Job Description

Job ID
UW Stout;Menomonie, WI
Full/Part Time


This full-time annual appointment reports to the Assistant Chancellor for Planning, Assessment, Research and Quality (PARQ). The Institutional Policy Analyst II (Data Analyst) position provides data analysis that leads to actions that can be initiated campus-wide to meet enrollment, retention, and persistence targets. This position also leads the campus-wide implementation of data visualizations via Tableau. The anticipated start date is April 2023.

Official UW Title / Job description: Institutional Policy Analyst II (AD039)


Minimum / Required

  • Master’s degree in related field -OR- Bachelor’s degree with 5+ years of relevant experience
  • Knowledge and practical experience with data analysis including the ability to: understand, mine, interpret, analyze, and report out on data
  • Proficiency with query management tools
  • Knowledge and practical experience with dashboards/data visualization
  • Ability to think big picture, be outcome oriented, and identify effective solutions
  • Ability to balance competing priorities
  • Strong working knowledge of desktop hardware and software programs including but not limited to Microsoft Office; statistical software; database software
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and presentation skills
  • Excellent judgment including sensitivity to personal and confidential information
  • Excellent interpersonal, and customer service skills in working with a diverse community and at all levels of the organization

Highly Desired

  • 3+ years’ experience in institutional research or enrollment management
  • 2+ years’ project management experience
  • 2+ years' experience with online survey software products
  • 2+ years’ experience with Tableau
  • Advanced level of statistical knowledge
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team
  • Experience in communicating data results to a non-data audience
  • Demonstrated experience in establishing a climate (work environment) that embraces equity, diversity, and inclusion


In these functions, this position interacts frequently with Learning and Information Technology, faculty, academic staff, university staff, Chancellor’s office staff, Provost’s office staff, Human Resources staff, and others to ensure that the projects are completed and accurate.


The office of Planning, Assessment, Research and Quality (PARQ) is responsible for strategic planning and accountability, institutional research and assessment, Catalyst, quality initiatives, and university policies and procedures.


Applications received by end of day, January 29, 2023 are ensured full consideration. Applications submitted after January 29, 2023 may be reviewed at the discretion of the search committee.

To apply, click on the APPLY button or go to:

Required application materials:

  1. Cover letter (* See below)
  2. Curriculum vitae or resume
  3. Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references

*Please use your cover letter to speak to each of the Minimum/Required Qualifications for this position as listed above. For each required qualification, describe your relevant experience, using specific examples from your work history to illustrate how your experience satisfies the requirement.

Applicants must complete all required fields and attach all required documents prior to submitting the online application.

Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.

Before starting the online application process, we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at:

It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodation for a qualified individual's disability.

For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact:

Search Co-Chairs: Susan Greene / Cori Beskow

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If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all the required application materials, please contact:

Search Coordinator: Krisany Blount



An innovative leader within the University of Wisconsin System, the University of Wisconsin-Stout offers an unparalleled career-focused education that integrates applied learning, theory and research and real-world experiences to prepare our students for the future. At UW-Stout, our students think and do from day one, and we’re proud to produce lifelong learners, ethical leaders and responsible citizens who succeed in a global society.

UW-Stout is recognized nationwide for its operational excellence. We were the first and remain the only four-year public higher education institution in the nation to receive the Malcolm Baldrige Award, and we are dedicated to a process-improvement model that leverages the power of data and the value of our people. We believe in critical thinking and fact-informed decision making. We pursue sustainability in form and function and collaborate across campus and with our partners to solve problems in industry and society. And providing an equitable, diverse and inclusive environment for our faculty, staff and students to live, learn and work is a top priority.

We offer 47 undergraduate, 21 masters and 3 advanced programs and more than 30 certificate options in Art, Design & Graphics; Business & Management; Education; Human & Social Sciences; Information Technology & Communications; and Science, Engineering & Math. Our first-class digital infrastructure and learning environments provide our nearly 8,000 students with every avenue to explore and personalize their success. And we invest in people who share our vision to advance our position as Wisconsin’s only Polytechnic University and as a regional, national and international leader in higher education.

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University of Wisconsin-Stout is located in Menomonie, Wisconsin, a community an hour east of Minneapolis-St. Paul. A pillar of Wisconsin’s Chippewa Valley and recognized as one of the best small towns in America, Menomonie provides an idyllic combination of natural beauty, outdoor recreation, boutiques and arts and culture with access to a metropolitan area. For more information about the UW-Stout community and region visit: .


Minimum starting salary of $63,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan, demonstrating our commitment to the diverse needs of our employees.

All qualified candidates meeting application requirements will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against. As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout welcomes applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans, individuals with disabilities and from historically excluded populations. UW-Stout provides equal opportunity to all persons and is committed to inclusive excellence. At UW-Stout we value our differences and welcome diverse perspectives as we continually commit to developing an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees and students.

Official transcripts required at time of hire.

Employment is contingent upon the final candidate’s completing a criminal background check and being cleared to work by the Human Resources Office. Employment is also contingent upon the final candidate passing reference checks and an essential job function test, as applicable. The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor(s) questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. Final candidates with previous employment within the UW System and State of WI agencies will be subject to additional reference checks.

Must be authorized to work in the United States. Sponsorship is not available for this position. A successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact our Human Resources office, Phone: 715.232.2149.

In response to a public records request, the University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

UW-Stout is committed to providing safety and security of all members of our community in accordance with the Clery Act. For campus safety information and crime statistics visit:

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