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Research Associate

Application Procedure:

The review of applications will begin July 5, 2022 and remain open until a candidate is selected.

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Job Duties

• Writes and updates reports for use by the campus community and the Institutional Research (IR) staff.
• Completes assigned projects with accuracy adhering to project deadlines.
• Provides reliable, relevant, and accurate data and information to facilitate planning, budgeting, program evaluation, and development of policy decisions.
• Learns ADHE report terminology and codes.
• Learns common IR terminology and definitions.
• Administers surveys to current students and past students.

Job Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to extract data from database using various computer software applications.
  • Ability to analyze data and identify inconsistencies.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and relationship-building skills required to provide information to state agencies, federal agencies, staff, and campus personnel and the ability to work collaboratively and diplomatically with diverse faculty, staff, and administrators in an environment that values shared governance.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel.
  • Strong analytical skills and detail orientation.


Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Experience with relational database management systems such as Oracle, Microsoft SQL Management Studio.
  • Proficiency in SQL.


Preferred Education and/or Experience:

  • Advanced SQL skills.
  • Experience working with higher education data.

Institution Description

Founded in 1907, UCA has an enrollment of more than 10,000, of which more than 15% are graduate students. The university offers more than 90 undergraduate and 60 graduate certificate and degree programs, including doctoral programs in five disciplines. The undergraduate student body consistently scores above the national average on the ACT exam. UCA is proud of its tradition of teaching excellence and its contributions in research, scholarship, and creative activities. UCA seeks to attract students and employees that are dedicated to building a culture of diversity, belonging, inclusion, and equity.


Application Due Date: 2022-12-31
Job Start Date: 2022-08-01
Salary: $0 - $56100
City: Conway
State/Province/Region: AR
Institution: University of Central Arkansas
Reports To: Director of Institutional Research
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Institutional Research

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