Sr. Data Analyst

Employer
Laureate Education, Inc.
Location
Minnesota, United States
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
Jan 05, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
GENERAL SUMMARY: This individual will be a significant contributor to Walden University's Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Research, and Accreditation. Responsibilities include data analysis, identifying and solving efficiency needs, and acting as a liaison to other data owning and using departments. Candidates must have the ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Work with internal clients to spec-out and execute customization of existing reports or creation of new reports
  • Proactively generate ideas for improvement in reporting as well as new ways of looking at information
  • Develop and continually update thorough documentation and process flows for reporting process
  • Contribute as a team member in proactively developing methods for capturing, storing, & reporting critical student, faculty, and alumni metrics
  • Manage vehicle for online dissemination of data (ex. SharePoint, Tableau)
  • Automate manual processes as directed as well as seek out these opportunities and proactively make improvements
  • Support the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Research, and Accreditation by ensuring superior data quality
  • Conduct technical trainings (ex. VBA, Macros, Access, SQL) and provide guidance as needed.
  • Communicate complex concepts to non-technical audiences
  • Produce analytical narratives of key findings, including actionable recommendations
  • Fulfill variety of ad hoc data requests for internal clients
  • Retrieve, provide quality assurance, and analyze data from Walden's student information system, course evaluation database, web-based surveys, and other data sources, in order to:
    • Support Federal, state, and accreditors' reporting requirements
    • Support voluntary external reporting
    • Fulfill internal (Walden and Laureate) requests for information
    • Fulfill assessment requirements
    • Test research project hypotheses related to program quality, assessment, and student success
  • OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • May perform other duties and responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time.
  • May be required to travel up to 10% for work related assignments.
  • TECHNICAL, MANAGERIAL, and PEOPLE SKILLS REQUIRED: To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Incumbents will be evaluated, in part, based on performance of each essential function. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
  • The ideal candidate will have 2+ years' experience in data manipulation
  • Proficient with the Microsoft products (Excel, Access, SharePoint)
  • Proficiency with relational databases required
  • Experience working with distributive reporting tools (Cognos, Crystal Reports, Hyperion) a plus
  • Experience with Tableau a plus
  • Able to abide by FERPA and HR compliance rules
  • Experience with SQL required; familiarity with additional coding languages preferred
  • Demonstrated data analysis skills
  • EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
  • Master's degree required in field related to job expectations
  • Demonstrated ability in research methods and statistical analysis, preferably within the social sciences
  • Demonstrated advanced Excel and Access knowledge.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with relational databases.
  • BUSINESS COMPETENCIES:
  • Analytical skills: Strong quantitative background, data and database management; strong passion for working with numbers
  • Curiosity, self-starter, willingness to make an impact
  • Experience working and collaborating in teams
  • Communication skills: Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Project Management skills: Excellent organization skills, strong attention to detail, ability to effectively manage projects supporting multiple clients simultaneously. Experience managing projects with competing priorities