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Data Analyst

Category: IT and Project Management
Location: Largo, MD
Requisition ID: 10004870

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Data Analyst

Office of the Registrar

Largo, MD

Exempt, Regular, Stateside 3.1

The University of Maryland University College seeks a Data Analyst. The position will report directly to the Assistant Vice Provost of Registrar Strategic Operations in the Office of the Registrar.  The incumbent will be tasked with data mining, systems support and research that will help inform the day to day operations as well as provide direction on how the office can meet the larger strategic priorities and goals of the office and University.  Serving as the primary liaison and contact with our data analytics team HelioCampus, this role will work alongside HelioCampus to create an intake process for data requests, prioritize requests and work towards building metrics that are needed to move The Office of the Registrar forward to a more data driven decision-making model.

This role will be charged with extracting data through PeopleSoft query manager, Salesforce reporting, document management tools and other platforms that support the day-to-day business of the Institution.  In addition, this role is responsible for researching tables and identifying the location of data in all student systems. Developing reports using a variety of business intelligence tools, assisting with PeopleSoft Communications setup and maintenance, and supporting National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) reporting by working with developers to ensure data elements included in file format are correct according to current NSC requirements. The position also supports the system administrative and self-service users with reporting, data needs and troubleshooting.  

This position is expected to actively seek out innovative new processes, inform leadership to enable data-driven decisions and provide recommendations on the collection and use of data to support the office’s strategic and operational needs.  In addition, this role will collaborate and work closely with others at the institution that have data needs.

Specific Responsibilities Include:

REPORTING & RESEARCH

  • Writes queries, validates data, prepares ad hoc reports
  • Ensures data conformity with mandated National Student Clearinghouse file structure
  •  Identifies trends, makes recommendations for improvement, participates in activities related to academic data mining
  • Implements and creates reports and dashboards with appropriate technology enabled tools and prioritizing data requests based on institutional and department priorities
  •  Facilitates continuous quality improvement of processes by identifying gaps through the mining of data
  • Promotes new initiatives to improve the efficiency and timeliness of information processing through effective systems management, staff development, and interdepartmental communications connected to internal and external constituencies
  • Understands Tableau software to inform on how reports should be built and has the ability to analyze the data and communicate if the data is representative of the information requested

SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT

  • Troubleshoots problems, analyzes, and coordinates across systems and processes
  • Make process improvement changes and translates business requirements into functional specifications
  • Develops data driven ways to manage systems requirements to increase efficiency and accuracy
  • Assists in the testing of any changes to student information systems

PROBLEM SOLVING

  • Investigates, assesses, and tests new and existing hardware and software to be used by the Office of the Registrar. Assists with implementation as needed
  • Mines data around specific issues to resolve not only that instance, but to inform how we can put preventative measures in place      

INTERPRETATION OF DATA

  • Learn and understand the daily business well enough to accurately represent data, think through data needs and translate data and metrics to others

COMMUNICATION

  • Serves as a primary contact with HelioCampus
  • Works with all levels within the department as needed to mine and represent data accurately
  • Present data in a clear, concise manner to all levels of leadership
  • Document and share data requests, what data is being reviewed, and how the use of the data has impacted the business

OTHER

  • Perform other job related duties as assigned. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs
  • Handle sensitive and confidential information with tact and discretion. Protects the confidentiality of student records by following all FERPA guidelines on the release of student records

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.  Bachelor’s degree in Data Analytics, Data Science Statistics or related field preferred
  • Experience analyzing business procedures, mining data and making recommendations based on data required 
  • Use statistical methods to analyze data and generate useful business reports
  • Work with all levels of leadership to understand the data needs of the business
  • Keep abreast of trends, challenges and what is happening at the macro level at the University in order to pull and evaluate data that may have an impact on retention
  • Previous report writing responsibilities using PeopleSoft Query Manager
  • Previous experience building reports and dashboards in Salesforce
  • Expertise in Microsoft Access, Excel, and/or comparable software, to create reports and materials requiring the interpretation and manipulation of data
  • Strong communication skills with experiencing presenting technical information to a wide range of audiences

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree preferred
  • 3-4 years of experience working in a college or university registrar or other student affairs unit preferred
  • Analytical and mathematical skills, knowledge of database types, familiarity with data warehousing and data manipulation preferred 
  • Experience working with various computer-programming languages a plus
  • Experience working with Tableau Software preferred

POSITION AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY & WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED. SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH EXPERIENCE.

All submissions should include a cover letter and résumé. UMUC offers competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits for qualifying positions, such as tuition remission, generous leave and healthcare.  For detailed benefits information, please visit: https://careers.umuc.edu/benefits.html.

The University of Maryland University College (UMUC) is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination. UMUC is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, ancestry, political affiliation or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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