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Data Specialist

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Job Duties

Reporting to the Director of Institutional Research, the Data Specialist works collaboratively with university leadership, data stewards across campus, and staff to coordinate the use of data and reporting. This position also prepares data and statistical information to internal constituents for planning, improvement, and assessment. The Data Specialist uses statistical methods and common research techniques, and assists with reporting to external agencies.

Job Qualifications

REQUIRED: Demonstrated experience in Excel and computer programming languages including SQL (Structured Query Language). Strong problem solving, project management, and analytical skills. Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a deadline-driven environment while maintaining a high level of accuracy and professionalism.

PREFERRED: Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the use of relational databases including Oracle and Access. Use of the Banner systems including the Operational Data Store (ODS). Skills and experience in SPSS, statistical analysis, predictive analytics, and data visualization techniques. Experience in higher education.

Institution Description

Radford University is a comprehensive public university of approximately 9,400 students that has received national recognition for many of its undergraduate and graduate academic programs, as well as its sustainability initiatives. Radford University serves the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation through a wide range of academic, cultural, human service and research programs. Well known for its strong faculty/student bonds, innovative use of technology in the learning environment and vibrant student life on a beautiful 204-acre American classical campus, Radford University offers students many opportunities to get involved and succeed in and out of the classroom. The university offers 70 degree programs in 41 disciplines and four certificates at the undergraduate level; 22 master's programs in 17 disciplines and four doctoral programs at the graduate level; 12 post-baccalaureate certificates and one post-master's certificate. A Division I member of the NCAA and Big South Athletic Conference, Radford University competes in 16 men’s and women’s varsity athletics. With over 300 clubs and organizations, Radford University offers many opportunities for student engagement, leadership development and community service.


Salary dependent on qualifications and experience; full benefits provided.
Application Due Date: 2019-03-29
Job Start Date: 2019-04-01
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Radford
State/Province/Region: VA
Institution: Radford University
Reports To: Director
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Institutional Research

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