|Data Analyst - Research and Analytics|
Company: University of Tennessee
Location: Knoxville, TN
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 09/24/2021
Expire Date: 11/24/2021
Job Categories: Education
Data Analyst - Research and Analytics|
The Office of Research and Analytics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, (UTK) invites applications and nominations for our Data Analyst position. We are seeking candidates who can contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.
The University and Region
UTK is the state’s flagship, land-grant university. We are a Research 1 university with 11 colleges and more than 30,000 students. With new leadership at the system, university, and college levels, UTK is poised for dramatic positive change focused on solving some of the most audacious, pressing problems our country and world face today. The city of Knoxville is a hidden gem surrounded by eight gorgeous lakes, with a beautiful and walkable downtown, a diverse music scene including internationally recognized festivals, active neighborhoods, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural and outdoor activities. UTK is located within easy driving distance to the Great Smoky Mountains, Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville and Cincinnati. It is only a day’s drive to Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C. Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people.
The Enrollment Management (EM) division comprises more than 170 full-time staff who serve our students through the following departments and functions: Undergraduate Admissions, International Recruitment, Transfer Center, One Stop Student Services, Financial Aid and Scholarships, University Registrar, EM Communications, and Research & Analytics. The Office of Enrollment Management is committed to our Vision, Mission and Values. We are passionate about fulfilling our land-grant mission of accessible education and making an impact that will transform lives through the student experience.
The data analyst supports the Enrollment Management division and University by supplying coordinated, actionable information to decision makers. This position evaluates market research on demand and growth opportunities to formulate insights and recommendations. Responsible for designing, creating, maintaining, and running reports from institutional databases. Accountable for cleaning, coding, and archiving survey, recruitment, and enrollment data. Responsible for linking data from multiple internal sources as well as importing and linking data from external sources. Performs the evaluation and testing of data and reports received from other offices, establishes automatic data verification, resolves data discrepancies, creates queries, and develops ad hoc reports.
Required Education and Experience:
Preferred Education and Experience:
•Two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in technical research or statistical work in the collection, compilation, and analysis of data.
• Experience working in a higher education setting
• Demonstrated proficiency with SQL or a related programming language.
• Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Excel.
• A commitment to accuracy and an eye for detail.
• Demonstrated work ethic for successful management of multiple short-term and long-term projects, independent completion of projects with accuracy, thoroughness and creativity, and timely meeting of deadlines under pressure.
• Experience with complex data sets including manipulating, merging, restructuring and analyzing large data sets.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Excel
• Excellent verbal, written, numerical, and graphical communication skills
• Ability to create clear, accurate representations of data
• Ability to work quickly and accurately with attention to detail
• Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines
• Demonstrated ability to learn new software and continually acquire new competencies
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research, analysis, and statistical methods.
• Working knowledge of SQL programming
• Working knowledge of Tableau software
• Working knowledge of Banner or another integrated student information system
Applicants should submit a cover letter detailing relevant experience along with a resume and the name, e-mail address, and telephone number of three to five professional references.
Company Name: University of Tennessee
UT is the state’s flagship research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. Enrolling more than 30,000 students, the campus is in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in beautiful East Tennessee. As a land-grant university, UT fulfills its access mission through a commitment to excellence in learning, scholarship, and engagement. The Enrollment Management (EM) division comprises more than 150 full-time staff who serve our students through the following departments and functions: Undergraduate Admissions, International Recruitment, Transfer Center, One Stop Student Services, Financial Aid and Scholarships, University Registrar, EM Communications, and Research & Analytics. EEO/AA Statement /Non-Discrimination Statement The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), ADEA (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498 (V/TTY available) or 974-2440. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.