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Application Procedure:

The position is listed as Open Until Filled, with initial review of applications to begin Monday, October 11, 2021.

Apply via the Missouri S&T Career Site for position #00079764 (Data Analyst II)
DATA ANALYST II #00079764 (direct link to posting)

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Job Duties

The Data Analyst II is responsible for the analysis and reporting of research-related data and supporting a culture of data-informed decision-making on campus, under the supervision of the Director of IR/DM and oversight and prioritization by OSP leadership. The analyst identifies, analyses, and interprets trends or patterns and prepares ongoing reports and data visualizations (e.g., charts, dashboards, heat maps) in order to support business operations (budget and policy development, strategic planning, etc.), and research/OSP related decisions, as well as responding to formal and ad hoc requests for, or validation of, research-related data. Duties and responsibilities will include:
  • Uses basic statistical methods to analyze data and generate useful reports (e.g., distributions, anova, chi-squared, variance, etc.).
  • Develops, prepares, delivers, and interprets OSP and IR/DM specific data sets. Prepares reports, presentations and proposals that are easy to read and interpret.
  • Works with stakeholders and unit data experts to provide foundational reports (benchmarks/KPIs) and promotes the use of data to answer unanswered questions and measure progress towards unit performance goals.
  • Serves as the subject matter expert about data quality, task suitability, and availability.
  • Works with data source custodians to identify data sources of truth and improve data quality.
  • Consults with stakeholders and unit data experts to develop short-and long-term analytics goals for the unit.
  • Uses data visualization and tools to present results and information.
  • Maintains documentation for all data management, analysis, and reporting activities.
  • Other job-related duties, as assigned.

Job Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience is required.
  • At least 5 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree in mathematics, computer science, applied statistics or equivalent or Bachelor’s degree in a social science and experience in computer science or data analytics preferred.
  • 2-3 years of experience in data analysis/mining and reporting preferred.  Research support or institutional research experience in higher education, research agency, or medical institution preferred.
  • Broad knowledge of and experience in SQL and visual query-based software packages (e.g., Tableau Data Prep, SAS Enterprise Guide, Cognos) required.
  • Broad knowledge of and experience in visualization techniques and software (e.g., Tableau, PowerBI, D3, SAS Visual Analytics/Statistics) preferred.
  • Experience in data governance activities and processes preferred.  
  • Self-motivation and discipline to regularly set and achieve work goals required.
  • Outstanding collaboration as a member of a team and ability to work independently, with campus leadership, and data stewards should be evident.
  • Strong organizational skills are required, exemplary interpersonal and written communication skills are essential.
  • Other important personal characteristics required include a strong work ethic, great attention to detail and accuracy, personal integrity, and strategic thinking and planning skills.

Institution Description

The Office of Institutional Research and Data Management (IR/DM) seeks an experienced and highly motivated institutional research professional to advance IR at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. The Data Analyst II will be instrumental in the building of data and reporting capacity of the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP). As an OSP-embedded analyst, the Data Analyst II will be the research data subject matter expert to IR/DM in the areas of research-related data. The Data Analyst II will conduct data research and analysis that supports general operations of IR/DM and OSP.


Full Time, benefit eligible
Application Due Date: 2021-11-15
Job Start Date: 2021-12-01
Salary: $62000 - $73000
City: Rolla
State/Province/Region: MO
Institution: Missouri University of Science and Technology
Reports To: Dir., Institutional Research and Data Management
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Office of Institutional Research and Data Management

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