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Data Analyst

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Job Duties

Under the general direction of the Assistant Provost, the Data Analyst will support institutional research and strategic decision making by developing and improving data-driven analyses and analytic reporting. The incumbent will work primarily with student data (historical and current) to support university functions and reporting requirements for rankings, federal and state agencies. The incumbent will also assist in the design, development, and maintenance of dashboards, data visualizations, and automated reports for commonly requested and widely used student data.  The incumbent will need a strong consultative skillset and be able to develop professional relationships with other campus units in order to understand processes and needs, and use this knowledge to identify opportunities for collaboration and project development.

Job Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a quantitative discipline, such as Data Analytics, Statistics, Information Systems, or a related area.
  • One to two years’ experience in data analytics and decision support in higher education setting, with specific knowledge of student related data, reporting processes, and data management. Including familiarity federal, state and rankings reporting.
  • Proficiency in SAS programming for data management, statistical analysis, and analytic reporting.
  • General knowledge of dashboard design, development, and maintenance.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work with data and people from multiple sources/departments.
  • Experience with SAS Viya/Visual Analytics/Visual Statistics, including administrative tasks.
  • Familiarity with basic webpage development, design and management.
  • Understanding of data modeling, data warehousing, and data lake structures in a cloud-based environment.

      Institution Description

      Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.


      From comprehensive insurance plans to tuition assistance, Virginia Tech offers employees a robust benefits program. This full range of benefits, services, and discounts is an integral part of the university's total compensation package and just one of the many things that make Virginia Tech a great place to work.

      Application Due Date: 2021-03-05
      Job Start Date: 2021-07-01
      Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
      City: Blacksburg
      State/Province/Region: VA
      Institution: Virginia Tech
      Reports To: Assistant Provost for Strategic Analysis
      Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
      Reports In Office: Analytics & Institutional Effectiveness

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