Data Analyst

University of Texas at Austin

Job Posting Title:

Data Analyst


Hiring Department:

Inst Reporting, Research and Info Systems


Position Open To:

All Applicants


Weekly Scheduled Hours:



FLSA Status:



Earliest Start Date:

Nov 22, 2021


Position Duration:

Expected to Continue Until Dec 31, 2023





Job Description:

To learn and develop institutional data expertise, and to provide data reporting and analytics support holistically within EVPP, with the ultimate goal of supporting the Data to Insights (D2I) initiative.


Job Details:

General Notes

This contract position (2-year) will support the Data to Insights (D2I) initiative by providing foundational institutional data reporting and analytics within the Institutional Analytics (IA) and Institutional Reporting (IRRIS) teams in Resource Management. The position will report to IRRIS, with a dotted line to IA.This position will be critical in supporting the ad-hoc data request needs of the institution, as well as supporting current and future SERU needs. This position will also learn and develop institutional data expertise and technical skills that can later be applied to D2I work directly.


  • Data Detailed Activities: Collect, merge, clean, document, and otherwise prepare datasets for reporting and analysis. Manage, track, and develop/evaluate large databases from various data platforms and sources. Perform detailed data-related activities (e.g., data validation, data coding, reproducibility and quality checks).

  • Data Analysis: Transform data into analytics, visualizations, and reports for a variety of end-users both within the Provost’s Office and across campus. Develop, create, and maintain data summaries, reports/analyses, validations, dashboards, and other related tools to aid in the delivery and understanding of data.

  • Survey Analyst/Survey Administrator: Assisting the survey coordinator with planning and organizing annual survey tasks. Supporting the development and administration of surveys, including writing survey questions, organizing survey panels, investigating and complying with IRB guidelines, marketing and incentivizing survey participation. Cleaning, organizing, merging large data files for analysis. Analyzing survey data and other qualitative data managed by IRRIS, including conducting basic descriptive analyses as well as statistical significance testing. Reporting survey results through various means: reports, infographics, Tableau dashboards, etc. Develop/update survey documentation, calendar and processes.

  • Institutional Collaboration and Expertise: Work both independently and collaboratively with the Institutional Analytics team, the Institutional Reporting team, and other university data stakeholders. Develop an in-depth knowledge of university data processes. Handle confidential information with tact and discretion. Implement current best practices for data management, project management, and version control.

  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in social sciences, information sciences, statistics, or related discipline.

  • Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

  • Experience using statistical software packages, such as Excel, SPSS, Stata, and SAS to clean and organize data and conduct basic descriptives, frequencies, and statistical testing.

  • Demonstrated habit of producing and maintaining documentation of all work.

  • Demonstrated ability to think critically when working with data in order to spot errors, develop creative solutions, and deliver insightful visualizations.

  • Demonstrated ability to organize projects and bring them to a successful conclusion with minimal supervision.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to positively contribute to a collaborative team, influence without authority, and thoughtfully and productively give and receive feedback.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to clearly convey information in person, over the phone, and in writing.

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least two years of work experience working with complex datasets and coding

  • Experience working at an institution of higher education.

  • Advanced experience with SPSS or similar statistical software packages.

  • Experience with Tableau or similar data visualization software.

  • Experience with Qualtrics or similar survey platforms.

  • Experience with survey development and analysis.

Salary Range:

$55,000 + depending on experience and qualifications

Working Conditions:

Hybrid – remote and on-campus work

Required Materials:

  • Letter of interest

  • Resume/CV

  • Three work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor.

Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded.  Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.

Important for Current university employees and contingent workers: As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questions presented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.


Employment Eligibility:

Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.


Retirement Plan Eligibility:

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.


Background Checks:

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.


Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer , complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


Pay Transparency:

The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.


Employment Eligibility Verification:

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form.  You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States.  Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment.  Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.



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  • E-Verify Poster (English) [PDF]
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Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in HOP-3031 .

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