The Office of Institutional Research and Planning at Portland State University is seeking an experienced professional to provide institutional research support for planning and decision making. Reporting to the director, the position is responsible for extracting, analyzing, modeling, and reporting data from both institutional and external data bases; developing and conducting research studies using statistical techniques; employing data mining or analytics in support of institutional decision making; serving on and supporting task forces and committees on a variety of topics; and, working collaboratively on projects with colleagues within and outside the institutional research office.
Master's degree in related discipline.
A minimum of 6 years demonstrated and increasingly responsible work experience in an institutional research, institutional effectiveness, or enrollment management office.
Demonstrated proficiency in the use of Microsoft Excel, Access, Power Point and Word; SPSS, SAS, or similar statistical package; and business intelligence/analytical systems.
Demonstrated technical expertise developing queries and reports from relational data bases and business intelligence systems.
Demonstrated proficiency with descriptive and inferential statistics and research design and methods.
Demonstrated experience in data modeling, quantitative analysis, trend analysis, forecasting, and professional report preparation.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in evaluation and assessment techniques, survey research, and statistical applications.
Demonstrated experience in writing reports and presenting data to a wide variety of audiences.
Demonstrated ability to take direction and complete work on time with a high degree of quality and customer service.
PhD in a related discipline.
Seven or more years of demonstrated and increasingly responsible work experience in an institutional research, institutional effectiveness, or enrollment management office.
Experience with IBM Cognos; experience with Banner.
Familiarity with higher education issues, trends, and research literature on topics relevant to institutional research.
Demonstrated ability to maintain strong working relationships with internal and external colleagues.
Experience in university environment and understanding and appreciation of academic culture.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Ability to demonstrate initiative, be resourceful and flexible, and pay close attention to detail.
Ability to manage multiple and competing priorities.
Located in Portland, Oregon, one of the nation's most livable cities, the University's innovative approach to education combines academic rigor in the classroom with field-based experiences through internships and classroom projects with community partners. The University's 49-acre downtown campus exhibits Portland State's commitment to sustainability with green buildings, while many of the 124 ba...chelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees incorporate sustainability into the curriculum. PSU's motto, "Let Knowledge Serve the City," inspires the teaching and research of an accomplished faculty whose work and students span the globe. PSU seeks talented individuals who understand our values and strategic goals and enjoy sharing ideas and collaborating in an environment of mutual respect to achieve those values and goals. We are committed to leading through engagement and seek individuals who support this strategy. Engagement describes Portland State's collaborative approach to the exchange of knowledge and resources with local, regional, national, and global partners for mutual benefit of students, faculty, and the community. As a component of the Diversity Action Plan and the President's Strategic Mission of achieving global excellence, Portland State University strives to become an institution that is recognized nationally and internationally for the accomplishments of its faculty, the reputation of its programs, and the preparation of it students as world citizens. For more information visit http://www.pdx.edu/about-portland-state