Data Analyst - Binghamton University

Binghamton University - Binghamton, NY4.5

Location: Binghamton, NY Category: Professional Posted On: Mon Nov 5 2018 Job Description:
Budget Title: Assistant for Institutional Research (SL-3)

Salary: Commensurate with education and experience

The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (OIRA) at Binghamton University is seeking a Data Analyst. The Data Analyst reports to the Associate Director of Predictive and Data Analytics and is responsible for supporting a wide range of activities required of the Office of Institutional Research.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Preparing and submitting Federal, State, and Institutional data requirements
Managing data, cleaning data, and merging data verification on large scale student, employee, and course database
Completing and/or coordinating reports and surveys for external agencies and organizations
Responding to ad hoc requests for information
Developing and conducting survey research in response to institutional needs
OIRA is in charge of producing official reports to various external agencies, and is also in charge of rolling out reports and dashboards to a broad set of colleges and offices on campus. As such, the Data Analyst plays a significant role in making sure that data and information produced by the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment is delivered accurately and efficiently internally and externally.

Job Requirements:
Bachelor's degree (or higher) in Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics, Business, Data Analytics or other related field
At least 6 months work experience in Higher Education/Institutional Research environment
At least 6 months experience in conducting data analytics on a large-scale database
At least 6 months experience in data cleaning, data merging, data verification for accuracy and consistency
Proficiency using Excel in creating pivot tables and charts
Proficiency using any statistical software packages and such as Base, SAS/STATA/R or any other programming languages

Other Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to interface multiple data platforms and integrate into a single output
Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and tight deadlines in a sometimes stressful environment
Ability to attend to details with an unfailing commitment to accuracy and internal consistency
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and to present statistical and analytical information clearly
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with system and campus key offices
Ability to collect and compile information independently and respond immediately to complex requests
Ability to clean, sort, summarize, interpret, and analyze data
Ability to design and administer surveys using web based survey management software
Ability to work independently and in a team collaboratively
Ability to judge multiple priorities and planning well ahead to complete the tasks accurately

Preferred Qualifications:
Master's degree
Experience with data submissions to SUNY system or any education system working to support deadlines
Experience with Banner system
Experience using Quadratics survey software
Experience with Business Intelligence programming languages, such as Tableau, R, SQL, Oracle, or other similar reporting tools
Experience with predictive modeling in higher education, such as SAS Enterprise Miner
Basic business knowledge related to institutional effectiveness and assessment

Additional Information:
Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.

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