The Enrollment Data Analyst works closely with the Vice President for Enrollment, Associate Vice President for Student Financial Services, and the Director of Admission to manage the Enrollment Division's databases and support systems. She/he will assist in anticipating and recommending technology needs and upgrades in terms of software and hardware to support data management and utility. This individual will be a core member of a team designated to identify best practices for the Enrollment Division's management and usage of data.
A significant component of this role is research and will require working closely with the Vice President of Enrollment and other members of the Enrollment Division to determine data needs and execute data requests.
Collaborates with the Enrollment Division staff to fully and effectively utilize the division's databases and computer systems.
-Utilizes his/her understanding of the data available through Cascade, PeopleSoft/Oracle, and Enrollment Manger as well as other institutional data, to inform tactical and strategic decision-making for the Enrollment Division.
-Guides Office of Admission and Student Financial Services staff on the data elements maintained in the available databases and the tools available to make this data relevant to their day to day work.
-Trains Office of Admission and Student Financial Services staff in the use of data queries from Enrollment Manager and PeopleSoft/Oracle.
-Structures, maintains, retrieves, and assesses data to inform tactical and strategic decision-making.
-Develops recommendations for and collaborates with the Vice President for Enrollment, Associate Vice President for Student Financial Services, and the Director of Admission to determine enrollment data needs and to execute data requests.
-Designs, generates, and produces standard analytical reports using Cascade, PeopleSoft/Oracle, and the Office of Admission's software products (Enrollment Manager, Enrollment Planning Services, and Student Search Services).
-Develops and manages the research module within Enrollment Manager.
-Creates and executes research efforts beyond those supported by Enrollment Manager.
-Conducts needs assessments and evaluates enrollment activities in order to recommend immediate and future technology and operational enhancements to support the Enrollment Division's goals.
Applies statistical techniques to data (including standard social science operations like SPSS and complex regression analyses) to support the work of the Enrollment Division.
-Develops and conducts statistical analyses to support the efficient deployment of resources.
-Supports the annual financial aid analysis with particular attention to the efficient use of institutional financial aid.
Collaborates with the Office of Institutional Research to provide data for the needs of the institutional research at Puget Sound.
-Consults with the institutional research staff on the efficacy of analytical approaches to be used in the evaluation of enrollment activities.
-Assists with the completion of survey requests from external and internal sources regarding Puget Sound and its enrollment practices, and ensures relevant survey data are readily accessible to members of the Enrollment Division staff and, where appropriate, to the broader university community.
-Coordinates with the Office of Institutional Research and other partners in the development of surveys for students at various points in the admission cycle and beyond.
-Relates enrollment data to ongoing retention analyses conducted by the Office of Institutional Research.
Performs related duties as needed.
-Bachelor's degree in computer science, mathematics, or related field, with significant related work experience, including database management, research design, and execution (experience with HTML, SQL+, and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher, and InfoPath) and FTP servers and data importing and exporting is expected). Familiarity with standard statistical techniques for social science research and experience using statistical methods to analyze and understand social systems required.
-Master's degree, higher education experience, and/or admission experience preferred.
-Experience with PeopleSoft/Oracle or a similar Enterprise Resource Planning System is preferred.
-Technology certifications in networking, database design, and/or HTML preferred.
-Ability to analyze, interpret and communicate complex data.
-Demonstrated writing skills.
-Effective communication skills.
-Ability to manage multiple priorities.
-Ability to work independently.
-Strong organizational skills.
-Ability to work effectively with a diverse constituency.
-A commitment to liberal arts education and cultural diversity.