Job no: 228103-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Information Systems/Technology, Other

Position Summary:

APIR is hiring one policy and planning analyst at the associate, no prefix, or senior level to support response to increasing workload and to fill a vacant position. Complexity of duties and details of assignments will depend on rank and experience. The incumbent will be responsible for the Data Digest, the legislated accountability report, selected Tableau data visualizations, and would develop expertise in activities related to student and curricular data.

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 linkages to budget and finance, and work on nationally important analytical initiatives.

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; annual data submissions; trends related to faculty and administrative salaries and salary comparisons with peers; budget modeling and analysis; university rankings; academic structure.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

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

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Requirements include:
- 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 querying and analytic skills with use of large data sets to answer questions about the university. Thus, skill and experience with a relational database query tool is a requirement. (Examples of tools include MS-Access, SQL, TOAD Data Point, SAS, R)
- Competence in the use of data and analytical approaches to present and interpret quantitative data relevant to policy development and evaluation, and to evaluate policy effectiveness
- Experience identifying and correcting data-quality issues
- Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, accurately complete tasks on a timeline, ability to communicate complex issues to disparate audiences and in a range of formats, capacity to be highly productive both working independently and collaboratively within a team
- Successful candidates are highly motivated, take initiative and have the ability to see how their work applies in a broader context, demonstrate curiosity, have strong problem solving skills, seek creative or innovative solutions to persistent challenges, exercise good judgment and discretion, and are able to maintain a positive attitude in a dynamic workplace

Additional Information:

Preferred experience:
- At least one year of experience employed in a role that includes data and analysis activities
- Knowledge of higher education issues and depth of knowledge in areas such as student experience, factors associated with student academic success and progress to degree, curricular and academic planning, budgeting and higher education funding, or fielding surveys and analyzing resulting data
- Knowledge of and experience with general statistical concepts and techniques, and concepts associated with predictive modeling
- Experience with Tableau software or other data visualization tool
- Experience with UW-Madison's data systems, including InfoAccess data warehouse, SIS, HRS, financial systems or other enterprise processes or systems



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $64,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply for this position, click the button (jobs.wisc.edu, search for 228103).

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.


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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/ .

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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 .

Applications Open: Oct 14 2020 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Nov 12 2020 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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