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Intermediate Research Analyst - Institutional Research

Employer
Utah Valley University
Location
Utah, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Start date
Jul 28, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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Intermediate Research Analyst - Institutional Research

Position Category: Staff - Full-Time

Summary:
Under the direction of the Institutional Research leadership team, this role researches information to support the planning, measurement, and evaluation of the university's mission and goals and the communities it serves. Helps develop research methodology designed to guide decision-makers to solve problems and address issues. Maintains information and reports and communicates findings relevant to the process of solving specified problems. Institutional Research (IR) is organized into two teams: (1) Assessment Support, Analysis, and Survey Research and (2) Data Management, Analysis, and Reporting. Although general skill sets needed for each role are similar, specific skills may be emphasized depending on the vacancy being filled. UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

Required Qualifications:
Graduation from an accredited institution with a Bachelor’s degree in a related field such as Administration (Educational, Public, or Business), Behavioral Science, Research/Evaluation, Information Systems, etc.
*Familiarity with survey research and methods.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
* Knowledge and use of computer systems and software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access, as well as SPSS, Tableau, and Qualtrics, or similar tools.
* Understanding of relational databases and structured query language (SQL).
* Familiarity with operational data stores/warehouse, meta-data, and data dictionaries.
* Knowledge of research/assessment design in social science, including questionnaire design, survey methodology, and qualitative methods (interview/focus groups).
* Skills in verbal and written communication, both in formal and informal contexts. Skills in the effective visualization of data.
* Attention to detail and clarity.
* Ability to communicate complex research designs and findings in simple, compelling, and actionable terms to decision-makers using business intelligence principles.
* Ability to present self as professional, competent, and cordial.
* Ability to lead a project from inception through the design, implementation, and extraction/collection of data, to the creation of the final report, summaries, and presentation(s).
* Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
* Sophisticated understanding of descriptive and inferential statistics.
* Ability to communicate statistical principles to lay audiences.
* Familiarity with more advanced statistical techniques (regression, factor analysis, etc..)
* Maintain up-to-date knowledge of higher education and institutional research, including current issues, trends, research, and best practices.
* Ability to contribute to professional associates and best practices.
* Commitment to championing data-informed decision-making, practice, and professional development.
* Possesses principles dedication to issues of privacy and compliance (including FERPA, HIPPA, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications:
Graduation from an accredited institution with a Master’s degree in a related field and at least three years of experience in Institutional Research. Related degrees might include Administration (Educational, Public, or Business), Behavioral Science, Research/Evaluation, Information Systems, etc.

Physical Requirements:
Usual requirements of a desk job: sitting for long periods of time, looking at a computer screen, typing, walking to meetings, talking to others, etc.
Some travel; current driver’s license required.

Benefits Summary:
UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Pay Range: $42,573 - $53,217

Advertisement Number: STA46621
Open Date: 07/27/2021
Review Start Date: 08/02/2021
Close Date: 8/4/2021
Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicant:

To apply, visit: https://www.uvu.jobs/postings/23655

Employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicant’s qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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