Working Title: Associate Policy and Planning Analyst
Appointment Type: AS-Renewable
This full-time academic staff position works with administrators, faculty, and staff to analyze data and publish reports that measure and document the performance of the University of Wisconsin River Falls. The Associate Policy and Planning Analyst (APP) coordinates and provides responses to data requests from UW System and external entities. The APP Analyst also works with administrators to support and measure efforts towards meeting institutional goals, works with faculty to support research efforts, and engages in individual research and analysis to answer ad hoc inquiries. The APP Analyst follows a methodology for documenting data requests, and maintains procedures for both obtaining data in a consistent manner and replicating results for periodic reports.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Bachelor's degree and at least one year of experience as a data, business or reporting analyst; or a Bachelor's degree and a graduate certificate in data science, institutional research, or related field from a regionally-accredited educational institution;
Demonstrated proficiency querying large, complex databases using commercial reporting tools (e.g. Hyperion/Brio, Cognos, PeopleSoft query, Oracle Business Intelligence suite) or SQL based RDBMS such as MySQL, SQL Server or Toad; and
Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to diverse student populations and ability to contribute to the University's commitment to enhancing student awareness and appreciation of diverse ethnic cultural heritages.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Experience working with online information management systems;
Background in statistical data analysis and use of statistical packages (e.g. SPSS, R, SAS, Minitab etc.);
Proficiency with developing queries using SQL;
Experience with data warehouses, data marts and dimensional data models;
Experience with PeopleSoft for HR, Financials and/or Campus Solutions;
Experience working in higher education;
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills;
Exceptional attention to detail, accuracy, and timeliness of work submissions;
Strong communication skills;
Evidence of ability to work both independently and as a team member; and
Master’s Degree in computer science, data science or related field.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants are required to apply online. UWRF will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications.
Applicants are required to provide:
Letter of interest specifying qualifications and experience (cover letter)
An unofficial transcript (official copies of transcripts will be required if hired)
Provide the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references who can specifically comment on your experience and professional preparation (references).
Inquiries should be addressed to: Search Chair: Molly Van Wagner Director of Grants and Research firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline to Apply: Initial review of applications will begin upon receipt. For full consideration, applicants should submit all required materials by October 31, 2020.
UW-River Falls does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources at 715-425-4941.
Internal Number: 6571
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