Organizational Insight Analyst
Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description JOB PURPOSE:
Interprets, monitors, and analyzes information regarding policies, procedures, demographics, and operational outcomes yielding actionable information to guide decisions in wide-ranging areas. Provides related consultative services. This level performs under minimal supervision includes both routine and challenging assignments; this is differentiated from Level 2 based on the smaller impact and visibility of findings involved (e.g.: an academic program might be changed; explore the use of staggered work hours and work from home options as a means of decreasing in and out bound traffic to the campus during peak hours). The Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education provides leadership for academic innovation and collaborative problem solving, working with students, faculty and staff in all seven schools and in all graduate degree programs, to enhance the quality of graduate education across the university. The VPGE Office has an outstanding reputation for providing the highest quality of service and responsiveness to emerging needs. The staff work together as a fast-paced start-up team, where individuals have a strong work ethic, are very dedicated to the broader vision, and are grounded in shared values of respect, collaboration, and diversity. Serving as Organizational Insight Analyst entails supporting VPGE's work in major priority areas: administer university-wide graduate fellowship programs, advance graduate student diversity, foster interdisciplinary learning and graduate professional development, and problem-solve for university-wide issues and graduate academic policy. This work requires nurturing close relationships with faculty and staff in other administrative and academic units around the university, including those in other Vice Provost and School Deans' offices, with off-campus partners, and internally with VPGE faculty and staff, to provide analysis of programs that serve graduate students across the University. CORE DUTIES*: Answer questions by developing research methodology, gathering data and/or using appropriate statistical techniques on available data.Drive collection of new data and the refinement of existing data sources; apply and use algorithms or other advanced techniques to accomplish this.Fully analyze the problem, question existing processes and assumptions, gather data and information, find and evaluate alternative solutions, and propose best course of action.Explore data from multiple angles, determine meaning behind the data, and recommend ways to apply the data.Communicate, convey, and visualize informed conclusions and recommendations across an organization's leadership structure in a manner to “tell the story” behind the data and influence how organization approaches the challenge.May interact with and influence senior leaders, faculty, and/or senate with written summaries and/or presentations on assigned research.May delineate the information to be gathered, collect data at the project inception, prescribe how to structure the data, and specify the data warehousing structure for future access.Through data, may predict what actions will be taken in a designated timeframe for a prescribed issue/challenge.May need to collaborate with other organizations to gather data. Proactively seek and locate data, including outside benchmarks or comparative data, to support or refute proposed decisions. * - Other duties may also be assigned MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Education & Experience:
Bachelor degree in a relevant technical field and four years' extensive experience or combination of education and relevant technical field experience solving analytical problems using quantitative approaches
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Proficiency in manipulating and analyzing complex, high-volume, high-dimensionality data from varying sources.Extensive experience in and strong passion for empirical research and answering hard questions with data.Interpersonal and communication skills to positively convey findings and influence senior leadership & faculty.Demonstrated experience querying, processing, analyzing, and reporting on large data sets.Ability to use data retrieval and manipulation tools such as SQL, Brio Query, Business Objects, etc.in conjunction with visual data tools to present data clearly to non-technical audiences.Familiarity and experience with intermediate statistical methods; advanced proficiency with statistical tools such as SPSS, SAS, R or similar tools.Ability to tell stories with data using data visualization software such as Tableau, Excel, SPSS, or similar software in conjunction with strong verbal ability.Ability to use visual data tools to present data clearly to non-technical audiences.Flexible analytical approach allowing for results at varying levels of precision.Familiarity with strategic planning concepts.Excellent project management skills. Certifications and Licenses:
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. 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: Vice Provost for Graduate Education
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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.