Compliance Data Analyst (Research Professional 2, 3 or 4, placement DOE)

Posted on6/13/2018
Job typeFull-time
Reports toManager, Institutional Research, Planning and Analysis
Reports in officeUA Institutional Research, Planning and Analysis
Application due dateopen until filled
Job start dateopen until filled - start date to be determined
InstitutionUniversity of Alaska System of Higher Education
Institution descriptionThe University of Alaska System of Higher Education is the primary provider of postsecondary education in the state of Alaska, and is comprised of three separately accredited institutions with 15 academic campuses across the state.

The Institutional Research, Planning and Analysis department delivers data warehousing, reporting and analysis services UA-wide, to promote and support capacity for collection and analysis of data to guide decisions that improve success on behalf of the University of Alaska, with an emphasis on optimizing resources for the achievement of the missions of UAA, UAF, UAS, Statewide and UA.
Job dutiesSeeking qualified applicants for our Compliance Data Analyst position (Research Professional 2, 3 or 4, placement DOE), with strong technical, analytical and collaboration skills who are interested in a fast-paced, intellectually challenging job. A desire for additional responsibility and upward mobility over time is a plus. This is a ranged recruitment and may be hired at the Research Professional 2, 3, or 4 level, DOE. Advertising description below reflects requirements for placement at Research Professional 3 level.

--Author, and lead staff to automate cyclical research projects requiring data collection from private, federal, state and university sources through electronic transfer and other media, data manipulation and hypothesis testing.

--Develop, monitor and report on progress, tracking performance on key measures at the system, MAU, campus, unit and department levels. Report and discuss findings internally and externally. Provide technical background to guide end users of reports, including data entry personnel. Provide guidance to administrators on improving the outcome of key indicators.

--Independently manage process automation to produce ad hoc reports, integrating varied data sources, to respond to information requests from internal and external entities including the reporting requirements mandated by multiple federal and state laws and agencies. Participate in inter-campus and cross-functional work teams as needed to include developing measures to meet federal and state requirements. Coach and advise professional staff as needed regarding existing management information system data and issues.

--Independently and proactively formulate concise research questions, determine methods, conduct analyses, and recommend clear directions and alternatives to respond to problems or issues by university management at all levels. Present research results to various entities, internal and external to UA. Maintain tertiary data sources and related web-driven interfaces. For example, apply in-depth knowledge of regional and national higher education issues to UA settings and issues that are unique in many cases, especially those regarding Alaska and rural Alaska issues such as e-Learning.

--Innovatively integrate academic, financial, human resource, sponsored programs, facilities and external information to advise and assist in developing detailed strategic planning, policy changes, and alternatives for the University of Alaska system. Communicate findings verbally and in written form to both internal and external audiences.
QualificationsSee application website for full details. Select items include:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
1. Leadership, problem solving and communication skills, demonstrated in previous work experience. Ability to lead junior department employees on large projects.
2. Advanced, applied training in research design, analysis, theory and practice.
3. Strong knowledge (minimum 2 years experience) in using databases, data manipulation and evaluation.
4. Advanced knowledge of data administration methods, principles and issues in an institutional setting.

Required Experience: Two years work experience in institutional and operational research.
Typical Education or Training: Master's degree in economics, math, business, or statistics and a minimum of two year's experience in institutional and operational research.
Salary rangeDependent on qualifications and experience
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Application procedureSee the complete recruitment and apply online at this website.