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University of Arizona Global Campus Research Analyst III in United States

Position Summary:

The Research Analyst, Level III is a full-time employment opportunity. As a valued member of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness at University of Arizona Global Campus (UAGC), the Research Analyst Level III reports to the Director of Institutional Effectiveness. This qualified individual will play a critical role in a research and evaluation team whose responsibility is to partner with UAGC’s administration, faculty, and staff in using data to drive planning and decision making.

The individual in this position will design and conduct quantitative research and analysis utilizing descriptive and inferential statistical techniques, to answer questions critical to UAGC’s effectiveness. In a team environment and through advanced statistics, this analyst will provide in-depth information, interpretation, and recommendations about strategic issues and initiatives that contribute to UAGC’s success. This analyst will also ensure the quality of the work produced by other team members. This position can be in-office (at our San Diego, CA or Tucson, AZ offices), or remote.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Initiate and conduct high-quality quantitative research and analysis, from conception through final report, to provide insight and actionable results and recommendations.

  • Identify data requirements based on the research questions.

  • Make recommendations on the appropriate research design, based on the questions asked and the available data, including selecting and applying appropriate sampling techniques and statistical tests.

  • Quality-control, clean, and prepare data for analysis.

  • Effectively utilize advanced statistical techniques as appropriate to meet decision-makers’ needs; assuring that all assumptions of the techniques are tested and evaluated.

  • Apply general principles used in research and evaluation; conduct and evaluate such testing.

  • Contribute to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness team discussions and projects to assure innovative, high-quality research, and optimal interpretation of all analyses.

  • Develop research plans and strategies and estimate work effort with minimal guidance.

  • Participate in professional development to assure currency and continuous skill enhancement relevant to institutional needs.

  • Adhere to professional research and statistical protocols and standards in support of high quality research.

  • Adhere to data confidentiality and security standards and protocols.

  • Additional duties as assigned.

Core Competencies:

  • Commitment to Mission: Aligns with the Core Values of Integrity, Ethics, and Service through behaviors that demonstrate a positive commitment to the customer and the organization.

  • Aligns with the Core Values of Service through oral and written communication skills and internal/external relationships.

  • Encompasses the company’s core values of service; including service to the organization, customer community.

  • Personal Planning: Aligns with personal accountability and responsibility.

Minimum Requirements :

Knowledge & Experience

  • Strong understanding of descriptive and inferential statistical techniques, and their appropriate use and interpretation.

  • Demonstrated expertise with inferential statistical techniques including multivariate statistics, and their application to practical problems.

  • Experience preparing data for analysis and using data management techniques, e.g. cleaning, coding, processing, classifying, storing, and documenting.

  • Experience with analytical functions in Excel (e.g., filters, pivots, conditional formatting, removal of duplicates, and graphs).

  • Demonstrated expertise in using statistical analysis software packages such as R-Studio, R programming, or SPSS.

  • Proven ability to use analytics to answer applied questions, select appropriate technique, use data visualization and presentation methods appropriate to the audience, and effectively communicate recommendations.

  • Ability to productively contribute to research team comprised of members with varying levels of expertise and methodological backgrounds.

  • Familiarity with common data confidentiality and security protocols.

  • Minimum of two-year employment experience in a research office.

Personal Attributes

  • Good written and oral communication skills.

  • Strong technical documentation skills.

  • Good interpersonal skills.

  • Independent thinker; Team player.

  • Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language.

  • Highly self-motivated and directed.

  • Keen attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.

  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks.

  • Strong customer service orientation.

  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

Education:

  • Master’s Degree in related field of study (e.g., education, social sciences, psychology, program evaluation) required, Doctorate Preferred.

Looking for additional insight on this specific role? Not sure if the job is for you, but know someone who sounds like a perfect fit? Email us at courtney.leonard@zovio.com and someone with the inside track would be more than happy to be a resource for you!

Note : This opportunity of employment will require a completed pre-employment screening to be inclusive of, but not limited to: a criminal background investigation, a credit check investigation, verification of education credentials, verification of prior employment history and a professional reference check; with review prior to an offer of employment being extended.

Where higher education meets technology – that’s The University of Arizona Global Campus. At UAGC, students discover relevant degree programs, innovative technology, and cherished tradition. UAGC offers associate, bachelor’s, and master’s online degree programs. The mission of UAGC is to provide high-quality, accessible, lower cost, and innovative, educational programs that meet the diverse needs of individuals pursuing advancement in their lives, professions, and communities. For more information, please visit www.uagc.edu , Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/UniversityOfArizonaGlobalCampus/) , Instagram (https://https://www.instagram.com/uazglobalcampus/) , LinkedIn (https://https://www.linkedin.com/company/university-of-arizona-global-campus/) or Twitter (https://www.twitter.com/UAZGlobalCampus) .

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