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Research Analyst - Graduate Division

Company: University of California - Merced
Location: Merced
Posted on: October 12, 2019

Job Description:

Research Analyst - Graduate Division

Job Category:

Managerial/Professional

Unit:

Center for Institutional Effectiveness

Position Code:

SSCIE9156A

Status:

Open

Closing Date:

Applicant review and screening will begin on or around October 14th and will continue through selection.

Salary:

$65,000 - $75,000

Location:

Campus Site



Background check:

Background check and fingerprinting may be required



Description:


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.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
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 reports.
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 users.
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.

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Qualifications:

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. Required

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 displays.

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, SPSS.

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.



To Apply:

Click on the link below to use our new on-line application system.

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 subject line.

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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: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction

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
http://smokefree.ucmerced.edu

E-Verify: Effective September 8, 2009, all employers who receive 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.
More Information

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University of California visit:
http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/

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