The Institutional Research Associate is responsible for supporting all state, federal, program accreditation support, accreditation support for the university and other mandatory reports for Central Washington University.
Regulatory, Agency and Operational Reporting - For the purposes of this job posting the definition of client consists of any administrator, staff, faculty member or external constituent that requests services from the Institutional Effectiveness department. - Is responsible for timely and accurate submission of institutional data to regulatory agencies through use of ArcGIS, FOCUS and SAS programming languages to meet these deadlines. Assures data quality through proactive assessment of requirements, and secures acquisition of high integrity data elements from authoritative sources using comparative means from past data reported, edit checks etc. - Assures data needed for regulatory reporting, consortia surveys, college guides, and other collections is appropriately captured and coded and maintained through collaboration with data owners in relevant operational units as well as staff in student systems management, administrative technology solutions and other clients of the department. - Maintains current knowledge of federal and state regulatory reporting requirements and is responsible for the identification of modifications as needed to satisfy requirement changes. - Responsible and accountable for the completion of submission for state and federal reports including but not limited to: State of Washington, IPEDS, Consortium for Retention and Data Exchange, NSF and other federal/state reports. - Performs data analysis on any survey or operational data need that requires benchmarking or external comparisons for accreditation or other institutional purposes. - Acquires and applies in-depth knowledge base regarding data definitions and sources, both internal and external to the institution, for reporting requirements.
Decision Support - Supports colleges, academic and administrative units by deriving official institutional statistics as needed for accreditation reports, grant writing efforts, and assessment activities in a timely manner. - For internal audiences, analyzes, compiles, and presents quantitative and qualitative results. Incorporates relevant qualitative academic issues and quantitative benchmarks from national sources and member consortia in conveying project outcome accurately and concisely to the client. - Participates in the development and ongoing support of the data warehouse. - Collaborates with other institutional effectiveness staff in developing data streams associated with routine as well as ad hoc reporting requirements from the data warehouse or other authoritative data sources. - Provides other members in the office support in the generating electronic publication of the Institutional Effectiveness and other data needed by the institution.
Data/Report Warehousing - Creates reports that originate from either the enterprise database systems or from the official data warehouse using ArcGIS, FOCUS or SAS programming language.
- Other duties as assigned
Bachelor's in social science or related field
Skilled in interpreting and applying file specifications in preparation of files for submission to various agencies and organizations.
Skilled in querying large databases and manipulating data sets.
Has an ability to work well in team environments.
Ability to learn SAS, FOCUS and ArcGIS.
Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills in concisely communicating the results of research and/or analysis to diverse constituencies.
Skilled in troubleshooting and creatively responding to dynamic situations.
Skilled in prioritizing and coordinating multiple tasks, while meeting project deadlines.
Effective interpersonal skills to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships based on collaboration, diplomacy, and respect, with external agency personnel and within the University community.
The ability to manage employees effectively.
OR applicable combination of education and/or experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the position
Experience working with federal and state reports.
Experience in a Higher Education Setting
Accountability/Dependability: Accepts responsibility for quality of own work; acknowledges and corrects mistakes. Shows up on time, meets standards, deadlines and work schedules.
Judgement: Makes timely, informed decisions. Analyzes options and determines appropriate course of action.
Teamwork: Promotes cooperation and mutual support to achieve goals. Encourages participation and mutual support.
Adaptability/Flexibility: Responds positively to changing business needs and responsibilities. Adapts approach and methods to achieve results; recovers quickly from setbacks and finds alternatives.
Commitment to Diversity: Recognizes the value of diversity and helps create environment that supports and embraces diversity.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
Salary: Dependent upon qualifications and experience
Schedule/Appointment: Monday - Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm (1 hour lunch); some weeknights and weekends may be required
Working Conditions: Work is performed in an indoor office setting with frequent in-person interactions. It is essential to be able to remain at a desk/computer work station for prolonged periods of time, perform extensive data entry and other computer-related tasks and create/maintain filing systems for departmental records. Some evening or weekend work and/or occasional travel may be required.
Benefits : CWU offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental insurance, retirement and optional savings plans, life and disability insurance, along with vacation and sick leave plans depending on employment classification. For additional information please visit: http://www.cwu.edu/hr/benefits-0
How To Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the on-line application and attach:
A detailed cover letter clearly demonstrating how your education and experience: (a) meet the required (and, as applicable, preferred) qualifications, and (b) demonstrate the ability to perform the responsibilities as described by the posting;
Resume including work history, education, training; and
Contact information for three professional references.
Screening Begins: January 3, 2018
**Priority will be given to applications received by the screening date. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Please contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-963-1202 if you require technical assistance with the on-line application process.
Conditions of Employment
Prior to employment, final candidate(s) will be required to submit to a background check. All information obtained through background investigations will be strictly confidential and revealed only to those required to have access.
Located in historic Ellensburg, Washington, Central Washington University is a public four-year university. Home to over 10,000 students, Central has a commitment to hands-on learning and discovery, which takes students beyond the limits of the classroom and books. Central prepares students to become well-educated citizens who are ready for high-demand careers in the workforce and offers over 150 ...undergraduate majors as well as graduate studies programs and research. To prepare and enable students to succeed in a global economy, Central partners with over 30 colleges and universities around the world.CWU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Title IX/Veteran/Disability Employer.