Data Scientist -- Transformational Change Initiative, Washington State University

  • 09/07/2022 1:56 PM
    Message # 12910225

    Summary of Duties:

    The Data Scientist will support the Transformational Change Initiative (TCI), a portfolio of programs focused on increasing student access, participation, and life-long success. As part of the TCI team, the Data Scientist will identify appropriate research designs to monitor progress toward and document programmatic outcomes; collect, manage, and analyze data; and provide actionable, data-driven insights to inform programmatic activities.

    The primary duties of the Data Scientist will be to collaboratively identify research questions and hypotheses, evaluate appropriate research approaches (qualitative, quantitative, mixed-methods), execute complex statistical analyses, and contribute to dissemination of results to leadership and in peer-reviewed venues.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Positions require a Bachelor’s degree in a related field AND three (3) years of professional experience in business data analysis or related; OR a combination of education and experience totaling seven (7) years from which comparable knowledge and ability are acquired.

    • Experience with data mining or utilizing computer databases to extract data for business reports.

    • Statistical analytical and data visualization skills

    • Written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.

    • Demonstrated ability to problem solve with discerning analytical and critical thinking skills. 

    • Experience troubleshooting information technology.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • 2-5 years of experience in higher education

    • Experience with student success or educational transformation initiatives

    • Ability to work in a team environment and manage multiple concurrent projects

    • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

    • Qualitative research experience

    • Experience using qualitative research software (e.g., MaxQDA, NVIVO, Atlas-ti)

    Additional Information:

    Area/College: Office of the Provost & Exec Vice President
    Department Name: Office of the Provost & Exec Vice President - Transformational Change Initiative
    City, State, Zip: Pullman, WA 99164-1046
    Department Link:
    Monthly Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
    FTE: 100%
    This is a permanent position.
    Posting end Date: Screening begins Tuesday, September 6, 2022 and will remain ongoing until vacancy has been filled.
    Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.

    Applicant Instructions: Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application.
    Required Documents:


    Cover letter

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