Senior Analyst

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Hyde Park Campus

40610 Office of the Provost

About the Unit

Job Information

Job Summary:

The Senior Analyst, Office of the Provost will be charged with conducting research and analyses in areas of strategic importance to the University. The ideal candidate will possess strong analytical, quantitative, and writing skills.


  • Manage a portfolio of strategic data analysis projects for the Provost's Office with end-to-end responsibility for assessing needs, scoping requests, and managing timelines and deliverables.
  • Plan and conduct data analyses of budgetary, grant, space, and award data, and formulate preliminary strategic recommendations based on key findings.
  • Develop high-level reports for leadership summarizing research, analysis, and strategic recommendations.
  • Build predictive and pipeline models for various data types based on historical analysis.
  • Build dashboards and visualization tools involving dynamical space, grant, budget, and award data.
  • Develop launch and growth scenarios for potential programs based on varied resource boundary conditions.
  • Identify, collect, and analyze external data sources for benchmark development.
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned.

  • Ability to examine data to identify patterns, draw conclusions, and solve problems required.
  • Attention to detail required.
  • Strong organizational skills required.
  • Strong ability to manage multiple competing priorities required.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills including demonstrated experience tailoring quantitative research results for a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team required.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive information, exercise discretion, and maintain confidentiality required.
  • Ability to operate in a fast-paced environment and manage ambiguity required.

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience or Certifications:


  • Bachelor's degree

  • Familiarity with central administration within a complex research university environment preferred.
  • Knowledge of higher education and the University of Chicago preferred.
  • Consulting or client-facing work experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated competency with quantitative methods; background in data analysis, statistics, or related field preferred.
  • Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Excel and Word, SQL and database-querying software, and data visualization software; preferred skills using statistical analysis tools such as SPSS, SAS, R, or Stata.
  • Must be able to work across databases that contain financial, other numeric, keyword, and space layout/occupancy information, and to build tools that integrate and display these data.

Documents Required:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • References

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours


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We empower individuals to challenge conventional thinking in pursuit of original ideas. Students in the College develop critical, analytic, and writing skills in our rigorous, interdisciplinary core curriculum. Through graduate programs, students test their ideas with UChicago scholars, and become the next generation of leaders in academia, industry, nonprofits, and government.

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Job No:
Posted: 10/30/2018
Application Due: 11/27/2018
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