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Learning Data Analyst

Western Governors University
Job Location:
Salt Lake City, Utah

Job Type: Full time

Job Number: JR-009507

Location: Home Office

If you're passionate about building a better future for individuals, communities, and our country-and you're committed to working hard to play your part in building that future-consider WGU as the next step in your career.

Driven by a mission to expand access to higher education through online, competency-based degree programs, WGU is also committed to being a great place to work for a diverse workforce of student-focused professionals. The university has pioneered a new way to learn in the 21st century, one that has received praise from academic, industry, government, and media leaders. Whatever your role, working for WGU gives you a part to play in helping students graduate, creating a better tomorrow for themselves and their families.

**********Internal Posting Until 1/31/2022**********

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • List of significant responsibilities and essential duties that must be completed in order to achieve the objectives of the position
  • Defines analytic projects in a way that delivers business value to the University
  • Identifies needs and creates novel analytic projects (rather than simply responding to requests)
  • Analyzes and interprets diverse sets of educational data using a variety of statistical methods
  • Uses SQL, Python, R, or Scala to clean, manipulate, and transform data for analysis
  • Reports, explains, and presents statistical analyses to the most senior leadership teams using graphs, charts, and tables
  • Applies understanding of learning science to develop methods for measuring student learning and engagement
  • Uses understanding of data collection to design and implement new methods of measurement
  • Stays informed of emerging trends in learning science, learning analytics, and data science
  • Clearly communicates with users to assess needs and requirements for data products
  • Designs and maintains Tableau dashboards
  • Pitches value of potential data products using functioning proofs-of-concept
  • Works across academic colleges and programs to provide valuable data-informed insights on trends of performance metrics

Required Education and Experience:

  • Minimum education and/or prior experience qualifications, required certifications, etc.
  • Master's degree in learning science, data analytics, behavioral or cognitive psychology, statistics, or a closely related field
  • 5+ years of experience in data analysis and visualization
  • 1+ years building dynamic, interactive dashboards
  • 3+ years working with relational databases

Required Skills:

  • Required proficiencies, specialized knowledge, technology skills, etc.
  • Strong written, oral, presentation, and interpersonal skills, including the ability to explain the significance of data and trends to stakeholders
  • Ability to manage multiple, competing tasks independently while working in a team environment
  • Ability to provide mentoring to more junior team members
  • Work with outside vendors and internal teams to improve data availability and quality
  • Ability to use SAS, R, or Python to run multivariate and other statistical analyses
  • Ability to create data dashboards and visuals using a tool like Tableau
  • Ability to create datasets for analysis & reporting using SQL, Python, R, or Scala.
  • Ability to explain analysis results to non-technical audience
  • Ability to manage multiple ongoing data projects

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bi-lingual

Special Requirements:

  • Ability to work nights/weekends, etc. occassionally

As an equal opportunity employer, WGU recognizes that our strength lies in our people. We are committed to diversity.

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