The Office of Academic Planning and Institutional Research (APIR; https://apir.wisc.edu) is seeking an Institutional Policy and Planning Analyst to join its institutional research team. The analyst will focus on student and curricular issues and will help gather, investigate, analyze, and summarize institutional data to support strategic planning, policy development and policy evaluation, resource allocation, decision-making, and equity evaluation at the institutional level.
The Office of Academic Planning and Institutional Research is a unit within the Office of the Provost that provides analytics related to the people (students and employees), academic programs (degrees, majors, certificates, and courses), and academic units (schools/colleges, departments, centers, and institutes) of UW-Madison. Our work facilitates the activities of the provost, deans, other campus leaders, and governance groups, includes linkages to budget and finance, and advances nationally important analytical initiatives.
Successful candidates are highly motivated, take initiative, can see the big picture, have strong problem-solving skills, are creative and curious, exercise good judgment and discretion, and are able to maintain a positive attitude in a dynamic workplace.
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.
Required Master's Degree or other graduate or professional degree
Required Qualifications - Experience working with large data sets from operational data systems. - Proficiency with a relational database query tool and SQL or similar database programming languages and experience validating data accuracy and remediating data-quality issues. - Demonstrated experience using data and analytic approaches to evaluate the effects of policy decisions and inform policy development. - Skill at presenting the results of data analysis at various levels of summarization in print, orally, and using interactive data visualization tools. - Proficiency with statistical software (SAS, R, SPSS) and with general inferential statistical and predictive modeling concepts and techniques. - Evidence of excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to complete tasks on a timeline and juggle multiple, simultaneous projects.
Preferred Qualifications - Master's or professional degree focused on public policy/affairs, higher education, or educational administration/policy. - Employment experience in a role that includes policy and analysis activities. - Familiarity with relational database design and dimensional modeling. - Experience working in college or university administration, preferably a large, decentralized, research university like UW-Madison. - Knowledge of broad higher education issues and depth of knowledge in student-related areas such as enrollment planning, student experience, factors associated with student academic success and progress to degree, curricular and academic planning, budgeting, and higher education funding. - Experience constructing data sets for analysis from multiple data sources.
This position may require some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Minimum $65,000 ANNUAL (12 months) Depending on Qualifications This position offers a comprehensive benefits package, including generous paid time off, competitively priced health/dental/vision/life insurance, tax-advantaged savings accounts, and participation in the nationally recognized Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) pension fund. For a summary of benefits, please see https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/fasl.pdf
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Inst Policy Analyst I (Inst)(AD038) or Inst Policy Analyst II (Inst)(AD039)
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