Learning Experience Data Analyst

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  • Post Date: August 3, 2022
  • Apply Before: October 1, 2022
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Job Overview

Essential Job Duties:

The Learning Experience Data Analyst (LEDA) will lead National University’s efforts in measuring, reporting, and actioning data derived from various learning experience platforms and in line with various learning experience practices.


The LEDA will work closely with internal stakeholders such as the Director of Learning Outcomes Measurement and external stakeholders from accreditation offices (WASC) to student success in order to build a culture in which data both informs and drives practices, actions, and behaviors. Assisting in measuring curricular, instructional, assessment, and assignment learner, faculty, and staff behaviors, the LEDA will assist the Vice Provost of Learning Experience in improving holistic student learning.

The LEDA is an expert resource for Curriculum Directors, curricular committees, and Institutional Effectiveness stakeholders, sharing findings and suggesting effective practices for NU’s specific learner types, while collaborating with entities to inform the creation and/or measurement of accreditation data, General Education analytics, co-curricular initiatives, eLearning strategies, Faculty Development, instructional leadership, and others to develop a positive and systematic culture of data driven decision making across the institution.

Essential Functions

  • Actively seeks opportunities to influence, build effective relationships and gain alignment with peers, functional partners and/or external partners to accomplish business objectives.
  • Partner with Learning Experience leadership to assist in mapping and reporting suggested efficacy strategies that seek to improve teaching, learning, retention, and other success outcomes. Work with administrators, faculty, course authors (SMEs), Learning Experience designers, and curriculum directors to plan, design, and implement ongoing student success pathways, interventions, and nudges via various alerts and notifications.
  • Balance accountability and reporting needs with a collaborative approach to analysis, assessment, and design for (optimized) learning.
  • Provide analysis and leadership for a matrixed organization that comprises design, training, and program building, as well as data-driven assessment for those same activities.
  • Influences University-wide activities related to success measurement, program review, and institutional effectiveness within the Learning Experience department of Academic Affairs.
  • Work with a variety of academic and administrative groups in guiding efficacy around everything from program review to course building to instruction to intervention strategies.
  • Create a vision and provides the overall leadership for development and implementation of integrated campus-wide data analytics for reporting, assessment, and planning.
  • Work with Curriculum Directors, Course Authors (Faculty / SMEs), Learning Experience program and course designers, and academic administrators to plan, design and implement ongoing assessment of student experiences largely based on behavioral trends and/or actionable data points.
  • Create a shareable, reportable system to document plans, learner and practitioner data, and results.
  • Provide support for various departments and stakeholders to ensure that National University has a deep and broad pool of learning data which provides an authentic system of assessing outcome achievement.
  • Provide guidance and leadership specific to NU’s professional development efforts related to student success, instructional efficacy, and course building.
  • Develop and maintain a system for communication and documentation of data and results.
  • Keep up with national and state-wide academic conversations related to learner behaviors, desired outcomes, etc., while ensuring that NU is following-and contributing to-that conversation.
  • As a leader, develops goals based on the organization’s vision, mission and strategic goals and objectives.
  • Creates and approves budgets, spending, project work schedules, and oversees mini-assessment plans impacting program or course build assessment and accreditation projects.
  • Budgets for and disseminates funding for all accreditation and program review activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities: No direct supervision is identified at the outset of this workstream, although as the initiative grows, this component may emerge

Education & Experience

  • Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in statistics, quantitative methods, or related data-science field.
  • 5 years of combined experience with end-user analysis, preferably within a higher education context specific to design, curriculum development, learning assessment, classroom research, and/or faculty efficacy.
  • Three (3) or more years of experience leading program or institution-level data analytic measurement and reporting preferred.
  • Competencies/Technical/Functional Skills
  • Ability to work effectively with management, faculty, students, and outside vendors and collaborators.
  • Aptitude to drive towards achieving measurable and challenging goals to support organizational success.
  • Demonstrated ability to focus on achieving results consistent with the organization’s objectives.
  • Ability to anticipate and plan for change, as well as communicate vision & ideas to the team. Ability to lead, direct and/or influence others to obtain results using a wide degree of creativity and latitude. Working knowledge in building teams.
  • Work independently and foster a cooperative spirit within a large and/or small team of diverse cultures across the organization and all levels while working in a fast-paced environment with multiple deadlines and frequently changing priorities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to successfully communicate with a wide range of individuals of constituencies in a diverse community making a positive impression in public forums. Ability to communicate competently orally and in writing.
  • Analytic, statistical, and math related skills.
  • Ability to understand, diagnose and plan for business issues, processes, structure, outcomes and profitability. Understands the implications of decision and actions, including a deep understanding of the overall big picture of the business; able to take an idea from concept to reality. Analytic, statistical, and math related skills.
  • Ability to utilize various mathematical related systems and platforms for analysis and visualization (dashboards) of clusters. (e.g. – Tableau, r, SAS, SPSS, domo, etc.)
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision and manage multiple priorities.
  • Ability to work with confidential information.
  • Knowledge of FERPA regulations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, ability, culture, and ethnic background, to maintain good working relationships across the College.
  • Ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic background of community college students, faculty, and staff, including those with disabilities.
  • Demonstrated experience with project management, certifications in project management, and experience with one or more of the following PM tools: Basecamp, Smartsheet, Monday.com, Trello, Atlassian products, Google Workspace products, Microsoft project, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and articulate and advocate for the use of organizational tools in support of a highly focused culture.
  • Mastery of defining learning objectives and measures of success using a learner-centric approach integrating learning science theory such as (ADDIE model, Bloom’s Taxonomy, Kirkpatrick’s Model) and practice to deliver pedagogically sound experiences.
  • Intermediate-to-advanced knowledge of common eLearning development tools and LMS.
  • Knowledge in adult education and training, developing original e-learning content, or the employment of instructional design systems methodologies in the development of online curricula
  • Demonstrated experience in content analysis, curriculum development analysis, and training.
  • Strong knowledge of Internet terms, technologies, and protocols.
  • Experience in academic planning, assessment, accreditation, and certification.
  • Demonstrated experience advocating for and articulating to teams the value of project management and the gathering of data on project time dedication in support of continual improvement.
  • Demonstrated and articulated professional demeanor and EI as core leadership competencies.
  • Ability to develop remote relationships across geographical locations.

Travel: 10%

The National University System is committed to maintaining a high-quality, diverse workforce representative of the populations we serve. As a network of nonprofit educational institutions, the System employs more than 3,300 faculty and staff and serves over 41,000 students. We are united in our mission to meet the global education demands of the 21st Century and are dedicated to creating a supportive academic and work environment that allows for students, faculty and staff to develop their interests and talents while experiencing a sense of community and a commitment to diversity. With programs available both online and at our many campus locations, the National University System is a leader in creating innovative solutions to education and meeting the needs of our diverse student population, including adult learners and working professionals.

National University offers an opportunity to work in an innovative environment that supports diversity.

National University (NU) is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employee per applicable federal, state and local laws. At NU, a diverse mix of highly talented, innovative and creative people come together to make the impact of a lifetime for each of our student learners. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment, education, and admission at National University. We are focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, color, ancestry, age, family care status, veteran status, marital status, creed, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, and other legally protected group status.

National University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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