Data Analyst
Dallas County Community College District
Administrative Office
6h ago

Position Summary

The Data Analyst is responsible for producing high-quality, accurate, and timely insights from the College’s data. The Data Analyst will be adept at combining an understanding of business needs and available data to produce models reports, visualizations, predictive and prescriptive models, etc.

  • that drive effective actions by stakeholders. The incumbent will have the ability to access existing databases; extract data and construct new databases;
  • and evaluate, clean, and transform data to fulfill the core responsibilities of the position. Additionally, the Data Analyst will support external reporting to government agencies and accreditors and internal reporting to executive staff, the board, and offices across the College.

    Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

    Experience with writing data reports and visualizations in varied formats

    Experience with tools and procedures to extract, transform, and load data.

    Experience with relational database design principles and managing large data sets.

    Experience querying databases, preferably using SQL.

    Experience with statistical analysis software.

    Experience with programming languages - Python or R.

    Experience with data mining and modeling.

    Experience with auditing and improving data quality and consistency.

    Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of diverse stakeholders through multiple channels.

    Experience reporting to external agencies and accreditors.

    Physical Requirements

    Normal physical job functions performed within a standard office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with physical challenges to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

    Minimum Knowledge and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in analytics, statistics, mathematics, information technology / systems / management, or related discipline;
  • master’s preferred. Official transcripts required.

  • Two (2) years of experience with analytics, data management, and research in higher education or related field.
  • Will be subject to criminal background check. Some positions may be subject to a fingerprint check.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Produces ongoing and ad hoc data insights in the forms of reports, dashboards and other visualizations, statistical analyses, and predictive and prescriptive analytics models.
  • Supports stakeholders in engaging with data insights through training, documentation, and decision support.
  • Designs, maintains, and queries databases.
  • Mines data from internal and external sources and prepares the data for further analysis.
  • Ensures high levels of data integrity by taking steps such as working with stakeholders to fix root causes of errors, cleaning or transforming data prior to analysis, auditing database and query design, and testing and evaluating data insights for consistency and accuracy.
  • Prepares data to report key performance indicators and associated benchmarks and to fulfill government and accreditor requirements.
  • Uses statistical analysis tools to identify trends, patterns, forecasts, and predictions that are useful for making decisions at all levels of the organization.
  • Collaborates with members of information technology to continuously improve the availability and architecture of institutional and external data to facilitate the generation of insights.
  • Gains understanding of stakeholder offices’ business needs to inform project design.
  • Completes required Dallas College Professional Development training hours per academic year.
  • Performs other related tasks as required.
  • The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position.

    Incumbents may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Position requires regular and predictable attendance.

    Dallas College is part of an equal opportunity system that provides education and employment opportunities without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

    Dallas College complies with the Americans with Disabilities and Veterans Act.

    Preferred skills / experience :

  • Federal and / or state data reporting experience
  • Power BI experience
  • Experience working with student data in Higher Education a plus
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