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Director, Data Analytics

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Job Duties

The Director of Data Analytics will focus on data management and analysis considering institutional data as important assets of Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA). The director understands data and its application, explains complex analytical processes and techniques, provides key stakeholders with the analyses needed to make data-informed strategic, operational, and tactical decisions. The position is expected to perform complex analysis, forecasting, and modeling by utilizing data from multiple internal and external sources. Maintain a dashboard portfolio to provide timely and reliable data for informed decision-making enabling stakeholders at various levels of the organization to use data to drive continuous improvements. Apply advanced statistical analysis, data mining and various predictive modeling techniques to drive the growth and continued success of the College. The Director will be responsible for strategic data review and analysis through the creation of reports and data extracts using analytical tools and translating the analysis to inform college decision-making; provide proactive support and project management expertise; draw out actionable insights to fuel strategy; be an advocate for data-led strategies including the value and importance of continuous testing to deliver optimal results; The Director will apply sophisticated knowledge and skills in the use and compilation of data and reporting to support all areas of the College. The Director is a creative and agile innovator who takes measured risks, runs pilots, evaluates results, adjusts as indicated and enlists others to produce the very best products and information. The Director will direct analysts to turn broad data streams into actionable information for front-line directors and managers. The Director of Data Analytics will report to the Associate Vice President of Strategic Insights.

Job Qualifications

Required KSAs:
    • Excellent analytical, writing and communication skills with the ability to multitask effectively.
    • Demonstrated ability to develop reporting methodologies to support organizational goals, mining data from disparate sources, and sophisticated database queries.
    • Proven understanding of forecast methodologies.
    • Proficiency in statistical software and modeling techniques. Demonstrated competency in manipulating data, creation/refinement of data visualizations, and dashboard development.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of quantitative and qualitative analysis.
    • Demonstrated ability to develop reporting methodologies to support organizational goals, mining data from disparate sources, and sophisticated database queries.
    • Expert ability to articulate complex ideas clearly, accurately, and concisely.
    • Ability to self-motivate and work well with and through others required.
    • Ability to build strong working relationships and contribute to a positive work environment by serving as a collegial, helpful, and approachable partner within the team.
    • Scrupulous attention to matters of discretion and confidentiality required.
    • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet short deadlines required.
    • Working knowledge of complex data warehouses and data collection tools.
    • Knowledge of higher education.
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, information systems, statistics, data analytics or an equivalent combination of education and applicable experience.
  • Experience with SAS programming, statistical software, modeling techniques, business intelligence tools, and data visualization software.
  • Significant experience in the application of research techniques, methodology, statistical analysis, and interpretation.
  • Significant experience leading and conducting research and data analytical projects.
  • Demonstrated experience with data visualization and business intelligence tools.

Institution Description

Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is one of the largest community colleges in the United States and the largest public educational institution in Virginia with more than 70,000 students and over 3,400 faculty and staff members. We welcome students of all ages from all backgrounds with the ultimate goal of ensuring every student succeeds, every program achieves, and every community prospers. NOVA is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable Virginia by fostering excellence in higher education. We offer more than 100 degrees at the associate’s level, certificate programs, distance learning programs through NOVA Online as well as continuing education courses through Workforce Development.

The security of our students, faculty, and staff is very important at NOVA. Please take a moment to review NOVA’s Annual Security Reports.


NOVA offers an opportunity to make a difference with outstanding career opportunities and competitive total rewards benefits, including a comprehensive health and dental insurance program, generous paid leave, deferred compensation plans, paid parental leave, state employee discounts, and a solid and secure retirement system. NOVA embraces opportunities to create a college community that is a welcoming and inclusive place to learn and work. We do this by fostering a sense of belonging and ensuring equity while maintaining an open, civil, and safe environment for our students, faculty, staff, and guests. In so doing, NOVA fulfills its mission to offer world-class teaching and learning to the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Application Due Date: 2022-09-29
Job Start Date: 2023-01-10
Salary: $0 - $125000
City: Annandale
State/Province/Region: VA
Institution: Northern Virginia Community College
Reports To: Sam Shi, Associate Vice President
Staff # Reporting to Position: 3
Reports In Office: Strategic Insights

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