Research Analyst

Posted on5/10/2018
Job typeFull-time
Reports toDirector of Institutional Analysis
Reports in officeInstitutional Analysis
Application due dateOpen until filled
Job start dateAs soon as possible
InstitutionMichigan Technological University
Institution descriptionMichigan Technological University is a public research university, home to more than 7,000 students from 60 countries. Founded in 1885, the University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, engineering, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, and social sciences. Our campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior. Please read our Strategic Plan to learn more about our mission and goals.
Job dutiesResponsible for a broad range of activities involving data collection, analysis and reporting in academic and administrative areas. Designs, gathers, and analyzes complex statistical educational data for timely and accurate decision making and strategic planning improvements. Disseminates trend information in a variety of formats to campus administrators and external reporting agencies to support management, planning, assessment and policy development activities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Other duties may be assigned):

-Duties include 1) collection, extraction, and manipulation of data from various sources; 2) conduct statistical studies to interpret data and translate it into clear, usable, and actionable information; 3) effectively visualize and communicate information derived from data to a broad range of campus leaders to support the University’s operational and managerial decision-making, as well as strategic planning processes.

-Activities also include addressing ad hoc research requests from the campus community, completing various institutional/external surveys (i.e. U.S. News, National Science Foundation, etc.), executing data protocols, and serving as a liaison in data sharing activities.

-May participate on University committees and task forces.

-Commit to learning about continuous improvement strategies and applying them to everyday work. Actively engage in University continuous improvement initiatives.

-Apply safety‐related knowledge, skills, and practices to everyday work.
QualificationsRequired Education:
-Bachelor’s degree in mathematics, computer science, or management information systems or in a similar technical or business related field.

Required Experience:
-Experience using personal computers, including the advanced statistical features available in most spreadsheet software packages (statistical functions, pivot tables, etc.).
-Experience performing complex analytical/statistical research analyses, modeling, and associated report preparations.

Desirable Experience:
-Experience working with the technical and functional aspects of Ellucian BANNER.
-Experience using Oracle and SQL*Plus™.
-Experience working in an academic environment.

Required Skills and Abilities:
-Demonstrated understanding of relational databases and standard query languages.
-Demonstrated working knowledge of statistical calculations (mean, median, mode, etc.)
-Excellent interpersonal and oral/written communication skills.
-Demonstrated ability to utilize discretion in releasing confidential information.
-Demonstrated ability to quickly learn new programming tools and methods.
-Demonstrated self-motivation and strong organizational skills.
-Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively across cultural boundaries and work harmoniously with diverse groups of students, faculty, and staff.
-Demonstrated commitment to contribute to a safe work environment.

Desirable Skills and Abilities:
-Demonstrated working knowledge of HEIDI, CEPI, and/or IPEDS.
Salary rangeDependent on qualifications and experience
Salary benefitsFor detailed information on Benefits for this position please visit our Benefits website.
Application procedureTo learn more and to apply please visit our website.

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