Functional Data Analyst

University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill

United States

October 22, 2021


Posting Information Department Grad School-390100

Career Area Research Professionals Posting Open Date 10/08/2021 Application Deadline 10/22/2021 Open Until Filled No Position Type Permanent Staff (EHRA NF) Working Title Functional Data Analyst Appointment Type EHRA Non-Faculty Research Position Number 01004959 Vacancy ID NF0005304 Full Time/Part Time Full-Time Permanent FTE Hours per week 40 Position Location Hiring Range $45,700 - $80,000 Proposed Start Date 11/01/2021

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

Position Summary

The Graduate School is currently testing a remote/hybrid work model as part of a larger University pilot program. This position is eligible for remote/hybrid work through December 31, 2021, with the possibility of extension.

The primary purpose of the Functional Data Analyst position is to support the University's efforts to understand and better assess graduate education. Responsibilities include research involving data collection, analysis of data from multiple sources both internal and external to the University, appropriate presentation of findings in written, oral and online formats, and analyses of best practices.

The position will work with The Graduate School and the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (OIRA) to support reporting requirements and information needs. The selected candidate will also interact with technical and research staff from other campus units in achieving the objectives for specific projects as well as in planning for systemic improvements to enhance data accessibility and reporting efficiency.

This position will be responsible for supporting a variety of data collection, management, analysis, and reporting duties that support academic planning and decision-making at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In particular, this position will focus its effort on providing data and information related to graduate education issues.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree required; for candidates demonstrating comparable independent research productivity, will accept a relevant undergraduate degree and 3 or more years of relevant experience in substitution. May require terminal degree and licensure. The Functional Data Analyst will understand and appreciate the nature and purpose of higher education, particularly graduate education.

Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

- Prefer candidates with higher education experience, particularly graduation education and two to three years of experience working in a data analysis or project management role; preference given toward work with graduate education data, institutional research and assessment, and/or higher education settings.

- Basic technical skills, including data analysis experience, ability to synthesize large amounts of data in varying formats that include Excel and HTML, and data visualization and dashboard experience. Experience with the Tableau software suite and survey administration (e.g., Qualtrics) is required.

- Creativity and ability to foster expansion of current and planned research initiatives.

- Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written.

- Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a productive member of a team consisting of technical, administrative, and research support staff.

- Overtime and evening/weekend work are occasionally required to meet deadlines.

- The nature of the work requires close attention to detail, ability to multi-task to complete assignments with competing deadlines, and project planning and management skills.

Special Physical/Mental Requirements Campus Security Authority Responsibilities Special Instructions

Applicants should submit a cover letter, along with a resume and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three professional references.

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Department Contact Name and Title Alicia Rogers, Human Resources Manager

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If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Optional Documents

  • List of References
  • Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Please select the response below that describes your level of education that best or mostly closely satisfies the education requirements for this position.
  • Bachelor's degree in required discipline(s) listed or related field
  • Bachelor's degree in any field/discipline
  • Master's degree or Doctorate degree in required discipline(s) listed or related field
  • Master's degree or Doctorate degree in any field/discipline
  • None of the above
  • Please describe your experience with data analysis.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Briefly describe your expertise using data visualization software (e.g., Tableau).
  • (Open Ended Question)