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JOB NO.: 94154-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Computer Science, Information Systems/Technology, Other

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 94154-AS




FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: JUNE 04, 2018

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $57,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Master's degree, or other graduate or professional degree, or Bachelor's degree plus substantial experience.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

- At least one year of experience in a role that includes data and analysis activities.
- Knowledge of how to handle, query, aggregate, and format data and information for dissemination to a range of users with varying levels of expertise.
- Experience creating, manipulating, and extracting information from large data sets. This is a "critical thinking" job that requires the individual to draw on technical skills with use of large data sets to answer questions about the university. Thus, skill and experience with MS-Excel, SQL (Hyperion), TOAD Data Point, SAS, STATA, SPSS, or related analytic tools is a requirement.
- Knowledge of and experience with general statistical concepts and techniques, and concepts associated with predictive modeling.
- Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail combined with understanding of big picture, strong interpersonal skills and teamwork skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and ability to work independently as well as cooperatively within established and ad hoc teams.

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

The Office of Academic Planning and Institutional Research (APIR; http://apir.wisc.edu ) provides analytics related to the people (students and employees), academic programs (degrees, majors, certificates, and courses), and academic units (schools/colleges, departments, centers and institutes) of UW-Madison. Our work facilitates the activities of the provost, the deans, other campus leaders, and governance groups, and includes work on nationally important analytical projects.

Examples of APIR projects include analyses of student retention and graduation rates; progress to degree measures; curricular analytics including grade-gap analytics and student enrollment patterns; analysis related to academic programs; assessment of student learning; accountability analysis; accreditation; trends related to faculty and administrative salaries and salary comparisons with peers; budget modeling and analysis; university rankings; academic structure. Annual products include Data Digest, Department Planning Profiles, First Destination Survey, and Accountability Reporting.

APIR is hiring two policy and planning analysts at the associate, no prefix, or senior level to support response to increasing workload and to fill vacant positions. Complexity of duties and details of assignments will depend on rank and experience.

Additional Information:

Preferred experience:
- Knowledge of higher education issues in general and issues faced by research institutions in particular. Depth of knowledge in areas such as student career cycle and student experience, factors associated with student academic success and progress to degree, curricular and academic planning, budgeting and higher education funding, faculty lifecycle including promotion and tenure progression, or climate and satisfaction surveys, are plus factors.
- Experience with or penchant for development of data visualizations and dashboards; experience with Tableau Software or other dashboard tool is a strong plus factor.
- Experience in an environment with a data management infrastructure; understanding of the data life cycle; experience identifying and correcting data-quality issues.
- Experience with UW-Madison's data systems and any major functional data systems is a plus factor, including Infoaccess data warehouse, SIS, HRS, financial systems or other enterprise processes or systems.

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 incumbent will draw on the University's enterprise data systems (student records, budget, HR, and other data resources, including peer data sources) and will need skill in data analysis, and the ability to learn new software packages.

Additional requirements: 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 communicating findings to diverse audiences and in a range of formats from tables and text to slide presentations, 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.

Proficiency with the MS-Office suite, including MS-Excel; e-mail, and e-calendaring is assumed.


Karen Aune
[email protected]
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:

Please click on the "Apply Now" button (jobs.wisc.edu, 94154) to start the application process. Provide cover letter that addresses qualifications for the position and a resume or curriculum vita. Provide a list of three references; references will not be contacted without the candidate's permission. Candidates who advance to later stages of the review process will be asked to provide samples of work and may be asked to provide additional 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: Apr 13 2018 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: May 11 2018 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time





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