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Institutional Researcher I or II

Application Procedure:

Staff Application
Resume
Cover Letter
For further information on the Institutional Researcher position, please see the posting details at:  https://workatnmu.nmu.edu/en-us/job/493513/institutional-researcher-i-or-ii

Job Duties

Institutional Researcher I
Under the direct supervision of the Director of Institutional Research and Analysis, develop, maintain and transform data into information that is critical to University planning, policy making and reporting process, and to provide consultation on analyses of University issues.

Institutional Researcher II
In consultation with the Assistant Provost and Director of Institutional Research and Analysis, develop, maintain and transform data into information that is critical to University planning, policy making and reporting process, and to provide consultation on analyses of University issues.

Job Qualifications

Both levels
Experience working with large data sets.
Advanced understanding of Microsoft Office products, particularly Word and Excel.
Willingness and demonstrated aptitude to quickly learn new software and skills as needed.
Ability to work well with others and contribute to a dynamic and team-oriented environment.
Ability to think critically, analyze and interpret data, and develop/implement solutions.
Ability to maintain a high ethical standard and respect for confidentiality and data security.
Pay critical attention to the accuracy of detailed information and ability to ensure accuracy in a fast-paced and priority-driven environment.
Possess personal ethical standard that respects the diversity and inclusion of all students and employees on campus.

Institutional Researcher I
Ability to manage project tasks, establish priorities, and plan accordingly to complete work on time.
Experience in quantitative analysis using Excel, SPSS, and/or similar tools.
Experience querying databases and merging data from multiple sources.
Ability to learn data visualization methods.
Ability to communicate in both oral and written environments.
Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with IRPA staff and other departments.

Institutional Researcher II
Ability to manage all aspects of a project taking from conceptual to fully implemented.
Comprehensive experience in quantitative analysis using Excel, SPSS, and/or similar tools.
High level of comfort querying databases and merging data from multiple sources.
Proficiency in data visualization methods.
Strong ability to communicate in both oral and written environments.
Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively, oftentimes in a leadership role, with IRPA staff and other departments.

Institution Description

Northern Michigan University, located in Marquette, Michigan, is a dynamic four-year, public, comprehensive university that has grown its reputation based on its award-winning leadership programs, cutting-edge technology initiatives and nationally recognized academic programs.

NMU has a population of about 7,600 undergraduate and graduate students. It offers over 170 degree programs, including 25 graduate programs. More than 75 percent of NMU's 300-plus full-time faculty members have doctorates or the highest degree in their fields, and a hallmark of the NMU experience is that full-time faculty members teach at all levels - freshmen through graduate courses. NMU’s 1,100 employees view helping students succeed as not only a university priority, but a personal goal. 

NMU’s 360-acre campus features 52 facilities including a university theater, a number of award-winning laboratories, a newly-updated university center, a solely-dedicated technology and occupational sciences building, and a three-structure sports and recreation complex, including the Superior Dome, the world's largest wooden dome. Students gain professional skills at NMU's three public broadcasting stations, WNMU-TV, WNMU-FM and student radio WUPX, which also greatly enhance the region with news, educational and cultural programming. In addition to a rich physical campus, the diversity of the surrounding geographical terrain serves the NMU community as an extensive outdoor classroom.

Northern’s hometown of Marquette is a city of 20,000 residents located along the southern shore of Lake Superior. Michigan’s Upper Peninsula region is known for its safe, friendly and natural environment.  Marquette enjoys four distinct seasons that are celebrated by a wide variety of festivals and activities throughout the year. The Marquette community and Northern Michigan University are intricately intertwined, which adds to the vitality of the area and to the opportunities available to NMU students. 

Benefits

Here is a link to the Administrative Professional Employees Benefits Summary:  https://nmu.edu/hr/sites/hr/files/2020-10/AP_UAW_2178_2018-2021.pdf 

Application Due Date: 2021-04-19
Job Start Date: 2021-06-07
Salary: $43000 - $51300
City: Marquette
State/Province/Region: MI
Institution: Northern Michigan University
Remote Work: Remote work may be considered
Reports To: Assistant Provost and Director for Institutional Research and Analysis
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Institutional Research, Planning and Assessment

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