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Assessment and Analytics Specialist

University of Wisconsin Maison

Job Description

Job Summary:

About the Office of Human Resources:
The Office of Human Resources (OHR) serves employees on campus in the development, implementation, and evaluation of comprehensive personnel, employee learning, and employment relations matters. Through consultation, communication, and support, OHR assists campus in all human resources needs and demands of the changing higher education environment.

About the Office of Equity, Inclusion & Employee Well-being:
The Office of Equity, Inclusion & Employee Well-being is a new unit within OHR that strives to provide high-level consultation, support, and resources to schools, colleges, divisions, and units to support the creation and sustainability of healthy, equitable, and inclusive policies, systems, and environments for employees to engage, grow and thrive on campus. This development of this unit is grounded in centering individual and our collective humanity, one that is deeply embedded in and informed by the historical realities of systemic racism and requires us to continuously engage with the tensions and intersections of racial equity. Our goal is to center the needs of employees by creating and transforming our campus spaces through an equity-minded and justice-focused lens

Office of Equity, Inclusion & Employee Well-Being Mission, Vision & Values:

Mission: To provide high-level consultation, support, and resources to schools, colleges, divisions, and units to support the creation and sustainability of healthy, equitable, and inclusive policies, systems, and environments for employees to engage, grow and thrive on campus.

Vision: To center the humanity of our employees through holistic, whole-person, and whole-body approaches to create and sustain equitable and healthy work policies, work environments, and work practices.

Values: The core values of the Office of Equity, Inclusion & Employee Well-Being encompass a shared understanding, shared commitments, and shared expectations of how we approach our collective work and engage in decision making We will strive to center the following core values to guide our work: care, collaboration, courage, equity, growth, transformation, and transparency.

About the Assessment and Analytics Specialist role:
The Assessment and Analytics Specialist is responsible for leading the strategy around identifying, collecting, managing, and analyzing employee data related to equity, diversity, inclusion, and health equity & well-being to determine workforce and employee experience trends and needs. Successful candidates will be able meaningfully collaborate with campus partners to review and analyze large data sets, identify patterns and trends, report on analysis and statistically relevant relationships, and translate results/analysis into clear and concise communication for key campus stakeholders. Our goal is to intentionally leverage data to improve the recruitment, retention, and overall experience of employees.

Responsibilities:Institutional Policy Analyst I (Inst) (AD038)
Institutional Policy Analyst II (Inst) (AD039)

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


Bachelor's Degree
Degree or significant coursework, training, professional experience, or combination of the above in diversity, equity, inclusion, health equity, and/or well-being assessment and analytics


- 5 years of experience in data collection, management, programming, and analysis
- Professional, personal, and/or lived experience in diversity, equity and inclusion preferred
- Experience evaluating and assessing organizational efforts using qualitative and quantitative research methodologies and highly developed skills in research, data collection, data analysis, and reporting.
- Strong working knowledge of or experience in social justice, equity, inclusion, diversity, health equity and employee well-being as it relates to issues of campus climate, PSE (policy, system, and environments) approaches, strategic planning, and/or other related matters.
- Experience working with advanced analytical software packages including SPSS, SAS, and R
- Ability to present and explain data in a logical, concise manner that reaches a broad audience
- Ability to provide consultation on data collection, assessment, and analysis
- Ability to build and sustain campus and community partnerships
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Strong analytic, strategic planning, and decision-making abilities
- Strong project management skills
- Strong evaluation, continuous planning, and improvement skills
- Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills

COVID-19 Considerations:

UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: https://policy.wisc.edu/library/UW-5086. Please visit https://covidresponse.wisc.edu for the most up-to-date information.

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This is a full-time, renewable position and is eligible for any of the following: 100% remote work, partial remote work, or fully on-site. The Office of Human Resources operates in a hybrid working space. Remote work requires an approved remote work agreement, which is reviewed and renewed annually. A remote work agreement requires employees to use their own high-speed internet and phone to perform work on university-provided equipment including a computer and monitor.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $65,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Additional Information:

To ensure that there is a shared understanding of this role within the context of the Office of Equity, Inclusion & Employee Well-being, included below are definitions of key working terms pertinent to this position:

Social justice
Social justice is both a goal and a process. The goal of social justice is full and equitable participation of people from all social identity groups in a society that is mutually shaped to meet their needs. The process for attaining the goal of social justice should also be democratic and participatory, respectful of human diversity and group differences, and inclusive and affirming of human agency and capacity for working collaboratively with others to create change. (Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice, Edited by Maurianne Adams and Lee Anne Bell, with Diane Goodman and Khyati Joshi)

Care is our collective capacity to express concern and empathy for one another. It requires us to act, defend, and advance the dignity of all human beings, animals, and the environment. This gets at the core of what justice is about: the act of caring for the well-being and dignity of others. (Four Pivots by Shawn Ginwright)

Health equity
Health equity means that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be healthier. This requires removing obstacles to health such as poverty, discrimination, and their consequences, including powerlessness and lack of access to good jobs with fair pay, quality education and housing, safe environments, and health care. In short, health equity can be understood not just as the absence of inequity but rather a fair, just distribution of the resources and opportunities needed to achieve well-being. (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)

Systemic racism
A complex sociopolitical system of public policies, institutional practices, cultural representations, and other norms work in various ways, by which racism and racial group inequity is developed, maintained, perpetuated, and protected. (Adapted from racialequitytools.org)

Racial equity
Conditions, processes, and practices that would be achieved if one's racial identity no longer predicted, in a statistical sense, how one fares. Racial equity is a component of racial justice, which can include elimination of policies, practices, attitudes, cultural messages that reinforce differential outcomes by race. (Adapted from Racial Equity Tools, racial equity tools.

Well-being is an active pursuit to understand and fulfill individual human needs, which allows people to flourish and realize their full potential. Every person has unique, fluid well-being aspirations and successful initiatives require working towards positive, equitable outcomes for our campus community around seven intersecting elements of well-being.

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:

Click the 'apply now' button to start the application process.
Submit a resume AND cover letter detailing your knowledge, experience, and background in the following areas:
o Managing and analyzing large data sets (please indicate specific analytical software used)
o Experience utilizing data reporting and visualization tools
o Experience synthesizing data and communicating the stories behind the data
o Demonstrated understanding and/or experience in prioritizing diversity, equity, inclusion, and employee well-being in your work/practice


Susan Degrand
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. )

Official Title:

Inst Policy Analyst I (Inst)(AD038) or Inst Policy Analyst II (Inst)(AD039)



Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


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

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

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 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

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Job Location
Madison, WI
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Employment Type:
Full Time