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
Hours per week 40
Hiring Range $45,700 - $80,000
Proposed Start Date 11/01/2021
Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
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
- Creativity and ability to foster expansion of current and planned research
- Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, both oral
- 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
- 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
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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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.
Curriculum Vitae / Resume
List of References
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)