Sr Analyst, Research - Remote, REMOTE, United States

Company Description

Walden University, an Adtalem Global Education institution, supports a diverse community of adult learners from across the U.S. and other countries, who seek to achieve their academic goals and make positive, lasting social change in their professions and communities. Walden offers more than 100 online degree and certificate programs, for students pursuing a bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral or certificate. Walden University has graduated more than 174,000 students and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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Adtalem believes in a culture of collaboration, creativity, and innovation, which thrives when we can work flexibly. Depending on your location, this role may be hybrid or remote.

  • HYBRID – If you reside within 50 miles of Adtalem offices in Chicago, IL, Addison, IL, Columbia, MD, Minneapolis, MN, and Miramar, FL this role is hybrid, requiring office presence three days a week (Tue, Wed, Thu), with the rest of the workweek spent working from home.
  • REMOTE – If you live over 50 miles from Adtalem offices in Chicago, IL, Addison, IL, Columbia, MD, Minneapolis, MN, and Miramar, FL, this role is remote. However, occasional office visits may be required based on business needs, with advance communication for such requests.

Job Description

Opportunity at a Glance
This position significantly contributes to the mission of Walden University’s Office of Institutional Effectiveness:  To provide university leaders and external partners with accurate and reliable data, services, and insights to facilitate data-informed decision-making and promote university effectiveness to support continuous improvement.  To that end, this individual will assist academic leadership with researching objectives, analyzing statistical data, and creating reports or visuals that best communicate results; act as a liaison to other data owning and using departments; assist in data analysis, processing and modeling.  Candidates must have a strong commitment to making an impact, the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, and meticulous attention to detail.   


  • Work with institutional research data using a modern toolkit including Google BigQuery (SQL) and PowerBI (DAX) 

  • Proactively generate ideas for improvement in reporting as well as new ways of looking at information 

  • Contribute as a team member in proactively developing methods for capturing, storing, & reporting critical student, faculty, and alumni metrics 

  • Assist with management of departmental data structure and reporting workflow 

  • Work with internal clients to spec out and execute customization of existing reports or creation of new reports 

  • Fulfill a variety of ad hoc data requests for internal clients 

  • Produce analytical narratives of key findings, including actionable recommendations 

  • Work with counterparts in the organization to resolve data integrity issues and develop standards and best practices 

  • Evaluate and report on data integrity 

  • Communicate complex concepts to non-technical audiences 

  • Completes other duties as assigned. 

  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Complies with all policies and standards


  • Masters degree in Higher Education, Statistics, Data Science, Information Systems or related quantitative discipline. Required
  • 5+ years of directly related experience, with a track record of growth and success in a higher education environment Required.
  • Demonstrated data analysis and data visualization skills  Required
  • Demonstrated ability in research methods and statistical analysis preferably within the social sciences Required
  • Proficient with the Microsoft products (Excel, Access, SharePoint) Required
  • Proven, demonstratable proficiency with relational databases or cloud data structure (Googe Cloud Platform (BigQuery) SQL Required
  • Experience with PowerBI (DAX), Tableau, or other data visualization tool  Required
  • Familiarity with Banner, Salesforce, Canvas, and Brightspace a plus Preferred
  • Familiarity with other research tools (Qualtrics, R, SPSS, etc.) Preferred

Additional Information

In support of the pay transparency laws enacted across the country, the expected salary range for this position is between $47,766.34 and $86,253.75. Actual pay will be adjusted based on job-related factors permitted by law, such as experience and training; geographic location; licensure and certifications; market factors; departmental budgets; and responsibility. Our Talent Acquisition Team will be happy to answer any questions you may have, and we look forward to learning more about your salary requirements. The position qualifies for the below benefits.

Adtalem offers a robust suite of benefits including:

  • Health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance
  • 401k Retirement Program + 6% employer match
  • Participation in Adtalem’s Flexible Time Off (FTO) Policy
  • 12 Paid Holidays

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Equal Opportunity – Minority / Female / Disability / V / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation



Job Profile


North America


United States


Data analysis Data integrity Data Visualization DAX Leadership Microsoft Access Microsoft Excel Research Research methods Salesforce SharePoint SQL Statistical analysis Training

  • Communicate complex concepts
  • Customize/create reports
  • Data Integrity
  • Develop methods for capturing and reporting metrics
  • Fulfill ad hoc data requests
  • Generate improvement ideas for reporting
  • Manage data structure and reporting workflow
  • Produce analytical narratives
  • Resolve data integrity issues
  • Work with research data

5+ years


Data Science Information Systems Masters in Higher Education Statistics


Hybrid role for locations within 50 miles of specific offices Occasional office visits may be required Occasional office visits may be required for remote roles


America/Anchorage America/Chicago America/Denver America/Los_Angeles America/New_York Pacific/Honolulu UTC-10 UTC-5 UTC-6 UTC-7 UTC-8 UTC-9