University of Utah Research Analyst in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 07/14/2017

Requisition Number PRN14812B

Job Title Research Analyst

Working Title Assessment Analyst

Job Grade D

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Care Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 01550 - Assessment, Evaluation & Resch

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $43,000 - 45,000

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime. Yes

Job Summary

The primary role of the assessment analyst is to support assessment project development, implementation and reporting within the Division of Student Affairs. This position is ideal for someone who is interested in developing skills in administering surveys, data analysis and visualization as well as creating reports for internal stakeholders. The assessment analyst works as a member of the Student Affairs Assessment, Evaluation and Research (AER) team. This position requires effective and frequent communication within theAERteam and within other stakeholders. This individual must be able to integrate feedback from multiple stakeholders and respond to different project needs. Under the supervision of the Assistant Director forAER, the assessment analyst tracks projects from start to finish, and manages multiple projects and priorities. The work involves a significant amount of detail-focused tasks (e.g., data cleaning) in a quiet office environment. The analyst collaborates with otherAERteam members and with staff in a variety of functional areas across Student Affairs, and assessment efforts are focused on the impact of programs and services within the Division as it contributes to the mission of the University. For the analyst, these efforts include data analysis, visualization, and report-writing. This person must be able to adapt to changes, as the role ofAERcontinues to evolve and grow and different software and processes are used to meet the needs of the Division.


•Work closely with supervisor to implement assessment projects at the department and program level, related to understanding student needs, satisfaction, and learning. This includes the following:

1.Employ appropriate assessment methodology and communicate with the department about the administration details of a project

2.Utilize survey software to set up survey questions and administration

•As a member of theAERteam, contribute to data analysis and reporting needs for units within the Division of Student Affairs, including data visualization and routine reports for Enrollment Management;

•Organize and clean larger datasets that can be used for dashboards and/or more complex statistical analyses;

•Generate queries and reports from Business Intelligence (BI) tools for student data;

•Track and document data available and reports generated based on large datasets;

•Perform other duties as required or assigned.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related field, such as education, psychology, sociology, or research methodology, or equivalency, plus two years of related experience. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required. A valid Utah Driver’s License may be required in certain departments.


•An ability to learn and utilize assessment-related software, including for data collection (e.g., Campus Labs, Qualtrics), data visualization and data analysis (e.g.,SPSS, Excel, Tableau) and databases (e.g. Access)

•Excellent written and oral presentation skills

•Proven competence in managing multiple tasks and ability to set priorities

•A high level of detail orientation and willingness to work through data complexities

•Approach to data management that meets the needs of multiple stakeholders

•Outstanding interpersonal communications skills

•Commitment to diversity and inclusion of all community members

•Commitment to a collaborative team approach and customer service

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.