Data Analyst – 127603

Brigham Young University

Staff and Administrative

Why work at BYU?

As the flagship higher education institution of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Brigham Young University (BYU) strives to be among the exceptional universities in the world. At BYU, we are devoted to our faith and to our students. We take an active role in the  university’s mission : “To assist individuals in their quest for perfection and eternal life .”

Our unique mission, deeply rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, provides countless ways to serve and make an impact. This, along with our remarkable culture of belonging, weekly devotionals, and endless opportunities for learning and growth “all situated within a beautiful and historic campus” make it hard to imagine a more inspiring place to work.

Data Analyst

In this role, you will use your data analytics and visualization skills to inform BYU leadership about progress toward student academic success and the fulfillment of the BYU Mission and Aims. This job is ideal for people interested in creating innovative dashboards and reports that make data easier for leadership to use for decision-making. The position will create reports using data from multiple sources using various techniques, ranging from preliminary data aggregation to complex interactive dashboards. The successful candidate has a demonstrated ability to understand and visualize data in multiple formats. This position collaborates across our office to meet campus leadership’s and stakeholders’ data needs, strongly emphasizing data accuracy and timely report creation.

What you’ll do in this position:

·       Create various reports and dashboards containing information about university, college, and department-level operations that span the student life cycle from prospect to alumni.

·       Maintain and oversee the reporting of internal reports pertaining to institutional survey data and academic unit data tables, including but not limited to enrollment, graduation, student credit hours taught, and course credit hours taught.

·       Provide data tables and figures using data visualization tools for print and web publications that are accurate and easily interpreted by multiple end users.

·       Ensure that the appropriate protocols are in place to protect privacy and ensure the security of data dissemination.

·       Write and maintain standardized data queries/scripts to extract data from the office survey data warehouse and student data tables and ad hoc queries in collaboration with BYU OIT developers as directed.

·       Assist in technical and software processes in the office as needed.

·       Provide critical assessment of the office’s technical needs regarding data systems and management as needed.

·       Train and mentor student data analysts.

·       Train departments regarding their data needs as appropriate.

What qualifies you for this role:


·       A firm commitment to the mission of BYU.

·       Bachelor’s degree in information management, computer science, bioinformatics, statistics, accounting, or related fields or equivalent work experience.

·       A strong understanding of relational databases and database querying.

·       Experience with a data visualization tool like Tableau or Power BI.

·       Strong Excel skills.

·       Strong analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills, including the ability to come to conclusions based on findings.

·       Comfortable managing communications with multiple departments to gather all necessary data.

·       Strong attention to detail and commitment to excellence.

·       Ability to both collaborate with team members and work independently and meet deadlines.

·       Ability to learn new software tools as needed.


·       Master’s degree.

·       Experience with a data-oriented programming language such as SQL, Python, or R.

·       Experience with statistical software such as SPSS.

·       Experience translating data and trends into meaningful insights and stories.

What we offer in return:

This position comes with fantastic benefits , including:

·       401k. BYU automatically contributes 8% at no cost to you. Additionally, if you contribute 5%, BYU adds an additional 4% (Rehires may qualify for different retirement plans)

·       Employee assistance program, available to the employee and all members of their household

·       Tuition benefits after two years

·       Access to athletic facilities

·       Access to the library

·       Free on-campus parking

·       Free UTA passes for employee, spouse, and qualified dependents

·       Discounts at the BYU Store and for many events at BYU



Employee Class: 3/4 Time (28 hour)
Work Location: Provo Campus
Environment: General office or other equivalently good environment
Physical Exam Required: N
Physical Exam Details: N/A
Desired Start Date: As soon as possible
Job Close Date: 11/01/2023
Pay Level: 51
Approximate Starting Salary: $26.50 to $34.25/hour (DOE)
Documents Required at time of Application:
Required: Cover Letter, Resume
Optional: Letter of Recommendation 1
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints must hold and be worthy to hold a current temple recommend.
Brigham Young University is an equal opportunity employer, including disability and protected veteran status.
Brigham Young University (BYU) is widely recognized not just for its world-class education, but for its deep commitment to inspired religious values. Gathered together in a Christ-centered atmosphere, BYU employees are a vital part of a community of belonging, where we value the experiences, perspectives, and talents of each individual. If you share in our devotion to faith and to excellence, we have a place for you here at BYU!

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