Capstone Data Analyst

Laureate Education, Inc.
Minnesota, United States
Competitive Salary
Jan 04, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
*this position is virtual* DESCRIPTION: The Capstone Data Analyst role provides data analysis and reporting for the Center for Research Quality within the scope of the doctoral capstone review process. This position fulfills the primary data reporting functions for the Center. The Capstone Data Analyst reports to a primary supervisor and is based in Minneapolis. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Retrieve, provide quality assurance, and analyze data from Walden's student information system and other data sources, in order to:
    • Fulfill internal (Walden and Laureate) requests for information
    • Support doctoral capstone assessment requirements
    • Query databases in SQL Server and Oracle
    • Test hypotheses related to capstone quality, assessment, and student progress/success
    • Audit student database records for accuracy
  • Develop, test, and generate reports/dashboards, and complete analyses using Tableau, Excel, Cognos, and other tools
  • Support university initiatives through data driven insights
  • Support academic program review/co-curricular review
  • Present reports and data in written and oral form to a variety of audiences
  • Manage projects
  • Collaborate with stakeholders regarding data request and results
  • May perform other duties and responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED:
  • Bachelor's degree with coursework in research methods and statistical analysis preferably within the social sciences
  • Experience with reporting and/or online learning software including SQL Server, Taskstream, and Cognos
  • Ability to retrieve, analyze and present data in meaningful formats (tables, charts, graphs) to various audiences
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of SQL, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Tableau, and statistical software (SPSS)
  • Experience designing data sources and dashboards in Tableau
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, communication and organizational skills
  • The ability to be creative, innovative, and able to work with minimal supervision
  • The ability to collaborate with other Walden staff and faculty
  • Master's degree in educational research, evaluation, or psychology
  • Prior experience working in higher education
  • Some experience with student information systems (such as Banner)
  • A research analyst may be required to travel up to 10% for work related assignments.