The University of Texas at Austin Social Science/Humanities Research Associate V (Exempt) - Survey Coordinator and Data Analyst in Austin, Texas

Social Science/Humanities Research Associate V (Exempt) - Survey Coordinator and Data Analyst

Hiring department

Inst Rpt,Rsch,Info Sys

Monthly salary

$5,666+ depending on qualifications

Hours per week

40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM

Posting number


Job Status Open

FLSA status Exempt

Earliest Start Date 09/01/2017

Position Duration Funding expected to continue

Position open to all applicants

Location Austin (main campus)

Number of vacancies 1

General Notes

None provided

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply

  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.

  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


The Survey Coordinator and Data Analyst will: create and administer institutional surveys; communicate survey objectives and results to University stakeholders and high-level administrators; collect, compile, prepare, analyze, interpret, and report on large amounts of institutional data.

Essential Functions

Prepare seed data required for sampling and/or survey administration; develop sampling design; market/solicit participation in surveys (e.g., advertise, incentivize); provide templates for and oversee all communications associated with survey administration; account for and solve problems caused by sampling issues, response rates, technical or data issues, evaluate surveys, methods, and performance to improve future surveys. Analyze data using statistical software and techniques, including descriptive statistics, regression analyses, and multi-level modeling; analyze data using Tableau; work with data from multiple sources to generate multi-faceted datasets; provide information to metadata systems and support the integration of disparate data sources; ensure documentation and the safekeeping of data and finished products and their distribution. Conduct background research on and provide context for topics, including comparisons where appropriate; generate messaging; conduct and provide comprehensive analysis/interpretation to various stakeholders; formally present findings; respond to questions and ad hoc requests. Serve as a liaison to other UT Austin offices, departments, organizations (e.g., colleges, student and faculty groups), UT System, and national consortiums; seek Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval where appropriate; collaborate with institutional leaders and generate buy-in; assist in the planning, coordination, and management of projects.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Collaborative, adaptable, methodical, and detail-oriented individual who enjoys working with data and can quickly learn, adopt and build on department protocol. Master's degree and 6 years of experience, or PhD and 4 years of experience, in higher education data analysis, or similar field. Background in statistical and/or quantitative analysis and research techniques. Exceptional communication and presentation skills. Ability to assemble and interpret meaningful data, skilled in comprehensive report preparation, ability to anticipate appropriate report format including design and visuals for target audience. Willingness and ability to work collaboratively with others and handle multiple priorities and assignments. Experience working with databases, Tableau, and SPSS, or equivalent. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Proven success with administering a comparative higher-education survey, working with University leaders, robust analytical skills, the ability to troubleshoot and problem solve at a high level, comprehensive strategic planning, strong technical aptitude, and a demonstrated capacity to formally present information.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions

Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation

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

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.

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.

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification form, I-9. You will be required to present acceptable, original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Information from the documents will be submitted to the federal E-Verify system for verification. Documents must be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in dismissal.

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