Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoy outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
The University of Washington Office of Planning & Budgeting (OPB) supports the UW community in accomplishing its goals through the planning and allocation of financial and physical resources, and by providing analysis and information services to enhance university decision-making, planning and policy formation.
Institutional Data & Analysis (IDA), a sub-unit team in the Office of Planning & Budgeting, is responsible for providing statistical and analytical reports to support the decision-making and planning activities of University administration. In addition, the office is responsible for responding to a wide variety of internal and external information requests about students, faculty and staff, and other key areas of University activities. As a part of that responsibility, IDA collaborates with campus partners on institutional reporting, analysis and data management needs.
We have an outstanding opportunity for an Institutional Analyst, Institutional Data & Analysis. The primary responsibilities are as follows. The expectation is that the Institutional Analyst will focus more heavily on the first set of responsibilities initially, including the latter set as the office and the foundational data structure evolve:
Learn UW data and tools used by IA.
Respond to ad hoc information requests.
In light of the development of a new data structure, work to meet external reporting requirements by: -Understanding current reporting requirements, -Rebuilding queries that can be used for each reporting cycle, -Documenting the work to make it as easy as possible to revise code when reporting requirements change.
Serve as a liaison to campus partners/other requesters to: -Provide an understanding of what data are available and what questions they may be used to answer, -Assist requesters to formulate those questions in the best way to meet underlying questions with the data available, and -Either provide data as requested or help direct people to resources that allow them to get needed information via self-service.
Collaborate with team members in the development of consistent definitions and methodologies, in the capture of such metadata into a metadata tool, and as needed in the communication of those approaches to the campus community.
Participation in the development and testing of new data models to facilitate ease of analysis for the future.
Contribute to a growing array of reports to be published to the web.
Collaborate with team members as the office begins to move into doing more analysis, including work to understand some of the crucial interactions that affect student progress, with an eventual possible move into more predictive work.
The distribution of responsibilities will change as the individual in this role learns University data, business practices and tools. Initially, it is expected that a substantial portion of time will need to be devoted to learning data, practices, and tools. With time, the distribution of responsibilities is expected to be as follows:
Develop and revise queries and reports to meet federal, state, and other reporting requirements. Respond to ad hoc data requests. While doing so, contribute to the development, capture, and documentation of standardized approaches to responding to questions that are asked repeatedly.
Contribute to efforts to better track work and ensure consistent standardized responses, whenever possible.
Participate in collaborative efforts across University units to develop and document agreed-upon definitional and methodological approaches.
Increase understanding of:
Data and business requirements regarding information about:
Attend meetings, attend seminars or participate in other opportunities to develop and enhance expertise in the intersection of data, higher education, and reporting.
Master's Degree in educational research, statistics, policy analysis, quantitative social sciences, or similar field is required.
Four to five years of experience, specifically; -Direct experience and thorough knowledge of institutional research, including advanced quantitative analysis capability. -Demonstrated ability to extract information and data from major data/reporting systems, and to prepare effective executive reports. -Professional flexibility to work effectively across the organization at all levels. -Organization and skill to manage multiple projects and regular reporting requirements.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Demonstrated experience working with UW data, particularly in the student realm.
Experience with UW's financial or human resources data is also highly desirable.
Demonstrated project management skills in a complex and changing environment.
Conditions of Employment:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.
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