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Associate Data Analyst, Financial Aid Optimization

Company: EAB
Location: Richmond
Posted on: September 15, 2018

Job Description:

About EAB

EAB is an education best practices firm that uses a combination of research, technology, and services to improve the performance of 1,200+ educational institutions. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., EAB forges and finds the best new ideas and proven practices from its network of thousands of leaders, then customizes and hardwires them into every level of member organizations, creating enduring value.

At EAB, we serve not only our members but each other-that's why we are always working to make sure our employees love their jobs and are invested in their community. See how we've been recognized for this dedication to our employees by checking out our recent awards.

For more information, visit our Careers page.

The Role in Brief:

Associate Data Analyst, Financial Aid Optimization

Our data analysts are an integral part of a small team focused on finding data-based insights to help optimize enrollment outcomes for college and university clients. Analysts work in tandem with the principals of the firm and each other to interpret for clients the real-world implications of enrollment data.

This role is based in Richmond, VA.

Primary Responsibilities:



  • Collaborate with more senior Data Analysts to collect and assemble student-related enrollment and financial aid data, create descriptive charts and graphs, and prepare data to be used in forecasting models based on statistical analysis.




    • Sending data requests to clients

    • Working with clients to answer their questions related to collection of data

    • Testing data for integrity and working with clients to correct errors

    • Cleansing client data for statistical analysis

    • Creating charts and graphs for client reports

    • Creating PowerPoint presentations




      Basic Qualifications:



      • Bachelor's degree in an analytical field

      • Demonstrated analytical, quantitative, problem solving and conceptual skills

      • Proficient with PC and Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

      • Ability to communicate and collaborate in person, via email, and on the phone

        Ideal Qualifications:



        • Knowledge of public policy analysis, micro-economic analysis, management accounting, and/or mathematically-based modeling

        • Familiarity with college enrollment and/or financial aid programs, preferably in the non-profit sector

        • Experience conducting analyses using Microsoft Access

        • Familiarity with Microsoft SQL Server and Transact-SQL

        • Ability to remain calm and focused under pressure

        • Able to work and solve problems independently, and to ask for help when necessary

          Benefits:

          Consistent with our belief that our employees are our most valuable resource, EAB offers a competitive benefits package.



          • Medical, dental, and vision insurance, dependents eligible

          • 401(k) retirement plan with company match

          • Generous PTO

          • Daytime leave policy for community service or fitness activities (up to 10 hours a month each)

          • Wellness programs including gym discounts and incentives to promote healthy living

          • Dynamic growth opportunities with merit-based promotion philosophy

          • Benefits kick in day one, see the full details here.

            At EAB, we believe that to fulfill our mission to "make education smarter and our communities stronger" we need team members who bring a diversity of perspectives to the table and a workplace where each team member is valued, respected and heard.

            To that end, EAB is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we make employment decisions on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need. We don't discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law.

            Keywords: EAB, Richmond, Associate Data Analyst, Financial Aid Optimization, Accounting, Auditing, Richmond, Virginia

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