Position Description Details The Program Data Analyst provides analytical and organizational support for Global Programs, in support of Boston Universitys global strategy. Among the responsibilities are: (i) Perform complex data analysis using and developing advanced Excel worksheets, extracting data and creating reports and presentations from the Universitys Academic Data Warehouse (ADW) and local databases, which includes FileMaker; (ii) Engage in high-level statistical research and longitudinal studies to analyze the success of the global initiatives and the Universitys global strategy, and proactively engage in recommendations when possible; (iii) Track and report on new trends and developments as well as best practices in global education among large research institutions; (iv) Develop systems for efficiently obtaining relevant data; and (v) Support global initiatives of the University and within Global Programs (i.e. seed fund, competitive analysis) The Program Data Analyst reports to the Special Advisor for the Vice President and Associate Provost and Chief of Staff, and works in a collaborative team environment with all members of the Global Support team, specifically the Strategy and Communications group.
Position Essential Functions:
*Identify the appropriate data sources and how to extract, transform, clean, and manipulate the data to uncover trends. Focus on data architecture, information flow, and management of multiple data sources. Design reports to reflect and analyze the universitys global engagement and report to external surveys. Create and manage regular and ad hoc reports utilizing available Global Programs and University data. (25%)
*Meet with business stakeholders from all Global Programs units (Study Abroad, CELOP, ISSO, Global Support) to understand the business questions and then develop and deliver accurate, consistent, and timely reports in user-friendly outputs such as Excel or Power BI. Participate in university-wide meetings and committees (e.g. Data Governance Working Group) representing Global Programs and collaborate with other units across BU. (25%)
*Manage an internal database to store data from multiple sources. Develop and suggest data governance best practices to key business members to promote data consistency across all units and all data sources. Aim to reduce data redundancies and clarify data definitions. (25%)
*Create research reports for senior staff before travel, delegation visits, or other university business. Design procedures to ensure accurate and uniform statistical reporting to both internal and external audiences. (15%)
*Design and create data visualizations and present report findings to a non-technical audience. (10%)
*B.A./B.S. in related field. Self-starter, highly motivated with minimal direction.
*3-5 years of professional experience in fast paced operational environment.
*Excellent analytical, decision making, and problem solving skills.
*Extract, transform, load (ETL), troubleshooting, and reporting experience at an advanced level, preferably in the field of education.
*Excellent project management skills with proven ability to successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously and to meet tight deadlines.
*Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to summarize and present findings to non-technical audiences.
*Thinks qualitatively as well as quantitatively.
*Ability to produce high-quality work reflecting attention to detail and accuracy.
*Able to work both independently and as part of a team.
*Advanced knowledge of Excel, SQL, and Power BI (or other data visualization tool). Proficiency with R or Python.
*Higher education experience preferred.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
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