The University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks innovative, energetic, and
accomplished candidates for the position of Data Analyst in the
Office of Scholarships and Student Aid. This position performs
activities associated with supporting campus strategic planning and
decision making through development, analysis, presentation, and
distribution of institutional related research data, with a focus
on student aid and scholarships programs and policies for the
Associate Provost and Director of Scholarships and Student Aid. The
Data Analyst will report to the Senior Associate Director of
Student Services and Systems and will work closely with the
Associate Provost and Director.
The Data Analyst will be responsible for developing queries and
dashboards for regularly reporting on aid for internal and external
partners and create and contribute to predictive models of student
aid and enrollment. This person will be responsible for
independently gathering data using developed skills in query
writing and application development and creating the data
architecture, models, and reporting necessary to add to efficient
operations and models. The person will be responsible for
confirming data integrity and accuracy of data that will inform aid
policies as well as representing UNC Chapel Hill throughout the
The person in the position will also coordinate with the
Associate Director for Systems and Technology lending skills to the
team in efforts to streamline and automate processes wherever
possible. In addition, creating or modifying queries for functional
staff, as needed.
and 1 – 2 years of experience or Bachelor’s degree and 2 – 4 years
of experience or will accept a combination of related education and
experience in substitution.
Qualifications and Experience
- Demonstrated knowledge and at least two years of experience in
quantitative analysis utilizing computer applications such as SAS,
Tableau, query tools (e.g., SQL), and relational databases in order
to extract data from existing systems and restructure large data
sets with high volumes of transactions in a manner that allows for
robust analysis and data insight.
- Prefer recent experience in a large, complex university
setting; requires knowledge of, or comfort with, automated and
integrated Student Information Systems such as Oracle PeopleSoft or
- Prefer experience with and an understanding of financial aid or
similar student data.
- Requires knowledge in data collection and analysis techniques,
along with database administration and programming tools;
understanding and experience using statistics; knowledge of and
practical experience in building data extraction methods using
computer application tools (for example, query tools and relational
databases); knowledge of policies and procedures involved in
handling sensitive data (for example, Family Educational Rights and
Privacy Act, or FERPA).
- Knowledge of or ability to, quickly obtain knowledge of the
policies, regulations, and practices for awarding financial aid and
- Knowledge of the organizational environment of higher education
and large research universities to understand client priorities,
issues, motivations and constraints.
- Requires ability to present technical information, complex
findings, and recommendations in a clear, concise and professional
manner both in writing and verbally.
Application Types Accepted
must be received in the Department of Human Resources by the
closing date to be considered. Please submit an online application
for Position ID 20032922 at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/169504
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal
opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender
identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion,
sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Location/Region: Chapel Hill, NC (27514)