Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Admissions Office. The position is located at Brookings Hall. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
The Senior Admissions & Aid Analyst is responsible for providing data intelligence using internal and external sources to support strategic efforts for recruitment, selection, enrollment, and financial aid within the undergraduate admissions & financial aid unit. Reporting to the Manager of Admissions & Aid Strategic Analysis and working closely with the Vice Provost and the leadership team the position will provide the data analysis required to ensure that the strategic direction of the division is well-supported. The Analyst works with the Manager and the other Analyst to help design, implement, and disseminate an analytic research agenda. The agenda will inform recruitment, admissions, and financial aid policies to achieve the goals of data-driven strategy development, evaluation of recruitment efforts, and modeling of selection and aid processes.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides data analysis and support to leadership team as needed to develop policies and programs that support the goals of the division. Monitors student enrollment trends, examines admissions and aid patterns, and identifies areas of concern and opportunities. Recommends strategies to maximize potential of the unit in meeting the institutional goals around recruiting, enrolling, and supporting the first-year and transfer classes.
Works with admissions and student financial services staff, the offices of Institutional Research and Financial Planning, and outside consultants to model the selection process and to implement the models in an efficient, effective way to define and achieve institutional enrollment and financial aid goals.
Analyzes and reports on internal and external data including student surveys, and national and international trend data. Participates in the development of quantitative research tools internally and with external partners.
Provides reporting and statistical summaries and analysis of admissions and aid data on both a regular and ad hoc basis for a variety of clients, including senior University administrators, and admissions related survey data for outside agencies.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree required and five years of experience or Master’s degree and three years of experience.
Training and/or previous work experience with data analysis and the management of large data sets.
Experience with Tableau or similar data visualization tools.
Mastery of Excel, Power Point, Word.
Master’s degree desirable.
Relevant work experience in social sciences, statistics, higher education administration, or other related field.
Advanced degree preferred or significant direct experience.
Exceptional communication, analytical, quantitative and statistical skills; demonstrated ability to synthesize and transform complex data into effective written and oral reports;
A broad understanding of the issues of higher education, assessment, and research methods, and the ability to develop options and make recommendations within a contextual understanding of institutional needs.
Command of appropriate and relevant software (including integrated databases and query languages and spreadsheet and graphic presentation applications) and statistical techniques.
Ability to collaborate and work with teams.
Ability to work independently on projects and meet deadlines.
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
Strong organizational skills.
The hiring range for this position is $60,801 - $79,092 annually.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Position is located in an open office environment but will travel to on-campus and off-campus locations for meetings.
Occasional travel to conferences possible.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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