Research Analyst - Graduate Division
Company: University of California - Merced
Posted on: October 12, 2019
Research Analyst - Graduate Division
Center for Institutional Effectiveness
Applicant review and screening will begin on or around October 14th
and will continue through selection.
$65,000 - $75,000
Background check and fingerprinting may be required
The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the
University of California system's 10 campuses and the first
American research university built in the 21st century. With nearly
8,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an
environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion,
collaboration and professional development. With bachelor's,
master's and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic
partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is
continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and
dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.
Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S.
News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide
educational opportunities highly qualified students from the San
Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a
special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the
cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and
supports the economic development of Merced and the region.
In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion
public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher
education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical
capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction,
student success and research excellence. In 2018, UC Merced opened
the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story
administrative building located in the heart of Merced.
ABOUT THE JOB
Reporting to the Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Education and
the Director of Institutional Research for the Office of
Institutional Research and Decision Support (IRDS), the analyst
leads the production of administrative reports and analysis to
support the information needs of the Graduate Division. The
position will help with analysis of graduate student life cycle,
from recruitment and admissions through graduation and post-degree
placement. Typical projects will include application and admission
yields, student success metrics including retention and completion
rates, funding and placement analysis plus completion of external
surveys and ad hoc data requests from campus stakeholders.
1. Works with students, faculty, and administrators to define
information needs, define appropriate data collection methods, and
provide advice in a service-oriented manner.
2. Undertakes research projects on a wide range of topics,
determines appropriate methodologies, writes and presents
3. Conducts or assists others in survey and research studies
related to institutional needs.
4. Provides technical support for the collection, management, and
dissemination of data and analysis in support of institutional
decision making and institutional reporting, including strategic
planning and accreditation requirements. Develops reports for ease
of interpretation and analysis by a variety of audiences and
5. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending
educational technical workshops/conferences; review professional
publications; establish personal networks; benchmark
state-of-the-art practices; participate professionally.
6. Provides institutional, state, and federal reporting that
includes: accreditation, strategic planning, enrollment management,
IPEDS and University of California Office of the President requests
and occasional externally-directed survey projects.
7. Conducts staff workshops and seminars focused on the
understanding of data and the tools designed to obtain data.
Bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems,
statistics, or social sciences with a research emphasis and 3 years
of related experience or 7 years of related experience/training.
Advanced degree in computer science, information systems,
statistics, or social sciences with a research emphasis. Master's
Degree may be substituted for 2 years of experience. Preferred
Excellent logical reasoning and organizational skills.
Knowledge of fundamental methodologies, statistics and higher
education assessment processes.
Ability to translate data into understandable language and visual
Ability and experience in effective communications, both in written
reports and orally / presentations.
Ability to schedule, structure, and facilitate meetings of faculty,
staff and students with both technical and nontechnical skills.
Ability to effectively use analytical software such as Microsoft
Excel, Tableau, and other statistical analysis tools such as SAS,
Familiarity with post-secondary education system.
Experience in an institutional research office or similar
experience at a college or university.
Experience with Qualtrics survey software across design,
construction, validation, and analysis preferred.
Click on the link below to use our new on-line application
If you do not have internet access you may mail your application,
resume, and cover letter to: University of California, Merced, 5200
North Lake Rd., Merced CA 95343. Please list the job number on the
The University of California is an Equal Employment
Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications
from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities,
veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the
teaching, research and public service missions of the university.
All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran
status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination
and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination &
Affirmative Action Policy:
As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Merced will be
a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and
Tobacco Free policy is available at
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Federal contracts and grants are required to comply with E-Verify,
an Internet-based system operated by the Department of Homeland
Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security
Administration (SSA). E-Verify electronically verifies employment
eligibility by comparing information provided on the I-9 form to
records in the DHS and SSA databases. Certain positions funded by
federal contracts/subcontracts requires UC Merced to notify job
applicants that an E-Verify check will be conducted and the
successful candidate must pass the E-Verify check.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by
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