Data Analyst

University Of Colorado Denver , CO 80208

Posted 3 months ago

University of Colorado | CU Denver

Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness

Data Analyst

Position #769841 Requisition 17879

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The University of Colorado Denver seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

The Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness has openings for two full-time University Staff (unclassified) Data Analyst positions.

As Colorado's public urban research university, the University of Colorado Denver educates a diverse student body through quality academics, ambitious research, creative work, and civic engagement in the city we call home. CU Denver graduates gain the powerful combination of immersive classroom and real-world experience that are in demand today. The city benefits from well-educated, top talent and a new generation of knowledge that fuels the future of Denver and our region. We are CU in the City.

CU Denver offers more than 100 degree programs, from the bachelor's to the doctoral level, in the heart of downtown.Here, more than 15,000 students pursue academic programs that range from global energy management to music industry studies to criminal justice. As part of the state's largest public university system, CU Denver is a major contributor to the Colorado economy, with nearly 2,500 employees and annual economic impact of $800 million. Read CU Denver Quick Facts here.

Position Emphasis:

The Data Analyst will participate in several efforts of the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness (OIRE). This includes responding to recurring and ad hoc requests for data/information about CU Denver and CU Anschutz.

The primary responsibilities of this position are to:

  • Respond to requests for information and analysis from within CU Denver and CU Anschutz (administration, school/colleges, faculty, staff, and students) by combining, analyzing, and interpreting data resulting from operational activities of CU Denver | Anschutz to provide information that supports institutional planning, policy formulation and decision making.

  • Prepare mandatory and ad hoc analyses and reports for CU System administration, state/federal agencies, and other external constituencies.

  • Organize, combine, summarize, and analyze data about students and/or faculty/staff from a variety of sources, including identification of new or enhanced sources as needed.

  • Design and adjust data models to respond flexibly to a constantly evolving and dynamic analytics agenda.

Must be able to use a variety of tools to present, summarize, and manipulate data (including creating tables, charts and graphs).

This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.

Salary and Benefits:

The hiring range for this position has been established at $55,000 to $68,000 and is commensurate with skills and experience.

This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.


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Diversity and Equity:

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The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A bachelor's degree in business administration, social sciences, information systems, or a directly related field from an accredited institution and 1 year of professional level experience in data analysis and reporting.

  • Experience working with SQL, SAS, SPSS or other data management or data warehousing tools.

Substitution: A combination of education and related technical/paraprofessional experience may be substituted for the bachelor's degree on a year for year basis.

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three years of professional level experience in data analysis and reporting.

  • Experience in data visualization tools, particularly Tableau

  • Experience designing reports in COGNOS

  • Experience in higher education analytics or similar role

  • Experience analyzing human resources and/or student related data


  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.

  • Outstanding customer service skills.

  • Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion.

  • Proficiency in using data from data warehouses/relational databases and assembling data from a variety of sources.

  • Understanding of relational database concepts and queries.

  • Ability to analyze implications of changes in methods, input data, and policies.

  • Proven skills in statistical methods, predictive analytic models, and/or related analytic techniques

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