Strategic Analyst

Strategic Analyst


Full Time


Remote | Albany, NY |

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Excelsior University is seeking a Strategic Analyst to support the identification and evaluation of transformational partnership opportunities through data-driven insights. Reporting to the Senior Director of Business and Strategic Analytics, the analyst will play a pivotal role in synthesizing and summarizing information from both public and private sources. This comprehensive analysis will support strategic decision-making processes aimed at fostering innovative collaborations that align with the University's strategic goals.

This position is based out of the university's home office in Albany, NY with the option of considering remote candidates. Remote employees will have mandatory occasional travel for meetings, conferences, and professional development opportunities. Remote employees are expected to be available during work hours 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Eastern time. The University will supply necessary equipment to perform the essential functions of this job (e.g., Laptop, docking station). Employees are responsible for having a workspace where they can participate in virtual meetings without multiple interruptions and noise.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Use predictive and prescriptive analytical techniques to enable leadership to make informed decisions.
  • Gather and analyze data from a variety of public sources (such as IPEDS) and private sources (Lightcast).
  • Uses various data analytics tools to clean, manipulate, and transform data for analysis.
  • Work closely with a senior leadership to create concise and informative summaries of analytical reports that support the efforts of our strategic goals.
  • Communicate with data through written and oral reports, using data visualization techniques to present findings in a manner that can be easily understood by nontechnical audiences.
  • Promote data stewardship and data quality.

    Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    •  A bachelor's degree is required, from an accredited institution in business, analytics, statistics, finance, or related empirical research field
    • Higher education experience is preferred. Experience with financial analysis, business development, sales, B2B, or academic partnership data is a plus.
    • Demonstrated knowledge and application of the higher education landscape, particularly online education, and familiarity with trends and challenges in this space.
    • Demonstrated ability to cogently summarize project findings and their implications, both orally and in written reports.
    • Three or more years of relevant experience.
    • Analytical mindset and comfort with explaining quantitative analysis.
    • Strong attention to detail, thoroughness, and follow through.
    • Skill and experience with data analysis and large data sets.
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to convey project goals, requirements, and results effectively and positively.
    • Comfortable working with college leadership on a frequent basis.
    • Ability to design, analyze and model business opportunities and processes.
    • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.
    • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks.
    • Proficiency in Python and SQL is preferred for this position.
    The hiring salary range for this position is $60,000.00 - $68,000.00. The hiring salary range above represents the University's good faith estimate at the time of posting.
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    Excelsior University offers competitive compensation and a generous benefits package that includes paid time off, retirement, and excellent health insurance. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, resume, and the names of three professional references. Please submit requested information by clicking the Apply Now button on this page.


    Excelsior University is an equal opportunity employer committed to ensuring all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to any legally protected characteristic.

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