We are looking for a high-level analyst who is passionate about using data to transform higher education. Public higher education in the State of California is at a crossroads. The number of qualified students wishing to enroll at the University of California is fast outpacing public funding. To fulfill the University of California's mission to provide quality, affordable, and accessible higher education to all qualified California students will require a fundamental transformation of the University's operating model in the next decade. As part of the campus data team, the Institutional Research Analyst (IR Analyst) will play a critical role in answering the tough questions that UCR is tackling in its pursuit to be the model 21st century university. As part of the Institutional Research (IR) team, the successful candidate will have the creativity, resourcefulness, technical skills and the statistical know-how to dive into the data and enable leadership to make data-driven decisions on how to align our resources to the outcomes that matter most - student success and the creation of knowledge. The IR Analyst will have a diverse set of responsibilities, ranging from mastering the structure of campus information systems to extract relevant data, to writing articles for general campus consumption that share methodologies and key findings of the office's research. The successful candidate must be highly independent and be able to handle research projects from end to end, including design, execution, and communication. Common projects will include ad hoc statistical reports that detail enrollments, admissions, personnel, financial aid, graduation rates, degree completions, student-to-faculty ratios, and other important information; developing and automating recurring reports using Stata; predictive analytics related to retention and graduation; creating Excel reports that summarize research for broader dissemination; standard hypothesis testing using basic and advanced statistical methods; and exploratory modeling using a variety of techniques. In addition to these duties, there are some obligatory external reporting requirements such as rankings, federal reporting, maintenance of our website, and fulfillment of UC Office of the President (UCOP) requests. We are most of all looking for someone that is innovative and never satisfied with the status quo. The IR Analyst should possess a high degree of intellectual curiosity, balanced with an insatiable desire to get stuff done. Demonstrated experience working with cross-functional teams to deliver exceptional work is a huge bonus.
A University of Distinction and Diversity widely recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the nation, the University of California, Riverside current enrollment is more than 20,000 students, with a goal of 21,000 students by 2020. The campus is in the midst of a tremendous growth spurt with new and remodeled facilities coming on-line on a regular basis.UCR is loca...ted approximately 50 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. UCR is also within easy driving distance of dozens of major cultural and recreational sites, as well as desert, mountain and coastal destinations. UCR is one of 10 universities within the prestigious University of California system, and the only UC located in Inland Southern California.