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Data Analyst
  • SAS
  • Database
  • SPSS
The University of Mississippi
University, MS 38677
107 days ago
Definition of Class

This position collects and analyzes data, evaluates reliability and sustainability of assessments and produces complex reports. The incumbent frequently exercises discretion and independent judgment in interpreting, presenting and communicating results of complex statistical analysis in writing, verbally, and graphically for diverse audiences.

Examples of Work Performed
  • Conducts complex statistical analyses, such as logistic regression, using SAS, SPSS, R, or other statistical software to analyze a wide variety of data.
  • Uses Excel and Access extensively to perform data transformations and other complex operations.
  • Collects, analyzes and interfaces multiple sources of data related to participant achievement.
  • Provides advisement and makes recommendations in the development of multi-year and multi-site assessment plans.
  • Establishes and maintains relational databases for institutional data, including student, faculty and staff information. Responds to requests for data from multiple constituents.
  • Converts dense, statistical information into user-friendly graphs and reports.
  • Communicates complex statistical information in writing, verbally and graphically for diverse audiences.
  • Identifies and monitors key performance indicators for participants/users and institutional achievement.
  • Determines appropriate statistical precepts to gauge effectiveness of programs.
  • Advises leadership teams in the development of multi-year, multi-site student assessment plans.
  • Provides data reports for preparation of grants, as determined necessary by potential funding agencies.
  • Reviews departmental website and ensures accuracy of data content.
  • Performs similar or related duties as assigned or required.
Essential Functions

These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.

  • Establishes, maintains and monitors relational database for collection and analysis demographics and data.
  • Prepares, interprets, and communicates complex statistical information in writing, verbally and graphically for diverse audiences.
  • Ensures accuracy of data content on website and reports.
Minimum Education/Experience

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Management and Information Systems, Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, or a related field.


Three (3) years of experience related to the above described duties.

Substitution Statement:

Related experience may be substituted for education, on a basis set forth and approved by the Department of Human Resources.

Salary/Wage InformationTo learn more about our pay structure and view our salary ranges, click here to visit the Compensation page of our Human Resources website. This link is provided for general pay information. Hourly rate or salary may vary depending on qualifications, experience, and departmental budget. Note: Unclassified positions (faculty, executives, researchers and coaches) do not have established salary ranges.EEO StatementThe University of Mississippi complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or genetic information.Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

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