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Apply now Job no: 97313-AS
Work type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

This position, which reports to the Research and Policy Coordinator, will serve as the Institute for Research on Poverty (IRPs) Data Analysis and Visualization Specialist. The position will be involved in a wide range of activities working closely with IRP leadership and staff, IRP affiliates and other poverty scholars and practitioners.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

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.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Masters degree required. Graduate degree in public affairs, public policy, political science, statistics, sociology, urban and regional planning, communications, or related field preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Two or more years of professional experience in research, data analysis or data visualization within a higher education environment, nonprofit, business, or government setting is required.

Additional Information:

The successful candidate will have the following essential skills and qualities:
Excellent research and data analysis skills, including ability to calculate descriptive statistics, knowledge of policy research, ability to discern reliable data as well as understand limitations of data
Excellent data visualization skills including expertise in Tableau and/or other data visualization software as well as the ability to create static and interactive graphics as well as infographics and other visualization techniques for written publications, websites, social media and PowerPoints.
Expertise in the use of software applications for creating publications, databases, spreadsheets, evaluation applications, and word processing.
Experience with program evaluation design and implementation, preferably in an applied research setting and with the ability to describe research methodologies to a non-technical audience.
Strong written and verbal communications skills
Ability to work independently on complex projects, handling multiple priorities, demonstrating effective time-management and organizational skills, and proactively problem-solve
Ability to work collaboratively as a team player within a small professional staff
Understanding of and an interest in the causes and consequences of poverty and inequality

** There is a possibility this position may become renewable if there is a need for an ongoing appointment and the funding is available**



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 80% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:

Terminal, 24 month appointment.
This position has the possibility to be extended or converted to an ongoing appointment based on need and/or funding


Minimum $37,511 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

How to Apply: Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process.

Title will be determined upon hire.

For questions on the position contact: Rebecca Schwei 608-890-1100

To apply for this position, you will need to upload a cover letter, resume, and three professional references, including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice.

Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience listed above.


Rebecca Schwei
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

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Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Terminal

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  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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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).

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