Senior Data Analyst

Claflin University
Orangeburg, SC

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The Carolina Cluster Career Pathways Program(“Carolina Cluster”) is a consortium of three core Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in South Carolina: Claflin University, Benedict College, and Voorhees College, with the overarching goal of developing and enhancing student preparation for success in the workplace and graduate school. A jointly established Carolina Cluster State Coordinating Office(“State Office”) has been created to direct and monitor cluster-wide activities. At Claflin University, the newly designed Career Pathways Initiativepresents an exciting opportunity to build upon Claflin University’s tradition of delivering high-quality educational experiences by helping students develop 21st-century workforce competencies through Curricula Enhancements, Experiential Learning Programs, Guided Career Pathways, and Corporate Engagement.


The Senior Data Analystwill report to the Assistant Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness and the Executive Director of the Carolina Cluster Career Pathways Program. The Senior Data Analyst will help support all aspects of analytic initiatives from conception to completion. The Senior Data Analyst will leverage predictive analytics and advanced statistical approaches to drive strategic thought and effective decision making. The Senior Data Analyst will assume the responsibility of performing various tasks relatedtodesigning approaches and collectingand analyzing data to support decision making for the Claflin Career Pathways Initiative, the Carolina Cluster Office, and the Office of Institutional Effectiveness at Claflin.The Senior Data Analyst will engage in data analysis and reporting, data visualization, research and evaluation, and development of appropriate qualitative and quantitative methodologies.


A master's degree in data science, social science research, statistics, evaluation, and assessment, or a related field is preferred.Candidates with at least three years of work experiencewith data management responsibilitiesand some supervisory/managerial experience preferred. Proficiency in MS Office products is required(i.e., Excel, Access, Macros, pivot tables, and charts) – Skill test required. Ability to work with multiple data systems and large, relational databases; and experience with SQL and Crystal Reports or equivalent tools. Proficiency in at least oneof the following data analysis software is essential:SAS, SPSS, Stata, Python (especially Pandas and SciPy libraries), or RSkill test required. Knowledge of data visualization tools; experience developing metrics and dashboards; and demonstrated familiarity with data and predictive analytics. Excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as,accuracy, timeliness, and ability to prioritize tasks are critical for this position.


Claflin University is a nationally ranked comprehensive institution of higher education affiliated with The United Methodist Church. A historically black university founded in 1869, Claflin is committed to providing students with access to exemplary educational opportunities in its undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs. Claflin seeks to foster a rich community comprised of students, faculty, staff, and administrators who work to nurture and develop the skills and character needed for engaged citizenship and visionary and effective leadership.

In its undergraduate programs, Claflin provides students with the essential foundation of a liberal arts education. Emphasizing critical and analytic thinking, independent research, oral and written communication skills, the University invites students to use disciplined study to explore and confront the substantive challenges facing the global society. Claflin’s graduate programs provide opportunities for advanced students to increase their specialization in particular fields of study oriented toward professional enhancement and academic growth. Its continuing education programs provide students with expanded avenues for professional development and personal fulfillment.

Clafin Guiding Principles

At the center of everything we do is a system of values informing and guiding all policies and programs. These values, expressed through our decisions and actions, are defined by five overarching guiding principles:

Commitment to Excellence

Through doing things better and differently.

Commitment to Valuing People

By providing a safe, wholesome and healthy environment for our people to live, learn and work. 

Commitment to Being Customer Focused

Ensuring that everyone knows who the customer is, and takes steps to show it.

Commitment to Exemplary Educational Programs

By educating our students in a way to help them have a full, quality life and function as productive citizens.

Commitment to Financial Accountability

By putting in place sound and effective fiscal policies which are consistent with the mission and goals of the university.

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