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Analytics Specialist

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Job Duties

Under the supervision of the Director of Institutional Research and Analysis, manage and leverage NMU's analytics platform and tools to maximize analytics capabilities. Ensure the availability of data assets, software, tools, services, and procedures to support data needs across many areas of university operations. Support the institution's innovative use of data as a strategic asset.  

Job Qualifications

Proficiency with data warehouses, data lakes, or similar typography; experience with data blending and joining.
Ability to leverage analytics platform/services and manage/utilize the system with a priority on identifying results that are key to university planning, effectiveness, and decision making.
Ability to produce reports and insights on retention, persistence, progression, graduation and other aspects of the student life-cycle and other common areas of university institutional research and strategic planning.
Ability to create advanced and complex queries to generate specialized data.
Excellent quantitative skills, including the ability to examine available data, apply analytical methods, and produce and interpret descriptive and inferential statistics; ability to communicate actionable recommendation based on analysis.
Ability to generate dashboards and/or data displays using modern data visualization techniques.
Ability to translate complex analyses into a format that a broader audience can understand and act upon; ability to develop presentations to various audiences that summarize key points of analysis.
Demonstrates experience in project management by creating detailed timelines, assessing and tracking progress, and driving project completion by holding others accountable for responsibilities and deadlines.
Ability to manage competing priorities while paying critical attention to accuracy of detailed information in a fast-paced and priority-driven environment.
Ability to build relationships with internal departments to drive collaboration and project success; interact with and respond effectively to urgent requests from multiple internal stakeholders.
Advanced understanding of Microsoft Office products, particularly Word and Excel.
Strong ability to communicate in both oral and written environments.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and abide by established data policy and protocols.
Possess personal ethical standard that respects the diversity and inclusion of all students and employees on campus. 

Institution Description

Northern Michigan University, located in Marquette, Michigan, is a dynamic four-year, public, comprehensive university that has grown its reputation based on its award-winning leadership programs, cutting-edge technology initiatives and nationally recognized academic programs.

NMU has a population of about 7,600 undergraduate and graduate students. It offers over 170 degree programs, including 25 graduate programs. More than 75 percent of NMU's 300-plus full-time faculty members have doctorates or the highest degree in their fields, and a hallmark of the NMU experience is that full-time faculty members teach at all levels - freshmen through graduate courses. NMU’s 1,100 employees view helping students succeed as not only a university priority, but a personal goal. 

NMU’s 360-acre campus features 52 facilities including a university theater, a number of award-winning laboratories, a newly-updated university center, a solely-dedicated technology and occupational sciences building, and a three-structure sports and recreation complex, including the Superior Dome, the world's largest wooden dome. Students gain professional skills at NMU's three public broadcasting stations, WNMU-TV, WNMU-FM and student radio WUPX, which also greatly enhance the region with news, educational and cultural programming. In addition to a rich physical campus, the diversity of the surrounding geographical terrain serves the NMU community as an extensive outdoor classroom.

Northern’s hometown of Marquette is a city of 20,000 residents located along the southern shore of Lake Superior. Michigan’s Upper Peninsula region is known for its safe, friendly and natural environment.  Marquette enjoys four distinct seasons that are celebrated by a wide variety of festivals and activities throughout the year. The Marquette community and Northern Michigan University are intricately intertwined, which adds to the vitality of the area and to the opportunities available to NMU students. 


Application Due Date: 2020-02-17
Job Start Date: 2020-04-06
Salary: $52320 - $56900
City: Marquette
State/Province/Region: MI
Institution: Northern Michigan University
Reports To: Director of Institutional Research
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Institutional Research

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