Department: UPS Institutional Effectiveness and Research
Advertised Salary Range: $33,494-$54,000; Salary commensurate with education and experience.
Advertised Job Summary:
Research and Data Analyst STA00371PO21 University of South Carolina Upstate Spartanburg, SC
The Research and Data Analyst reports directly to the Director of Institutional Research and Planning. Drawing on interpersonal, analytical and technical competences, the Research and Data Analyst works with key stakeholders, oversees data integrity, and conducts research and data analyses to support institutional planning and reporting efforts. This position will work to understand the data needs and priorities across the University and will extract, analyze, describe, visualize and interpret a variety of institutional data used internally for strategic decision making, and externally for informational and official reporting to state and federal agencies and other organizations. The Research and Data Analyst will also be responsible for leading implementation, data analysis, data visualization, and reporting of all institutional surveys, including meeting with survey stakeholders in the development of surveys and interpretation of survey data.
Creates reports that originate from either the root database systems or from the official data warehouse using SAS programming language and/or COGNOS.
Collaborates with the Director to optimize process flows and data streams.
Ensures that internal and external requests for surveys/questionnaires are completed in a timely manner.
Survey Design and Implementation:
Works with stakeholders to create questions and design surveys appropriate to the audience and needs of the unit.
Ensures survey data needs are being met at both institutional and unit levels.
Implements institutional and unit surveys and creates reports of survey data as needed for institutional and unit-level strategic planning.
Data Reporting and Visualization:
Performs and oversees a variety of external, internal and ad-hoc reports.
Maintains current knowledge of federal and state regulatory reporting requirements as well as performs analysis on how those changes may impact the university.
Supports academic and administrative units by compiling and publishing a range of institutional and survey data on the web and/or in shared folders.
Data Analysis and Interpretation:
Develops and implements in-depth research projects, including collecting and analyzing data, and preparing narrative reports.
Prepares reports for special community and institutional research initiatives.
Conducts, reports, and interprets additional statistical analyses on institutional and survey data.
Other duties as assigned.
Advertised Minimum Qualifications :
Master's degree in statistics or related field, or bachelor's degree with 12 semester hours in mathematics/statistics and 2 years related experience. A successful background check is required.
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Internal Number: 97806
About The University of South Carolina
The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state’s flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 “Best Colleges” according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state’s educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.