The Institutional Data Specialist supports a wide variety of data-related projects. The position responds to internal requests for custom data sets, data integrations, and analyses. This position may also compile and submit campus data to external entities. The incumbent manages projects under general supervision and may help coordinate the efforts of project support staff such as student assistants, programmers, and other research technicians. The position is responsible for maintaining the accuracy and usability of data delivered to stakeholders.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Communicate with IEA and campus stakeholders about data needs and request specifications
Write advanced queries/scripts in SQL syntax or similar methods, develop complex data management logic, integrate data sources, and build cleaned, standardized data sets for use in analyses and reports
Apply new and existing data sources as needed to meet campus needs (e.g., ERS series, Student Data Warehouse, PeopleSoft, SAMI, external sources)
As needed, analyze data for outcomes and conclusions related to the data request
On request, run relevant general statistical analyses related to the data request
Prepare formatted reports for recipients
Perform quality checks on own work and the work of other contributors when applicable
Document data processes and project details in the IEA task and documentation systems
Perform data and report validation and investigate the causes of data discrepancies
Verify issues found by end users, tracking errors and outstanding requests and forwarding to appropriate developers
Propose candidate data structures to meet user needs
Contribute to enhancements and new development of reports and dashboards using the data warehouse
Communicate needs to development staff and/or consultants
Anticipate user needs and benefits and propose solutions based on them
Contribute as needed to data reporting efforts using such tools as Tableau, Excel and Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition
SJSU is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability.
It is the policy of SJSU to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities who self disclose.
Internal Number: 24813
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