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Texas A&M University - Commerce Senior Research Analyst in Commerce, Texas

Job Title

Senior Research Analyst

Agency

Texas A&M University - Commerce

Department

Institutional Effectiveness

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

Commerce, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANT:

During the application process you have one opportunity to upload documents as a combined PDF. The page “My Experience” has an area provided under Resume/CV to drop or upload the file.

This one combined PDF must include:

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume/CV

  • Three professional references with complete contact information (Unsolicited letters of recommendation will not be considered).

  • Transcripts – If required for the position (Unofficial will be accepted with application. Official transcripts are required at time of verbal offer). If transcripts are from an international institution, it is the responsibility of the prospective faculty member to have the transcripts translated and evaluated by an approved credential evaluator.

All documents must be electronically submitted through the Texas A&M Online Employment Services website to be considered. Incomplete or improperly submitted applications may be excluded from consideration.

SUMMARY:

The Senior Research Analyst for Institutional Effectiveness & Research provides technical assistance, programming, analytical, and reporting services of university data to support strategic planning and data-informed decision making. Ensures timely and accurate reporting of data to System, State and Federal agencies as well as internal and external data requestors.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Schedule, coordinate, and verify data for System, State and Federal reports while working closely with various university partners as needed.

  • Respond to ad hoc data/report requests as assigned.

  • Development, implementation, and use of university software functions such as WebFOCUS and Oracle.

  • Development, implementation, and use of university database functions (SQL).

  • Identify, streamline, and automate processes to drive university-wide data intelligence/awareness and support data-informed strategic planning and decision making.

  • Assist to maintain data housed on the Institutional Effectiveness & Research and university websites.

  • Plan, organize, conduct, and participate in major administrative analytical studies and provide clear and meaningful interpretations of gathered data to various audiences.

  • Plan, organize, conduct and analyze university-wide surveys.

  • Gather and provide comparable benchmarks (national, state, and institutional peers) for metrics of interest.

  • Assist with Institutional Effectiveness assessment initiatives.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Education: Master’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in Social Science, Psychology, Educational Psychology, Business Analytics, Statistics, or related field.

  • Experience / Knowledge / Skills: Three (3) years of related experience in a business intelligence environment with demonstrated knowledge of institutional research, strategic planning, and assessment. Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office tools. Proficient in programming large scale data files, data mining, including experience with SQL, SPSS, Excel, Etc. Experience working with SIS, survey research projects, and data visualization tools.

  • Ability to: Organize and prioritize work to meet deadlines. Utilize complex statistical and analytical research methods.

  • Licensing/Professional Certifications: None

  • Physical Requirements: None

  • Other Requirements: None

PREFERRED EDUCATION / SKILLS/ EXPERIENCE:

Doctorate in Social Science, Psychology, Educational Psychology, Business Analytics, Statics, or related field. Experience in higher education institutional research and/or effectiveness. Experience working within the Banner student information system.

SUPERVISION OF OTHERS:

May supervise student workers, interns, and graduate assistants.

This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. Other duties may be assigned. Texas A&M University-Commerce is committed to promotion of diversity and thus all employees are expected to facilitate a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and ability to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. The University has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Since 1889, Texas A&M University-Commerce has been known as a leader in providing an excellent education. It’s because we care about people and relationships. We’re a big-name university, but our focus is helping you achieve success. A&M-Commerce faculty and staff will know your name and work closely with you to understand your goals and dreams. Our professors will care about your growth and be your loudest supporters when you walk across the stage to get your degree.

We realize a great education is about more than attending class. It’s about making friends, memories, and a name for yourself as someone who’s passionate about learning. Earning an A&M-Commerce degree and being part of the Texas A&M University system will not only look good on your resume, it will give you the confidence you need to compete in the marketplace."

Texas A&M University-Commerce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (903) 886-5668.

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