Senior Statistical Analyst, Office of Assessment & Decision Support - Georgetown University

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Senior Statistical Analyst, Office of Assessment & Decision Support - Georgetown University

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.


Senior Statistical Analyst, Office of Assessment & Decision Support - Georgetown University

The Senior Statistical Analyst provides leadership for advanced statistical analyses across the university, with a particular focus on financial modeling, as well as expertise in cross-functional data and information systems to deliver actionable analyses to drive business processes around finance, operations, and human resources. Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Institutional Data Analytics, the Senior Statistical Analyst serves as the University authority and institutional knowledge leader on financial strategic analytics at Georgetown. Responsibilities include but are not limited to

Quantitative Analysis and Statistical Modeling

  • Provides in-depth statistical analyses on student, faculty/staff and/or financial data using descriptive and test statistics, outlier detection, regression models, simulations, model testing and direct comparison.
  • Statistical modeling techniques include Linear Regression, Logistic Regression, Neural Network modeling, PCA, Social Network Analysis, and Spline Regression.
  • Performs financial modeling and program analyses to support decision making, such as feasibility of new programs, enrollment trends, and budget reductions.
  • Presents statistical findings using a variety of data visualization techniques.
  • Perform data mining on diverse data sets (e.g., COFHE tuition data) to support and drive decision making.

Financial Management Tool Creation
  • Performs financial analyses and creates data tools/dashboards as needed and directed to inform leadership on financial operating results and variances, trends, leading causes of variances, etc.
  • Identifies opportunities for improvement in business strategies related to financial management along with providing recommendations about types of data necessary to make such improvements.
  • Supports Finance and Business Services in gathering, analyzing, and reporting on Main Campus financials.

Strategic Analytics Project Leadership & Management
  • Independently leads the development of a strategic analytics project portfolio focusing on finance and human resources (including faculty and staff analytics).
  • Collaborates with the AVP of Institutional Data Analytics and other key University partners to help shape and drive the organizational and analytics agenda for OADS.
  • Serves as the University authority and institutional knowledge leader on financial and statistical modeling and forecasting.
  • Works collaboratively with peers in Finance and Business Services and OADS and with senior business managers to engage in projects that will be, in many cases, strategic and capacity building.
  • Trains colleagues on statistical techniques and research designs.

Methodological Consultation
  • Collaborates with campus stakeholders to create and maintain a set of proactive dashboards and digital/web-based reports.
  • Serves as a liaison to other offices for cross-cutting projects involving analytics and advanced statistical techniques.
  • Proactively collects feedback from partners on future statistical modeling needs.

Upkeep of Skills
  • Actively participates in professional development activities.
  • Develops knowledge of statistical and technological tools to enhance Georgetown's institutional analytics enterprise.
  • Collaborates on the development of new methods to collect, analyze, and communicate data in higher education contexts.
  • Serves on internal and external task forces, committees, and external associations.


  • Master's degree - PhD preferred
  • At least 5 years of experience in applied quantitative research or a closely related field
  • Demonstrated expertise with statistical analysis, data management, visualization software and research tools such as SAS, SPSS, R, Python, SQL, Tableau, Cognos, and Qualtrics
  • Thorough understand and expertise in quantitative research design and methods
  • Data warehousing and similar high-level integrative skills, as well as experience with low code application development environments - e.g., Quickbase
  • Strong project management skills
  • Knowledge of, and demonstrated proficiency in, the preparation of analytical and interpretive institutional research reports
  • Ability to organize and communicate research findings effectively, and a knowledge of applied statistical methods
  • Familiarity with standard software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets and presentation software
  • Ability to work independently yet cooperatively within a service-oriented team environment
  • Excellent communication skills and the abilities to acquire and share new knowledge and skills and to adapt to a rapidly evolving data environment

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EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. Benefits packages include comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options (including group legal, accident, and critical illness), and much more. Whatever your need, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. You can learn more about the benefits offered to eligible faculty and staff at or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.

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Posted: 6/7/2021
Application Due: 6/7/2033
Work Type: Full Time