Sr. Data Analyst (Virtual)

Walden University
Minnesota, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jan 06, 2021
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.
  • 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

  • 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.

    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

  • 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.

  • 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

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