Data Analyst

Job Level
Entry-level position
Job Category
  • Systems / Operations
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Data / Database

Position Description 8/2022


Job Title: Data Analyst


Westminster is a growth-oriented, collaborative learning community committed to the school’s mission and vision, including core values of inclusivity and service. Westminster excels regionally and nationally in every area of school life, achieving excellence through a wide range of programming supported by a wealth of resources. The School was founded in 1951 guided by a mission to prepare students for college and for life. With a current enrollment of approximately 1,880 students in grades Pre-First through Twelfth, Westminster fulfills its mission through a dynamic curriculum that engages children across the key dimensions of their growth – academic, physical, and spiritual.




Reporting directly to the Director of Applications and Data, the Data Analyst serves as the integrator of organization data, business intelligence, and reporting initiatives and works closely with other school departments to deliver the expected strategic benefits to the Westminster Schools. The Data Analyst must possess technological expertise and leadership experience that will allow an ability to synthesize and then prioritize competing needs. The Data Analyst ensures that the overall data vision is executed and key reporting and analytical mechanisms are maintained. This position provides efficient and flexible services with a strong customer service commitment and user satisfaction as the ultimate goal.


Supervisor: Director of Applications and Data

Supervisory Responsibilities: N/A

Position Status: This position is a salaried, exempt, full-time, regular, 12-month position.

Hours of Work: Standard work week. Evening and weekend work may be required.



  • Refine existing and help develop and evangelize new business intelligence reporting and analytics strategy by actively participating in the BI roadmap
  • Establish, maintain and administer the reporting environment, including distribution and updating reports and dashboards
  • Interact, support, consult and collaborate with all departments to define metrics and deliver standardized and ad-hoc reports and data to speed decision making
  • Identify actionable insights, suggest recommendations, and influence the direction of the business by effectively communicating findings to cross functional groups
  • Design and model data to meet reporting and analytics needs - including security modeling
  • Collaborate with other BI team members to enable data integration from disparate large data sources. Drive collection of new data, and refinement of existing data sources
  • Develop and manage interactive dashboards, data visualizations, and self-service BI solutions
  • Perform data analysis (cohort, time-series, etc.) to generate deep actionable insights for business questions
  • Understand business problems and proactively offer technical solutions, using traditional and emerging concepts and technologies.
  • Communicate complex technical concepts in a manner that a business expert can understand.
  • Performs extensive data analysis including data profiling and data quality analysis.
  • Develops and documents standardized user processes and procedures and “how to” documentation
  • Performs related duties as assigned.



Bachelor’s Degree or higher is preferred. Preference will be given to candidates with degrees in a Math, Scientific, or IT-related environment such as computing, data, engineering, or business. Preference will be given to a candidate bringing a deep understanding of K-12 academic and administrative culture, mission and goals, or higher education environment or corporation which serves education.


  • Strong customer service orientation, good written and oral communication skills, keen attention to details with strategic and holistic mindset, self-motivated, and directed.
  • 2+ years of related experience (advanced degree may substitute for experience)
  • Intermediate proficiency with database administration (query writing, database creation/management, and basic stored procedures/functions)
  • Intermediate proficiency with SQL Server ETL (Extract, Transform, Load)
  • Proven experience with Microsoft Excel including pivot tables and Power Query
  • Proven experience with Tableau, PowerBI and/or other data visualization tools and design
  • Experience with Veracross, or other, student information systems is a plus
  • Experience with Affiniquest (SSB) Data Management and BI platform is a plus
  • Excellent analytical and problem- solving skills (find meaning in the data)
  • Ability to prototype statistical analysis and modeling algorithms and apply to data driven solutions
  • A team player – friendly, positive, fun, collaborative
  • High level of intellectual curiosity
  • A strong desire to learn emerging technologies and innovate new solutions
  • Strong organizational and prioritization skills and attention to detail
  • A proven track record of making things happen as a result of analytical work
  • A proven track record of working with non-technical end users to understand their needs then delivering solutions to fit those needs
  • Ability to tackle challenges in a fast-paced and changing environment, manage user expectations and potential risks.



While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; engage in moderately strenuous physical activity both indoors and out; and smell. The employee may occasionally lift or move up to 60 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.



Travel is primarily associated with conferences and professional development opportunities.



Westminster is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment. It is Westminster’s policy to provide equal employment opportunities and administer terms and conditions of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. EOE/M/F/D/V.


Note: This position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work to be performed by employees within this classification. This position description should not be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities required or assigned to an employee in this position. Nothing contained in this position description restricts Westminster’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time.