Institutional Research, Data Analyst

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Functional Areas: Finance & Business Strategy
Department: Office of Data Analytics
Requisition Number: 15030
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Employment Type: University Staff
Schedule: Full-Time
Posting Close Date: 26-Dec-2018


Job Summary

The Institutional Research (IR) area of the Office of Data Analytics welcomes applications for a Data Analyst. IR is an 8-person institutional research office with a vision that plays a vital and trusted role in providing high-quality data, analyses, services, and products to our clients and stakeholders that allow them to make informed decisions. The IR area provides information for policy and management decisions to Boulder campus academic and administrative units; handles reporting to the U.S. and state governments, the press, and others; and serves as an official point-of-contact for campus statistics. To accomplish this vision, IR collects, analyzes, distributes, and assists in the use of data and information about CU-Boulder student enrollments, courses, degrees, employees, and other areas.

The Institutional Research Analyst will work with the Assistant Director of Institutional Research to advance campus initiatives through data analysis. The Institutional Researcher will assist with data analysis and reporting for use by internal and external audiences. This position collaborates with the Assistant Director of Institutional Research to advance campus strategic imperatives with data, information, and knowledge.

Who We Are

The Institutional Research (IR) area of the Office of Data Analytics plays a vital and trusted role in providing high-quality data, analyses, services, and products to our clients and stakeholders that allow them to make informed decisions. The IR area provides information for policy and management decisions to Boulder campus academic and administrative units; handles reporting to the U.S. and state governments, the press, and others; and serves as an official point-of-contact for campus statistics. To accomplish this vision, IR collects, analyzes, distributes, and assists in the use of data and information about CU-Boulder.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Data Quality and Analysis

  • Provide programming and data analysis support to co-workers, which includes reviewing external requests for data/information (e.g., a request from a client for student enrollment data) and internal requests.
    • This may include program modifications, researching and outlining a plan of action and verifying that it is consistent with the original request, producing the information/ modifications by identifying appropriate data sources, designing program logic, creating new code and/or modifying existing code using various software tools, and testing programs to verify their accuracy.


Data and Information Utilization

  • Increase data and information use by internal and external audiences through visualizations and other delivery methods.
    • Ensure visualizations adhere to internal conventions to provide a consistent look and user experience.


Continuous Improvement

  • Develop a strong understanding of current data structures and process flow in Institutional Research.
  • Provide suggestion for improving how the organization processes data to increase work efficiency.


What We Can Offer

The anticipated starting salary for this position is $60,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Benefits

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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Be Curious. Be Supportive. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • Bachelor's Degree.
    • Equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute.
  • Three years of professional experience working in assessment or research.
  • Experience using a statistical software package, such as SPSS, SAS, Stata, R, or Tableau or related software.


What You Will Need

  • Ability to convey complex information using clear, simple language.
  • Proficient using Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Strong attention to detail.


What We Would Like You To Have

  • Bachelor's Degree in Statistics or Master's Degree which emphasizes quantitative skills and research methods.
  • Experience in advanced statistical techniques.
  • Experience using data visualization software.


Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. A current resume.
  2. A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position.


You will not be asked to upload references at this time.

Please apply by December 26, 2018 for consideration.

Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer

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