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Data Analyst (Analyst, Institutional Research II), Academic Affairs (Phoenix)

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, 85724
Database Administrator

Posting Number: req17578

Department: COM Phoenix Academic Affairs

Location: Greater Phoenix Area

Address: 435 N. 5th St., Phoenix, AZ 85004 USA

Position Highlights

Are you passionate about data analytics and continuous quality improvement? Come join The College of Medicine-Phoenix and help us achieve our mission to optimize health and health care in Arizona and beyond.

The Department of Academic Affairs at The University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix is seeking a Data Analyst. As a Data Analyst, you would perform specialized analytical duties for the operation of Academic Affairs that supports and oversees the functions of the medical school's units and offices relevant to students, curriculum, assessment, and evaluation, LCME accreditation, and continuous quality improvement.

A successful applicant should be proficient in using, analyzing, and interpreting data in spreadsheets, and well versed in statistical software packages to create meaningful graphs, tables, and comprehensive reports. They should also have strong verbal and written communication skills, and work well in teams. The ideal candidate should have a strong understanding of research methodologies, particularly related to assessment and evaluation. This position will report to the Senior Associate Dean, Academic Affairs.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Duties include collecting, analyzing, and developing data relative to Academic Affairs, including the units and offices, making recommendations based on data interpretation, and assisting in implementation of projects.
  • Perform quantitative and qualitative data analysis using statistical software.
  • Select appropriate statistical techniques to analyze, interpret, present data, and generate reports.
  • Design computer data systems, including establishing coding formats for future scientific research data collection.
  • Design, validate, pilot-test a survey instrument, collect, analyze, interpret, and present data from survey results.
  • Design and modify data such as sampling instruments or data summarization methods, procedures, and/or reporting formats.
  • Develop and manage large coordinated longitudinal dataset.
  • Generate computerized statistical data for analytical purposes using a variety of scientific software packages.
  • Interpret data for research projects, assist in judging the validity of data, and recommend additional tests and/or modifications as needed.
  • Create and manage databases for studies, program evaluation, and other functions essential for Academic Affairs and its units and offices, including setting-up database and associated data-entry programs, retrieving data from database for purposes of analyses or data review, and transforming data for research/assessment needs.
  • Collect and analyze data, generate reports, and provide data visualization as requested.
  • Conduct library and computer searches for research.
  • Assist with performing administrative functions related to data.
  • Develop operating procedures and perform quality control checks to ensure procedures are followed.
  • Assist with performing administrative functions related to data.
  • Develop operating procedures and perform quality control checks to ensure procedures are followed.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in data analytics practices and expected outcomes.
  • Ability to analyze problems and develop solutions.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in using at least one data/statistics syntax language (e.g., R, Python) and SQL to query large databases, manipulate, and analyze data.
  • Knowledge of data warehousing and ETL methodologies.
  • Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative methodologies and analysis techniques.
  • Knowledge of data management policy and procedures to insure quality and safety of data.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills.
  • Excellent oral, written, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to meet short deadlines, prioritize, and multi-task effectively.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of relevant work experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications

* Master's degree in a related field of study.

* Experience working in Higher Education.

* Understanding of higher education data models and student information systems data structures.

* Three (3) years of experience building, managing, maintaining SQL databases, preferably MySQL.

* Three (3) years of experience and solid understanding of Python.

* Experience with software applications, such SPSS, Stata, Qualtrics, MS Office, Tableau, Power BI, Tableau, or other Analytics and Visualization tools.

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Planning and Analysis

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $59,404 - $74,254, DOE

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Inst Research & Assessment

Job Function

Planning & Analysis

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

College of Medicine-Phoenix, Office of Human Resources

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant

Application: The online application should be completed in its entirety. Blank or missed information may be considered an incomplete submission.

Letter of Interest: Should clearly indicate how your skills and professional employment experience meet the Minimum and the Preferred qualifications (if applicable).

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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