Eastern Washington University and its Office of Institutional Research, Demography, and Assessment (OIRDA), seeks applications for the position of Research Analyst 2 (RA 2).
Under the supervision of the Director of Institutional Research, the RA 2 will perform assigned phases of research and/or data analysis for research projects and will be responsible for identifying sources of information, developing criteria for data collection and analysis and developing initial findings and proposing recommended action based on findings (subject to director approval).
The candidate selected for this position will be rewarded with competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package which includes highly subsidized health/dental plans, retirement plan with 100% university match, generous paid vacation and sick leave, 11 paid holidays (adjusted accordingly), tuition waiver benefit and more!
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About Eastern Washington University
Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to Eastern's Cheney campus, we also offer our Riverpoint campus in Spokane, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.
Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.
Bachelor's degree in Statistics, Analytics, Public Policy, Institutional Research or related field.
One year work experience as a research analyst or data analyst or in a related role.
Strong analytic capabilities - ability to perform research, statistical or data analysis studies with minimum supervision.
Statistical knowledge with proven ability to interact with statistical software (preferably SPSS).
Working knowledge of data visualization tools such as Tableau or PowerBI to create dashboards.
Ability to communicate results from analysis.
Specific Position Requirements:
Strong computer skills to include MS Office applications.
Demonstrate ability to deal with critical and time sensitive processes.
Demonstrate ability to maintain confidentiality of verbal or written documents and sensitive data.
Candidate must demonstrate interest, ability and/or experience promoting cultural competency, universal accessibility and/or diversity.
Experience in designing, conducting, interpreting, reporting and explaining data analysis.
Experience using an SQL tool against Banner-derived data to query, analyze, and summarize large data sets.
Competency using statistical analysis software such as R.
Familiarity with IPEDS, PCHEES, Common Data Set and US News reporting.
Survey development, administration and data analysis. Familiarity with survey software (preferably Qualtrics).
Experience using business intelligence systems, data mining tools, or analytics for decision support.
Familiarity with reporting tools (such as Jasper or Cognos).
Experience working in higher education.
Other Skills and Abilities:
Specific Position Requirements:
Excellent writing and communication skills.
Demonstrate ability to work independently.
Demonstrate ability to read, understand and interpret procedures.
Demonstrate and foster a culture of ethical leadership, a commitment to diversity, and encourage a supportive team-oriented work environment.
Eastern Washington University is a regional, comprehensive public university located in Cheney, Washington. Home to over 12,000 students, Eastern offers more than 100 fields of studies, nine master’s degrees, one applied doctorate, one educational specialist degree, and 11 graduate certificates. The university offers an exceptional learning environment that offers hands-on, real-world learning opportunities. Eastern offers a comprehensive liberal arts curriculum, which prepares students to succeed in the competitive job market. Students at Eastern receive a traditional, yet unique college experience.
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