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RESEARCH SPECIALIST

Position Details

Summary

Operating Title RESEARCH SPECIALIST
Long Classification Title INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIST III
Location UNH, Durham, NH
Department UNH Institutional Research [UWINSR]
Summary of Position

The Research Specialist position will serve as part of the Institutional Research & Assessment (IR&A) team. The Analyst will be primarily responsible for capturing data from the UNH data system, providing data to the IR&A office, and creating data reports using different tools such as SQL, SAS, SPSS, WEBi, Tableau or Excel.

We are seeking applicants who are trained in the essential types of data extraction, data reporting, and data visualization skills. However, the successful candidate will be one who can extend practical solutions to the overall development of institutional effectiveness by gathering, analyzing, and presenting data in an inviting way to a broad audience.

Responsibilities:
• Work closely with the IR&A Director to conduct strategically important data projects including building comprehensive frozen data sets.
• Design and develop ad hoc processes to provide timely responses to requests for data from potentially any UNH unit or department.
• Actively work on automating reporting and related reporting processes using reporting tools available
• Build complex data extraction streams to extract the necessary data models required for building dashboards and predictive models
• Develop visualizations and build interactive dashboards using Tableau
• Maintain Tableau visualizations, communicate permission levels and user lists to Tableau server administrators, and create data refresh schedule
• Perform related duties as assigned

Additional Job Information
Posting Number/Job Order # PS0579FY18
Acceptable minimum level of education Bachelor's
Acceptable minimum years of experience 3-5 years
Other minimum qualifications

Required:
• Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of experience, Master’s degree and 1 years of experience, or a combination of education and experience equal to 7 years or above—with preference for degree in computer science, management information system, or industrial engineering with strong research experience
• Comprehensive information technology skills as required by department/unit specifically to include ability in Tableau and Excel.
• Experience in building complex dashboards using Tableau Desktop.
• Proven record of being highly self-motivated and able to take directions
• Proven ability to be flexible and adaptable in regards to learning and using new technologies
• Keen attention to details in analysis, validation, and documentation

Additional Preferred Qualifications

Preferred:
• Ph.D. degree in social science, computer science, and data science
• Proficiency in WEBi and/or SQL
• Proficiency working with SAS/SPSS and R
• Proven understanding of Business Intelligence concepts and supporting technologies—experience analyzing higher education data is a plus
• Experience working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
• Demonstrated excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills

Salary Information

Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

Quicklink for Posting http://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/27446
Percent Time Information (FTE) 1
Grade 23
EEO Statement

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.

Institution Information

A comprehensive land-, sea-, and space-grant university, UNH is the state’s flagship public university and is ideally located in the rural town of Durham, with ready access to the Maine and New Hampshire seacoasts, Boston, and the White Mountains. The University actively creates and nurtures a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences and cultural backgrounds pursue goals with mutual respect and shared spirit of inquiry. UNH has just under 13,000 undergraduate students and 2,200 graduate students.

Posting Details

Posting Date 08/25/2017
Open Until Filled No
Closing Date
Posting Open to Internal Candidates Only? No
Interested Internal Candidates Exist? No
Job Category Salaried Staff (Exempt)
Appointment Type Regular
If TERM position provide projected end date
Equipment/Instruments
DOT Safety Information None applicable

Duties / Responsibilities

Job Duties

Duty/Responsibility

• Work closely with the IR&A Director to conduct strategically important data projects including building comprehensive frozen data sets.
• Design and develop ad hoc processes to provide timely responses to requests for data from potentially any UNH unit or department
• Build complex data extraction streams to extract the necessary data models required for building dashboards and predictive models

Duty/Responsibility

• Build interactive dashboards using Tableau and integrate predictive models into those dashboards
• Maintain Tableau Server by allocating users, setting proper user access, security, and creating refresh schedules

Duty/Responsibility

• Actively work on automating reporting and related reporting processes using reporting tools available

Duty/Responsibility

• Perform related duties as assigned

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you meet the definition of an Internal Candidate? Internal Candidates include: (1) active status employees who have completed the introductory period and (2) adjunct staff members who have been employed within USNH for at least 12 months in total and who have worked at least 1,000 hours during the 12 month period preceding the application for the position. Student employment does not apply toward internal status eligibility.
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vita
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents