Research Analyst I, Institutional Research (University of Central Oklahoma)

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The Office of Institutional Research at UCO is looking for a new Research Analyst I. Apply online at:

Research Analyst I

Level: Entry
Job Location: Main Campus - Edmond, OK
Position Type: Staff
Education Level: High School
Salary Range: $41,000.00 - $41,000.00 Salary/year

Position Overview:

Develops and maintains information systems for collecting, modifying, storing, and analyzing data from various sources. Installs and maintains analytical systems for research. Analyzes data and leads research and analysis projects as assigned. Oversees development of various data sets and reports. Conducts statistical analysis, develops findings, and supports research with the goal of providing information to university leadership.

Department Specific Essential Job Functions:

Use Power BI, Access, Excel, and statistical software (e.g., SPSS or SAS) to collect data or build data models, produce analytical reports, deliver presentations to agencies, organizations, University administration, etc. Coordinate data access with Information Technology. Respond to ad hoc requests for information from faculty, administrators, and external organizations. Design and coordinate special projects and studies. Conduct literature reviews in support of institutional research, assessment, and research projects. Work with other staff in assisting faculty and staff to better understand and work with research and assessment data. Assists faculty and staff in obtaining information from Blackboard Analytics, institutional and university surveys, and other information tools. Use appropriate hardware and software tools to develop reports and presentations in order to effectively communicate with a variety of organizational units and representatives. Keep current with issues and trends in higher education and conduct professional activity in the field of institutional research. Participate in data exchange with other higher education institutions. Attend and participate in meetings and committees as needed or requested. Assist with efforts to ensure the integrity and reliability of data distributed and used by the University. Coordinates and prepares reports to OSRHE, Academic Affairs, HLC, and other state and federal entities in order to ensure that UCO meets its state and federal accountability reporting requirements. Assist with preparing data for Program Reviews, benchmarking/performance indicators, strategic planning, specialized accreditations, and similar areas. Helps develop and maintain assigned components of the website. Develop and document processes for routine reports. Perform other related duties as assigned.

The duties listed in this job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.


Experience Preferred:

Experience with Power BI or other business intelligence tools, statistical analysis software (SPSS or SAS), SQL, Banner and website development. Experience in a higher education organization.


Skilled in longitudinal data collection and management. Ability to work independently with a high level of initiative on project assignments and to work collaboratively on team projects. Excellent oral and written (narrative, tabular, graphical) communication skills. Present findings and recommendations clearly. Ability to accurately proofread reports and data. Good organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills. Ability to approach problems objectively. Ability to exercise good judgment, diplomacy, tact and patience. Ability to reason logically and creatively and apply that logic to research topics. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and collaborative working relationships with others. Ability to apply research theory, methodology and applied statistics. Ability to organize, prioritize, and schedule work on a multitude of research-related requests. Ability to handle concurrent tasks. Ability to demonstrate flexibility in a dynamic environment, including managing interruptions and changing priorities in order to meet concurrent deadlines. Ability to work with requestors to clarify their needs and optimize the utility of research results. Ability to carry out repetitive tasks and to apply tasks to new projects.

Physical Demands:

Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

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