Compliance Data Analyst

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Classification:Research Professional 3
Grade:Grade 80
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Statewide
School/Business unit:VP University Relations 4
Location: Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau
Categories: Other

Position Summary:

Seeking qualified applicants for our Compliance Data Analyst position (Research Professional 2, 3 or 4, placement DOE), with strong technical, analytical and collaboration skills who are interested in a fast-paced, intellectually challenging job. A desire for additional responsibility and upward mobility over time is a plus. The Institutional Research, Planning and Analysis department delivers data warehousing, reporting and analysis services UA-wide, to promote and support capacity for collection and analysis of data to guide decisions that improve success on behalf of the University of Alaska, with an emphasis on optimizing resources for the achievement of the missions of UAA, UAF, UAS, Statewide and UA.


10Author, and lead staff to automate cyclical research projects requiring data collection from private, federal, state and university sources through electronic transfer and other media, data manipulation and hypothesis testing. For example, UA in Review.Essential
20Develop, monitor and report on progress, tracking the university''s performance on key performance measures at the system, MAU, campus, unit and department levels. Report and discuss findings internally and externally. Provide technical background to guide end users of reports, including data entry personnel. Provide guidance to administrators on improving the outcome of key indicators.Essential
20Independently manage process automation to produce ad hoc reports, integrating varied data sources, to respond to information requests from internal and external entities including the reporting requirements mandated by multiple federal and state laws and agencies. Participate in inter-campus and cross-functional work teams as needed to include developing measures to meet federal and state requirements. Coach and advise professional staff as needed regarding existing Banner data and issues.Essential
25Independently and proactively formulate concise research questions, determine methods, conduct analyses, and recommend clear directions and alternatives to respond to problems or issues by university management at all levels. Present research results to various entities, internal and external to UA. Maintain tertiary data sources and related web-driven interfaces. For example, apply in-depth knowledge of regional and national higher education issues to UA settings and issues that are unique in many cases, especially those regarding Alaska and rural Alaska issues such as e-Learning.Essential
25Innovatively integrate academic, financial, human resource, sponsored programs, facilities and external information to advise and assist in developing detailed strategic planning, policy changes, and alternatives for the University of Alaska system. Communicate findings verbally and in written form to both internal and external audiences.Essential

This is a ranged recruitment and may be hired at the Research Professional 2, 3, or 4 level, DOE.  Advertising description reflects requirements for placement at Research Professional 3 level. This position may be located at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks; University of Alaska, Anchorage; or University of Alaska, Juneau. 


1. Leadership, problem solving and communication skills, demonstrated in previous work experience. Ability to lead junior department employees on large projects.
2. Advanced, applied training in research design, analysis, theory and practice.
3. Strong knowledge (minimum 2 years experience) in using databases, data manipulation and evaluation.
4. Advanced knowledge of data administration methods, principles and issues in an institutional setting.

This position requires knowledge and experience in operations and applications. Excellent analytical skills are required to interpret information needs from non-technical staff and executive management and to develop the research methodology and data retrieval mechanisms to meet the information requests. This position also requires skills in communication, team building, and the ability to network with others.

Required Experience:
Two years work experience in institutional and operational research. Extended experience with statistical modeling, forecasting, and programming. Experience communicating findings for internal and external reporting. Knowledge and experience with higher education academic affairs policies, functions, and data. Ability to model student retention and enrollment for use by other professionals. An understanding of current policy and regulation relating to academic affairs. Data management and programming are necessary for data manipulation and modeling.

Typical Education or Training:
Master's degree in economics, math, business, or statistics and a minimum of two year's experience in institutional and operational research. It is unlikely that an applicant would have the required experience for this position without a related degree or on the job training in this department.

Review Date:
The application review date will be on Friday, August 10, 2018. To ensure consideration for this position, please apply prior to the review date.

To Apply:
Please attach a resume, cover letter, and names and contact information (email and phone number) for three (3) professional references.

Background Check:
The successful applicant is required to complete a background check.  Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Probationary Period:
Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment.   During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason.  Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Training Policy:
It is the policy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UAF.  The policy can be located at:

Tobacco-Free Campus:
UAF Campus is a tobacco free campus.  For more information, please go to:

Notice of Nondiscrimination:
The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution.  The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to nondiscrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of nondiscrimination available at

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