Data Analyst, Graduate Admissions, Wharton School

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Data Analyst, Graduate Admissions, Wharton School

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Posted Job Title
Data Analyst, Graduate Admissions, Wharton School

Job Profile Title
Coordinator B

Job Description Summary
Reporting to the Manager of Systems and Technology, and indirectly to the Senior Data Scientist, the role of the Data Analyst/Coordinator within the Wharton MBA Admissions office will be responsible for two key and supporting components of the work that MBA Admissions does.

Job Description

This role will be responsible for supporting all aspects of the systems in use in MBA Admissions and will be responsible for both the development and then implementation of all current and future systems utilized by the office. Those systems currently in use include, Qualtrics, CVENT, Salesforce, Pardot, Qualtrics, Campaign Monitor, and CollegeNET. These systems all collect and store large amounts of data critical to the operations of the office. This role will have the primary responsibility of ensuring the utmost quality and integrity of this data. Prior deep knowledge of these exact systems isn't required but the ability to want to learn, navigate, improve upon and build systems will be key.

In addition to supporting and building on all of the systems that are currently operating in Wharton MBA Admissions the data analyst/coordinator will be responsible for the analysis of the data that is provided by those systems. In this capacity the data analyst will work with the Senior Data Scientist in order to build and provide continual analysis of MBA Admissions data across four key dimensions (Recruitment, Evaluation, Selection and Yield) for the Director of MBA Admissions and other members of staff. Another key responsibility of the Data Analyst will be to work closely with the Senior Data Scientist and other staff members to develop and implement surveys and other data collection tools in order to address specific strategic initiatives.

In order to achieve this objective this role will be required to produce statistical analyses, ad-hoc reports, and data visualization for multiple purposes including event management and recruitment & yield planning. The Data Analyst/Coordinator serves as the offices' primary user of Microsoft Power BI and is responsible for running reports and working with the Systems Manager to ensure the integrity of data collection and reporting. The Data Analyst/Coordinator is responsible for integrating various data collection, management, and marketing systems while working across departments at Wharton including the Offices of Wharton Computing & Marketing and Communications. At its core this role will be at the center of helping advance the office's continued work in data-driven admissions and financial aid strategies.


  • BA/BS and 2 years of experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to proactively assess current procedures and develop systems that improve efficiency of the MBA Admissions and Financial Aid Office,allowing for delivery of timely information to staff.
  • Knowledge of statistics/statistical analysis and R/Python, Microsoft Access and Excel is required (proficient in use of formulas, pivot tables, graphs/charts; VBA code, macros, etc. preferred).
  • Proficiency with data visualization software, such as PowerBI and/or Tableau, required.Experience building dashboards and reports in these environments is strongly preferred.
  • Proven ability to use data to inform strategy, including being able to communicate highly technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Attention to detail is crucial to this position; in particular, ability and willingness to process and scrub large amounts of data from various sources, as well as having a keen eye for data integrity and quality issues.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Wharton School

Pay Range
$42,953.00 - $77,315.00

Affirmative Action Statement 
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements 
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

University Benefits

  • Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your family's health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.
  • Tuition: Take advantage of Penn's exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.
  • Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn's Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.
  • Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family—whatever your personal needs may be.
  • Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you're newly hired, you won't have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.
  • Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. That's why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance.
  • Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.
  • University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the University's libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. There's always something going on at Penn, whether it's a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, you're right in the middle of the excitement—and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free.
  • Discounts and Special Services: From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you'll find great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks.
  • Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures.
  • Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home improvements.
  • Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up to two adoptions in your household.

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