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Data Analytics and Visualization Specialist

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Data Analytics and Visualization Specialist

The Ohio State University  

Columbus, OH

Salary range: $58,000 - $77,000


The Data Analytics and Visualization Specialist conducts data analysis and research to solve problems and provide actionable insights for university decision-making in the areas including but are not limited to academic program evaluation and planning, research analytics, competitive intelligence, performance evaluation, financial analysis, institutional performance benchmarking, student enrollment and success, or process improvement.


The Data Analytics and Visualization Specialist designs, builds, delivers and manages reports and data dashboards in support of strategic university goals.

  • Translate large amounts of data into interactive graphical representations.
  • Provide ad hoc reporting, analysis and visualization solutions.
  • Identify data element requirements from users and stakeholders
  • Document data sources and definitions.
  • Reduce users need to manually generate their own analyses.


The Data Analytics and Visualization Specialist is an enterprise-wide support role and the work involves the application of statistics and computer science fundamentals along with modern data visualization concepts to identify, collect, integrate data assets from other disparate data sources, analyze and present as needed to address projects for organizational needs and priorities. The ideal candidate should:

  • Be comfortable in iterative engagement
  • Discuss findings and recommendations from data sets with stakeholders.
  • Guides and educates best practices for building dashboards.
  • Upholds data security and confidentiality
  • Generate real-time analytics.
  • Collaborates with the Office of Chief Information Officer to create and maintain reports and data sources.
  • Applies statistical analysis and visualization techniques to identify data trends and relationships

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The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, protected veteran status, or any other bases under the law.


Applicants are encouraged to complete and submit the Equal Employment Identification form.

Job Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (e.g., Computer Science, Engineering, Data Science, MIS, Statistics, Business, Economics) or equivalent combination of education and experience. At least 3 years of experience in data visualization in Tableau. Demonstrated ability to extract data from several data sets.  Demonstrated experience creating insights with dashboards using large data sets, preferably in higher education setting.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Undergraduate courses or training in database management or MIS required. Experience and knowledge of programming languages such as SQL, R or Python strongly preferred. Experience using relevant business intelligence and statistical analysis software packages required.

Institution Description

Each day, Buckeyes across the state and around the world make a lasting impact.

The Ohio State University sets the stage for academic achievement and innovation. It's where friendships are forged, tradition is brought to life and a better global community is built. Our mission is as clear today as it was 150 years ago: to illuminate a pathway to education, research and health care that creates vibrant futures.

Faculty and staff build the incomparable Buckeye spirit through collaboration, a strong sense of community and an unwavering commitment to excellence. Our strength comes from our ability to bring out the best in people and learn from Buckeyes of all backgrounds, passions and talents.

Ohio State is a dynamic community where opportunity thrives and individuals transform themselves and their world. Positions are available in countless fields and specialties.

Ohio State is a top-20 public university, and its Ohio State Wexner Medical Center is one of America’s leading academic health centers and recently ranked No. 4 on Forbes’ list of best U.S. employers for diversity.

Eligible Ohio State employees receive comprehensive benefits packages, including medical, dental and vision insurance, tuition assistance for employees and their dependents, and state or alternative retirement options with competitive employer contributions.

Become a Buckeye and contribute to an incredible legacy that serves to guide our future and shape a better tomorrow.


Ohio State offers a comprehensive benefits package with a variety of options to meet your unique needs.
Application Due Date: 2021-04-16
Job Start Date: 2021-05-01
Salary: $58000 - $77000
City: Columbus
State/Province/Region: OH
Institution: The Ohio State University
Reports To: Research | Strategy Management Office Administration-JM
Staff # Reporting to Position: 5
Reports In Office: Research | Strategy Management Office Administration-JM

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