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
CityBoise
State/ProvinceIdaho
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 https://go.boisestate.edu/join-our-team/.

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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