INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

Posted on10/16/2017
Job typeFull-time
Reports toDirector of the Office of Institutional Research Planning and Effectiveness
Reports in officeInstitutional Research Planning and Effectiveness
Application due date10/12/2017
Job start dateunitl Filled
CityOdessa
State/ProvinceTexas
InstitutionUniversity of Texas of the Permian Basin
Institution descriptionThe University of Texas of the Permian Basin, an academic institution of The University of Texas System, is a growing and vibrant four-year university offering bachelors and masters degrees. Its faculty is engaged in a wide range of research attracting millions of dollars in grants for programs in teacher certification, energy research, and groundbreaking work in many disciplines.
Job dutiesAmong other duties the Institutional Research Associate ensures all reports to state and federal agencies, The University of Texas System, accrediting bodies and external agencies are accurate and timely, including monitoring and analyzing reporting requirements, conducting data queries, and auditing/verifying data, develops, coordinates and conducts ad hoc studies for administrators, faculty, staff, and others including data retrieval, statistical analysis, projections and other procedures as required. Includes collecting, interpreting, analyzing data, presenting results in narrative, tabular and graphical forms and making recommendations as required, queries PeopleSoft, internal and external databases to retrieve data and produce reports on students, staff, faculty, facilities, and other topics as required, evaluates and manages the processing and maintenance of institutional data and databases, evaluates and maintains data integrity and recommends changes to improve data quality, performs all assigned responsibilities according to established practices, procedures, and data security standards. Complies with all federal and state laws and rules, and system and university rules, policies and procedures, and performs other duties as assigned.
QualificationsFor consideration, candidates should possess a master’s degree in social science, business, education or other research related field with three years of data analysis experience in higher education; extensive experience with SQL, Excel, Word, SPSS or SAS; excellent written and oral communication skills. Experience with Power BI, Crystal Reports or other BI tools and PeopleSoft experience preferred. Strong analytical and statistical skills with the ability to work independently with minimal or no supervision; take initiative; handle emergencies effectively and professionally. The ability to successfully pass a criminal background check.
Salary rangeDependent on qualifications and experience
Salary benefitsThe University offers an excellent compensation package which includes a broad range of employee benefits. Staff members are typically eligible for 24 days of paid days off each year, receive free health insurance (employee only) as well as a generous retirement program.
Application procedureTo be considered for this position, please send your completed application with a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references to:

Human Resources Department
University of Texas, Permian Basin
4901 E University Blvd. MB 4224, Odessa, TX 79765
personnel@UTPB.edu

Please be sure to add the position title to the subject line of the email. Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.