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Senior IR Analyst

Application Procedure:

Application Instructions:
You may submit all materials online at www.wou.edu/prostaffapp

Required Application materials (PDF preferred):
1. WOU Employment Application form available here
2. Letter of application that addresses each qualification of the position. Please include how your experience, education, and/or training might help us build a more inclusive, collaborative, and diverse community.
3. Resume
4. Contact information for three references
5. Unofficial copy of transcript for highest degree earned

As an alternative, you may submit application materials to:
S2114, Senior IR Analyst, Human Resources, Western Oregon University, 345 N. Monmouth Avenue, Monmouth, OR 97361; OR e-mail to employment@wou.edu; OR fax to: 503-838-8144.

Job Duties

The position reports directly to the Associate Provost for Academic Effectiveness. The purpose of the position is to complete required reporting to external bodies and assist in providing data and analysis to units across the University. This position assists the Associate Provost in producing sound statistical findings, as well as communicating and disseminating results in meaningful ways.
  • This position completes required reporting to external bodies including, but not limited to, the state and federal government, the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC), the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), IPEDS via the US Department of Education, NCAA, and other surveys and information requests.
  • The IR Analyst assists the Associate Provost in providing data and analysis to units across the University, including analysis ranging from descriptive analyses to predictive modeling and forecasting.
  • This position assists the Associate Provost in producing sound statistical findings, as well as communicating and disseminating results in meaningful ways to multiple audiences through summary reports, dashboards, and interactive online data displays.
  • The Analyst assists the Associate Provost in working with the Board of Trustees, senior administration, and university departments and units to determine data and analysis needs, formulate research plans, and execute the plans in order to assist the various areas in their own decision-making process.
  • The Analyst assists the Associate Provost in preparing for, and executing requests from various University committees and task forces including, but not limited to, the University Council, the University Technology Advisory Committee, and the University Data Integrity Group.
  •  Other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
  • A bachelor's degree in a relevant field (e.g., mathematics, social science, quantitative studies, information systems, etc.) and at least two (2) years related work experience (e.g., institutional research, data analysis, management of data sets, etc.).
  • Fluency with statistical analysis software (e.g., R, SAS, SPSS, Stata)
  • Exposure to large datasets, querying tools, and/or database programming language such as SQL
  • Ability to work flexibly and effectively in a collaborative work environment
  • Demonstrated experience in maintaining confidentiality and discretion
  • Demonstrated experience in research, communicating effectively both written and oral, and exercising sound and reasoned judgment
  • Excellent problem-solving skills

Click here for the complete position description which includes knowledge areas and preferred qualifications.

Institution Description

Department / Job Summary:
The Office of the Institutional Research & Effectiveness is a partner to the University's success. The Office collects, analyses and disseminates information in a timely, accurate, and consistent matter on all aspects of the University's activities in support of institutional planning, decision-making, and reporting. The Office is also responsible for submission of reports to external agencies and responds to information requests and need for analysis from internal constituencies. The Office plays a key role in executing the University's strategic plan, and specifically the need for evidence-based, data-driven decision-making.

The Office of the Institutional Research & Effectiveness reports to the Associate Provost for Academic Effectiveness and is a partner to the University's success. The Office collects, analyses and disseminates information in a timely, accurate, and consistent matter on all aspects of the University's activities in support of institutional planning, decision-making, and reports. The Office is also responsible for submission of reports to external agencies and responds to information requests and need for analysis from internal constituencies. The Office plays a key role in executing the University's strategic plan, and specifically the need for evidence-based, data-driven decision-making.

Benefits

Benefits:
Western Oregon University offers an excellent benefits package for eligible employees which includes 95% premium paid healthcare, a generous retirement and vacation package, and reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse or dependent at any of the Oregon Public Universities. http://www.wou.edu/hr/benefits/
Application Due Date: 2021-04-26
Job Start Date: 2021-06-15
Salary: $66000 - $77500
City: Monmouth
State/Province/Region: OR
Institution: Western Oregon University
Reports To: Dr. Michael Baltzley
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Institutional Research & Effectiveness

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