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The academic work of the campus focuses on cross-disciplinary research and creative practice, connected learning, and community engagement. UW Bothell's current enrollment is approximately 5,500 students. More than 90 percent of undergraduates are from Washington State, and approximately half are first-generation college attendees or come from underrepresented groups. Located along wetlands and a river north of Seattle, UW Bothell builds vibrant regional partnerships, creates and disseminates new knowledge, and prepares students for leadership throughout Washington and beyond. Diversity is a core value of University of WA Bothell. We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions. To learn more, read our Diversity Statement. UW Bothell - Office of Institutional Research has an outstanding opportunity for an Institutional Research Analyst.The UW Bothell Institutional Research Office (OIR) provides analysis and information services to support campus decision-making, planning, and policy formation. OIR is responsible for enrollment and admissions projections, supporting institutional grant development, supporting budget modeling, data management, periodic student data reports and analysis, and consultative services for survey development and program evaluation.Reporting to the Director of Institutional Research, the Institutional Research Analyst serves a central role in responding to data analysis needs on campus, ranging from simple, descriptive statistics to univariate hypothesis tests and advanced econometric modeling. The analyst will support OIR by working with campus stakeholders to identify research needs and to develop data-informed curricular and policy solutions that serve the university's mission.Ideally, the person in this position will also have experience with either designing and conducting surveys, or working with Business Intelligence software, such as Tableau, or Microsoft Power BI, in order to support OIR's efforts to standardize periodic reports available to key constituents and/or to meet the growing demand for institutional surveys on campus.This position requires using data in a complex data environment and working with staff in OIR and UW Bothell IT to develop conceptual data models that support campus reporting and analysis needs. In many cases, the data elements available lack adequate documentation. Consequently, understanding which data elements to use and how they should be combined will involve extensive individual exploration and consultation with data custodians on both the Seattle and Bothell campuses.This position will eventually require advanced knowledge of institutional data in and across the following areas: student (including admissions and financial aid); faculty/staff/finance; physical space and space utilization. The Institutional Research Analyst will help OIR develop operational data definitions, reporting and analysis methodologies, and user-friendly business intelligence solutions for campus stakeholders. As a result, the person in this position must have patience good interpersonal skills in order to translate stakeholder requirements into both technical and user-friendly language.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Report Building, Data Visualization and Data Analysis:oDevelop conceptual data models to support standard reports and dashboards. This responsibility requires working with OIR's Data Architect and Business Intelligence Developer to integrate data from a variety of sources, ensuring that agreed-upon definitions and methodological approaches are used.oCollaborate with IT, Institutional Planning and Budgeting, and HR to design and build institution-level dashboards displaying metrics for campus leadership.oRespond to ad hoc requests related to grant applications, curricular accreditation, and process improvement projects. This responsibility will require working closely with campus stakeholders to understand and meet customer reporting and analysis requirements.oPerform advanced data analysis to support executive leadership. This responsibility includes specifying multivariate regression models and machine learning algorithms to model student retention and graduation outcomes, enrollment and admissions projections, and other projects that support the effective management of campus resources.Decision Support and Communication:oAssist the Director of Institutional Research in drafting recommendations for senior leadership, strategizing in advance of committee and council meetings, and planning key campus communications.oServe as a liaison between OIR and campus stakeholders to: help others understand what data are available and what questions they may be used to answer; help stakeholders formulate questions that may be answered with available information; triage requests for information with other administrative units on campus.Other duties as assigned:oOther duties will include, but are not limited to: serving as IR's representative in multiple UW Bothell and tri-campus meetings and forums; attend training sessions and conferences to maintain and enhance relevant knowledge and skills; serve as UW- Bothell's representative on teams that develop data and reporting solutions for the entire UW system.REQUIREMENTSoBachelor's Degree in the Social Sciences, Business, Math, Computer Science, or a related field.oThree year of experience with econometric analysis and/or machine learning that includes using SAS, SPSS, R, Python, or other statistical programming software.oExperience creating original datasets from multiple data sources using a query language or statistical programming software.oExperience working in a fast-paced environment with competing priorities and deadlines.oThe ability to work at a high level in a windows-based operating system, specifically MS Word and MS Excel (e.g., developing graphics, using pivot tables, etc.).oSuccessfully exercise independent judgment in developing data models and methodologies that meet customer needs and/or agreed upon technical specifications.oWork collaboratively with teams of individuals with differing levels of technical and business knowledge.oBe committed to effectively interact with people from diverse educational, socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.DESIREDoBeginner to Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server or T-SQL.oBeginner to Intermediate knowledge of data visualization software, such as Tableau, Microsoft Power BI, or R's Shiny Library.oExperience developing, implementing or analyzing surveys.CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENToOffice cubicle.oAbility to work evenings occasionally.oWork will be performed across UW Bothell campus. This role is required to walk to other buildings on campus as needed.Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.BENEFITSAs a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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