Data Analyst, Business IntelligenceThe George Mason University Division of Enrollment Management, invites applications for the position of Data Analyst, Business Intelligence. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment. About the Department:The Division for Enrollment Management supports core elements of the Mason strategic plan related to enrollment; new student enrollment strategy, retention, and graduation. The mission of the Division for Enrollment Management at George Mason University is to foster student success by connecting students and families to resources that open doors to a world-class education and opportunities fundamental to the Mason student experience. The division strives to provide quality, timely, and efficient student service from recruitment through graduation and to collaborate with members of the Mason community in support of the University vision and strategic plan. About the Position:This position is responsible for supporting the operational and planning functions of the Division for Enrollment Management by analyzing enrollment, admissions, recruitment, scholarship, financial aid, and academic data. Specifically, the position is responsible for producing both quantitative and qualitative reporting; and will provide information analyses that relates to setting enrollment goals and objectives, recruitment strategy, institutional aid leveraging, marketing, and retention strategies to inform decision-making. Creating, monitoring, tracking, and reporting appropriate metrics to inform and guide operational decisions and actions are important aspects of the Data Analyst's work.Responsibilities:Uses institutional databases, purchased data from vendors, market research, and governmental data to provide insight into the student recruitment process through data mining and analysis;Performs market analyses and competitor analyses;Creates, monitors, tracks, and reports appropriate metrics on a weekly, monthly, and ad hoc basis; andResponds to data requests from other campus units and provides a range of reports or datasets for use by those departments.Required Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent combination of education and experience;Demonstrated experience with data analysis, program evaluation, or research;Demonstrated experience with extracting data from multiple sources, merging that data and finding and resolving inconsistencies;Demonstrated experience with performing data quality analysis on datasets and reports;Some experience with Banner, Salesforce or other relational databases or CRMs;Some experience with BI visualization tools - such as MicroStrategy or Tableau to build customized dashboards for use by both internal and external clients;Some experience with SQL, SAS, Python, R or similar programing languages for querying data sources, performing the appropriate analysis, and creating visualizations;Project management experience;Advanced skill in Microsoft Excel;Exceptional quantitative skills and attention to detail;Excellent organizational, written, and verbal communication skills;Advanced critical thinking and problem-solving skills;Exceptional communication skills; andAbility to communicate knowledge and ideas in a consultative matter to a variety of audiences including senior leadership.Preferred Qualifications:Master's degree in related field or equivalent combination of education and experience;Considerable experience with data analysis, program evaluation, or research;Considerable experience with extracting data from multiple sources, merging that data and finding and resolving inconsistencies;Considerable experience with performing data quality analysis on datasets and reports;Considerable experience with BI visualization tools - such as MicroStrategy or Tableau to build customized dashboards for use by both internal and external clients;Experience in predictive modeling, forecasting, and regression techniques using tools such as Python, R, SAS, SPSS, etc.;Experience in SQL development;Experience working with university administration;Experience in interpersonal relations as they relate to interactions with various levels of university administrators;Experience developing forecasting and tracking models that integrate a variety of statistical and financial information; andDemonstrated knowledge of strategic and enrollment management/modeling principles, methods, and practices.
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 02102z at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
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