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Data Scientist

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The Chancellor's Office of Data Analytics (CODA) team within the Office of Academic Planning and Budget (APB) aims to foster student success and optimize UCLA's effectiveness by facilitating evidence-based decision-making. APB serves as the primary source of official data reported from administrative systems across the University, conducts objective research and analysis for decision makers, leverages an understanding of advanced analytical methods to improve understanding of institutional and program performance, builds data collections, facilitates access to institutional data, and advocates for data quality and integrity.

Reporting directly to the Executive Director of Analytics, the incumbent will use his/her experience in institutional research or higher education in combination with their data scientist skillset to support the institutional research and advanced analytics conducted within Academic Planning and Budget. By possessing a knowledge of data extraction and manipulation from database sources along with demonstrated work experience applying advanced analytics in a higher education or business environment, the incumbent will be able to serve as a chief analyst for current and historical data on students, staff, departmental workload, retention and graduation, and execute strategic, innovative data driven analyses that provide valuable insight for the university. As the looked to department for fulfilling campus wide and external requests for data and information, the incumbent will also work with other members of the CODA team in gathering, analyzing, and reporting data to support university decision making, as well as preparing common institutional research reports and obligatory reporting requirements for rankings, federal and state agencies. Through a demonstrated proficiency in both SQL and Tableau the incumbent will also be expected to support the development of dashboards, data visualizations, and automated reports in order to create a stronger self-service functionality for our clients. The incumbent will also need a strong consultative skillset, able to develop productive professional relationships with other campus units, seeking to understand their current set of processes and needs, and use this knowledge to proactively identify opportunities for collaboration, automation, advanced analytics, and project development.  

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Institution Description

As one of Southern California’s top five employers, UCLA is the workplace of more than 42,000 people and contributes $12.7 billion to the economy. The UCLA Health System alone generates $3.2 billion in output.

Innovation at UCLA has produced an active portfolio of almost 3,000 inventions. More than 140 companies have been created based on technology developed here.

UCLA is more than a university. It’s an economic engine.

Application Due Date: 2021-01-31
Job Start Date: 2021-02-08
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Los Angeles
State/Province/Region: CA
Institution: UCLA
Remote Work: Remote until returning to the office is possible
Reports To: Executive Director, Analytics
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Academic Planning and Budget

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