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Policy & Planning Analyst II


Collect, analyze and communicate institutional data and other information to constituents throughout the university, to support and enhance informed decision-making, problem solving, strategic planning, policy development, and institutional self-assessment. Perform applied research, and evaluate analytical and statistical studies and/or institutional self-assessments. Assist in managing information systems and databases to support institutional research activities.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Performs data reduction, statistical analysis of data, and interpretation of results; prepares or participates in the preparation and presentation of formal research reports.
  • Prepares institutional responses to internal and/or external queries such as faculty salary surveys, employment statistics, enrollment statistics and projections.
  • Prepares institutional responses to internal and/or external queries and requests for institutional data and statistics.
  • Acquires, manipulates, and maintains longitudinal data sets, verifying accuracy and consistency over time, in the context of evolving requirements regarding reporting institutional facts.
  • Conducts and/or assists on a wide variety of survey research efforts for the unit; participates in survey construction, development of survey instruments, and design of survey protocols and procedures.
  • Assists in the development, implementation, and evaluation of integrated institutional self-assessment programs, as appropriate to the objectives of the position; provides technical support, and facilitates the integration of processes and findings into institutional planning and decision-making.
  • Analyzes, communicates, and consults on the results of ongoing and one-time analytical studies using appropriate inferential statistics.
  • Works with other institutional committees and staff to coordinate work and provide technical assistance, as assigned.

Education and Experience

Master’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization; or a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and two years of appropriate experience.

Licensure and Certification



This position does not typically include supervisory responsibility.

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