Research & Planning Analyst

Posted on4/26/2018
Job typeFull-time
Reports toDirector
Reports in officeInstitutional Research
Application due dateMay 15, 2018
Job start dateJuly 1, 2018
InstitutionBoise State University
Institution descriptionBoise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Learn more about Boise State and the City of Boise at

The Research & Planning Analyst in the Office of Institutional Research will extract, analyze, visualize, and describe a variety of institutional data for use internally for academic and financial planning and decision making. The Research & Planning Analyst will focus on analysis and reports to better inform decision making in the Colleges and Schools under the university’s incentive-based budget model in addition to other Institutional Research priorities that contribute to a data-informed culture at Boise State University.
Job duties• Develop and deliver College and School-specific reports of the metrics used in the University’s incentive-based budget model.
• Develop enrollment projections, conduct sensitivity or what-if analyses, and estimates.
• Employ quantitative and qualitative research methods to complete additional data analyses to answer strategic, tactical, structured or unstructured business questions.
• Regularly conduct post-implementation reviews of the budget model; monitor, analyze, and report on the impact of the budget model on various outcomes.
• Develop reports, data visualizations, and communications relevant to the budget model
• Prepare written reports, visual data displays, and other types of presentations to assist in communicating budget model data and analyses to a variety of audiences and stakeholders.
• Engage in data quality, documentation, and process improvement.
• Collaborate with colleagues to contribute to the culture of a data-driven university, serve on committees and workgroups as assigned, participate in professional development, and perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications• Bachelor’s degree required in social sciences, business, economics, mathematics or a related field plus five years of professional experience in a role that requires skills similar to those described in the essential duties for this position.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Master’s degree in social science, business, economics, higher education administration, statistics, or other relevant field.
• Professional experience applying analytical and problem solving skills, including demonstrated skills in social science research methods and analysis.
• Proficiency in data exploration, extraction, and analysis including working with statistical analysis software (e.g., SAS, SPSS), programming languages (e.g., SQL,SAS), and PeopleSoft or other enterprise reporting system.
• Experience in institutional research, functional data area, or other higher education analysis and reporting.
Salary rangeDependent on qualifications and experience
Salary benefitsMinimum starting salary $56,200. Final salary will depend upon qualifications and experience.
Application procedurePlease upload to your application a cover letter indicating your interest and qualifications for this position and a resume that includes employment history.

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