UMBC is a University on the move. Our exceptional undergraduate programs offer our students the benefits of a strong liberal arts foundation and rigorous disciplinary background, combined with the opportunities to work with faculty recognized internationally for the quality of their research, scholarship, and creative activities. UMBC is an open, diverse community in which academic excellence, entrepreneurial innovation, and respect for others are guiding principles.
UMBC is a national leader in the use of analytics and actionable intelligence to support our mission, strategic goals, and the educational and professional success of the entire campus community.
Reporting to the Deputy Chief Information Officer/Associate Provost for Analytics, the incumbent will help improve our ability to assess planning decisions by supporting the development of business intelligence dashboards that monitor key performance indicators.
We seek a collaborative, creative, and motivated individual to conduct, interpret, and present results that support UMBC’s mission, strategic goals, the recommendations of our accreditation Self Study, and to assist with the effective use of tools to support the continuous improvement of the university.
Using standard statistical tools and vendor-provided analytics systems, the Data Scientist and Statistical Analyst will help to support campus stakeholders with the development and assessment of our student success initiatives. Specific duties include:
Support and conduct projects that increase graduation and retention rates, reduce time to degree, support improved academic advising, and improve student learning and course performance;
Help improve our ability to assess the outcomes of strategic planning decisions by supporting the development of business intelligence dashboards that monitor strategic goals and key performance indicators;
Work with campus stakeholders to identify, prioritize, and conduct analytical projects that support the university’s mission, goals, and strategic plan;
Use appropriate data and methods to uncover fact patterns and test hypotheses that support progress towards campus goals;
Prepare high-quality and clear written reports, exhibits, and visualizations that present and interpret findings;
Work with campus stakeholders to improve data quality and usefulness, including support of the development of business intelligence dashboards that monitor strategic goals and key performance indicators;
Support, operationalize and assess our student success initiatives including supporting committees charged with student success and persistence and the development and assessment of student advising tools, case management tools, nudging campaigns, and first-year alerts;
Support the implementation, training, and effective use of vendor-provided analytics systems;
Support collaborative, innovative, use of learning analytics tools;
Perform other duties as assigned.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Requires a Bachelor's degree in economics, sociology, psychology, public policy, or other fields with related analytical competencies. It is essential that candidates have the experience and ability to conduct and interpret the results of statistical analysis and to produce appropriate, high-quality presentations and visualizations of the data for senior leadership. The ability to move data between platforms and software is essential. Candidates must have excellent writing, communication, organizational, and professional skills.
Master’s degree preferred. Candidates pursuing or holding doctorates will receive strong consideration. Strong candidates will have experience, either professional or educational, in applied econometrics and statistics, as well as demonstrated training or skills in the preparation of data for analysis and presentation. Some experience with predictive modeling algorithms is a plus. Experience with SQL, SAS, STATA, or R is a plus.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please upload a resume, cover letter, and a list of three professional references (including current telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) with your application.
Screening of Applications Begins:
For best consideration, submit application materials by October 24, 2018. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Equal Opportunity Statement:
UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
Internal Number: 492779
About University of Maryland, Baltimore County
UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC emphasizes science, engineering, information technology, human services and public policy at the graduate level. UMBC contributes to the economic development of the State and the region through entrepreneurial initiatives, workforce training, K-16 partnerships, and technology commercialization in collaboration with public agencies and the corporate community. UMBC is dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning.
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