Institutional Support (Institutional/Policy Analyst)
University of Hawaii - Honolulu, HI

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Pending availability of funds.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Lead the development of a research infrastructure for Native Hawaiian Student Services.
  • Lead the development of assessment processes and practices for the School of Hawaiian Knowledge which will include collaborating with Hawaiian Language and Hawaiian Studies faculty and staff.
  • Research, analyze, and implement a Native Hawaiian student tracking and reporting database system necessary to analyze Native Hawaiian student performance.
  • Compile academic performance data and develop reports in English and Hawaiian which that will be used to advise and offer recommendations to the School of Hawaiian Knowledge, UHM administration, and Hawaiian-serving programs within the UH System.
  • Develop, prepare, and disseminate Native Hawaiian student performance reports annually in accordance with generally established reporting methods.
  • Develop and prepare ad hoc reports that will include information and data in English and Hawaiian.
  • Partner with School faculty and other associates to apply for research funding.
  • Works independently and collaboratively to coordinate/foster productive working relationships on behalf of the School with UH System IRO, UH Manoa IRO, Manoa Assessment Office, and other organizations with research endeavors.
  • Participate in local, national and international conferences to present research.
  • Participate in professional development that includes travel outside of Hawai'i.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Minimum Qualifications
  • Possession of a baccalaureate degree in Social Science, business or related field with coursework in statistics, data analysis, and 3 year(s) of progressively responsible professional experience with responsibilities for institutional research and/or analysis; or equivalent education/training or experience.
  • Considerable working knowledge of principles, practices and techniques in the the area of research, assessment and/or analysis as demonstrated by the broad knowledge of the full range of pertinent standard and evolving concepts, principles and methodologies.
  • Considerable working knowledge and understanding of applicable federal and state laws, rules, regulations and theories and systems associated with institutional research, assessment and/or analysis.
  • Demonstrated ability to resolve wide ranging complex problems through the use of creative reasoning and logic to accurately determine the cause of the problems and the resolution of the problems in an effective, innovative and timely manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and present information and ideas clearly and accurately in writing, verbally and by preparation of reports and other materials.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external organizations, groups, team leaders and members, and individuals.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate a personal computer and apply word processing software.
  • For supervisory work, demonstrated ability to lead subordinates, manage work priorities and projects, and manage employee relations.
  • Any equivalent combination of education and/or professional work experience which provides the required education, knowledge, skills and abilities as indicated.
  • Demonstrated ability to design, create, update statistical tables and graphs which illustrate data clearly and present important findings.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement research design, use applicable methodology, execute research, analyze results, document findings, report results and provide comprehensive written analysis summaries on the findings.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform basic queries extracting data, downloading data to a personal computer; and use a report generator or pivot table functionality to aggregate the data to create cross tabulations and perform statistical analyses.
  • Demonstrated computer skills and knowledge of statistical analysis, spreadsheets, graphical reporting software and email use.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with underrepresented populations in higher education in Hawai`i (in particular, Native Hawaiian students).
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and present information and ideas clearly and accurately in writing, verbally and by preparation of reports and other materials in Hawaiian and English.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external organizations, groups, team leaders and members, and individuals particularly in the Native Hawaiian community.
  • Desirable Qualifications
  • Four years of progressively responsible professional experience with responsibilities for institutional research and analysis.
  • Working experience with institutional databases
  • Working experience in creating databases.
  • Knowledge of national educational databases and data sets
  • Demonstrated scholarly promise and interest in Native Hawaiian education.
  • Demonstrated ability to acquire extramural research funding, particularly focused on Native Hawaiian and Indigenous education
  • Possession of a master degree in Social Science, business or related field with coursework in statistics, data analysis

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