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Statistician, Enrollment Services

Kennesaw State University
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Kennesaw, Georgia
Admissions and Enrollment
Statistician, Enrollment Services

Job ID: 245046
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
Find your wings at KSU!

Are you ready to join a community leading in innovative teaching and learning? Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. With our growing enrollment and global reach, we are enjoying increased prominence among Georgia's colleges. We offer more than 150 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees to over 43,000 students. Our entrepreneurial spirit, high-impact research, and Division I athletics also draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Our university's vibrant culture, diversity, career opportunities, and rich benefits make us an employer of choice. We are searching for talented people to join our mission. Come to KSU and find your passion.

Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Our Marietta campus is located at 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060.

Job Summary
Conducts acquisition and analytics of data for decision support and student success. Participates in educational research related to the operation of the institution and predictive analytics, including studies on students, faculty, staff, curriculum and/or organizational processes.

1. Uses database query tools, statistical and analytical software, to extract, manipulate and analyze data trends and patterns

2. Designs, develops and tests predictive models to identify campus outcomes for various units

3. Provides data summaries, trends, and patterns by using data visualization tools (SAS VA, Tableau) and reporting tools

4. Researches projects and prepares reports that address campus issues or topics using sound research methodology and techniques

5. Responds to requests for information and studies from leadership in a timely manner. Assist the office and data stewards in improving data quality through a variety of techniques and methods such as audit reports, identification of derived data elements to include in data warehouses to improve the report writer experience, and advocacy for new or improved business practices of data collection

6. Assists to establish standards and business processes for reporting including template design, visualization, data models, query libraries, and data dictionaries appropriate to support the university

7. Compiles standard and ad hoc reports per established guidelines and frequency

Required Qualifications
Educational Requirements
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education in related field

Required Experience
Three (3) years of related experience

Preferred Qualifications
Additional Preferred Qualifications
Master's degree from an accredited institution of higher education in Mathematical Statistics, Data Science, Analytics or Computer Science
Higher Education experience
Previous experience performing data analysis
Previous experience in quantitative and mixed methods research, statistical techniques and use of statistical packages such as SAS, SPSS, R, Python, or Stata

Proposed Salary
Pay Grade E12

The budget for this position is between $56,120 and $80,000. Offers will be based on candidate experience and budget availability.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Able to determine the appropriate sources of data and then adeptly obtain and synthesize results into talking points
Able to offer reasonable alternatives when necessary
Able to utilize quantitative and mixed methods research, statistical techniques and use of statistical packages such as SAS, SPSS, R, Python, or Stata
Detailed oriented with the ability to recognize and investigate data anomalies; exceptional analytical, conceptual and problem-solving abilities
Ability to prioritize multiple projects and meet strict deadlines as part of a fast-paced problem solving team, working with minimum supervision
Ability to organize research results and conclusions for effective presentation in a wide variety of formats and situations
Able to handle multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines

Proficiency with spreadsheet and data visualization (Tableau, MS Power BI, Excel, R or SAS)
Proficiency in SQL and data management techniques

Proven writing/technical graphic ability to create documents that are well written and can be readily understood by various audiences
Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management and presentation skills
Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e., Microsoft Office suite)
Strong attention to detail and follow up skills
Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette
Intellectually curious thinker with a passion for discovering solutions in large data sets

Equal Employment Opportunity
Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin race religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007. Participant ID: 61415

Other Information
This is not a supervisory position.
This position does not have any financial responsibilities.
No, this position will not be required to drive.
This role is considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position may travel 1% - 24% of the time

Background Check
  • Standard Enhanced + Education
Per the University System of Georgia background check policy, all final candidates will be required to consent to a criminal background investigation. Final candidates may be asked to disclose criminal record history during the initial screening process and prior to a conditional offer of employment. Applicants for positions of trust with screening results which confirm a disqualifying criminal history will be immediately disqualified from employment eligibility.

All applicants are required to include professional references as part of their application process. Some positions may require additional job-based screenings such as motor vehicle report, credit check, pre-employment drug screening and/or verification of academic credentials.

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