Data Analyst (Education)

Salt Lake City, UT
Feb 28, 2018
Administrative Jobs
Technology, Analysts & Programming
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Data Analyst (SAS/SQL Developer)

While under the guidance of leadership, the analyst inputs, processes, extracts, and analyzes a variety of data related to WGU’s degree programs. This individual interfaces with multiple teams across the Academic Programs department and other stakeholders in matters related to design, implementing and improving security, compliance to standards, analysis and interpretation of program development data overall, including reliability and validity studies for Academic Programs.

As part of the psychometric team, the analyst will work closely with WGU psychometricians in performing a wide range of tasks including designing and conducting educational research, analyzing data, writing research reports, creating data dashboards, and analyzing internal data to create customized visualizations for WGU stakeholders.

The successful candidate will have strong SAS and SQL skills paired with the analytical ability to interpret and synthesize available research information including quantitative and qualitative data to effectively present meaningful and pertinent facts and results.

  • Analyzes and interprets various types of data using a variety of statistical methods
  • Performs quality control (QC) on work of colleagues
  • Prepares data files and reports according to specifications
  • Assists psychometricians in the gathering and analysis of data
  • Reports results of statistical analyses in the form of graphs, charts, and tables
  • Uses agile software development practices to collaborate and coordinate with stakeholders
  • Improves processing efficiency of existing systems
  • Automates current processes

  • Strong SAS programming skills
  • Strong SQL language skills and experience working with large databases
  • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal skills
  • High level technical skills necessary to access, manipulate, process, and analyze data in a highly efficient manner
  • Experience with and facility working with large datasets
  • Knowledge of, and experience using, statistical methods commonly used in social science settings (e.g., Education, Business, Psychology)
  • Ability to manage tasks independently while working in a team environment
  • Ability to use a visual reporting tool such as Tableau
  • Ability to learn principles of assessment and test development as necessary

  • Master’s Degree
  • Background in education, psychology, sociology, or a related field
  • Familiarity with psychometrics or assessment

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States