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Research Specialist

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Job Duties

Campus Information: The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls about 8,000 students in 42 baccalaureate and 6 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

Reporting to the Director of Institutional Research, the Research Specialist works in a dynamic, collaborative environment.  This position is responsible for a wide range of activities involving data analysis and reporting.  This includes internal requests to support administrative and academic decision-making, assessment, grant applications, and external surveys.  For complete information and to apply, please navigate to:

Job Qualifications

Required Education:* • Bachelor's degree
Preferred Education (Optional to complete): Master degree
Required Skills‚ Experience and Cert/Licensures:* • Expertise with database reporting and Microsoft Office Suite
• Working knowledge of research methods and techniques used in collecting, compiling, and organizing data and information
• Working knowledge of analytical and statistical principles and techniques
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty and staff
• Ability to present ideas and information clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
• Excellent analytic and problem-solving skills with attention to detail
• Willingness to learn new methods and software packages

Preferred Skills‚ Experience and Cert/Licensures (Optional to complete): • Familiarity with content management systems
• Creativity in designing data and analysis deliverables for various audiences
• Familiarity with Power BI

Institution Description

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is a comprehensive, four-year public institution of higher education founded in 1866. With tuition that ranks among the lowest for four-year colleges in the University of Wisconsin System, students receive a first-class education for a lot less. At UW-Platteville, students will find the advantages of a large university—challenging academics, opportunities for undergraduate research, state-of-the-art labs and facilities, renowned faculty, and notable alumni—combined with the benefits of a small, supportive, and safe environment.

The average class size is around 25 students, meaning that professors know students’ names, and students won’t find themselves at the back of a lecture hall with a teaching assistant at the front. All classes are taught by faculty who are leaders in their field and accessible to students, in and out of the classroom.


The University of Wisconsin (UW) System offers a comprehensive benefits package to meet the diverse needs of our community. The University contributes towards the cost of several benefit plans, which is a valuable piece of employees total compensation. Other plans offer favorable group rates and convenient payroll deduction to employees. Some health and life insurance premiums are taken from salary on a pre-tax basis, helping to save money.
Application Due Date: 2019-06-14
Job Start Date: 2019-07-15
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Platteville
State/Province/Region: WI
Institution: University of Wisconsin - Platteville
Reports To: Director, Institutional Research
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Institutional Research

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