The Office of Research Information Systems, operating under the purview of the Vice Provost for Research within Johns Hopkins University Research Administration, seeks a Research Analytics Manager(Sr. Data Analyst) who will be responsible for data analytics and additional support of performance measures, including ongoing measurement, data collection and integrity, reporting, visualizations and information dissemination. The position will develop regular and ad hoc metrics reports for the VPR to inform research program development and policy decisions.
This role is also responsible for participating in the strategic design and maintenance of business intelligence applications; identifying, researching, and resolving technical problems; and ensuring that the use of business intelligence applications enhances business decision-making capabilities. The position reports directly to the ORIS IT Manager and will work with many constituents, including the Vice Provost for Research, divisional business officers and vice deans for research. Special projects for the VPR will be coordinated through the Sr. Research Initiatives and Analytics Manager. Other activities may be guided by divisional and other institutional leadership as appropriate for the scope of work.
Ensures that the use of business intelligence applications enhances business decision making capabilities.
Contributes to moderately complex to complex aspects of a project.
Works independently and collaboratively in nature.
Engages in data exploration exercises with a variety of complex business intelligence tools, requiring knowledge of relational database structures.
Collaborates with other analytic teams as necessary.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Responsible for data analytics and additional support of performance measures, ongoing measurement, data collection, reporting, data visualizations, data integrity and information dissemination.
With the guidance of the Sr. Research Initiatives and Analytics Manager, develop regular and ad hoc metrics reports (e.g. benchmarking, nationwide analyses) and other analytical solutions for use by the VPR to inform decision making.
Present senior leadership with key findings in a non-technical manner to inform program development and policy decisions.
Design, implement and maintain business intelligence applications.
Identify, research and resolve technical problems.
Extract data from various systems with coding skillset, while structuring the extracted data in useful ways to foster meaningful analysis and decision-making.
Support the development and creation of VPR metrics reports, compiling annual measures of productivity and return on investment from the Research subteams, identifying trends and achievements to highlight.
Create graphs, infographics, dashboards and other methods to effectively visualize data.
Design presentations and reports based on findings from data analysis.
Ensure that the use of business intelligence applications enhances business decision making capabilities.
Follow best practices to improve data quality and achieve data accuracy. This includes regular data cleansing to ensure that the highest quality, most current, complete and relevant data is being utilized for analysis.
Serve as a resource on complex technical and business matters.
Provide a leadership role through knowledge in the area of data analytics tools and best practices.
Become expert on central IT systems, their integration, and their management.
Administer data integrity and governance across the institution, helping to create and foster a culture of data sharing & hygiene, while designing and developing rules, processes, and definitions for how data is entered, categorized, stored, and reflected.
Make recommendations for changes in current systems and processes and contributes ideas and suggestions for solutions to system's problems.
Respond to urgent, impromptu, and unplanned situations by assessing their level of importance, instituting appropriate action and information management.
Report and follow-up on software problems resulting in delay in workflow.
The responsibilities listed are typical examples of the work performed by this
position. Not all duties assigned to this position are included, nor is it expected that
everyone in this position will be assigned every job responsibility.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Requires a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree.
Minimum of five years of related experience in a professional environment where the required knowledge base and skills have been utilized.
Additional education may substitute for experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.*
* JHU Equivalency Formula: 18 graduate degree credits (semester hours) may substitute for one year of experience. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
** Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.
Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
Knowledge of project and information management is a must.
Analytical ability required to independently gather data, perform transformation, perform complex analysis, solve both business and technical problems.
Expert proficiency with business intelligence techniques & tools for the acquisition and transformation of raw data into meaningful and useful information for business and analysis purposes.
Knowledge of relational databases.
Experience with SQL preferred.
Expertise in the use of Tableau or similar visualization software required.
Advanced ability to problem-solve creatively and analyze processes and systems.
Must possess advanced written and verbal communication skills necessary to gather and exchange data (both internally and externally).
Must demonstrate ability to understand the connections between basic tasks (details) and wider, long-term (big picture) goals.
Highly proficient with administrative skills, including advanced use of word processing, database, spreadsheet and desktop publishing software.
Ability to analyze highly complex data sets.
Data mining/management, data collection instruction, including ability to show data in a user-friendly format for a variety of audiences.
Good analytical and advanced problem-solving ability to assess, prioritize andsolve highly complex problems.
Advanced interpersonal skills to effectively interface with stakeholders at all levels.
Ability to balance multiple tasks simultaneously and quickly switch between priorities/tasks.
Awareness of the need for timely communication, ability to identify potential barriers and strategies, and ability to synthesize and integrate information.
Knowledge of and ability to use multiple information systems and software.
A certification such as Certified Analytics Professional, project management, or a certification in a data analytic tool such as Tableau Software is required.
Classified Title: Sr. Data Analyst Working Title: Research Analytics Manager Role/Level/Range: ATP/05/PD Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Mon - Fri 8:30 - 5:00 Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Hybrid/Eastern High Campus Department name: Office of Research Information Systems Personnel area: University Administration
Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
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