Ellucian People Analytics Manager in Reston, Virginia


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People Analytics Manager



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Role Description:

Are we looking for you? You are passionate about people analytics and have some great experience, but you’re looking for more. You’d like the opportunity to join a team that is just starting to build a people analytics function and have a consultative personality. Ellucian is currently looking to add Workforce Analytics Manager to partner with the business to raise awareness of our talent and growing workforce.

This position will provide subject matter expertise and direction on complex projects/initiatives for the design, development, and continuous improvement of actionable metrics/dashboards/trend analysis that enable the business to make data-based decisions. S/he will also be responsible for supporting the implementation of workforce analytics solutions to integrate HR and relevant business data for managers and HR leadership. Over time, additional statistical information will be leveraged to move toward providing predictive analytics.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement a people analytics framework to enable the business to make better informed decisions using people data

  • Partner with the People Team Centers of Excellence (HR Business Partners, Compensation, Talent Acquisition and Learning and Development) to identify requirements for data collection

  • Using these requirements, develop and automate large data sets to identify actionable people insights to drive performance results

  • Prepare workforce planning projections and predictive models addressing quantitative sourcing needs and skill gaps through partnership with the HR team, Finance team and directly with the business on their requirements and opportunities

  • Research, compile and interpret analysis on trending skills and capabilities

  • Identify key talent and retention strategies

  • Analyze engagement drivers and the employee value proposition by leveraging management feedback, exit and pulse surveys

  • Evaluate HR specific programs and develop outcome analyses, including benefits, compensation, training, recruiting and diversity design outcomes

  • Identify process improvements that significantly improve quality across the team

  • Enhance organizational initiatives by positively influencing and supporting change management and/or departmental/enterprise initiatives

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  • 5-7 years' experience with supporting or developing workforce strategy through analytics

  • Practical experience drawing conclusions from quantitative and qualitative analysis, to develop business solutions

  • Ability to communicate complex subject material to executive audiences in a clear and actionable manner

  • Demonstrated experience in querying data in SQL and utilizing an enterprise size database

  • Demonstrated experience in data modeling methodologies (star schema, snowflake schema)

  • Advanced Excel, Power Point skills and previous work with HRMS systems (Success Factors)

  • Knowledge of statistical methods and techniques, and complex data analyses a plus (data mining, regression analysis, decision trees, and time series forecasting)

  • Highly effective project management skills with an ability to work on and lead multiple projects simultaneously

  • Outstanding communication & presentation skills, possessing the ability to interface with audiences of all levels throughout the organization

  • preferred)

  • Structured thinker with a high level of attention to detail and organizational skills

  • Results and execution oriented with a bias towards thoughtful action; flexible and collaborative

  • Creative problem solver with a healthy mix of intellectual agility and curiosity

  • Talent for storytelling through qualitative and quantitative data analytics

  • Knowledge of data security and privacy issues

  • BA/BS required


Company Information:

Ellucian is the world’s leading provider of software, services and insight to higher education. Ellucian helps the higher education community—students, faculty, and staff—achieve their goals more efficiently, effectively, and with reduced risk. Ellucian’s comprehensive suite of software solutions includes student information systems (SIS), finance and HR systems, recruiting and retention systems, among other offerings. With more than 1,500 institutions subscribing to Ellucian’s cloud services and SaaS offerings, the company is one of the largest providers of cloud-based solutions. Ellucian also supports the higher education community with a range of professional services, such as application software implementation, training, education, and management consulting. More than 2,400 institutions in 40 countries rely on Ellucian to help enable the mission of higher education.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at Ellucian without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law.