Job description

JOB NO.: 97055-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 97055-AS



FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: FEBRUARY 11, 2019

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $60,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree required, master's degree preferred.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Well-qualified applicants will have the following required experiences/qualifications:
- Experience creating, manipulating and extracting information from large datasets.
- Demonstrated ability to query relational databases using SQL or other standard querying tools.
- Experience preparing reports that incorporate tabular and graphical presentations of data.
- Knowledge of general analysis principles and data interpretation.

Well-qualified applicants will also have the following preferred experiences/qualifications:
- Two years of experience in a data-focused role working in a role that involves data and policy analysis.
- Experience with analysis software such as R, Stata or SPSS.
- Experience with Tableau and/or other data visualization tools.
- Experience working in higher education and knowledge of higher education issues.

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate School provides an instructional and research environment for approximately 9,000 graduate students in over 160 fields at the master's and doctoral levels, overseeing almost 200 programs, certificates, and minors stretching across virtually every school and college in the University. The Graduate School receives nearly 20,000 applications from all fifty states and 140 different countries of the world, and confers more than 750 doctoral and 1,800 master's degrees each year. The Office of Academic Analysis, Planning and Assessment works in concert with other campus units, faculty, and staff to provide guidance and resources that support academic planning and assessment efforts across campus. This position will be joining a small but growing team that is committed to understanding and helping to improve Graduate education at UW-Madison.

This position reports directly to the Assistant Dean for Academic Analysis, Planning and Assessment in the Graduate School. This position will be interacting with the Office of Academic Planning and Institutional Research (APIR) and other campus data stakeholders. Examples of projects include: analyses of admission yields and trends, graduate student recruiting and retention patterns, examining trends in graduate student funding and graduate student enrollment patterns, graduate degree production, progress to graduate degree measures, and postdoctoral training time. These types of projects will include analysis of available campus information (including but not limited to racial/ethnic diversity; international/domestic status; geographic diversity; division; school/college; degree level; and funding).

The ideal candidate must have strong problem-solving skills, a penchant for seeking creative and innovative solutions, an interest in using data to help others, attention to detail while keeping the broader context in mind, and skill at communicating with campus audiences. The ideal candidate will also have a broad understanding of graduate education and the operations of a major research university. This position involves working closely with the Assistant Dean on projects that may require preparation of raw data, joining disparate data sources together in meaningful ways, analysis of collected (or extracted) data, and presentation of findings (including dynamic data visualizations or direct instruction on process behind data) to stakeholders in the Graduate School and across campus.

Additional Information:


Amanda Allaby
[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:

To be considered, applications must be submitted online. Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process. Please upload a cover letter and resume detailing your interest and qualifications as it relates to this position.

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.

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

Advertised: Dec 19 2018 Central Standard Time

Application Close: Jan 31 2019 11:55 PM Central Standard Time





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Posted: 12/22/2018
Application Due: 2/20/2019
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