Research Analyst

Position Information

Position Title Research Analyst Working Title Research Analyst Department 500140-University Analytics & Institutional Research Pay Rate $3836.67/monthly FTE 1.0 FLSA Exempt Position Number 997621 Classification CJS13 Special Instructions to Applicants:

Completed UCM online application for employment required.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
A review will begin immediately and continue until filled.
NOTE : A background check is required for the selected candidate of this position and any job offer is contingent on the results of this check.
The University of Central Missouri is an Equal Opportunity Employer and specifically invites applications from women, minorities, veteran status, and people with disabilities.

Working hours:

Monday-Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Occasional nights and weekends

Bargaining Unit No Work Location Warrensburg Campus Posting Date 06/03/2021 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Position Purpose

Responsible for coordinating multiple research and reporting projects and presenting the findings in a professional manner to university consistencies such as Academic Department Chairs, College Deans, Vice-Provosts, Vice-Presidents and the President’s Office. Maintains, updates and manages the department’s longitudinal and research databases and utilizes data warehousing technologies to integrate and employ departmental and university data sources. Analyzes and develops statistical models for informing university related decision-making. Supports and assists with IPEDS data collection and reporting efforts as well as other state and federal compliance-related reporting. Assists the Associate Director by creating forecasting models and identifying trends, interpreting results, evaluating limitations and revising models as needed

Education & Formal Training Bachelor's degree (Specify field(s) of study below), Education/Experience substitution (specify), Master's degree (Specify field(s) of study below) Other Education & Formal Training

-Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Economics, CIS, Computer Science, Mathematics or related fields required.
-Master’s degree in Statistics, Economics, CIS, Computer Science, Mathematics, Student Affairs, Higher Education, or related fields preferred.
-Education may be substituted for experience or experience may be substituted for education based on the following: AA = 2 years experience; BA/BS = 4 years experience; MA/MS = 6 years experience.

Computer Skills Spreadsheet, Presentation, Other - Statistical software such as R, SPSS, SAS. Knowledge of Python, SQL Experience

1. Two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in institutional research or closely related area required.
2. Two (2) years of experience with sophisticated information management tools required.
3. Experience in predictive modeling, forecasting and regression techniques.
4. Advanced Proficiency in Excel.
5. Experience in data manipulation.
6. Experience with BAANNER and Argos report writing preferred.
7. Experiences completing or contributing to IPEDS and other federal reports for the National Center for Education Statistics preferred.

Other Experience Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, & State/Federal Requirements of Position: Criminal History check Other Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, & State/Federal Requirements Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge: Attention to detail, Communication skills, including oral, written, and/or nonverbal, Knowledge of a University environment preferred, Human Relations/Interpersonal skills, Maintain confidentiality Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge Specify sensory abilities: Physical & Environmental Factors: Other Physical & Environmental Factors Lifting weight Special Working Conditions: Travel required, Irregular work hours, Professional appearance, Work in stressful conditions Other Special Working Conditions

-Requires some nights and weekends.

Ability to Keyboard No keyboarding test required. Special Qualifications: Other Special Qualifications Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you understand that the university requires a background check for this position and that any job offer made to the selected candidate is contingent upon the results of this check?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * International students on an F1or J1 Visa are not eligible for this position due to Visa regulations. Are you a UCM student on an F1 or J1 Visa?
    • Yes
    • No
Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents

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