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Workforce Data Analyst (Remote)

Stanford Medicine is fueling discovery and innovation to advance human health.
Rooted in our mission to be a premier research-intensive medical institution, the Stanford University School of Medicine (SoM) improves health through leadership, diversity, collaborative discoveries, and innovation in education, patient care, and research. Whether working in departments with faculty or in units that support the school, our staff propel us toward the future of medicine and Precision Health.  We are transforming health care from reactive diagnosis to proactive prediction and prevention and from one-size-fits-all medicine to personalized care that empowers people to lead healthy lives. 
Join the Human Resources Group (HRG), a department within the School of Medicine’s Dean’s Office, providing best-in-class people services and solutions that deliver value to our customers and cultivate leaders at all levels of the organization.  Working closely with the School's academic departments, institutes, centers and administrative units, we lead in creating and maintaining a work environment that attracts, develops, rewards and retains a highly-engaged, talented, productive and diverse workforce in support of Stanford Medicine: Leading the Biomedical Revolution in Precision Health.
We have an exciting new opportunity and invite applications for the full-time remote position of Workforce Data Analyst.  We are seeking a dynamic, well-rounded data professional to work under limited supervision, spearheading moderately complex projects and analytical processes. Reporting to the Director of Workforce Analytics, your responsibilities will span a broad range of business intelligence and data analytics activities that enable delivery of actionable insights and inform the School of Medicine’s workforce strategies.  
If you are enthusiastic about leveraging data to drive strategic decisions, shape talent management strategies and improve organizational effectiveness through innovative data governance processes and analytical techniques, this opportunity is perfect for you!

  • Develop and iterate on business intelligence queries, reports, dashboards, scorecards, storyboards, continuous monitoring (thresholds), and KPIs/metrics. Clean and transform data using efficient and automated processes as required to ensure accuracy, consistency and suitability for analysis.
  • Partner with the Technology & Digital Solutions business intelligence team on data collection and acquiring data from disparate source systems across the University.
  • Originate and coordinate data governance/stewardship assignments as well as document processes.
  • Use reports and analyses to identify potentially problematic data, make corrections, and eliminate root cause for a range of complex data problems (e.g.: input errors or inadequate field edits), and recommend possible solutions and communicate their organizational impact.
  • Monitor trends in workforce data, test hypotheses and create actionable insights using various analytical methods.
  • Complete ad hoc requests to address specific questions that support the HRG and SoM strategic priorities.
  • Develop engaging presentations and communicate results to stakeholders using storytelling techniques.
  • Participate in user acceptance testing of workforce analytics dashboards and tools, upgrades, enhancements and change requests to improve user experience. Plan, conduct and document results of testing.
  • Test new vendor software tools and participate in the approval and release process.
  • Collaborate across interdisciplinary teams (i.e. human resources, finance, data governance, IT, analytics, business intelligence, data engineering…etc.) to deliver workforce analytical solutions.
  • Manage multiple projects and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Conduct training with stakeholders on various workforce analytics tools; support data literacy improvement efforts.

* - Other duties may also be assigned


  • Master’s degree in a technical discipline (Analytics, Data Science, Mathematics, Psychology, Computer Science, MBA, Information Systems, Biology, Physics, Economics, Operations Research, Engineering, or similar area) is preferred.
  • Analytical thinking capabilities in any of the following Human Resources topic areas, e.g. JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion), learning and development, org design and effectiveness, employee labor and relations, talent acquisition, total rewards, and employee listening.
  • Experience using HR technology (Oracle Fusion HCM, SuccessFactors, Workday) is a plus.
  • Experience using SQL, Python, R, Tableau Prep, PowerQuery or similar tools to query and transform data.
  • Strong Tableau developer skills, including parameters, dynamic design, level of detail calculations and row level security.
  • Experience leading or coordinating data governance and stewardship activities as well as documenting processes.
  • Strong presentation/storytelling skills and excellent customer service focus.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both oral and written, with all levels of the organization.

Bachelor’s degree and three years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience. Experience in a quantitative discipline such as economics, finance, statistics or engineering

  • Knowledge of computer system capabilities, business processes and workflow.
  • Ability to understand and apply the software development lifecycle and project management techniques.
  • Demonstrated ability to review business processes and translate into BI reporting and analysis solutions.
  • Experience in data analysis and root cause analysis and developing problem solving and analytical thinking capabilities.
  • Demonstrated ability with enterprise application and database driven applications.
  • Experience with relational and dimensional logical data modeling.
  • In-depth knowledge of and ability using MS Office; analytical and business intelligence programs such as OBIEE, business objects, Informatica, Tableau, Matlab, SAS, R, SPSS etc..
  • Extensive background and experience with report and analysis design and application of User Interface and User Experience best practices.
  • Strong writing and analytical skills.


  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Frequently sitting.
  • Occasionally stand/walk.
  • Rarely writing by hand; lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
  • - 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.


  • 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,


This role is open to candidates anywhere in the United States. Stanford University has five Regional Pay Structures. The compensation for this position will be based on the location of the successful candidate.


The expected pay range for this position is $85,000 to $147,000 per annum.

Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location, and external market pay for comparable jobs.

At Stanford University, base pay represents only one aspect of the comprehensive rewards package. The Cardinal at Work website ( provides detailed information on Stanford’s extensive range of benefits and rewards offered to employees. Specifics about the rewards package for this position may be discussed during the hiring process.


  • Market Competitive Compensation: We offer a competitive salary that is commensurate with your relevant work experience.
  • Comprehensive Health and Welfare Benefits: On day one of employment, you are eligible for medical, dental, and vision benefits, some at significantly reduced cost for individual coverage, depending on your elections.
  • Unmatched Time Away Benefits: You will receive 10 vacation days, up to 3 PTO days, 2 floating holidays, 12 sick days, 10 paid holidays, in your first year of employment. Additionally, we have a 1.5- 2-week annual winter closure.
  • Unique Education Benefits: This position is eligible for the Tuition Grant Program (TGP), once you have completed five (5) years of continuous benefits-eligible service. The TGP helps eligible faculty, staff and retirees pay for the cost of undergraduate college education for their eligible children. The program pays all or a portion of college tuition at accredited institutions for up to four years of course work required for an undergraduate degree.
  • Work Life Programs: The Stanford Work Life Office delivers programs and services to help employees manage the competing demands of work, school, family and personal responsibilities.
  • Stanford Sweeteners: presents the "sweetest" perks and rewards of being affiliated with Stanford, from discounts and incentives to facilities access and professional development

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Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.