UALR Functional Title
Research Data Analyst / P98413
Center-Applied Studies in Education
The Research Assistant is responsible for managing the compilation, statistical analysis, and reporting of special education data as required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. This is a grant funded position and continued employment is based on available grant funding.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
- Provide support to grant activities surrounding federal and state reporting requirements, analysis of local and state education data including data quality, accuracy, and trend analysis.
- Compile data sets for the eight data tables and work with the Special Education IT Coordinator to ensure timely and accurate submissions to the US Department of Education via the EDEN submission system.
- Provide technical assistance to local education agencies via telephone, email and face-to-face training.
- Create and maintain documentation on analytical and statistical procedures and reports used to display data for internal use and public reporting.
- Compile, create, and disseminate the monthly newsletter to local education agencies.
- Provide direct supervision of staff, graduate assistants and work study students in the absence of the Director.
- Serve as back-up webmaster for the ADE Special Education Unit’s website.
- Prepare state and local education agency ( LEA ) reports for publication on the Arkansas Department of Education Special Education Unit’s website.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Knowledge of working with medium to large data sets.
- Strong interpersonal communication skills and professional demeanor.
- Proficiency in written and verbal communication.
- Strong computer skills including Mastery of Microsoft Office applications(Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint); Dreamweaver software; Adobe Professional; SPSS or other statistical software.
- Demonstrated ability to meet multiple deadlines and handle multiple priorities.
- Highly organized.
- Possess excellent problem-solving, and critical thinking skills.
- Ability to prioritize needs based on evolving conditions, switching easily between a variety of skills and tasks as needed to accomplish goals.
- Possess a positive attitude and professional demeanor under stress
- Ability to work collaboratively with co-workers, ADE staff, and local education agencies.
- Possess a valid driver’s license with the ability to drive a motor vehicle.
- Ability to work a flexible schedule, which may include nights, weekend, holidays and during the University’s holiday breaks.
Required Education and/or Experience
Bachelor’s degree with two years’ of experience directly related to data analysis.
Preferred Education and/or Experience
Master’s degree; supervisory experience; and experience using the following computer software: eSchool student management system, Cognos Reporting, or Crystal Reports.
Background Check Requirements
00 - Criminal Only
Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds: Occasionally, Kneeling: Occasionally, Climbing (Stairs, Ladders, etc.): Daily, Lifting 10-25 lbs: Occasionally, Sitting for long periods of time: Daily, Speaking; Essential, Hearing: Essential, Vision: Ability to distinguish similar colors, depth perception, close vision: Essential, Walking - Short Distances: Daily, Carrying 10-25 lbs: Occasionally, Pushing/pulling 10-25 lbs: Occasionally, Standing for long periods of time: Occasionally, Walking - Long Distances; Occasionally
Spends approximately 75% or more time indoors, Conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin, such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases or poor ventilation
Posting Detail Information
Background Check Statement
This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.
UALR EEO Statement
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
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