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Institutional Research Analyst

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Job Duties

35% - Reporting and Analytics 

Develop and revise queries and reports using campus business intelligence tools (i.e. InfoView, Tableau, SPSS, Excel) to meet information needs and to address ongoing and ad hoc reporting requirements, using agreed-upon standard definitions and methodologies. 

Design interactive infographics to enhance analysis, accessibility and presentation of institutional data.

Produce historical campus level and program specific reports on a quarterly or annual production schedule; Maintain information on unit’s website; and provide data and information for public information requests, external surveys and for mandatory compliance reporting.

30% - Data Modeling and Forecasting 

Perform data analysis and predictive modeling using a variety of statistical techniques for admissions forecasting, enrollment projections and predicting curricular demand and graduation outcomes.

Working collaboratively and in consultation with other campus units, design and implement evaluations of policies, programs and initiatives using appropriate research methods and statistical techniques. Produce written and oral reports with conclusions, implications, and recommendations.

25% - Strategic Planning and Decision Support 

Provide ad hoc reporting and analytic support to principal officers, academic senate committees and other decision making bodies. 

Gather, analyze and present data and information in support of key strategic planning initiatives, including identifying sources, and appropriate comparative and benchmarking data. 

Develop dashboards for academic planning that display key metrics for campus leadership.

5% - Data Management  

Working closely with the Data Management unit, participate in the development of institutional databases by identifying data needs, requirements, specifications and sources. 

Assure the validity and quality of campus data submissions to external agencies and systems, including the UC Office of the President. 

5% - Professional Development and Service 

Pursue opportunities to enhance expertise in areas of data science, institutional research, higher education, and assessment to keep skills current. 

Serve on campus wide committees and workgroups as appropriate; interact with peers across UC system and at UC Office of the President.

Job Qualifications

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Demonstrated experience producing data analytics and/or dashboards.

Demonstrated experience conducting applied social science or educational research, including research methodology, program evaluation, and descriptive and inferential statistical analysis.

Proficiency accessing information stored in large data systems and use of computer applications, including databases, business intelligence, statistical, word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software.

Excellent analytical skills sufficient to analyze and interpret written material and quantitative data, and to draw conclusions and make recommendations.

Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the abilities to write clear and concise reports and memoranda, and to make public presentations to large groups and explain complex issues. 

Abilities to work independently with minimal guidance and as part of a team toward common goals, and to coordinate efforts and collaborate with a variety of individuals.
Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and manage multiple activities to meet unit, campus and university deadlines.

Strong organizational skills with the ability to complete a variety of assignments with attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy, and to maintain accurate and detailed records.

Excellent interpersonal skills including tact, diplomacy, and flexibility to work effectively with senior administration, faculty, staff, students, and the general public.

Preferred Qualifications

Advanced degree in Education Research, Social Sciences, Statistics, or related field employing quantitative data analysis.

Familiarity with issues in higher education and with UC policies, practices and procedures.

Familiarity with the educational literature on student retention, progress, and learning outcomes assessment. 


Institution Description

UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the intimacy of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university.

Institutional Research, Assessment, and Policy Studies (IRAPS) is a central unit in the Office of Planning and Budget, the principal office supporting the Chancellor and Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor in the areas of academic, capital, enrollment, and financial planning, policy analysis and fiscal administration. IRAPS supports strategic planning and data-driven decision making and assessment by providing timely, accurate, consistent and reliable information. IRAPS’s major responsibilities are for reporting and analysis of institutional data, administration and analysis of campus surveys, and support for learning outcomes assessment. 


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Application Due Date: 2020-06-30
Job Start Date: 2020-08-03
Salary: $51100 - $89200
City: Santa Cruz
State/Province/Region: CA
Institution: University of California, Santa Cruz
Reports To: Assistant Director of Institutional Research
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Institutional Research, Assessment, and Policy Studies

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