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Data Analyst

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Job Duties

The Office of Institutional Research (IR) is looking to add a new Data Analyst to the team. The Data Analyst will provide critical support in the facilitation of timely and accurate collection and retrieval of University data for official external reporting and internal decision-making. The Data Analyst will focus on student, course, and faculty-related information, and will serve as a central data provider in a multi-campus environment, each with their own distinct profiles, reporting requirements, and decision-making needs.

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Develop a thorough understanding of university data sources and the flow of data throughout university systems. Understand the appropriate use of each.
  • Extract data from university enterprise and warehouse sources. Verify data accuracy; initiate and resolve data quality issues.
  • Use statistical software programming language to manipulate data and produce vetted, official datasets for multiple uses.
  • Maintain an understanding of external reporting requirements and activities such as IPEDS, Common Data Set, college directories/rankings, etc. Prepare and submit university summative data.
  • Develop and maintain reports and dynamic visualizations for university decision-making. Use appropriate applications and data to assist administrators, faculty, and staff in obtaining timely, accurate, and relevant information. Provide training for the use of self-service tools and dashboards to university personnel and/or teams.
  • Maintain up-to-date documentation on all projects, processes, and reports. Independently establish and manage project timelines.
  • Collaborate with other IR, IT, and Business Intelligence staff, as well as functional area subject matter experts, to clarify reporting methodologies, establish data standards and definitions, provide consistency and ensure accuracy in reporting.
  • Provide input for developing and improving systems and procedures. Represent IR on campus-wide committees as needed.

Job Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree in Data Science, Data Analytics, Statistics, Mathematics, or any field with a strong analytical focus
  • At least two years of experience in data analytics

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Experience with a statistical programming software package (e.g. SPSS, SAS, R) and creating tabular/graphical representations of data. Preference for SPSS
  • Experience with data analytics/visualization software, such as PowerBI, Tableau, or OBIEE
  • Knowledge of relational and dimensional databases
  • Understanding of a database querying language, such as SQL
  • Knowledge of institutional research and its practices, along with a familiarity of issues within higher education
  • Ability to interpret, articulate, and communicate a variety of regulations, policies, and procedures
  • Experience working with a multitude of higher education divisions, especially Enrollment Management, Student Records, and Information Technology strongly preferred
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to relate to all levels of the University hierarchy
  • Ability to establish and manage multiple project tasks and deadlines
  • Ability to quickly learn and apply new ideas and technologies
  • Exceptional attention to detail

Institution Description

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is an independent, culturally diverse institution providing quality education and research in aviation, aerospace, engineering, and other related fields with residential campuses located in Daytona Beach, Florida and Prescott, Arizona. The University's Worldwide campus provides educational opportunities online and at approximately 130 locations throughout the United States, Asia, Europe, and Central/South America.

As the largest and most comprehensive aviation and aerospace-focused university in the world, Embry-Riddle is a unique institution. Over the past 90 years, the University has evolved with industry to break new ground and produce top-level graduates who serve the ever-changing needs of aviation and aerospace and other STEM-related disciplines. Embry-Riddle offers programs in seven primary fields of study including: Applied Science; Aviation; Business; Computers and Technology; Engineering; Safety, Security, and Intelligence; and Space.

For Academic Year 2020-21, there were over 10,700 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students that attended the University's residential campuses and approximately 32,700 students in total enrolled with the University around the world.


The benefit package at Embry-Riddle is robust – from a generous retirement plan to quality health care insurance options, we continually strive to offer highly competitive, comprehensive benefits. Details of the benefits enjoyed by Embry-Riddle faculty and staff can be found here:
Application Due Date: 2022-07-31
Job Start Date: 2022-07-01
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Daytona Beach
State/Province/Region: FL
Institution: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Reports To: Assistant Director
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Institutional Research

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