Strategic Reporting and Insights Analyst

California, United States
19 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
17 Feb 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

The Strategy and Analytics group in Stanford University School of Medicine is looking for a talented analyst adept in the areas of data analysis, business analysis, and organizational insights. Reporting to the Senior Director of Strategic Analytics and Reporting, the position will be responsible for interpreting, monitoring, analyzing, and presenting information related to research, education, and clinical care missions of Stanford Medicine. Collaboration with other administrative groups like faculty affairs, human resources, fiscal affairs, educational programs, research management, and information resources will be crucial for the success of this position. He/She will also perform project and analytical work that will ensure the uniformity, accuracy, and semantic consistency of enterprise data through the application of effective data management. This is an exciting opportunity to make an impact on the future of Stanford Medicine through highly visible work.

Duties include:

  • Propose, lead, and/or collaborate on analytic projects that are of strategic importance to the Dean’s Office, such as strategy development, performance reporting, and analysis. These may involve analyzing problems and generating hypotheses, developing key performance metrics, in-depth quantitative and qualitative data analysis, and preparing reports and recommendations to support decision-making and fact-based strategy development.
  • Partner with functional leaders and subject matter experts to lead, communicate, and contribute to program planning and strategy activities. This may involve developing planning framework, tools and methodologies, overseeing data collection activities, conducting analyses, and producing reports in sharing data-driven insights with all stakeholders.
  • Serve as the “single point of contact” for external agencies and organizations requesting both one-off and routine data (e.g., surveys) about the School of Medicine; act as the primary coordinator for high-quality and consistent data presentations across various business areas and document steps taken to ensure data quality.
  • Manage data inquiries and reporting activities for the leaders of Stanford Medicine. Proactively identify opportunities to improve data acquisition and promote automation with Data Blending, Integration, Business Intelligence (BI) and Analytic solutions.
  • Communicate, convey, and visualize informed conclusions and recommendations across an organization’s leadership structure in a manner to “tell the story” behind the data and influence how organization approaches the challenge.
  • Create and manage an accessible archive and inventory of key reference resources for data and information relevant to strategic planning analyses and projects. These may include outside benchmarks or comparative data for supporting or refuting proposed decisions.
  • Other duties may also be assigned.

About Stanford University School of Medicine

Stanford University School of Medicine, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, was founded in 1858 with a mission to be the premier research-intensive medical school that improves health through leadership, diversity, and a collaborative approach to discovery and innovation in research, education, and patient care.

With more than 1,900 faculty, each providing a unique mix of research, education, and patient care effort, organized in 28 academic departments and 9 interdisciplinary institutes and centers, supported by more than 3,500 staff, educating 3,000 students, postdoctoral fellows, clinical residents/fellows, and trainees, and collectively generating about $2.3B in revenues, the School of Medicine is Stanford’s largest school and truly a complex organization.

Holistically, the School of Medicine is rooted in a culture of excellence and values innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning. To foster the talents and aspirations of staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that keeps pace with market trends, and benefits that increase financial stability and promote healthy, fulfilling lives.


  • Experience with forecasting, trend analysis, and predictive modeling using available data sets.
  • Ability to blend and integrate data sets using Alteryx, Datawatch, Snaplogic, or similar tools.
  • Ability to quickly learn new subject areas.
  • Flexibility to operate in a small, growing, and rapidly changing organization.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Ability to take initiative and ownership of projects.
  • Ability to independently exercise sound judgment and know when to seek assistance as appropriate.
  • Previous experience in Academic Medicine or in a university environment.
  • Advanced degree such as MBA, MPH, or MS/MA in related fields.


  • Bachelor degree in a relevant technical field and four years’ extensive experience or combination of education and relevant technical field experience solving analytical problems using quantitative approaches.


  • Proficiency in manipulating and analyzing complex, high-volume, high-dimensionality data from varying sources.
  • Extensive experience in and strong passion for empirical research and answering hard questions with data.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills to positively convey findings and influence senior leadership & faculty. 
  • Demonstrated experience querying, processing, analyzing, and reporting on large data sets. 
  • Ability to use data retrieval and manipulation tools such as SQL, Brio Query, Business Objects, etc., in conjunction with visual data tools to present data clearly to non-technical audiences.
  • Familiarity and experience with intermediate statistical methods; advanced proficiency with statistical tools such as SPSS, SAS, R or similar tools.
  • Ability to tell stories with data using data visualization software such as Tableau, Excel, SPSS, or similar software in conjunction with strong verbal ability.
  • Ability to use visual data tools to present data clearly to non-technical audiences.
  • Flexible analytical approach allowing for results at varying levels of precision.
  • Familiarity with strategic planning concepts.
  • Excellent project management skills.


  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Frequently sit, sort, file paperwork or parts, grasp lightly, and use fine manipulation, lift, carry, push and pull objects that weigh 10 pounds or less.
  • Occasionally write by hand, twist, bend, stoop and squat.
  • Rarely stand, walk, reach or work above shoulders and use a telephone.

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.


  • May work extended hours during peak business cycles


  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,

Additional Information

  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 4748
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: J
  • Requisition ID: 88028

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