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Senior Decision Support Analyst, EDI Analysis

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Job Duties

The Senior Decision Support Analyst is responsible for providing data analysis to units across the University to support evidence-based decision making. The senior analyst will identify and synthesize data from a variety of sources (e.g., student data, faculty data, survey data) to address customer needs. In addition, the senior analyst is responsible for producing sound statistical findings, as well as communicating and disseminating results in meaningful ways to multiple audiences through summary reports, dashboards, and interactive online data displays. A primary focus of this position will be to support Tulane University’s Strategy for Tomorrow strategic plan to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion by providing units with data and analyses to track progress towards the goals of the strategic plan and to support decision-making with respect to EDI initiatives.

Job Qualifications

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Demonstrated ability to work with complex data systems, including relational databases. 
• Excellent statistical, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
• Fluency in statistical analysis software (e.g., R, SAS, STATA, SPSS, etc.) as well as advanced knowledge of Excel and database querying. 
• Experienced in the use of dashboard and visualization tools such as PowerBI, Tableau, etc. 
• Ability to understand end user needs and translate those needs in the context of available data.
• Ability to maintain knowledge of current and emerging higher education policy issues.
• Familiarity with equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Strong relationship building skills and customer service skills. 
• Flexible work style, demonstrated ability to adapt successfully to changing environment and needs.
Required Education and/or Experience
• Bachelor’s Degree in a field closely related to research or data analysis (e.g., statistics, information sciences, social sciences, etc.). 
• Five years of directly related work experience involving working with education data, including individual record data typically from an ERP system, large-scale national education datasets, relational databases, and other complex hierarchical datasets. 
Preferred Qualifications
• Master’s Degree in a field closely related to research or data analysis (e.g., statistics, information sciences, social sciences, etc.).

Institution Description

Tulane University is committed to creating a community and culture that foster a sense of belonging for all. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We are intentionally seeking candidates who are committed to fostering equity, diversity, and inclusion in support of Tulane’s Strategy for Tomorrow.
Tulane University is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact the Office of Human Resources & Institutional Equity by phone at 504-865-4748 or email 


This position is a exempt, salaried position assigned to pay grade 26. Tulane offers a variety of options to enhance your health and well-being so that you may enjoy more out of life now and in the future. Learn more about Life at Tulane as well as our Benefits and Pay. See our Candidate Resources to learn more about our hiring process and what to expect.
Application Due Date: 2023-11-01
Job Start Date: 2023-10-06
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: New Orleans
State/Province/Region: LA
Institution: Tulane University
Reports To: Manager, Decision Support
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Assessment and Institutional Research

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