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Data Analyst

Application Procedure:

The University Libraries is looking for someone to help us build something different. Carnegie Mellon University prides itself on collaborative, interdisciplinary, pragmatic, groundbreaking research--- and that spirit carries into its Libraries. As we shift into a post-pandemic posture, we’re rethinking everything: our physical space, our educational, cultural, and research programs, our digital infrastructure, and our collections. We recognize that we have a prime opportunity to think more holistically about the diverse range of digital tools, platforms, and systems that we provide and operate, and therefore, we want to seize this chance to develop comprehensive, sustainable, and data-informed plans.

The data analyst position is a new and strategically-critical role for CMU Libraries, reporting to the Senior Associate Dean. The key attributes we’re seeking are the abilities to organize, coordinate, and help both senior library leaders and project and team leads to analyze the data we currently collect. In short, we’re looking for someone who can help us strategically augment our operational data infrastructure.

If you can imagine yourself in this environment, please prepare a resume and cover letter outlining how your skills and experience would support and augment these goals, and apply via the CMU careers portal

Job Duties

  • Collaborate with faculty and staff throughout the Libraries to collect and integrate data in various formats and from multiple sources

  • Develop analytical processes including data modeling and algorithms targeting value, usage, and cost to improve collection development and management

  • Develop and maintain dashboards for baseline and ad hoc analyses to support decision-making

  • Create reports and visualization for effective data communication

  • Provide support for analysis and presentation of quantitative and qualitative research activity within the libraries and for programs supporting research impact across campus

  • Provide consulting and analytic services to departmental leadership

  • Collect and report IPEDS data

  • Support the creation and evolution of a Libraries-wide assessment plan

  • Perform complex analyses to support decision making and problem solving

Job Qualifications


  • Master’s degree in computer science, information systems, data analytics, statistics and/or 3-5 years of experience in a related field

  • Demonstrated ability in managing data from multiple sources for data analysis

  • Demonstrated ability in creating reports and visualizations to inform business or operational decisions

  • Advanced skills in using Excel and/or productivity software to manipulate, summarize, and present data

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with a data warehouse or shared data infrastructure

  • Experience in an academic library

  • Experience using Alma integrated library system

  • Experience using Tableau, Power BI or other business intelligence tool

  • Demonstrated project management experience


  • Successful background check

Institution Description

Big ideas start here.

A private, global research university, Carnegie Mellon stands among the world's most renowned educational institutions, and sets its own course.

Over the past 10 years, more than 400 startups linked to CMU have raised more than $7 billion in follow-on funding. Those investment numbers are especially high because of the sheer size of Pittsburgh’s growing autonomous vehicles cluster – including Uber, Aurora, and Argo AI – all of which are here because of their strong ties to CMU.

With cutting-edge brain science, path-breaking performances, innovative startups, driverless cars, big data, big ambitions, Nobel and Turing prizes, hands-on learning, and a whole lot of robots, CMU doesn't imagine the future, we create it. 

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Carnegie Mellon University offers a wide range of competitive employee benefits to help you live well. Our benefits philosophy encompasses three driving priorities: choice, control and well-being.

Please read more about benefit programs at CMU:
Application Due Date: 2021-10-01
Job Start Date: 2022-01-03
Salary: $74596 - $84468
City: Pittsburgh
State/Province/Region: PA
Institution: Carnegie Mellon University
Reports To: Senior Associate Dean of Libraries
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Library Dean's Office

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