WHY COME TO UC MERCED? • Cutting-edge sustainability and clean energy focus. • Outstanding benefits with significant paid time off. • A culture of collaboration that is mission-driven. • Radically fast, high-performance super computing capabilities. • An affordable and welcoming community that promotes a quality life and true balance. • Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to put your mark on and be a part of a budding Top Tier Research University.
The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With a little more than 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.
Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.
In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. UC Merced is also building the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building in the heart of Merced.
ABOUT THE JOB: Reporting to the Director of Institutional Research for the Office of Institutional Research and Decision Support, the Institutional Research Analyst (IRA), leads the production of periodic public, compliance, and administrative reports and surveys to support the information needs of the University. The mission of the department is to provide ongoing support for campus planning and decision-making to help advance the educational mission and effectiveness of the institution. The analyst is responsible for designing and coordinating production of applications and reports for a variety of University stakeholders. The Analyst will help maintain website resources, assist in survey design, execution, and analysis, and serve various campus stakeholders in response to ad hoc information requests.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE JOB: 1. Collaborates with students, faculty, and administrators to define information needs, define appropriate data collection methods, and provide advice in a service-oriented manner. 2. Undertakes research projects on a wide range of topics, determines appropriate methodologies, writes and presents reports. 3. Conducts or assists others in survey and research studies related to institutional needs 4. Conducts staff workshops and seminars focused on the understanding of data and the tools designed to obtain data. 5. Provides institutional, state, and federal reporting that includes: accreditation, strategic planning, enrollment management, IPEDS and University of California Office of the President (requests), as well as externally-directed survey projects. 6. Provides technical support for the collection, management, and dissemination of data and analysis in support of institutional decision making and institutional reporting, including strategic planning and accreditation requirements. Develops reports for ease of interpretation and analysis by a variety of audiences and users. 7. Enhances professional and technical knowledge by attending educational and technical workshops/conferences; reviews professional publications; establishes personal networks; benchmarks state-of-the-art practices.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, information systems, statistics, or social sciences with a research emphasis; and three (3) years of directly related experience; or
Master’s Degree in computer science, information systems, statistics, or social sciences with a research emphasis; and one (1) year of exact experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
• Excellent logical reasoning and organizational skills. • Knowledge of fundamental methodologies, statistics and higher education assessment processes. • Ability to translate data into understandable language and visual displays. • Effective oral and written communication skills (for technical and no-technical audiences). • Ability to effectively use analytical software such as Microsoft Excel, Tableau, and other statistical analysis tools such as SAS, SPSS. • Experience with Qualtrics survey software across design, construction, validation, and analysis
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: — Experience within a scientific research Institute of higher education. — Advanced Degree
SOME OF THE BENEFITS YOU CAN ENJOY AT UC MERCED:
Career Stability and Growth: • Performance-based Culture • Professional Development Opportunities • Cross-functional/department Opportunities • Campus Community Opportunities • UC Systems Involvement • Access to Lynda.com • Lifelong Learning Nurtured
Work/Life Balance: • Significant Vacation, Holiday, and Sick Days • UC Retirement System • Inexpensive Medical Plans • Free Vision & Dental Insurance • Deeply Discounted Tuition • Fitness and Wellness Programs • Affordable, Welcoming Community
Opportunity to Make an Impact: • Triple Zero Commitment • LEED Certification • Leading Conservation & Sustainability Programs • Environmental Stewardship • Cutting-edge Technology and Research • Community Development and Involvement • Part of UC Natural Reserve System • HSI proudly serving 1st Generation Students
UC Merced is the first new American research university built in the 21st century, with a mission of research, teaching and service. The campus opened Sept. 5, 2005, in the San Joaquin Valley. The university is about an hour north of Fresno, two hours south of Sacramento, two hours southeast of San Francisco and the Silicon Valley, and 90 minutes west of Yosemite National Park.