Institutional Research Associate

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Work type: Staff Full Time
Campus: UMass Dartmouth
Department: Institutional Research
Pay Grade: 12
Categories: Research, Academic Affairs

OFFICIAL JOB TITLE: Institutional Research Associate  

DIVISION: Academic Affairs                                                                

DEPARTMENT: Institutional Research and Assessment

BARGAINING UNIT STATUS: ESU, Cat 12

FLSA STATUS: EXEMPT                                                  

REPORTS TO: Director of Institutional Research and Assessment     

SUPERVISES: N/A

 SUMMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION: Supports institutional research functions in data extraction, interpretation, and presentation and by helping implement a variety of data inquiries and information collection activities. Extracts data from complex files and systems including the campus enterprise system (across its functional areas including students, human resources, finances, and other system areas) and Institutional Research and UMass databases. Translates extracted data into other data structures for specific reports (such as the HEIRS data system for reporting unit data to the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education). Applies expertise in data interpretation ensuring consistent and auditable results and interacts with campus staff and representatives of external organizations to validate existing data, obtain new data, and support information and data needs. Reports data extraction and inquiry results in a variety of complex formats, including in-house publications and reports, ad-hoc reports or inquiries, and external surveys or other external data reports that can be at the federal or state levels.

 EXAMPLES OF PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Extracts data from complex files and systems including the campus enterprise system and creates and maintains SPSS databases and dictionaries.

• Translates extracted data into other data structures for specific reports, such as those for the comprehensive HEIRS data system for reporting unit data to the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education.

• Applies expertise in data interpretation using the enterprise information system (PeopleSoft) and IR/UMass databases, ensuring consistent and auditable results across the functional areas of the enterprise system (including students, human resources, finances, and other system areas). Interpretation includes accurate application of data definitions/look-up tables and the application of subtotals, percentages, averages, percentiles, and similar functions. 

• Interacts with campus staff and representatives of external organizations to validate existing data and obtain new data and supports information and data needs for other campus units as assigned.

• Reports data extraction and inquiry results in a variety of complex formats, including in-house publications and reports, ad-hoc reports or inquiries, and external surveys, especially for college handbooks and the Common Data Set, and for other external data reports that can be at the federal or state levels.

• Performs other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree in a related field      
  • EXPERIENCE: Previous experience (at least one year) in the general field of programming, data extraction, and reporting 
  • OTHER: May need to be available for evening/weekend hours as needed; some travel to off-campus locations may occur

 PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience in a college/university or other institutional setting performing management reporting and analysis.
  • Experience in a higher education setting enterprise system reporting and analysis.
  • Experience in using the PeopleSoft enterprise information system and the OBIEE inquiry tool.
  • Experience working in a data warehouse environment.

Salary: $52,756 - $68,000 (Salary commensurate with experience)

UMass Dartmouth offers exciting benefits such as:

75% Employer-Paid Health Insurance
Flexible Spending Accounts
Life Insurance
Long Term Disability
State Pension Retirement Plan
Optional Retirement Savings Plans
Tuition Credit (Employee, Spouse, & Dependents)
Twelve (12) paid holidays
Paid personal, vacation, and sick time
And More!

Benefits for ESU Union: ESU

Applicants must be authorized for employment in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship is not available.

To apply please submit a letter of interest, a current resume and the contact information for three professional references.

The deadline for internal applicants is May 24, 2024.

The review of applications will be ongoing.

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The University of Massachusetts is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.