Institutiona Research Analyst

Posted on2/2/2018
Job typeFull-time
Reports toMr. Lorne Kuffel
Reports in officeInstitutional Research and Assessment
Application due dateFebruary 18, 2018
Job start dateas soon as possible
CityTuscaloosa
State/ProvinceAlabama
InstitutionThe University of Alabama
Institution descriptionFounded in 1831 as Alabama's first public college, The University of Alabama is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and service. The University of Alabama is located in a vibrant, energetic college community in the center of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The 1,000 acres of tree-lined pathways and state-of-the-art facilities are a source of inspiration for students, faculty and staff. The University of Alabama has consistently ranked among the nation's top 50 public universities by U.S. News & World Report for more than a decade. UA offers bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees in more than 200 fields of study.
Job dutiesThe Institutional Research Analyst is responsible for providing analytical support to The University of Alabama's administrative efforts by creating and maintaining context data and information, providing statistical analyses, responding to surveys and ad-hoc information requests, developing and conducting custom research methods for institutional studies, and enhancing the University's effectiveness through information and process integration.

This position requires demonstrated analytical and organizational skills with knowledge of advanced research methods, statistical techniques, and quantitative methods; advanced skills in SAS and data management techniques; ability to organize research results and conclusions for effective presentations in a wide variety of formats and situations; proficiency with spreadsheet and data visualization (Excel, R, or SAS Visual Analytics); strong oral and written communication skills; ability to work independently as well as collaboratively within a group; ability to prioritize multiple projects and meet strict deadlines as part of a fast-paced problem solving team working with minimum supervision; and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, faculty, and administrators.
QualificationsMinimum requirements are a bachelor’s degree in a research or analytical field of study with a minimum of 2 years related research or analytical experience; or a master's degree or higher in a research or analytical field of study. Preference will be given to candidates with experience and knowledge of data analytics and big data techniques; knowledge of issues and current trends in higher education; and experience in an institutional research office at an institution of higher education. Qualified applicants must also pass a background check as a condition to employment.
Salary rangeDependent on qualifications and experience
Salary benefitsPay range for this position is Minimum - $39,333 and Midpoint - $57,034. UA offers an excellent benefits package which can be seen on this website.
Application procedureVisit The University of Alabama's staff employment website for more information and to apply. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and contact information for three professional references. Please note that applicants who do not apply online through UA's employment website will not be considered. Application Closing Date: 02/18/2018.

The University of Alabama is an equal-opportunity employer (EOE), including an EOE of protected vets and individuals with disabilities.