Data Analyst

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What We Are Looking For

National University is currently seeking a dynamic individual to become part of our Analytics team as a  Data Analyst.

The Data Analyst is responsible for fulfilling the information requests of key decision makers within the University by directly querying against the SQL database, ensuring the accuracy and relevance of that information, and providing access to information in a seamless and timely manner in the form of data extracts, SSRS reports, BI Reports, dashboards, and analytics.  The Data Analyst interprets results using a variety of techniques, ranging from simple data aggregation to complex data mining. Designs, develops, implements and maintains business solutions. This position also fulfills information and data requests from external stakeholders.

National University will not sponsor applicants for work visas or STEM-OPT.

Essential Functions

  • Uses Structured Query Language (SQL) to gather and assess data from the reporting database, transactional database, operational data store, and external systems to assist university leadership in decision making.
  • Supports the University’s continuous quality improvement efforts through the use of performance metrics development and monitoring.
  • Continually assesses data quality throughout the database and coordinates with IT in the correction of source data or creation of translation sources, where applicable.
  • Continually researches and identifies best practices for business data analysis via published literature, formalized training and professional development efforts. 
  • Authenticates and interprets data based on results using a variety of techniques, ranging from simple data aggregation via statistical analysis to complex data mining.
  • Collects and reports data in adherence to Federal and State reporting requirements.
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Reasonable and consistent attendance to fulfill requirements of the position

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Expert in SQL query writing.
  • Ability to work closely with business owners to determine meaningful metrics and fulfill reporting needs.
  • Ability to work closely with engineers to develop database structure.
  • Work with senior leadership to create and analyze reports and ad hoc data requests for decision making.
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment.
  • Ability to communicate clearly to a variety of constituents in both verbal and written communication.
  • Ability to work remotely, and be available during Arizona time zone hours.
  • Attention to detail, highly organized, and ability to execute multiple initiatives within budgeted timeframes. Proficient with Microsoft Word and other applications in the Microsoft Office suite

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree with focus in business or related field required
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience conducting data analyses, developing metrics, and creating reports required
  • 1-2 years working with Visualizations tools such as Tableau, Birst, PowerBI
  • Proficient in query design, generation, and reporting; SQL and SSRS (2008 SQL Server Reporting Services) required.
  • 1-2 years working with AWS S3, Redshift, and other cloud vendors.
  • Experience with the online delivery of education preferred.
  • Experience in higher education preferred
  • Experience working in a technology-driven enterprise preferred
  • All skills, abilities and education will be considered for minimum qualifications

Working Conditions

This position operates in a remote home office. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

  • Good working environment with the absence of disagreeable conditions. 
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Regular and reliable attendance is required.

The National University System is committed to maintaining a high-quality, diverse workforce representative of the populations we serve. As a network of nonprofit educational institutions, the System employs more than 3,300 faculty and staff and serves over 41,000 students. We are united in our mission to meet the global education demands of the 21st Century and are dedicated to creating a supportive academic and work environment that allows for students, faculty and staff to develop their interests and talents while experiencing a sense of community and a commitment to diversity. With programs available both online and at our many campus locations, the National University System is a leader in creating innovative solutions to education and meeting the needs of our diverse student population, including adult learners and working professionals.

The National University System offers a comprehensive benefits package, competitive salaries, and an opportunity to work in an innovative environment that supports diversity. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees. The System does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, family care status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or any other basis protected by state of federal laws.