The Data Coordinator and Analyst will play a lead role in collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and reporting campus-wide graduate outcomes data for the Illini Success Initiative (https://illinisuccess.illinois.edu/), as well as contribute to project coordination and communication efforts across campus. The Illini Success Initiative has been active at Illinois since 2014. Campus-wide collaboration makes the Illini Success Initiative possible. Collaborators include the Office of the Provost, Career Services Council, Division of Management Information (DMI; similar to an institutional research office), Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL), Office of the Registrar, Institutional Review Board Office, Council of Undergraduate Deans, undergraduate College administrations, Graduate College, and many more partners. The position reports to the Associate Director of Assessment and Research at The Career Center, who serves as the leader for the campus-wide Illini Success Initiative.
The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. We serve the state, the nation, and the world by creating knowledge, preparing students for lives of impact, and addressing critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge. The Career Center (TCC), a unit within Student Affairs, exists to empower career choice and action by coaching and supporting Illinois students, while connecting them to opportunities, as they make career decisions and learn lifelong career management skills.
Illinois is the place where we embrace difference. We embrace it because we value it. Illinois is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community. The administration, faculty and staff embrace diversity and are committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.
The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Data Collection (20%):
Manage survey project timelines and workflow for multiple graduate cohorts throughout the year
Collaborate with CITL and DMI to support survey administration and coordinate with academic departments, institutional research, the commencement office, and survey professionals across campus to ensure efficient data collection
Facilitate campus-wide data collection events (e.g., connecting with graduates at graduation events)
Conduct annual qualitative data collection for student success narratives on the Illini Success website
Data Management (30%):
Ensure data is gathered, stored, and used in an ethical, confidential and secure manner.
Gather knowledge rate data from various sources, such as National Student Clearinghouse, college partners, employer reports, LinkedIn
Lead the process to filter and clean raw datasets, coordinating support from campus partners
Integrate datasets, combining survey data and knowledge-rate data following prescribed procedures for accuracy and data quality
Work with DMI to make data available to appropriate on-campus audiences
Data Analysis and Reporting (30%):
Create and maintain automated statistical reports
Coordinate and produce all aspects of the Illini Success undergraduate degree graduates annual report and three-year trend reports, following NACE and NCES data standards
Develop custom statistical reports tailored to the needs of stakeholders
Prepare presentations, reports, and visualizations of graduate outcomes data, as requested by key stakeholders such as the Chancellor’s Office, Office of Admissions, Government Relations, Public Relations, college offices, Student Affairs, etc.
Review reports for accuracy before publication, with a high-level of attention to detail
Coordinate university-wide responses to approved national benchmarking requests (e.g., NACE)
Maintain the Illini Success website, including an interactive data portal of graduate outcomes accessible to faculty and staff
Project Coordination and Communication (20%):
Develop and update departmental training resources related to assessment and data management
Assist with training and guiding College-level Data Specialist team, a group of data analysts across campus who carry out localized graduate outcomes queries
Work with research supervisors to keep the Illini Success IRB updated
Pursue regular training and professional development opportunities to maintain updated knowledge of data management and assessment, including trends and best practices
The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment. Other pre-employment assessments may be required, depending on the classification of Civil Service employment.
The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment
Position Requirements and Qualifications
Required: Bachelor’s degree.
Preferred:Master’s degree in assessment, tests and measurement, statistics, data science, higher education or related field, or commensurate experience.
Required:One year of experience with data cleaning and the application and interpretation of statistical analyses (e.g., descriptive, inferential, analysis of variance). Demonstrated experience with statistical programs. Examples of preferred programs include: SAS, Excel, Tableau. Examples of other programs might include: R, SPSS, Stata.
Preferred: Professional experience designing, conducting, and reporting on assessment projects, preferably related to college graduate outcomes. Knowledge of and experience in research design, survey methods, managing interviews, and other techniques for gathering quantitative and qualitative data. Knowledge of and experience in data management and data visualization platforms. Knowledge of HTML programming. Experience with written and oral communication in higher education settings, especially providing information to decision-makers. Experience working with sensitive data. Experience with or knowledge of college student engagement, including the relationship between learning environments and college outcomes.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Demonstrated excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate effectively. Ability to effectively build and sustain relationships across constituent groups. Demonstrated ability to work independently. Demonstrated ability to appropriately handle confidential data / confidentiality.
Internal Number: 146501
About University of Illinois
The Career Center at Illinois is nationally recognized for excellence in career services that empowers students to connect their “Illinois experience” with their future aspirations.
The Career Center provides all Illinois students collaborative and innovative programs, services, and resources focused on career and professional development that educates and empowers them to become thriving professionals in the global community.
The Career Center is committed to:
Excellence, Integrity and Professional Ethics
Career and Professional Development
Empowering and Engaging Students
Experiential, Transformative, and Life-long Learning
Connecting Education and Careers
Welcoming, Open, and Inclusive Environment
Collaboration and Innovation
Service and Contribution to Community