Experience creating, manipulating, and extracting information from large datasets.
Knowledge of statistical techniques and survey tools, such as Qualtrics and SQL.
Proficiency in building data tables from other data sets, Excel, text, XML, and/or other file types.
Knowledge of higher education issues.
Experience in data modeling, policy analysis and data analysis in higher education.
Strong editing and writing skills.
Experience in higher education preferred.

Additional requirements: strong writing and presentation skills; strong problem solving skills; penchant for seeking creative or innovative solutions to persistent challenges; ability to give attention to detail while keeping the broader context in mind; skill at understand and navigating the perspectives and priorities of faculty, departments, the School, campus, UW System, and the public in program design and review documents; ability to communicate findings to diverse audiences in a range of formats including tables, text, graphics, and data visualizations; capacity to be highly productive both working independently and when contributing to team projects; self-motivated and able to take appropriate leadership responsibility for assignments; evidence of ability to exercise good judgment and discretion; ability to maintain a positive attitude in a workplace that can have rapidly changing deadlines and ambiguous priorities.

The successful candidate will have a broad understanding of general higher education issues and issues faced by research institutions combined with strong analytical and technical skills. The individual will be able to draw on the University's enterprise data systems (human resources record system, student records, financial, and other data resources) and be to write queries to extract data from large data sets. Knowledge of Hyperion Interactive Reporting Studio, Tableau, Qualtrics, R, SQL, SAS, SPSS, or related analytical and query tools is essential.

Position Summary:

The successful candidate will have a broad understanding of higher education and the operations of a major university. The Policy and Planning Analyst reports to the Senior Associate Dean and works closely with the Dean and Senior staff on the School of Education Data Digest, data assessment, program reviews, accreditation reviews, national surveys and reports, data visualization, enrollment and revenue forecasting, and ad hoc data requests, along with interacting with other SoE and campus data stakeholders and the Office of Academic Planning and Institutional Research.

Examples of projects include: analysis of admission yields and trends; summer enrollment trends; trends in graduate student funding; student enrollment patterns; time to degree; degree production; faculty, staff, and student diversity; and revenue and expenditure trends, including trends in research, teaching, and outreach.


Maren Harris
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to applicants:

To apply, please upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Advertised: Oct 6 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: Nov 3 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time