Senior Program Specialist-Data Analyst

  • State of Missouri
  • Jefferson City, Missouri
  • May 04, 2024
Full Time Information Technology and Communication Services Project Management
  • Salary: $58,600.00-$62,000.00 per Year USD
  • Salary Top: 62000 USD

Job Description

Why you’ll love working for this Department:

You will be joining a Department committed to a culture of TEAMWORK to accomplish our goals together, where we deliver excellence through COLLABORATION with partners and stakeholders, embody ACCOUNTABILITY through trust and professionalism, and embrace WORK-LIFE BALANCE by prioritizing respect, boundaries, and time. While working at DHEWD you will be helping to develop the workforce of the future! Join us as we pursue our vision of “Every Missourian empowered with the skills and education needed for success.”

Focus of the Position: This senior-level research position will focus on analysis related to higher education reporting, performance, and policy. This work includes engaging with research staff at postsecondary institutions as well as other state agencies and national and regional organizations with an interest in education and workforce data. The analyst will perform advanced queries and analysis to support standardized and ad hoc reporting needs and program evaluation. The analyst will also assist in applying techniques for data collection and validation. Using a variety of internal and external data sources, the analyst will help the department track and understand the higher education landscape in Missouri.

The Senior Program Specialist will work also work to create and improve data visualizations in support of publishing data and insights about higher education and workforce development. This position will work under the direction of the Director of Postsecondary Research and will collaborate with a variety of stakeholders within and outside the department.

What you’ll do:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Perform data management and advanced queries of internal and external data sources.
  • Be comfortable using large data sets and software such as SAS, R, SQL, and Tableau.
  • Effectively use and combine data from the Integrated Postsecondary Data System (IPEDS) and other sources of education, demographic, and labor market information to support DHEWD research reports and respond to requests.
  • Prepare results of analysis in a variety of forms, including data visualizations, tables, charts, and written and verbal reports and presentations.
  • Assist in making recommendations for using data to solve new and complex problems and demonstrate effectiveness and efficiency in higher education.
  • Assist with organizing and prioritizing multiple projects and priorities.
  • Support as a liaison to regional and national organizations, state agencies, non-profits and other interested education stakeholders.
  • Travel, attend occasional convenings and conferences, and present on DHEWD initiatives and education data.
  • Communicate effectively with information technology staff regarding team needs.
  • Occasionally assist with managing and directing student interns and research fellows.
  • Assist with maintaining regular DHEWD products and publications including education data.
  • Assist with the collection, aggregation, and validation of education data collected by the department.
  • Document processes and data sources for continuity in reporting and knowledge share with other team members.
  • Maintain a knowledge of major policy issues in education, both nationally and statewide.
  • Seek innovative ways to approach education data in response to citizen needs and policy issues.
  • Maintain understanding of changes to IPEDS reporting and advise on uses of the data.
  • Provide guidance and technical support to other analysts, contractors, and institutional reporting staff.
  • Seek opportunities to improve processes and systems related to education data and reporting.
  • Work with minimal direction, respond efficiently to routine data requests and ongoing reports, and perform other related work as assigned.
  • Demonstrate regular and reliable attendance.

Minimum Qualifications

Beneficial education and/or work-related experience includes technical or professional experience in business, personnel, public administration or closely related area, including military service.

More reasons to love this position:

The State of Missouri offers an excellent benefits package that includes a defined pension plan, generous amounts of leave and holiday time, and eligibility for health insurance coverage. Your total compensation is more than the dollars you receive in your paycheck. To help demonstrate the value of working for the State of Missouri, we have created an interactive Total Compensation Calculator. This tool provides a comprehensive view of benefits and more that are offered to prospective employees. The Total Compensation Calculator and other applicant resources can be found here .

The State of Missouri is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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Jefferson City, Missouri United States View Map