About the team and this role: The HR Information Systems (HRIS) team in the Office of Human Resources (OHR) is intellectually curious, passionate about analyzing data, and recognize the profound ways in which their analysis impacts more than 24,000 UW-Madison employees. Working on an institutional scale, the team's programmatic and ad hoc analysis informs leadership and employee governance decisions, supports the creation of equitable and inclusive policies, and guides the effectiveness of programs that impact the entire campus.
The primary duties of the position span four broad areas: data mining, statistical analysis, metrics development, and reporting. Successful candidates will be able to meaningfully collaborate with campus partners to analyze and summarize large data sets, identify significant patterns and trends, and translate analysis into clear and concise communication for campus stakeholders. Successful candidates are highly motivated, collaborative, take initiative, and exercise good judgment and discretion.
About the central Office of Human Resources (OHR): OHR Mission: UW-Madison will be a model public university in the 21st century, serving as a resource to the public and working to enhance the quality of life in the state, the nation, and the world.
The Office of Human Resources (OHR) exists to ensure that UW-Madison attracts, develops, engages, and retains talent to excel as a world-class research and teaching institution. To advance this mission, OHR develops HR policies, designs and administers campus wide systems, manages programs, and consults on HR issues to support the employee lifecycle. We believe diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community.
Investigates, researches, gathers, analyzes, and summarizes institutional data in support of information and research needs for planning and policy-making decisions. Provides management information, data analyses, and policy reports to inform strategic planning, decision-making, and resource allocation at the institutional level. Provides advice to, and performance management support for executive leadership. May be a lead or resource for others in the unit.
15% Provides analysis and consultation on a variety of administrative-related matters. Applies subject matter knowledge to support institutional decisions and policymaking through research and fact-finding combined with an understanding of applicable business systems
45% Designs, collects, analyzes, and researches institutional data according to established procedures and regulations
5% Prepares and disseminates institutional statistical reports to institutional programs, working units, and leadership
5% Serves as liaison and primary contact to internal and external stakeholders for institutional reporting and compliance, external surveys, and institutional statistics and data
5% Participates in establishing guidelines and procedures to ensure adequacy, quality, and reliability of information sources to ensure information systems and databases manage, store, and retrieve institutional data according to established policies, procedures, and reporting regulations
5% Works on topics that are increasingly complex and on matters that have significant impact to institutional operations
10% Designs, develops timely institutional visualizations for UW-Madison employee/HR metrics to respond to the rapidly changing HR environment
10% Provides consultative analysis to OHR units in areas of benefits, recruitment, workforce relations, compensation to support the institutional delivery of HR metrics in key HR areas
Institutional Statement on Diversity:
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.
Required: - Demonstrated research, analytical, and problem-solving skills, including the development and maintenance of meaningful organizational metrics - Experience doing data engineering using SQL and relational databases (Oracle or equivalent) - Experience performing analysis using statistical software (SAS, SPSS, STATA, R, or equivalent) - Experience crafting data presentations using visualization software (Tableau, Qliksense, Excel,or equivalent) - Ability to provide consultation on data collection, assessment, and analysis - Strong written and verbal communication skills - Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
Preferred: - Proficiency in statistics and data modeling, including strong knowledge of statistical software packages - Experience doing data engineering using Oracle databases - Experience performing analysis using SAS analytics solutions - Experience crafting data presentations using Tableau - Experience working in HR or higher education preferred
Full Time: 100%
This position may require some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Minimum $70,000 ANNUAL (12 months) Depending on Qualifications
UW-Madison has approximately 35,000 faculty and staff located in over 32 colleges, schools, and divisions. Employees' functions span most occupational areas with backgrounds covering the full spectrum. This position is integral in supporting human resource programs allowing the university to attract, hire, develop, and retain talent in all positions.
Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e., a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.
How to Apply:
We are eager to learn more about how your experience and passion may align with this position.
Please submit a cover letter referring to your related work experience and a resume detailing your educational and professional background. Please keep in mind, applicants need to articulate all required qualifications in their cover letter and/or resume. Applicants who have preferred qualifications should share those too in the cover letter and/or resume. The application reviewers will be relying on written application materials to determine who may advance to preliminary interviews.
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
The University of Wisconsin–Madison has been a catalyst for the extraordinary since its founding in 1848. Our students, staff, and faculty partake in world-class education and conduct prolific research that solves real-world problems. Our guiding principle is the Wisconsin Idea, a commitment to outreach that creates a better future for our state, our nation, and the world. We value the contributions of each person and recognize that diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation.