Entry Level IT Data Analyst (TEMPORARY)

National Student Clearinghouse - Herndon, VA3.4

Note: This temporary position is part of a grant-funded project with funding through 12/31/19, with a possibility of extension depending on project funding.

The Senior Coordinator, Data Analysis (a.k.a. Junior Data Analyst) is responsible for supporting institutions participating in Clearinghouse data initiatives like the post secondary Data Partnership or Industry Credentials. Working closing with the Chief Data Officer, Research Center, Education Solutions, Customer Care, Data Excellence & Operations, and SaaS teams to analyze, understand, and provide business requirements related to data integrity and data quality issues. The primary focus for this role is to support the Postsecondary Data Partnership initiative.

The ideal candidate is driven, detailed oriented, passionate about data and technology, and has excellent communication skills.

How You Contribute:
Perform data analysis on file submissions coming from institutions and other Clearinghouse data providers to ensure data quality and data integrity.
Understand how different data sources are combined to calculate aggregate data fields.
Analyze how data intake specifications impact data quality and data reporting.
Work with business areas of the Clearinghouse to identify and define business requirements for updating data intake specifications, data quality frameworks, or reporting to improve data integrity.
Provide feedback and guidance to external customers of the Clearinghouse on data intake specification and data quality issues that may impact their reporting.
Utilize Excel, SQL, and BI tools and dashboards to perform data analysis work.
Provide user acceptance testing support for data initiatives.
Perform multiple tasks simultaneously and successful perform under changing requirements and deadlines.
Help cultivate an environment that promotes customer service excellence, innovation, collaboration, and teamwork.
Position may be required to perform other duties as required.

These essential functions are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

What You Bring to the Table:
A passion for a career in data and technology.
A Bachelor’s degree in Data Science, Math, Finance, Statistics, Information Management, Computer Science, Engineering, Economics or an equivalent field.
Some experience in a professional environment or with data or technology. A combination of education and experience, including military service will also be considered.

Demonstrated ability to:
Work in a fast-paced environment, on a team, and achieve results in a team environment.
Adapt to changing priorities and procedures and remain poised under pressure.
Highly customer centric, service oriented with the ability to understand, execute, and meet customer's expectations.
Excellent communication, and presentation skills with the demonstrated ability to communicate across all levels of the organization and communicate technical terms to non-technical audiences.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
Detailed oriented with the demonstrated ability to identify problems and provide resolutions.
A high degree of technical aptitude and ability to learn SQL.
A minimum GPA of 3.25, and have tangible examples on your resume of extra-curricular or leadership activities outside of degree subject.
Live within a commutable distance of Herndon, VA.

Experience with data visualization tools like Tableau, OBI EE, Cognos, MicroStrategy, or Microsoft Power BI.
Hands-on experience with SQL.

Physical Demands:
Use of a computer terminal and/or laptop computer for 8 or more hours a day.
Use of a copy machine, and telephone.
Frequently required to sit for 7 or more hours per day in close proximity to others in an open office environment.
Occasionally required to use hands and fingers to operate, handle, and reach.
Vision abilities include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
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