Data Analyst

Posted to IASSIST on: 2007-08-30

Employer: The College Board

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The College Board, a national educational organization, is hiring Data Analysts for our Research & Analysis division based in New York. Reporting to the Director of Research Data Services, Data Analysts will be responsible for compiling and preparing data for grant-funded, education-based math and science programs.

Data Analysts will perform data aggregations for analysis, enhance quality control efforts, and provide ongoing support for the National Math and Science Institute (NMSI) grant-funded project as well as for related requests for data.

Key activities include creating templates and preparing spreadsheets; generating statistical analyses and performing data aggregations; working with large databases of program data and mappings; writing ad hoc queries and generating reports in a variety of formats; and maintaining contact with NMSI counterparts as well as customers, external researchers, consultants and vendors concerning the statistical analyses and data aggregations related to this project.

Qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree plus 5 years of relevant work experience, or a Master’s degree in social science, math, a science or other analytical discipline, plus 2 or 3 years of relevant experience. Requirements include proficiency in SQL, SAS and/or SPSS, knowledge of statistical analysis, and ability to translate general inquiries into specific research and analysis questions. Experience working on large research projects involving data is preferred.

We seek candidates who have an exceptional ability to collaborate, who are highly analytical in their approach to problem-solving, and who have superior communication and interpersonal skills.

The College Board is a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the association is composed of more than 4,700 schools, colleges, universities, and other educational organizations. Each year, the College Board serves over three and a half million students and their parents, 23,000 high schools, and 3,500 colleges through major programs and services in college admissions, guidance, assessment, financial aid, enrollment, and teaching and learning. Among its best-known programs are the SAT, the PSAT/NMSQT, and the Advanced Placement Program. The College Board is committed to the principles of excellence and equity, and that commitment is embodied in all of its programs, services, activities, and concerns.

Archived on: 2007-09-30