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Sr Data Analytics Specialist

The Ohio State University  

Columbus, OH

Salary Range: $73,000 - $100,000


The Sr Data Analytics Specialist leads data analysis and research projects 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 Sr Data Analytics Specialist functions as a member of the strategic and competitive intelligence team to plan the design of large, complex and key data analytics programs in close collaboration with data analytics professionals across the Ohio State University academic campuses and affiliated entities; manages the initiation, planning, execution and closing phases of projects involving the integration of multiple data sources, utilization of multiple systems, and collaborative efforts across business unit functions. The Sr Data Analytics Specialist will serve as a key technical contributor and lead data scientist for complex and advanced data analytics initiatives identified and championed by university leadership.


The Sr Data Analytics 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 position has responsibility for managing analytics projects of various scopes and complexity, usually relating to data analysis and research problems and may also participate in or be responsible for the administrative management of staff.  The ideal candidate should have project management experience with demonstrated ability to work effectively with collaborators across different areas. This position makes decisions according to established policies and procedures, although incumbent frequently exercises discretion in determining appropriate methodologies for analysis of data.

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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 5 years of experience working on medium to large data analytics projects, or advanced statistical analysis projects are required. This should include database query design and implementation, integrating data resources from multiple sources, and modeling data to support data visualization and presentation tools such as Tableau/PowerBI. Undergraduate courses or training in database management or MIS required. Experience and knowledge of programming languages such as SQL, R or Python required. Experience using relevant business intelligence and statistical analysis software packages required.  Graduate education in other related fields is strongly preferred.

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: 2021-04-15
Job Start Date: 2021-05-03
Salary: $73000 - $100000
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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