Stanford's Institutional Research & Decision Support office is looking for someone with excellent data analysis and communication skills to join our Institutional Research team. IR&DS is the University's principal source of analysis and reporting on a broad array of institutional topics, with a focus on data relating to Stanford's students and educational programs.
The Institutional Research Analyst will interpret, monitor, and analyze information regarding policies, procedures, demographics, and operational outcomes yielding actionable information to guide decisions in wide-ranging areas. The Institutional Research Analyst collaborates closely with colleagues across the university, and works to meet the needs of campus stakeholders. This level performs under minimal supervision and includes both routine and challenging assignments.
The Institutional Research Analyst will report the Director of Institutional Research (position currently open). This is a continuing position. Please include a cover letter and resume with your application.
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
Answer questions by developing research methodology, gathering data and/or using appropriate statistical techniques on available data.
Drive collection of new data and the refinement of existing data sources; apply and use algorithms or other advanced techniques to accomplish this.
Fully analyze the problem, question existing processes and assumptions, gather data and information, find and evaluate alternative solutions, and propose best course of action.
Explore data from multiple angles, determine meaning behind the data, and recommend ways to apply the data.
Communicate, convey, and visualize informed conclusions and recommendations across an organization's leadership structure in a manner to tell the story behind the data and influence how organization approaches the challenge.
May interact with and influence senior leaders, faculty, and/or senate with written summaries and/or presentations on assigned research.
May delineate the information to be gathered, collect data at the project inception, prescribe how to structure the data, and specify the data warehousing structure for future access.
Through data, may predict what actions will be taken in a designated timeframe for a prescribed issue/challenge.
May need to collaborate with other organizations to gather data. Proactively seek and locate data, including outside benchmarks or comparative data, to support or refute proposed decisions.
* - Other duties may also be assigned MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Education & Experience:
Bachelor degree in a relevant field and four years' extensive experience or combination of education and relevant technical field experience solving analytical problems using quantitative approaches
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Proficiency in manipulating and analyzing complex, high-volume, high-dimensionality data from varying sources.
Extensive experience in and strong passion for empirical research and answering hard questions with data.
Interpersonal and communication skills to positively convey findings and influence senior leadership & faculty.
Demonstrated experience querying, processing, analyzing, and reporting on large data sets.
Ability to use data retrieval and manipulation tools such as SQL, Brio Query, OBIEE, etc.in conjunction with visual data tools to present data clearly to non-technical audiences.
Familiarity and experience with intermediate statistical methods; advanced proficiency with statistical tools such as Stata, SAS, R or similar tools.
Ability to tell stories with data using data visualization software such as Tableau, Excel, Stata, or similar software in conjunction with strong verbal ability.
Ability to use visual data tools to present data clearly to non-technical audiences.
Flexible analytical approach allowing for results at varying levels of precision.
Familiarity with strategic planning concepts.
Excellent project management skills.
Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
Frequently sit, sort, file paperwork or parts, grasp lightly, and use fine manipulation, lift, carry, push and pull objects that weigh 10 pounds or less.
Occasionally write by hand, twist, bend, stoop and squat.
Rarely stand, walk, reach or work above shoulders and use a telephone.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job. WORKING CONDITIONS:
May work extended hours during peak business cycles.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
Location: Institutional Research & Decision Support, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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