Academic Staff - Institutional Planner (Public May Apply)

Code: 14387 Posted: 05/30/2018

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for the position of Institutional Planner in our Office of Institutional Research and Assessment.

The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment serves and consults with the UW-Parkside community and its educational partners by creating, analyzing, and disseminating accurate, useful data. The work supports external reporting requirements, program planning and assessment, budget planning, and resources and tools for fostering a culture of data-informed decision-making.

This is a full-time, 12-month, Academic Staff position that reports to the Associate Policy and Planning Analyst and will support the office's activities of capturing, analyzing, interpreting, and reporting data on faculty, students, staff and other critical academic and financial information. The Institutional Planner will support a variety of research activities that draws on many sources of institutional and peer information. The candidate will be able to present the salient results of research in a clear, concise and compelling fashion.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Support Research and Data Initiatives

The Institutional Planner will work with the Associate Policy and Planning Analyst and faculty and staff across the university to:

  • Design data collection, analysis and presentation protocols.
  • Develop queries from multiple databases to extract data, and combine data from disparate (internal and external) sources to produce meaningful analysis.
  • Collect and refine data, producing descriptive and inferential analyses requested by both internal and external audiences.
  • Synthesize findings and report them effectively in written and graphical reports.
  • Develop data for UW-Parkside’s required reporting for the UW System, the State, and the Higher Learning Commission.
  • Manage and fulfill annual external data reporting needs, such as the Common Data Set, ACT, Student Achievement Measure, and US News and World Report.
  • Respond to ad-hoc requests for institutional data on a timely basis.

Support Assessment and Academic Data Requirements

 

The Institutional Planner will work with the Associate Policy and Planning Analyst and faculty and staff across the university to:

  • Develop planning reports and materials for program review, program-level assessment activities, program development and position requests, and external assessment reporting requirements.
  • Collaborate with the Faculty Director of Assessment and Accreditation to ensure effective practice and documentation of student learning outcomes in support of the Higher Learning Commission institutional accreditation process.
  • Provide administrative support to the Academic Achievement and Assessment Committee.

Data Quality and Accuracy

  • Ensure Data Quality and Accuracy of data created, disseminated, and reported on behalf of UW-Parkside.
  • Communicate with developers, data custodians and functional offices to address consistent data definitions and integrity.

Miscellaneous

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE

  • Adequacy, timeliness, and accuracy
  • Timeliness of meeting goals.
  • Willingness to make suggestions and soundness of those suggestions.
  • Soundness of judgment and operational decisions.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work while being responsive to University personnel.
  • Timely and effective communication of problems and opportunities. This includes the responsibility for identifying and communicating information of importance as soon as possible.
  • Integrity in dealing with customers, students, vendors, employees, and management.
  • Punctuality, attendance, effective use of time, and willingness to work overtime when necessary.
  • Maintaining confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Willingness to assist with special projects and other duties as assigned.

 

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEGE AND ABILITIES

  • Considerable understanding of and experience with statistical software such as SPSS or SAS.
  • Considerable knowledge of collecting, analyzing and presenting qualitative and quantitative data for data-informed decision-making.
  • Considerable knowledge of general computer/database skills including strong SQL skills and experience working with database query tools.
  • Considerable knowledge of research techniques and methodologies, including both quantitative and qualitative research methods to include: project and research planning and design, data collection, analysis, report preparation and presentation of results; principles of survey design and techniques; principles of statistical analysis; research design, including literature review and synthesis, and comprehensive report preparation with respect to purpose, method, analysis, results, and recommendation.
  • Considerable knowledge of Excel, MS Access or other relational database systems, web applications and other related software.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of issues and sources of information in higher education and ability to synthesize and transform data into useful information.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks and to meet schedules and deadlines.
  • Ability to perform work with accuracy and attention to detail and have high standards of work.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the University Community.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills including strong report writing and presentation skills.
  • Must be able to use computers for extended periods of time.and information gathering.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education, Experience, Training And/or Certifications

Required:

  • Master’s degree required in a field that requires significant work in research methods and statistical methods (e.g., social science, computer science, business, statistics, etc.).
  • At least two years of applied research experience in an academic setting either on a full or part-time basis, or as part of a master’s degree program in a relevant field.
  • Demonstrated experience using quantitative and qualitative research methods.
  • Excellent analytical and written communication skills.

Preferred:

  • Experience in public higher education.
  • Experience with PeopleSoft Campus Solutions.
  • Experience with business intelligence software.
  • Experience with a student population similar to UW-Parkside’s students.
  • Experience with assessment and program evaluation.

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

 

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.

 

Benefit Details: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/summaries/fasl.pdf

Total Compensation Estimator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/

 

REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS

 

Applications received by Friday, June 15, 2018, are ensured full consideration.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

 

HOW TO APPLY:

All applications are to be submitted electronically through our employment portal.

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: https://www.careers.wisconsin.edu   (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

Internal Applicants: https://www.hrs.wisconsin.edu (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

 

STEP 2: Under "Basic Job Search" choose:

"Advanced Search", Job Opening ID: "14387"

Find Jobs Posted Within: "Anytime" click "Search"

Select “Institutional Planner.", click "Apply Now"

 

You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login". If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process.

 

STEP 3: Submit application materials

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

- CV/Resume

- Cover letter

- Names and contact information for three references

- Official/Unofficial Undergraduate/Graduate Transcripts

You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee.

 

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.

In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.

 

LEGAL NOTICES

A criminal background check will be required at the time of hire.

UW-Parkside is an AA/EEO employer. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

It is the policy of UW-Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 262-595-2204. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin Parkside Crime Statistics Report is available at https://www.uwp.edu/live/offices/universitypolice/crimestats.cfm. Call the UW-Parkside Campus Police Office at (262) 595-2455 for a paper copy of the annual report.

 

THE UNIVERSITY

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is a comprehensive campus of the University of Wisconsin System with approximately 4800 students, 120 faculty, and 70 instructional academic staff offering 33 undergraduate majors and 3 master's degrees in 22 academic departments. The campus is located between the cities of Kenosha and Racine in southeastern Wisconsin, within the Chicago-Milwaukee corridor.

The university is situated on 700 acres of prairie and woodland approximately two miles west of Lake Michigan. Consisting of 15 buildings, the coherence and unity of the original campus design within its natural landscape has been sustained over four decades of development. Recent additions include a renovated and expanded student center, a 250 bed suite-style residence hall, and a greatly expanded and renovated center for the arts and humanities.

The university is situated on 700 acres of prairie and woodland approximately two miles west of Lake Michigan. Consisting of 15 buildings, the coherence and unity of the original campus design within its natural landscape has been sustained over four decades of development. Recent additions include a renovated and expanded student center, a 250 bed suite-style residence hall, and a greatly expanded and renovated center for the arts and humanities.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

 

If you have application questions, need accommodations or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:

Julie Lee

University of Wisconsin Parkside

Office (262) 595-2261

Email: leej001@uwp.edu

Contact Name: Julie Lee

Contact Phone: 2625952261

Contact Email: leej001@uwp.edu

900 Wood Road · P.O. Box 2000 · Kenosha, WI 53141-2000 P 262-595-2345