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Measurement Insights Analyst

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Boulder, CO

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University Staff



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Job Summary

The Office of Data Analytics (ODA) encourages applications for a Measurement Insights Analyst to work in partnership between ODA and the Graduate School! The Analyst plays a vital and trusted role in providing high-quality data, analysis, services, and products to our clients and partners that empower them to make informed decisions. Within ODA, the Assessment, Insights, and Measurement (AIM) team leads campus assessment and measurement efforts and provides data narratives and insights (e.g., reports, visualizations, presentations) about the state of the campus. Within the AIM team of ODA, the Measurement group collects data primarily through Faculty Course Questionnaires and large-scale sample surveys. 

The Graduate School ensures the quality of graduate education at the University of Colorado Boulder by facilitating educational innovations, providing mentorship on standard processes, and helping to grow and support a vibrant and diverse graduate student community. 

This position will work with the Assistant Director of Measurement Insights and the Graduate School to advance campus initiatives through the development, collection, analysis and management of campus surveys and other forms of data. This position will support the Graduate School in their academic mission and central initiatives and will serve as a liaison between the Graduate School and the Office of Data Analytics. The analyst will assist with campus-wide survey work, including design and administration; data analysis, reporting and visualization for use by internal and external audiences; and management of campus surveys.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The Office of Data Analytics (ODA) houses the Assessment, Insights, and Measurement (AIM), Data Science, Institutional Research (IR), and Faculty Information System (FIS) groups. ODA’s mission is to foster an understanding of institutional knowledge. This is done by redefining data into practical intelligence to aid decision-making processes throughout the university. Some offerings include department- and campus-level surveys, faculty course questionnaires, and data collection, analysis, and visualization.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Survey Design, Administration, and Analysis:
  • In collaboration with campus partners, particularly the graduate school, identify and/or develop empirical questions to guide analysis of measurement data.
  • Serve as the lead administrator and analyst for graduate level surveys.
  • Combine data collected by AIM with relevant institutional records.
  • Assist with development of self-service interactive Tableau dashboards for partners to discover the data insights they need.
  • Assist with development of executive summaries, slide decks, one-page infographics, and other work that provides insights.
  • Assist with presentations, including trainings and presentations of major research/measurement findings.
Data Collection and Analytics in support of the Graduate School:
  • Serve as the Liaison between ODA and the Graduate School.
  • Plan and implement longitudinal data collection and analysis for graduate programs. This is likely to include, but not limited to: Coordinating the collection and analysis of data on graduate students and graduate programs (e.g., surveys, career outcomes data, key institutional metrics).
  • Support leadership in the Graduate School through the creation and updating of tableau dashboards and reports that combine data from numerous sources for assessment of graduate programs.
  • Perform market analyses for potential new degree and certificate programs, through analysis of student and market demand for programs; use information to advise on viability of program, projected enrollment estimates, and proposed tuition rates. Use labor market platforms and other tools as appropriate and serve as point of contact for interface.
Faculty Course Questionnaires (FCQs):
  • Assist with FCQ administration.
  • Aid in FCQ analysis, visualization and presentation of results.

What You Should Know

  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.
  • This position is in a hybrid work situation, with required attendance at meetings based on existing needs.

What We Can Offer

  • Annual salary range for the Professional Level is $65,000 to $70,000. 
  • Annual salary range for the Senior Professional is $70,000 to $75,000.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • A Bachelor’s degree which emphasizes quantitative skills and research methods. Equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute.
  • The Professional Level requires at least 1 years of professional experience working in assessment or research. 
  • The Senior Professional Level requires at least 3 years of professional experience working in assessment or research.

What You Will Need

  • Proven competence in the use of software for word processing, spreadsheets, statistical analysis, graphics, data visualizations, presentations, and decision support.
  • Grasp of relational database concepts and queries.
  • Detailed approach to identifying and fixing problems.
  • Phenomenal organizational skills; analytical skills; written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to analyze implications of changes in methods, input data, policies, etc.
  • Good work ethic and positive problem-solving demeanor; results driven and able to work through projects independently; ability to manage multiple projects and work on tight deadlines; ability to work cooperatively and in a team environment.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • A graduate degree which emphasizes quantitative skills and research methods.
  • One year of professional experience in sophisticated statistical techniques.
  • Sophisticated skill using a statistical software package, such as SPSS, SAS, Stata, or R. Strong preference for experience in R.
  • Sophisticated skill in survey design and in using an online survey platform, such as Qualtrics.
  • Sophisticated skill in using data visualization software, such as Tableau.
  • Sophisticated skill with word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software, such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point.
  • Experience in higher education institutional research and understanding of higher education policies and issues.
  • Experience with database design and programming, data warehouses, SQL, and business intelligence software.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials: 

1. A current resume. 

2. A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.

We may request references at a later time.

Please apply by August 21, 2022, for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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