Institutional Research Data Analyst

Location
Stanford
Posted
Aug 02, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Stanford University

Institutional Research Data Analyst

Job Number:
75833

Institutional Research Data Analyst Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description

JOB PURPOSE:
Institutional Research & Decision Support is seeking an experienced data professional to support our mission of providing information and analysis to support decision-making by the Stanford community. The Institutional Research Data Analyst position will focus primarily (though not exclusively) on extracting and reporting data on Stanford students. This role supports stakeholders across the campus, and requires excellent communication and customer service skills. The role also requires careful attention to detail, organization, and documentation. The Institutional Research Data Analyst will be expected to produce high quality, error-free deliverables and will develop methods for automating and streamlining routine reporting.

Under minimal supervision, working collaboratively with other members of the Institutional Research team and campus colleagues, the Institutional Research Data Analyst will perform the most complex technical work associated with a wide variety of analytical data and produce routine, single data sources' information requests.


CORE DUTIES*:
  • Work under consultative or self-initiated direction to assess and produce relevant, standard, or custom information (reports, charts, graphs and tables) from structured data sources by querying data repositories and generating the associated information. Distribute and disseminate reports to applicable agencies, researchers, management and other internal end-users.
  • Devise methods for identifying data patterns, trends in available information sources using a variety of qualitative and quantitative techniques. Determine and recommend additional data collection and reporting requirements.
  • Design and customize reports based upon data in the database.
  • Create non-routine databases and their related information summary; develop algorithms and statistical model; and perform statistical analyses appropriate to complex data and reporting requirements.
  • Serve as a resource for non-routine inquiries such as requests for statistics or surveys.
  • Lead the implementation of data standards and common data elements for data collection.
  • Collaborate with technical staff to standardize and systemize routine reports, dashboards, and metrics.
  • May test prototype software and participate in approval and release process for new software. * - Other duties may also be assigned

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
    Education & Experience:

    Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience. Experience in a quantitative discipline such as economics, finance, statistics or engineering.


    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • In-depth knowledge and experience using and applying analytical software, database management system software, database reporting software, database user interface and query software, and data mining software.
  • Experience with PeopleSoft databases desired.
  • Experience with database query languages and tools (such as SQL, Hyperion BrioQuery) desired.
  • Experience using business intelligence tools to extract and manipulate data desired (especially OBIEE)
  • Experience using statistical software (especially SAS and R) desired.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel required.
  • Expert ability to collect data using a variety of methods, such as data mining and hardcopy or electronic documentation study, to improve or expand databases.
  • Basic statistical ability.
  • Strong listening, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple activities in a deadline-oriented environment; highly organized, flexible and rigorous attention to detail.
  • Ability to use logic to calculate data; efficiently construct a database or scrutinize the form of a question.
  • Ability to work with data of varying levels of quality and validity.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce data in a clear and understandable manner meeting user requirements.
  • Ability to work effectively with multiple internal and external customers.
  • Ability to take a leadership role on projects and with users/clients.
  • Experience in a university setting desired. Certifications and Licenses: None


    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:
  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Frequently sit, sort, file paperwork or parts, grasp lightly, and use fine manipulation, lift, carry, push and pull objects that weigh 10 pounds or less.
  • Occasionally write by hand, twist, bend, stoop and squat.
  • Rarely stand, walk, reach or work above shoulders and use a telephone. * - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.


    WORKING CONDITIONS:
  • May work extended hours during peak business cycles. WORK STANDARDS:
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu. All Applicants must submit a resume and a 1-page cover letter summarizing why they are interested in this position, their direct experience with the duties as described in the job posting, and how their qualifications relate to this position. Applications received without this information will not be reviewed.

    Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Job: Information Analytics

    Location: Institutional Research & Decision Support
    Schedule: Full-time
    Classification Level:

    To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: stanfordcareers.stanford.edu

    Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.






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