Open Job in Academic & University Sr, Data Analyst – HigherEdJobs

Job Number: 2020-36002

Department: School – Shriver Center – W408200

Job Type: Full-Time


Under the
general direction of the Manager or designee, the Senior Data Analyst will lead and develop data analyses for assigned projects and
develop/deliver all related reports in a team environment. This position will provide information to leadership regarding data management
systems and opportunities to enhance analyses, system integration and related databases. The Senior Data Analyst will utilize subject matter
expertise as well as exceptional analytic and consulting skills with a customer service focus to design and deliver analytic products that
meet or exceed client expectations.


  • Lead the development of and conduct analyses
    using a variety of data in a timely and accurate manner as required by the program/project
  • Develop project-specific analytic plans,
    data manipulation and collection efforts; may include: human-service related data, health service data, critical incident data, and surveys
    involving clients, state agency personnel, and other key informants
  • Manipulate and build large datasets from data sources to support
    analyses through use of MS Access and/or SAS/SQL code which will produce answers to complex analytic questions
  • Create testing
    measures and/or algorithms to test and analyze large amounts of data, including data cleaning and quality assurance
  • Deploy complex qualitative and quantitative analysis techniques utilizing software packages such as SAS,
  • Provide oversight of data analysis by junior level team members; provide guidance and training as needed to help ensure accurate
    and timely completion of deliverables; provide QA on data for program/project integrity
  • Oversee the design and development of data
    collection instruments, databases and procedure manuals based on thorough knowledge of data files, related databases, and systems
    integration (i.e., knowledge of study populations, types of claims data being analyzed)
  • Design and implement data management and
    quality control procedures, including writing technical requirements and documentation of data sets
  • Prepare and deliver data
    analysis reports. Develop and present summary reports, and oral and written presentations as requested by client, stakeholders and senior
    leaders to better inform decision making
  • Provide interpretation of data to key stakeholders and leadership (including lay
    audiences); including identifying and reporting data patterns and abnormalities and presenting analyses of key metrics and
  • Produce tabular and graphic summaries of analyses in a form suitable for inclusion in manuscripts for publication in peer
    reviewed scientific journals as well as for presentation at scientific meetings
  • Communicate with all appropriate parties to ensure
    that the project’s objectives, scope, and expected deliverables of each project phase are understood. Also responsible for communicating
    project status, resource utilization, issues, and related information
  • Review and monitor compliance with the federal and state
  • Perform other duties as required.


  • Bachelor’s degree
    in a business, health sciences, or a related field; or equivalent experience
  • 5 years of related experience; including at least 3
    years of applied data analysis projects
  • Advanced knowledge and use of SAS/SQL software
  • Exceptional analytic and
    problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated experience/skills in appropriate computer, statistical or database
  • Excellent attention to detail and time management/organization skills to manage multiple
  • Demonstrated ability to research issues and resources
  • Demonstrated ability to write reports, journal articles
    and/ or other technical documents
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to
    interact successfully with a wide range of individuals


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