Penn State University
The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at Penn State is seeking a Data Analyst. The successful applicant will provide analytical support to assist college leadership, faculty, and staff in making decisions related to budget planning, strategic planning, student populations/data and general business operations; participate in the development, assessment, and ongoing monitoring of strategic goals and objectives, and provide support and guidance in interpreting and utilizing the data and reports generated, determine the impact on proposed programs and develop viable alternatives and strategies; serve as a resource for staff across the college charged with writing ad hoc queries and/or performing data analysis; consult with college offices on issues regarding data collection and management; serve as the college's point of contact for the creation and distribution of on-line surveys and benchmarks with other units on possible surveys; and engage with analysts across the University to share best practices and common reporting needs. This job will be filled as a level 3, or level 4, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus three years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 3. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. Demonstrated understanding of scientific research methods and data collection processes, an understanding of relevant web and metadata standards; an interest in or experience in stewarding or managing research data; and experience using SQL, R, Python, or other data processing and analysis technologies is highly desired. The successful candidate should also have strong organizational skills, tolerance for occasional project ambiguity; a willingness to work with all levels of faculty and staff; and the ability to work both independently and in a strong collaborative/team-oriented environment. The Pennsylvania State University’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences takes an active role in building a talented, inclusive, and culturally competent workforce. We understand that our shared future is guided by basic principles of fairness, mutual respect, and commitment to each other. Applicants should provide evidence, either woven through their application materials or as a separate diversity statement, of a commitment to fostering diversity, equity, inclusive excellence, and belonging and of engagement which creates an inclusive environment in their department/workplace.
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