The Institutional Research offices at UM System and UMKC have collaborated to create a unique opportunity supporting the goals and mission of UM System through data. This position will work closely with UM System Institutional Research, Data Warehouse and the Vice Provost of Institutional Effectiveness to define and interpret data to produce accurate and consistent reporting. Working with the Vice Provost of Institutional Effectiveness this position will communicate and make recommendations to UM System Executive team, Senior Leadership and Institutional Research teams. In addition, this position will ensure data integrity, consistency and compliance at Federal and State levels.
Duties include but are not limited to:
Understanding of data sources, processes, formulas and output
Collect and interpret statistical and analytical information for monthly and quarterly reports to UM System Executive Team.
Conduct research and integrate findings into databases and reporting.
Work collaboratively with UM System Institutional Research, Data Warehouse to ensure reporting is accurate, timely and of high quality
Provide recommendations based on the analysis of multiple sources of information, determining gaps and trends.
Explain difficult or sensitive information and work to build consensus
Determine the best data source for each reporting project and exhibits comprehensive understanding of the data
Research and resolve problems in accuracy of data systems
Provide solutions for enhancing data accuracy and streamlining reporting processes
Work with visual data presentation team to develop dashboards and easy access to data
Define data elements and able to communicate nuances of the various data sets to others
This position offers a flexible work place arrangement and allows the selected candidate to work remotely during normal business hours. It is the expectation for the incumbent to travel to the UM System and UMKC offices on occasion for mandatory, in-person meetings.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Possesses a high-level understanding of data definitions, data sources, extraction logic, and methodologies.
Proficient in technical writing and visual data presentation.
Ability to prioritize and balance multiple tasks and projects and meet project deadlines.
Maintains confidentiality of information exposed to in the course of business regarding students and employees.
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