The George Mason University, Office of the Provost invites applications for a Data Analyst. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
About the Position:
The Office of the Provost is seeking a Data Analyst to support the work within the Division for Enrollment Management, reporting to the Associate Director of Analytics and Decision Support.
This position is responsible for supporting the operational and planning functions of the Division for Enrollment Management by analyzing enrollment, admissions, recruitment, scholarship, financial aid, and academic data. Specifically, the position will be responsible for producing both quantitative and qualitative reporting, and will provide information analyses that relate to setting enrollment goals and objectives, recruitment strategy, institutional aid leveraging, marketing, and retention strategies to inform decision-making. Creating, monitoring, tracking and reporting appropriate metrics to inform and guide operational decisions and actions will be an important aspect of the Data Analyst's work.
In a teamwork fashion, the position will work collaboratively with representatives from other university offices to assist in the development of planning, analysis, and management information to support the enrollment management process at Mason.
The incumbent will be expected to compare data from several sources to ensure accuracy, while applying professional judgment and relying upon considerable knowledge of the subject material.
The successful candidate will have experience in predictive analyses, data mining, and the development of intelligent information for business use. Experience in pricing analysis and/or experience leveraging institutional aid to achieve enrollment outcomes is desirable.
Use institutional databases, purchased data from vendors, market research, and governmental data to provide insight into the student recruitment process through data mining and analysis;
Support the annual and long-term strategies to leverage financial resources;
Perform market analysis and competitor analysis;
Use advanced research techniques to increase and assess the efficiency and effectiveness of targeted marketing efforts; and
Create, monitor, track and report appropriate metrics on a weekly, monthly and/or ad hoc basis.
Bachelor's degree in statistics, computer science, public or business administration, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience;
Data analysis, program evaluation, or research (three to five years preferred);
Extracting data from multiple sources, merging that data and finding and resolving inconsistencies (three to five years preferred);
Performing data quality analysis on datasets and reports (three to five years preferred);
BI visualization tools, such as MicroStrategy or Tableau to build customized dashboards for use by both internal and external clients (three to five years preferred);
SQL, SAS, Python, R or similar programing languages for querying data sources, performing the appropriate analysis and creating visualizations (three to five years preferred);
Advanced Microsoft Excel skills;
Exceptional quantitative skills and attention to detail;
Project management experience;
Excellent organizational, written and verbal communication skills; and
Ability to communicate knowledge and ideas in a consultative matter to a variety of audiences including senior leadership.
Master's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience;
Experience in predictive modeling, forecasting and regression techniques;
Demonstrated knowledge of strategic and enrollment management/modeling principles, methods and practices;
Experience working with university administration;
Experience in interpersonal relations as they relate to interactions with various levels of university administrators; and
Experience developing forecasting and tracking models that integrate a variety of statistical and financial information.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Location: Fairfax, VA
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 02993z at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 48151
About George Mason University
George Mason University is Virginia's largest public university located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. With strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering, information technology, public policy, economics, visual and performing arts, life sciences and biotechnology, Mason prepares its alumni to succeed in the workforce and meet the needs of the region and the world.