Intermediate/Senior Research Analyst (Career Track) - Utah Valley University in Orem Utah

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Utah Valley University

Orem, Utah 84058


United States
(JPF07914)

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Detailed Job Description

Under the direction of the Instructional Research and Information leadership team, researches information to support the planning, measurement, and evaluation of the university’s mission and goals and the communities it serves. Helps develop research methodology designed to guide decision-makers solve problems and address issues. Maintains information and reports and communicates findings relevant to the process of solving specified problems. Institutional Research and Information (IRI) is organized into two teams: (1) Assessment Support, Analysis, and Survey Research and (2) Data Management, Analysis, and Reporting. Although general skillsets needed for each role are similar, specific skills may be emphasized depending on the vacancy being filled.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited institution with a master’s degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Public Administration, Education Administration, Business Administration, Research/Evaluation or a related field or a combination of education and experience totaling six years.

Preferred Qualifications

Intermediate level: Graduation from an accredited institution with a bachelor’s degree and two years of related experience or a master’s degree or any combination of education and experience totaling six years. Related degrees might include: Administration (Educational, Public, or Business), Behavioral Science, Research/Evaluation, Information Systems, etc.

Senior level: Graduation from an accredited institution with a bachelor’s degree and three years of related experience or a master’s degree plus one year of related experience or any combination of education and experience totaling seven years. Related degrees might include: Administration (Educational, Public, or Business), Behavioral Science, Research/Evaluation, Information Systems, etc.

Knowledge

Basic understanding of research/assessment design in social science, including questionnaire design, survey methodology, descriptive and inferential statistics.
Knowledge and use of computer systems and software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access.
Commitment to championing data-informed decision making, practice, and professional development.
Principled dedication to issues of privacy and compliance (including FERPA, HIPPA, etc.).

Skills

Skill in verbal and written communication, both in informal and formal contexts.
Skill in the effective visualization of data.
Attention to detail and clarity.

Abilities

Ability to support a project from inception through the design, implementation, and extraction/collection of data to the creation of the final report and presentation.
Ability to present themselves as professional, competent, and cordial.
Ability to collaborate within the department and with data stewards and custodians.

Pay Range

36,319 to 55,739

Special Instructions to Applicants

This is a Career Ladder position and will be placed at one of the following levels in the “Preferred Qualifications” depending on qualifications.

Summary of Duties for the Senior Research Analyst:
A senior research analyst participates in conception and articulation of research problems, development and realization of methodology designed to inform those problems, the analysis of data, and finally, the identification and communication of findings relevant to those problems.

Utah Valley University is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity/ Equal Access Employer.

Keyword Phrases

  • Institutional Research/IInfo
  • student centered teaching organization
  • building communities of engaged learners
  • beautiful mountain location
  • Economic and Business Development
  • Assessment, Accreditation & Compliance
  • Institutional Research and Planning
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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: 0-1 years
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter
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