Degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Data Science, Computer Science, or Economics. Experience working with relational database tools such as SQL, or conducting data analysis with statistical package (Stata, R, SPSS, etc.).
The Office of Enrollment Research and Analytics at Iowa State University is seeking a Data Analyst I or Data Anlayst II to provide research and data analysis for institutional leaders and decision makers. The Office of Enrollment Research and Analytics (ERA) provides timely data analysis and policy recommendations to Enrollment Management in the areas of student recruitment, retention, and the strategic use of student financial aid. The team contributes to a university wide culture of data-informed decision making by collaborating with the offices of Institutional Research and Information Technology to provide relevant data and analysis to faculty, campus partners, and campus leaders.
Duties for the Data Analyst position include creating reports and conducting analysis using a variety of data sources and tools (e.g. Cognos 11, MS Excel, Tableau, SPSS, Stata, R, etc.); compiling institutional data for internal and external reports and data submissions; maintaining and creating new data visualizations and reports for administrators and the university community utilizing Cognos 11, Tableau, and Workday; preparing reports and analysis of institutional data and survey results; providing support in compiling, managing and analyzing data to inform University policy discussions; assist in developing predictive enrollment models; provides additional support to the reporting and analytics workstream and backfill support to the Office of Enrollment Research and Analytics, and responding to ad hoc requests from constituents across campus.
The university seeks a professional with a commitment to and understanding of the academic mission, possess critical thinking skills to ensure consistency and accuracy of methods employed, attention to detail, and possess the ability to explain data to multiple audiences with differing levels of understanding. The Data Analyst will have the ability to work both independently and as part of a team, and must have the capacity to work well in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment.Â Must be self-motivated and exhibit patience in supporting the identification, resolution and documentation of process issues.
Data Analyst I
Minimum Requirement: Bachelor's degree
Data Analyst II
Bachelor's degree and 3 years related experience
This is a 2 year term position.
Example of Duties â¢ Gathers operational data to examine past organization performance. â¢ Assist in the preparation, cleansing, and verification of data. â¢ Perform basic data manipulation and analysis techniques. â¢ Develops and analyzes organizational data to quantify the competitive performance of business segments, evaluate potential operational changes, and design new approaches and methodologies. â¢ Applies and integrates statistical, mathematical, predictive modeling and business analysis skills to manage and manipulate high volume data from a variety of sources. â¢ Recommends actions for future developments & strategic business opportunities, as well as enhancements to operational policies. â¢ May be involved in exploratory data analysis, confirmatory data analysis and/or qualitative analysis.
Level Guidelines â¢ Individual contributor position with developing professional and/or technical skills working under immediate to general supervision â¢ Grasps professional-level knowledge and concepts of field while working in a progressive learning mode â¢ Works on problems and issues of somewhat limited scope â¢ Follows standard practices and procedures in analyzing situations or data for which answers are available or can be obtained â¢ Responds to inquiries and issues, escalating to manager or higher level workers as appropriate â¢ May lead projects of limited scope and complexity â¢ May provide guidance to students
Regular with Term Appointment (Fixed Term)
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Why Choose ISU? Iowa State University is committed to fostering a workplace of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value. Our Iowa State Employees enjoy comprehensive health and work life benefits, including medical and dental; as well as: â¢ Retirement benefits including defined benefit and defined contribution plans â¢ Generous vacation, holiday and sick time and leave plans â¢ Onsite childcare (Ames, Iowa) â¢ Life insurance and long-term disability â¢ Flexible Spending Accounts â¢ Various voluntary benefits and discounts â¢ Employee Assistance Program â¢ Wellbeing program â¢ This job may also be eligible for flexible work schedules and flexible workplace options that may include flexible working hours and a hybrid working environment.
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com).
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.