Research Analyst I

Posted on8/7/2017
Job typeFull-time
Reports toDirector of Institutional Research
Reports in officeInstitutional Research
Application due date08/18/2017
Job start date09/01/2017
Other Location38152
InstitutionUniversity of Memphis
Institution descriptionThe University of Memphis is a public research university in
Memphis, Tennessee. Founded in 1912, the University has an
enrollment of more than 21,000 students.
Job duties* Uses a combination of tools including but not limited to, base SAS, SAS Visual Analytics, Excel, Argos, and SQL to produce aggregate data in response to internal and external ad hoc request for information and recurring data requests.
* Performs statistical analysis and constructs effective data summaries, including narrative, tabular, and graphical forms, to communicate key information to stakeholders.
* Assists in maintaining the Office of Institutional Research website.
* Trains data users within the university on use of interactive data tools produced by the Office of Institutional Research.
* Other duties as assigned.
Special Conditions: The department is especially interested in candidates with knowledge to analyze data, provide reports to support strategic decisions at the University.
Provide and communicate official data and information about the University to administrators, faculty, staff, and external agencies as appropriate. Areas of data include applicant, student enrollment, student success, alumni, human resources, and finance. Also, candidates who can work independently and possess analytical traits as evidenced by the ability to 1) write codes, scripts, or syntaxes 2) integrate information and data from multiple sources including from many individuals across campus or from a variety of data sets; 3) troubleshoot data anomalies and data integrity issues; 4) perform flawless data entry for external surveys. Also desirable are a strong team, customer- service attitude, the ability to explain technical and statistical information in understandable terms, and full commitment to facilitating data-driven decisions for enhanced student success.
QualificationsMaster’s degree and two years of appropriate experience. Relevant experience may substitute for required education
Salary range$40,000 - $60,000
Salary benefits$45,000- $50,000 per year, Benefits Eligible
Application procedureAll applications must be submitted at our website by 08/18/2017.

Applicants must complete all applicable sections of the online application to be considered for a position. Please upload a cover letter, resume, and reference list after completing your application, if required by the system. Required work experience is based on full time hours. Part time work experience will be prorated as listed. Candidates who are called for an interview must notify the Department of Human Resources in writing of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.