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Data Analyst

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Job Duties

Bowdoin College seeks a collaborative team member to join the Office of Institutional Research, Analytics, and Consulting, which collects, analyzes, and interprets data to inform College conversations and decision making.

The Data Analyst will extract, clean, and analyze data, providing summaries, in tabular forms and visualizations, to diverse internal and external stakeholders, including the College’s senior leadership. With a “can-do” attitude, the analyst works with partners across the College to ensure that data is accurate and promotes ways to improve data quality. The analyst prepares official numbers to report to federal agencies, college guidebooks, and peer exchanges, and will be responsible for peer comparison and benchmarking data. The Data Analyst will be trained to use the institutional data warehouse to summarize data for various departments across the College.

As part of a talented and versatile team energized by supporting the mission of a liberal arts college, the Data Analyst will have a commitment to collaboratively improving processes, the humility to embrace change, and a desire for continuous learning. The office’s team is led by the Senior Vice President for Institutional Research, Analytics, and Consulting, a member of the presidential cabinet.

Work arrangements
Hybrid arrangements will be considered, with a minimum of 3 days in the office for the first 6 months.

Job Qualifications

For a complete listing of requirements, please visit https://careers.bowdoin.edu/postings/10635

Education/Skills Requirements

Required:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy, passionate about data quality
  • Exceptional analytical skills
  • Data manipulation skills
  • Discretion and the ability to be tactful, discreet, and maintain confidentiality with sensitive data
  • Proven ability to work independently, be self-directed, and manage multiple tasks and changing priorities
  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to manage several projects simultaneously in fast paced environment
  • A flexible, constructive, and positive approach to work
  • Demonstrated commitment to work within a diverse environment and interact with individuals of different backgrounds
  • Advanced EXCEL skills (e.g., pivot tables, functions, such as if, sum if, and vlookup, charts)
  • Demonstrated excellence in customer service, responding to requests in a timely fashion with good judgement
  • Committed to learning and applying new skills
Preferred:
  • Advanced degree, preferably in the field of education, social science, statistics, business, library & information science, computer science, or a related field
  • Knowledge of SQL programming language and work with relational databases
  • Exceptional verbal, written communication, and presentation skills
  • Tolerance for ambiguity (an ability to make progress in unclear, uncertain, or novel situations)
  • Proven ability to produce creative and effective data summaries and visualizations
  • Understanding of descriptive and inferential statistics
  • Knowledge or experience with statistical packages such as SPSS, SAS or R
  • Knowledge of data visualization best practices
  • Able to apply principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion to work as a data practitioner
Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents
Required:
  • At least one year of experience merging data and developing reports to answer specific questions
  • Experience collecting/extracting, organizing/merging, verifying, and cleaning data from a variety of sources for reporting and analytical projects
  • Experience summarizing data using tables and charts, tailored for specific audiences
  • Experience managing multiple projects and priorities with deadlines
Preferred:
  • Experience summarizing data using descriptive and inferential statistics
  • Experience working individually with clients to understand their information needs, consult with them on potential data sources, and communicate the data findings
  • Experience with Tableau, Power BI, or similar reporting tools
  • Experience with regression and other predictive modeling methods
  • Experience applying external standards to an organization’s data

Institution Description

Founded in 1794, Bowdoin has maintained its commitment to the liberal arts for well over 200 years. Bowdoin’s reputation as a preeminent liberal arts college rests on the excellence of its faculty, students, and staff; intimate size; strong sense of community; and connections to the people, history, and natural beauty of Maine.

Bowdoin’s campus is situated in a beautiful natural setting. Located in Brunswick, Maine, a town of approximately 20,000, the College is a short drive from the Maine coast, twenty-five miles from Portland and 120 miles from Boston.

Bowdoin embraces diversity in all forms, and the College is home to talented students, faculty and staff—with a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; religious beliefs; and gender identities, among other identities.

We encourage applications from candidates committed to an inclusive campus community and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We value a community in which individuals of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed.

Benefits

For more information on benefits offered by Bowdoin College, please see https://www.bowdoin.edu/hr/benefits-perks/index.html

Application Due Date: 2023-02-28
Job Start Date: 2023-04-01
Salary: $55000 - $75000
City: Brunswick
State/Province/Region: ME
Institution: Bowdoin College
Reports To: Senior Director of Institutional Research and Data Warehousing
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Office of Institutional Research, Analytics, and Consulting

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