Job Classification Title: Data Analyst JCC: 4744 Grade: G 95% FTE (38 hours per week) Two year fixed term from start date
JOB PURPOSE: Under general direction, process a wide variety of analytical data and produce routine, single data sources' information requests.
The Stanford Communication Department is searching for a 95% time (38 hours per week) Data Analyst for the Journalism Program. This is a two-year fixed term position with the possibility of renewal. Person will report to the Director of the Journalism Program. Website: http://journalism.stanford.edu/
Identify and select usable data from subtle and complex data patterns. Assess and produce relevant, standard, or custom information (reports, charts, graphs and tables) from structured data sources by querying data repositories and generating the associated information.
Design methods to validate data to ensure high quality product. Explore creative approach to using data based on technical expertise of available data. Distribute reports to applicable agencies, researchers, management and other internal end-users and provide interpretation of data when needed.
Develop and produce dashboards, key performance indicators, and other recognized metrics used to monitor and report organizational performance. Collect and analyze metric data.
Collect, manage and clean datasets using an extraction and reporting programming language to ensure data integrity
Research and reconcile data discrepancies occurring among various information systems and reports.
Collaborate with data managers to define and implement data standards and common data elements for data collection.
Identify new sources of data and methods to improve data collection, analysis and reporting.
May test prototype software and participate in approval and release process for new software. * - Other duties may also be assigned
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Education & Experience: Bachelor's degree or a combination of education and relevant experience. Experience in a quantitative discipline such as economics, finance, statistics or engineering.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Basic knowledge and demonstrated experience using and applying analytical software, database management system software, database reporting software, database user interface and query software, and data mining software.
Ability to collect data using a variety of methods, such as data mining and hardcopy or electronic documentation study, to improve or expand databases.
Strong listening, verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to manage multiple activities in a deadline-oriented environment; highly organized, flexible and rigorous attention to detail.
Ability to use logic to calculate data; efficiently construct a database or scrutinize the form of a question.
Ability to work with data of varying levels of quality and validity.
Demonstrated ability to produce data in a clear and understandable manner meeting user requirements.
Ability to work effectively with multiple internal and external customers.
Certifications and Licenses Required: None
Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
Frequently stand/walk, sit, use a telephone, and grasp lightly/fine manipulation.
Occasionally grasp forcefully, writing by hand.
Rarely sort/file paperwork; lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Occasional work on evenings and weekends.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu/.
Final offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of national criminal background check, national sex offender registry search and, where applicable, driving record. Additional Information
Location: School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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