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Boston University DATA ANALYST, Institutional Research in BOSTON, Massachusetts

The Data Analyst in Analytical Services & Institutional Research (AS&IR) is responsible for analyzing data and documenting information needs and use cases, preforming complex analyses to answer business questions, developing data models, and producing dashboards and reports to support effective data distribution and strategic decision making at the University. The data analyst will work collaboratively with clients, technical staff, and senior administration to continuously develop and improve the University's reporting resources. BU, IS&T, and AS&IR are committed to creating a diverse and equitable workplace where individuals feel affirmed and supported and diversity is celebrated and appreciated.

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    Hybrid/remote work and schedule options are available. During critical periods on-call, weekend, and/or non-traditional work hours may be required.

Required Skills

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent, and 3-5 years of experience.

    Successful candidates will demonstrate a well-rounded portfolio of analytical and communication skills, including:

  • Ability to translate complex problems and concisely convey analyses, reports, and/or visual solutions to a variety of audiences.

  • Experience extracting and combining data from multiple databases and systems, preferably student information systems, client relationship management systems, and financial systems.

  • Experience with database management tools (e.g., Excel, SQL), statistical software (e.g., SPSS, R, SAS, Python), and/or business intelligence/visualization tools (e.g., Power BI, Microstrategy) preferred.

  • Ability to work within tight time constraints and to adapt to changing conditions or requirements, including managing multiple projects and tasks.

  • Attention to detail and accuracy, with the ability to create and maintain documentation of projects and processes.

  • Ability to work independently to investigate questions or issues, as well as within a team setting on collaborative projects, initiatives, and working groups.

    All information (written, verbal, electronic, etc.) that an employee encounters while working at Boston University is considered confidential. This position will be exposed to and required to deal with highly confidential and sensitive material. Must adhere to Boston University compliance policy, department guidelines/policies and all applicable laws and regulations.

    Please note all newly hired staff and faculty, will need to be in compliance with Boston University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement (https://www.bu.edu/hr/hr-covid-19-resources/vaccine-required-for-faculty-and-staff/) within 30 days of date of hire. You must upload your vaccine documentation or request a medical or religious exemption (instructions (https://www.bu.edu/hr/hr-covid-19-resources/upload-your-covid-vaccination-documentation/) ). For further information on the University’s response to COVID-19, please visit the Back2BU site (https://www.bu.edu/back2bu/) .

    We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

    If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the employment application process, please contact the Equal Opportunity Office at 617-353-6474.

Required Experience