Employment Opportunities

Data Analyst
Operations Analysis and Research
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The Operations Research Data Analyst supports the data, research, and analytic functions of Hampton University. The data Analyst collects, analyzes, synthesizes, and presents institutional data related to student success, operational efficacy, strategic planning, predictive analytics, and other factors that affect the university and reporting requirements for both internal and external audiences. The Data Analyst will utilize a range of analytic methods to aid the university in making informed decisions. The ideal candidate is comfortable using mathematical modeling and other optimizing methods to formulate, apply, develop, and interpret information that assists management with decision-making, policy formulation, or other managerial functions. Analytic methods include summary statistics, statistical testing, time-series forecasting, and predictive modeling. This technical role requires extracting and manipulating data using SQL. The Data Analyst works collaboratively with other members of the Operations Analysis and Research team to advance the strategic use of data throughout the institution to improve the efficacy of practices that influence student success. Responsibilities may vary, as data analysis needs change over time.

Duties and Responsibilities

· Study and analyze information about alternative courses of action to determine which plan will offer the best outcomes.

· Draft reports summarizing findings supporting academic and administrative planning, policy formulation, and evaluation.

· Extract and manipulate data using SQL. Develop database objects.

· Experience in designing, organizing, and managing multiple complex projects simultaneously and with meeting deadlines.

· Define data requirements, gather, and validate information, applying judgment and statistical tests.

· Evaluate data quality.

· Apply mathematical principles or statistical approaches to solve problems in scientific or applied fields.

· Determine appropriate methods for data analysis.

· This person must be detail-oriented, yet flexible, with the ability to manage multiple high-level ad hoc priorities, as well as routine projects throughout the year.

· This position reports directly to the Director of Operations Analysis and Research.

· Other duties as assigned.


· Bachelor degree or equivalent from a four-year college or university.

· Expertise in understanding, manipulating and querying large data sets with complex file structures.


· Evidence of statistical analyses and research methodologies with large complex datasets on a statistical software package (such as SPSS, STATA, R, or similar tools).

· Experience developing and producing reporting using Tableau, SPSS, or similar applications.

· Experience using data to illustrate trends and perform predictive analysis.

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

· Knowledge of qualitative research analysis, methodologies and best practices.

· Excellent communication and documentation skills.

· Ability to work well in a team environment.

· Exemplary critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

· Attention to detail and commitment to exceptional work quality standards.

· Excellent customer services skills.

· Proficiency with BANNER is preferred, but not required.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a completed Application for Educational Support Staff Employment either via email at HROffice@hamptonu.edu or fax to (757) 727-5969:

Office of Human Resources

Hampton University

Hampton, VA 23668

**No phone calls

**Incomplete applications will not be considered

**As a condition of employment, Hampton University requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to include the COVID-19 booster, unless you submit and are approved for a medically contraindicated exemption or religious exemption.

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