Posted: July 5, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionWho we are:
National Louis is a 130+ year old university that has been grounded in the values of innovation, access, and excellence from its inception. As an institution we believe in providing access to educational opportunity and that education is our greatest lever for social and economic mobility. We are a student focused community that is committed to continuous improvement and asks how do we become more “student ready” so that we may better serve our students. We believe that through education we are able to empower change and build healthy communities. Our community works hard in the service of students and supports one another like a family.
What we offer:
At National Louis University we offer our employees an innovative environment to work together and inspire the ideas that will make an impact. As our external environment changes, our employees are provided the opportunities and tools needed to grow both personally and professionally to remain successful. NLU employees and dependents are offered a wide range of benefits, including but not limited to, Health Insurance benefits, Retirement benefits, Paid Time Off and Educational Benefits.
Campus Chicago, IL - 122 S. Michigan Ave.
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Position Status Full Time
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What you will do:
National Louis University has set the ambitious goal to increase Hispanic participation and success in graduate programs through building academic supports and networks. A critical aspect of ensuring student and program success is a relentlessly data-driven approach to planning, execution, and continuous improvement in all aspects of the educational experience. This role is funded through our CLAVE grant which aims to promote graduate degree attainment among the Latinx student population. The Data Analyst will collaborate with the Institutional Research Office and the Internal Evaluator to create and maintain a database that specifically focuses on Hispanic graduate students in the institution, including data on the intersecting identities relevant to Hispanic students, for example, immigration status, linguistic background, high school background, gender, race, as well as data on enrollment, retention, and graduation. The Data Analyst will analyze institutional data to create and publish reports to be disseminated and presented to key university units, stakeholders, and community. This position will report to the Director of HSI Programs while working collaboratively with the Program Evaluator to collect and measure data for each activity and objective to ensure both completion and effectiveness.
Conducts strategic analyses by querying, cleaning, manipulating, and interpreting data using statistical techniques.
Collaborates with NLU’s Instructional Research Office, Business Intelligence, and the Program Evaluator to build new data elements into NLU’s central systems in order to effectively understand and analyze data related to CLAVE.
Develops data collection mechanisms, including surveys, focus groups, and other instruments, in collaboration with the Program Evaluator to effectively track the impact of strategies and practices for increasing Hispanic student participation and success in graduate programs.
Collaborates with the Program Evaluator to measure data for each activity and objective to ensure both completion and effectiveness
Develops data visualizations based on analysis and interpretation of data using PowerBI, Excel or other University systems.
Creates and publishes reports to be disseminated and presented to key university units, stakeholders, and community on grant outcomes and graduate student outcomes.
Additional duties as assigned by either the program evaluator, institutional research, or CLAVE.
Bachelor’s Degree with emphasis in Data Science, Education, Statistics, Social Work, Public Policy, Business, or related field.
1-3 years of experience manipulating large data sets with analytical software and/or coding languages (R, SQL, SAS, etc.)
1- 3 years of experience working in education or youth services with increased responsibility.
1-3 years of experience working with Excel for data manipulation and visualization and with PowerPoint for creating sophisticated presentations.
1-3 years of experience working with data visualization/analytical software (Tableau, SAS, PowerBI, etc.)
NLU Inclusion Statement:
National Louis University is deeply committed to serving its community, advancing access and equity, and ensuring that all individuals are welcomed and valued. We are dedicated to fostering a culture where diversity, equity, and inclusion remain at the core of who we are. These are more than just words to us: they are truly a way of life for the NLU community. We recognize that differences in age, race, gender (identity and expression), nationality, sexual orientation, physical and intellectual ability, and background bring richness to our work environment. We affirm diverse perspectives, innovative contributions, and authentic presentations of self from every member within the NLU community. We believe inclusion is grounded in the actions we intentionally take each day. Our goal is to inspire and empower NLU employees and community members to cultivate an environment where we collectively focus on uplifting and advancing our institutional culture.