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The Graduate School provides instrumental services to UW graduate programs, faculty and students while championing the enterprise of graduate education itself.
The Graduate School has an outstanding full time opportunity for an Institutional Analyst who will help provide instrumental services to UW graduate programs, faculty and students while championing the enterprise of graduate education itself.
The Graduate School Computing and Information Resources (CAIR) unit provides University of Washington (UW) leaders with reporting and analyses for decision-making regarding UW graduate education policies, priorities, operational metrics and long-range planning. Reporting to the Director of CAIR, the Institutional Analyst will handle ad-hoc and regular reporting requests but will also undertake topical analyses and the development of data resources, reports, and data visualizations. In addition, this role will provide guidance and instruction to campus partners on how best to leverage existing data resources and will support the Director of CAIR in determining the priority of reporting and analysis projects. The position is also responsible for development and administration of institutional surveys including the Graduate School’s admissions and exit surveys.
This position requires complex data analyses with institution-wide impact and requires the ability to model data, design data sets, create database queries, apply basic statistical procedures, work with business intelligence, analytic and data visualization tools. The position is responsible for interacting with external agencies for matters related to institutional data, reporting, and UW activity, and collaborates with UW and external colleagues to define data and develop methods in support of the analyses of graduate education. The role must be able to conceptualize and communicate results of complex analyses to campus partners and external constituents both in written reports and oral presentations. The position will be responsible for conveying such results to a broad audience with varying analytical and technical skill sets and will often partner with the Graduate School Communications Director in this regard. The position must be able to work effectively in a small team and will often have project management responsibility for projects such as implementation of surveys and reports.
The Institutional Analyst supports decision-making at the school/college and university level which could impact students, faculty, staff and programs. The position is responsible for ensuring end-to-end quality control in data analyses and reports. The position also interacts with analysts at other U.S. universities via the American Association of Universities Data Exchange.
Produce data analyses and reports, complete government reports, and satisfy ad-hoc requests. While doing so, contribute to the development, capture, and documentation of standardized approaches to responding to questions that are asked repeatedly
Design, conduct, and outline complex statistical institutional analyses of quantitative and qualitative data to support University, College, or Division- level strategic and tactical planning, including the design, administration and analysis of survey instruments
Research policy and present information in support of graduate admission, enrollment, completion, and financial support planning. This requires collaboration with Graduate School and other University faculty and staff, and utilizing Graduate School databases, the UW Enterprise Data Warehouse, and other institutional, web, and library resources
Provide conclusions and recommendations to policy makers based on data analysis and policy research
Coordination with the CAIR business analyst to develop and implement operational metrics
Assess data needs and fulfill data requirements for institutional grant proposals and report requests from federal and other external constituents
Organize and lead focus groups as needed
Serve on institutional committees or otherwise contribute to the development of institutional data definitions, analytic methods, and reporting procedures
Bachelor's Degree and four years of experience to include:
Data analysis for a large organization
Compiling analytic data-rich reports for a variety of constituents
Intermediate level proficiency in database use and SQL queries
Basic proficiency in statistical methods
Survey design and administration experience
Excellent oral and written skills
Demonstrated proficiency in data visualizations and presenting technical information
Ability to work independently and in close team coordination
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Data analysis in a college or university setting
Knowledge and experience with UW data resources
Experience with business intelligence tools
Experience with Qualtrics Research Core
Query experience with Microsoft SQL Server
Working experience with statistical software such as SAS/JMP Pro, SPSS, or R
Data transformation skills
Experience developing dashboards and other visualizations using Tableau
Excel Power Pivot experience
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
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