Department: Educ Ctr for Talent Developmnt Salary/Grade: ITS/76
Center for Talent Development (CTD), a part of Northwestern’s School of Education and Social Policy, is an accredited learning center and research facility with a mission topromote the talent development of academically advanced learners(age 4 through grade 12), conduct research on talent development,andprovide evidence-based support and guidance tofamilies and educators. For over 35years, CTD has served as a national leader in the field of gifted education, implementing research-driven methods of teaching and learning. More than 600,000 families have benefitted from our programs and services.
The Data Analyst Associate performs tasks related to the design, implementation, support/maintenance, and enhancement of NU's enterprise, vendor and in-house developed applications. Documents functional requirements, analyzes requirements in the context of software and processes, develops and executes test plans, assists with and documents business process improvement efforts, and works with production issues. Completes content, process, and procedures for technical and functional system work that is low in complexity. Receives direction and oversight from senior staff.
Participates with senior analysts, end users and peers to ensure that user requirements are gathered, analyzed, all gaps are documented, and all deliverables completed (adhering to approved methodology and documentation standards).
Participates with functional users and technical staff to determine best approaches, ensuring that approved solutions are implemented in a timely and correct fashion.
Contributes to the creation of accurate documentation of process, procedure, and system/application configuration.
Provides input into the creation and maintenance of test scripts, implementation project plans, roll out communications and training materials.
Identifies simple use cases.
Provides input into test scripts and performs detailed testing for simple use cases to ensure that the implemented software functions correctly.
Participates in iterative feedback processes among users, developers, and analysts to ensure software functionality aligns with requirements.
Enters basic software configurations to meet user needs.
Collaborates with technical, reporting and application resources to analyze and resolve basic production issues in a timely manner.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in a major such as computer science, information technology, or related; OR appropriate combination of education and experience.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Experience configuring or administering a Student Information System software package such as Salesforce, PowerSchool, eSIS, Infinite Campus, Genius SIS, or similar product.
Experience configuring or administering a Learning Management System (LMS) such as Schoology, Moodle, Canvas, Blackboard Learn or similar product.
Experience creating training or documentation materials and providing technical assistance to personnel in a K-12 or higher education setting.
Ability to create and quality check SQL database queries.
Advanced Excel skills.
Experience using or willingness to learn a data visualization software package such as Tableau.
Experience using or willingness to learn a statistical analysis software package such as SAS, STATA, or SPSS.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 38145
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.