Data Analytics and Visualization Specialist

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Data Analytics and Visualization Specialist

The Ohio State University  

Columbus, OH

Salary range: $58,000 - $77,000

The Data Analytics and Visualization Specialist conducts data analysis and research to solve problems and provide actionable insights for university decision-making in the areas including but are not limited to academic program evaluation and planning, research analytics, competitive intelligence, performance evaluation, financial analysis, institutional performance benchmarking, student enrollment and success, or process improvement.

The Data Analytics and Visualization Specialist designs, builds, delivers and manages reports and data dashboards in support of strategic university goals.

  • Translate large amounts of data into interactive graphical representations.
  • Provide ad hoc reporting, analysis and visualization solutions.
  • Identify data element requirements from users and stakeholders
  • Document data sources and definitions.
  • Reduce users need to manually generate their own analyses.

The Data Analytics and Visualization Specialist is an enterprise-wide support role and the work involves the application of statistics and computer science fundamentals along with modern data visualization concepts to identify, collect, integrate data assets from other disparate data sources, analyze and present as needed to address projects for organizational needs and priorities. The ideal candidate should:

  • Be comfortable in iterative engagement
  • Discuss findings and recommendations from data sets with stakeholders.
  • Guides and educates best practices for building dashboards.
  • Upholds data security and confidentiality
  • Generate real-time analytics.
  • Collaborates with the Office of Chief Information Officer to create and maintain reports and data sources.
  • Applies statistical analysis and visualization techniques to identify data trends and relationships

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (e.g., Computer Science, Engineering, Data Science, MIS, Statistics, Business, Economics) or equivalent combination of education and experience. At least 3 years of experience in data visualization in Tableau. Demonstrated ability to extract data from several data sets.  Demonstrated experience creating insights with dashboards using large data sets, preferably in higher education setting.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Undergraduate courses or training in database management or MIS required. Experience and knowledge of programming languages such as SQL, R or Python strongly preferred. Experience using relevant business intelligence and statistical analysis software packages required.

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants must submit an application through

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, protected veteran status, or any other bases under the law.

Applicants are encouraged to complete and submit the Equal Employment Identification form.




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Job No:
Posted: 3/15/2021
Application Due: 5/14/2021
Work Type: Full Time
Salary: $58,000 - $77,000