Salary commensurate with experience & qualifications.
The Enrollment Management Statistician is a vital part of the Enrollment Management Research Group (EMRG) in the Provost's Office of Institutional Research. The statistician will create, build, use and report on statistical methods that will inform the enrollment strategies, programs and activities of the Division of Enrollment Services. This position also works closely with the Associate VP for Enrollment Management to meet the University's enrollment goals for academic quality, diversity, revenue and retention.
Determine the best statistical methods for analyzing a variety of data surrounding undergraduate enrollment management issues and decisions. Create appropriate statistical models to answer questions from enrollment leaders. Align statistical models with available data sources.
Identify key variables to consider for analysis. Learn and understand key business processes related to enrollment primarily on the undergraduate level that would inform statistical models.
Conduct data analysis and report results to supervisors and decision makers. Update and revise analyses as necessary based on revised questions and data availability.
Work closely with IR and EMRG colleagues to determine the best way to make the data analysis results useful to a variety of end users through varied reporting means and display types. Write-up results in comprehensible terms for a non-technical audience. Generate charts and tables that aid in the explanation of results and data understanding. Be prepared to answer questions and revise if needed.
Seek out and keep abreast of new methods and tools as well as institutional best practices for enrollment analytics through reading, research and professional development.
Education and Experience:
Master’s degree is required.
Degree in the field of statistics, social science research or related field, is preferred.
A minimum of three years’ work experience is required. Work experience in statistics, social science research and/or higher education is highly desired.
Experience with one or more statistical software packages such as SPSS, SAS, SYSTAT or other statistical software is required.
Experience with database structures, SQL, and data extraction is desired.
Experience with Microsoft Office products, including Microsoft Word and Excel is required.
Work experience in a team environment is highly preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Candidate must possess significant problem solving skills with the ability to identify and analyze problems as well as devise solutions. Problems are highly varied and complex, requiring new concepts and approaches.
Candidate must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Must be able to listen well to others and be able to clearly report data analysis and results to others.
Candidate must be a team player and collaborative in working with colleagues, operational staff, and with key decision makers.
Candidate must possess excellent organizational skills that include effective planning and time management.
Must be highly accurate and attentive to details.
It is essential that the candidate be able to take constructive feedback and work in an iterative fashion.
Candidate must be able to handle sensitive information with complete confidentiality and professionalism.
Candidate must be proficient with statistical software, database structures, and proficient using Microsoft Office Suite.
This position must be able to sit for long periods of time and handle objects (dexterity).
This position is open until filled.
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