Research Coordinator- Guidebooks

Job description

University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness

Research Coordinator; Guidebooks

Position #00300023 - Requisition 12547

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at *

The Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified) Research Coordinator; Guidebooks position.

The University of Colorado Denver is a public research university serving more than 14,000 students. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer more than 100 highly rated degree programs through eight schools and colleges. In the heart of downtown Denver-one of America's most vibrant urban centers-CU Denver is located steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District affording our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.

Located in the heart of downtown, CU Denver provides a vibrant, urban research university experience, with academic programs ranging from the liberal arts and sciences to global energy management, music industry studies and criminal justice among eight schools and colleges. The classroom extends into the city as students study, network and build careers in the surrounding business district. CU Denver unites quality academics, ambitious research and creative work, civic consciousness and driven students-all in the lively setting of downtown Denver. Read CU Denver Quick Facts here.

Jobs in this career family provide general business operations of the organization or a combination of operational responsibilities covering multiple career families. Functions include institutional research, statistical analysis, policy development and review, strategic planning and broad unit business operations such as parking and transportation services, risk management, childcare services, real estate and property management, retail services or job responsibilities that combine fiscal, HR and operational management responsibilities.

Professionals at the intermediate level are responsible for exercising discretion, analytical skill, personal accountability and responsibility in a wide range of areas including academic, administrative, managerial, and student services functions. Work involves creating, integrating, applying and sharing knowledge directly related to a professional field.

At the intermediate level, duties may be more limited in scope and are performed with guidance and direction from other professionals.

Position Emphasis:

The Research Coordinator will maintain and manage the college guidebook index by comparing data requirements for college guides each year with the current index in order to manage the college guide process. They will collect, analyze, synthesize, and create reports with information from and about students, alumni, staff, faculty, finances and other elements as required to complete external guidebook surveys, such as U.S. News, Chronicle Guide, Peterson's and Business Week. This position will perform appropriate research and analysis and prepare reports on student, faculty, and staff data for the purpose of institutional research, planning, policy making, and decision-making; apply knowledge of available university data and its appropriate uses. As appropriate, the Research Coordinator will formulate effective research questions by discussing with client (a) what was requested, (b) what client wishes to do with the information, and (c) client's understanding of these results and the uses of similar information. Identify data source(s) and obtain the desired information. Analyze the data by running the appropriate data manipulation and analysis software programs. Check relevance to client requests. Output data in tables, graphs/charts/maps, or other appropriate formats to help client understand the information. Interpret results of data analysis and make recommendations on potential client actions in order to help client sensibly use the information.

This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.

Conditions of Employment: Must be willing and able to occasionally travel to other CU campuses.

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.

Salary and Benefits:

The hiring range for this position has been established at $ 45,000 to $55,000 and is commensurate with skills and experience. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A bachelor's degree in business, business administration, finance, accounting , social sciences, communications, information systems, or a related field from an accredited institution
    • Substitution: A combination of education and related technical/paraprofessional experience may be substituted for the bachelor's degree on a year for year basis.
  • 1 year of professional level experience reporting on faculty, staff, student, or similar data.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with SQL or SAS or SPSS or data management or data warehousing tools.
  • Experience with Tableau or other data visualization tools.

  • Ability to use MS Excel (or other similar tools) to present, summarize, and manipulate data (including tables, charts, and graphs).
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.
  • Outstanding customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Demonstrated competence in the use of software for word processing, spreadsheets, graphics, and decision support.
  • Proven organizational skills.
  • Ability to analyze implications of changes in methods, input data, policies, etc.
  • Strong work ethic and positive problem-solving attitude; results-oriented and able to work through projects independently, and enthusiasm for and experience in team environment and skills in collaborative work.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at Review of applications will begin 02/16/18 and will continue until the position is filled.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:To apply, please visit: and attach: 1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications, 2. A current CV/resume, 3. List of three to five professional references (we will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references). Questions should be directed to: Paula Dickson, [email protected]

Job Category: Business Services

Primary Location: Denver

Department: D0001 -- Denver Campus - 60045 - Provost/VC Institutional Rsrch

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Feb 2, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Paula Dickson

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00300023





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Posted: 2/28/2018
Application Due: 3/16/2018
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