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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.
More information and to apply for this job: For a detailed job posting, including information about salary, pre-employment screening, and benefits, and to apply, please visit this posting on the Washington University in St. Louis website. Applicants should apply on the Washington University in St. Louis website.
EOE Statement: 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.
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.
About Washington University in St. Louis
Washington University in St. Louis is a place where people matter and serious work is done. Our mission is to discover and disseminate knowledge, and to protect the freedom of inquiry through research, teaching and learning.
We seek people from diverse backgrounds to join us in a supportive environment that encourages boldness, inclusion, and creativity. 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.