Salary is commensurate with experience and education.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.
UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a Great College to Work For for four consecutive years.
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.
IDA has an outstanding opportunity for a Institutional Research and Data Analyst.
The Institutional Research and Data Analyst is an integral member of the Institutional Data & Analysis team. Under the direction of the Director of Institutional Data & Analysis, the Institutional Research and Data Analyst conducts research and statistical analyses to identify and understand trends in student persistence and success; faculty productivity; and academic funding and aid. The IRDA works collaboratively with teams within the office and across the university.
The IRDA is responsible for identifying appropriate methodologies, procedures, timelines, and other campus partners necessary to complete research and analysis projects in an accurate and timely way. This position will provide leadership in the decision making process in the approaches taken to engage in deep analytical work. The position may conduct research, prepare reports, and present findings not only for the decision support within the office of the Provost but also in response to the needs of other UW departments and external requestors.
Prepare analytical information needed for decision making or to evaluate policy changes. This includes integrating a variety of data resources to assemble, analyze, and report information.
Prepare, maintain and update visualizations and self-service tools for campus use of institutional data and reporting.
Oversee and Lead exploratory analysis and statistical modeling for enrollment planning, activity based budgeting and the distribution of financial aid.
Respond to ad hoc requests for data and analysis by campus partners and external requestors.
Participate in professional development related to institutional research and planning.
Lead responses to requests to provide support to campus strategic planning and decision making efforts by providing modeling, analysis and presentation of institutional data.
Other duties as assigned.
Master's Degree in statistics, social science, public administration, public policy, educational research or other related area; Three years of experience in research design and statistical analysis; Demonstrated ability to conduct independent data analysis; Demonstrated project management skills; and Demonstrated knowledge and familiarity with statistical packages such as SAS, R, STATA or SPSS.
Required Professional Competencies: Ability to integrate and understand data from a variety of disparate sources and legacy systems; Ability to quickly learn new data models and data management systems; Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; Familiarity with and ability to use data visualization tools and preparation of presentations for diverse audiences; Exceptional organizational and time management skills and the ability to balance competing priorities from multiple requestors; Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with a wide variety of university partners; Ability to work with sensitive information, often of a confidential nature; and Demonstrated ability to flex between independent and team-driven work.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Demonstrated experience in quantitative and qualitative analysis, development of self-service reporting tools, and/or research design to support decision-making in higher education; Experience preparing reports or other briefing materials for high-level decision makers; Detailed knowledge of state and/or national data-collection efforts and submissions (e.g. IPEDS, CDS, AAUP, PCHEES); Knowledge of and familiarity with advance Microsoft Excel functions and SQL querying; Experience engaging in predictive analytics.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
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Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergra...duate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.