Associate Policy and Planning Analyst

River Falls, WI
Mar 29, 2012
Apr 28, 2012
Education, Marketing
Employment Status
Full Time

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls, a member of the University of Wisconsin System, is located 30 miles from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul in scenic west central Wisconsin. Year around arts, cultural and recreational events are easily accessible. UWRF’s 6, 900 undergraduate and graduate students pursue degrees in four colleges: Arts and Sciences; Education and Professional Studies; Agriculture, Food and Environmental Science; and Business and Economics. The University provides an excellent environment for learning, emphasizing the importance of faculty-student interaction in classrooms, laboratories, academic advising, and co-curricular activities. A favorable student-faculty ratio affords opportunity for meaningful interchange between faculty and students. Strong interests in teaching, research and community service are highly valued.

Associate Policy and Planning Analyst

Duties and Responsibilities and Percentage of Time:

  • Develop data summaries to help document institutional performance 30%
  • Work with university personnel to understand their data needs, determine how these requests can be met given the University’s data warehouse system and other data sources, and design reports to meet these needs 25%
  • Develop queries to extract data from various information systems 5%
  • Present reports to varied audiences 5%
  • Manage the Institutional Research workload/data request log 10%
  • Coordinate/oversee other people’s work 10%
  • Serve as the UW-System Central Data Request liaison 5%
  • nterface with the Division of Technology Services on Hyperion access and training 5%
  • Maintain and upgrade professional expertise in computer applications, data analysis, and related abilities 5%

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent years’ experience)
  • Experience querying large complex databases
  • Experience in writing reports
  • SPSS/ Microsoft Excel experience
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Supervisory experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Hyperion (Brio), PeopleSoft, and Oracle database
  • Experience working in higher education (or similar)
  • Evidence of working productively in a collaborative, team-oriented environment
  • Understanding of system analysis, design techniques and database management

Salary Range:

  • The salary range for this position, as determined by the UW System is $54, 314 - $81,470.

To Apply:

Online applications are required at: In addition to completing the required online application, candidates should submit through the online application site a resume, a letter of interest specifying qualifications and experience, unofficial transcripts and a separate statement addressing the applicant’s ability to contribute to the appreciation of inclusivity and diversity within the educational community. Provide the names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references who can specifically comment on the applicant’s work experience and professional preparation. Finalists will be required to supply an example of a data report they have produced.

Inquiries should be addressed to:
Dr. Michael Miller, Search and Screen Committee Chair
Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Graduate Studies

The names of all nominees and applicants who have not requested confidentiality in writing, and identities of all finalists must be released upon request. A criminal background check will be completed on final candidates.

Deadline to Apply: Fully completed applications will be reviewed upon arrival. For full consideration, applicants should submit all required materials by April 15, 2012
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