Southern Wake Campus
9101 Fayetteville Road
Raleigh, NC 27603
Closes: Saturday, January 28, 2023
Target Start Date
Expected Work Hours
Master's degree in Statistics, Business Analytics, Operational Research, Economics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or Engineering, or closely related to quantitative/computational sciences field
Work Experience in data science techniques, statistical methods, predictive modeling, and forecasting; data quality control and validation
PhD in statistics, computer science, mathematics, or closely related to quantitative/computational sciences
Experience with higher education data recording system such as Colleague Datatel
Pay Grade: Professional 7
This position leverages reporting and business intelligence tools to provide the data analysis, research and insights required for official college reporting and strategic efforts that support student success and completion. The position will design, execute, and interpret complex research studies for evaluating and improving programs, projects and services and forecast educational outcomes.
Most postings are open for a limited time, depending upon the number of applications received. When the maximum number of applications has been met as stated above, the position may close without notice. Please apply immediately.
Responsibilities and Duties (*Essential Functions):
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions herein described.
*Formulates research questions to address and solve complex institutional challenges
*Integrates concepts and data from sources such as institutional, local, state, and federal databases to create analyses that serves the college's compliance, research and strategic efforts
*Builds statistical models for predicting and forecasting outcomes
*Leads end-to-end analysis to characterize, model and forecast educational outcomes and trends, including: project planning and research design; developing methodology; identifying data sources; data querying, cleaning and gathering; processing and validation; statistical analysis and interpretation; and visualization
*Uses database query tools and statistical, analytical and visualization software to extract, manipulate, analyze, interpret and visualize data trends and patterns and uncover insights
*Integrates internal and external data sets to understand underlying patterns and trends for research studies and the colleges strategic efforts.
*Synthesizes and communicates insights from research and data for decision makers through data visualizations, reports and presentations
Participates in data governance efforts, interacting cross-functionally with a wide variety of people and teams to generate and organize methods, plans, and data constructs necessary for effective analytics
Trains others in research design, statistical analysis and visualization techniques
Prepares effective presentations and writes reports for a wide range of stakeholders using visual displays of quantitative and qualitative information
Develops procedures for record-keeping, data retrieval, quality control and analysis of data
Maintains accurate records and documentation on reports and extractions that ensures high quality and accurate results within deadlines
Assists employees in incorporating study results into reports & presentations
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Demonstrated proficiency in industry standard programing languages (such as Python, R, Power BI) and analytics packages such as (SAS, SPSS, Power BI etc.) as well as visualization software such as Tableau.
Ability to produce high quality, accurate results in a deadline-driven environment
Ability to prepare reports for a variety of stakeholders in a cohesive and intuitive manner
Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication skills with an ability to explain technical and statistical information in understandable terms
Understanding of research methods and data analytics needed in higher education
Knowledge and use of relational databases
Takes initiative and is a quick learner
Professional, enthusiastic and dedicated to customer service
Works both independently and cooperatively in a team environment
Collaborative attitude with an ability to develop and maintain working relationships with internal departments and external contacts as appropriate
Demonstrates strong time management and organizational skills