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Data Reporting and Visualization Specialist

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Job Duties

Ferrum College is accepting applications for the position of Data Reporting and Visualization Specialist.  The successful candidate will design, research, collect, interpret, analyze, report and/or publish data, information and surveys required for compliance with federal and Virginia state reports, institutional effectiveness, institutional advancement, enrollment management,  academics, finances, retention and all other initiatives as requested. The individual will work closely with the Director of Institutional Effectiveness and will report directly to the President to support strategic planning, internal decision-making, and external accountability.

  • Knowledge of research design, scientific sampling, statistical analysis, and the ability to interpret data.
  • Ability to write, revise and use programs to extract and compile data from the college’s student information system.
  • Ability to develop accurate and functional reports, charts, and graphs through SPSS, Microsoft Excel, or data dashboards.
  • Ability to develop, implement and analyze national surveys. (CCSSE, SENCE, Noel-Levitz).
  • Ability and willingness to function as a team member in developing and implementing institutional research and institutional effectiveness projects.
  • Ability to clearly and accurately communicate orally, and in writing, complex and/or technical information to audiences of varying educational levels.
  • Ability to utilize MySQL database system and Ellucian.
  • Proficient in training end-users to use reporting tools and methodology.

Job Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in social or behavioral sciences, education economics, statistics or other quantitative oriented discipline preferred.  Three years of research experience performing data analysis and visualization functions in higher education. Expertise using SQL, Excel, CROA and data visualization tools to manipulate, analyze and present data required.

Institution Description

Founded in 1913, Ferrum College is a private liberal arts college related to the United Methodist Church, offering liberal arts and professional programs such as Business, Recreation Leadership, Nursing, Agriculture, Environmental Science, Teacher Education, and Criminal Justice. Ferrum College also offers graduate programs in Education, Psychology, and Coaching. Surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, numerous lakes, rivers and state parks, Ferrum College provides an outstanding educational experience in a setting of rich natural beauty.

Ferrum College welcomes a highly diverse population of students each year. This brings an elevated level of responsibility to everything we do, including developing a workforce that’s more representative of our users and a workplace that creates a sense of belonging for everyone.


Application Due Date: 2022-09-26
Job Start Date: 2022-07-26
Salary: $1 - $2
City: Ferrum
State/Province/Region: VA
Institution: Ferrum College
Reports To: President
Staff # Reporting to Position: 1
Reports In Office: Institutional Effectiveness

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