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Requisition Number 16-0583
Post Date 2/1/2017
Title Analytics Manager
Organization Name Macmillan New Ventures
City Springfield
State MO
Description
Macmillan is a group of media companies in the United States held by Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck, based in Stuttgart, Germany, which publishes a wide range of books, magazines, and digital products for the consumer and education markets. Our American publishers include Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Henry Holt & Company, W.H. Freeman and Worth Publishers, Bedford/St. Martin’s, Picador, Roaring Brook Press, St. Martin’s Press, Tor Books, Hayden McNeil, Macmillan Children’s Group, Macmillan Audio and Bedford Freeman & Worth Publishing Group. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to reflecting a broad representation of differences --race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, physical ability, age, family status, economic background and status, geographical background and status, and perspective — in our workplace. The successful candidate for this position will be an employee of Skyfactor.
Requirements
Position Description:

The Analytics Manager will work with the Analytics and Research team to develop and apply advanced statistical and predictive analytics techniques to improve Skyfactor projects and products. This includes the development, building, improving, and testing of modeling approaches, practices and procedures.

Major Responsibilities:

• Works with Analytics and Research Team and business stakeholders to determine and evaluate analytical opportunities related to Skyfactor products
• Develops, builds, and tests applied analytical techniques, models, and processes using solid methodology and appropriate statistical methods
• Develops and tests demonstration data for Skyfactor products
• Develops and distributes research reports, presentations, and other materials related to research methodology and analytics

Required Skills / Knowledge:

• Advanced understanding of research methods and predictive analytics – descriptive and inferential statistical analysis, predictive analytics, data mining, data management and structures, and data interpretation
• Advanced knowledge of higher education data – standard data definitions, student learning and development theories, retention strategies, and the organization and activities of colleges and universities
• Applied analytic modeling skills – ability to identify and evaluate analytical opportunities, develop and test models, and routinize and implement models and processes to support analytical efforts
• Outstanding interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills – (1) ability to translate analytic, statistics and research methodology into non-technical language, (2) ability to adapt communications to match audience’s level of expertise, experience, role, need, field, and interest, and (3) ability to develop and deliver engaging presentations in person and on-line to large audiences
• Project and time-management skills – ability to manage multiple projects and priorities while maintaining outstanding service and meeting deadlines
• Ability to think strategically, anticipate the needs of various departments, and provide research and analytics to support those needs
• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively to develop and implement analytical projects
• Advanced skills with data analysis tools (such as SPSS, Excel, and Tableau) as well as query, reporting, and programming skills such as SQL and Python
• Solid understanding of Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
• Ability to travel to conferences or campuses as needed

Experience Needed:

• 3+ years of full-time experience working in higher education in a student/academic success, institutional research, or service role
• Experience with predictive analytics related to student success or higher education outcomes

Educational Background Required:

• Master’s Degree in Statistics, Social Sciences, Education, or equivalent required
• Significant coursework in research, statistical, and predictive
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