Senior Research Analyst

Posted on1/4/2018
Job typeFull-time
Reports toAssistant Provost for Institutional Research
Reports in officeInstitutional Research
Application due dateJanuary 19, 2018
Job start dateAs soon as possible
State/ProvinceNorth Carolina
InstitutionUNC Charlotte
Institution descriptionThe Office of Institutional Research is charged by the Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs to: 1) collect, validate and analyze data required for external reporting; 2) disseminate needed and requested data for internal planning and for assessment of institutional programs; 3) conduct special studies on various aspects of the institution; 4) provide assistance to others within the University who are engaged in research or conducting campus-wide surveys; and 5) provide assistance to the campus regarding planning and assessment processes, SACS accreditation compliance. As a unit within the division of Academic Affairs, the office is accessible to all academic programs and is close to the planning process established by the Provost. Although much of its work is related to the academic side of the institution, units in the other University divisions as well as the Chancellor’s Office regularly require services of the Office of Institutional Research. The staff also assists other members of the University community who want to conduct institutional studies. Institutional Research services may include developing research techniques, providing required raw data, or participating in the compilation, analysis and presentation of the study. The office provides assistance to the campus regarding internal planning, assessment, and evaluation in accord with fundamental quality improvement. Institutional Research also provides consultation to the campus regarding obligations related to SACS standards and requirements. Finally, the Office of Institutional Research has the responsibility of institutional reporting to external agencies such as The University of North Carolina General Administration, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Job dutiesThis is an Institutional Research or Assessment Management position whose primary purpose is to direct and manage institution-wide data, metrics, and management information about the institution’s student, faculty and staff, enrollment and academic programs, facilities, and related items as required for federal, state, and UNC system reporting. The position directly supports the institution’s planning and assessment processes. The position requires significant levels of autonomy and a range of skills to design and execute institutional studies.

The Senior Research Analyst will have the primary responsibility for data analytics in areas of student success for the campus. The Senior Research Analyst will be a resource for student success initiatives, identifying opportunities to effect changes that will foster greater success (e.g. learning, retention, graduation) among students.
QualificationsMaster’s degree in social sciences, statistics, mathematics or a related field, including successful completion of coursework in statistics.

The skills required include data management, proficiency with statistical analysis software such as SAS, SPSS, STATA, and/or R, and proficiency with data modeling techniques.
Salary rangeDependent on qualifications and experience
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