Employment Opportunities


Data Analyst

Position Description

Our data analysts are an integral part of a small team focused on finding data-based insights to help optimize enrollment outcomes for college clients. Analysts work in tandem with the principals of the firm and each other to interpret for clients the real-world implications of enrollment data. Analysis often expands beyond the questions associated with a particular enrollment cycle to considerations of long-term financial aid, tuition, and admission policy for a terrific, diverse, and compelling portfolio of colleges nationally.

Each data analyst collects and assembles student-related enrollment and financial aid data, prepares descriptive charts and graphs, and constructs forecasting models based on statistical analysis.  Step by step, this involves:

  •       Sending data requests to clients
  •       Working with clients to answer their questions related to collection of data
  •       Testing data for integrity and working with clients to correct errors
  •       Organizing client data for statistical analysis
  •       Creating charts and graphs for client reports
  •       Creating PowerPoint presentations
  •       Assisting the principals of the firm in webcasts and on-site presentations of analysis
  •       Answering ad hoc data-related questions

Since Hardwick Day is a small firm, everyone is expected to perform “other duties as assigned.” Because we work to both the academic calendar of colleges and the 18-month enrollment cycle (which has intense activity at specific points during the cycle), there are periods in which our work will require some evening or weekend work. This position requires travel to 3-5 college campuses during the fall and intermittently throughout the rest of the year.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in mathematics, statistics, economics, or related field

  • One year of experience in public policy analysis, micro-economic analysis, management accounting, and/or mathematically-based modeling

  • Proficiency in Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and one of the major statistics software programs

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with college enrollment and/or financial aid programs
  • Familiarity with Microsoft SQL Server and Transact-SQL
  • Familiarity with modern web technologies, such as Javascript, CSS 3, HTML 5, PHP 5, and MySQL
  • A strong work ethic and understanding of  what it takes and means to be a professional
  • A positive, “can do” attitude and an open mind
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Common sense
  • Ability to remain calm and focused under pressure
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate in person, via email, and on the phone
  • Able to work and solve problems independently, and to ask for help when necessary

Hardwick Day offers a competitive salary commensurate with scope of analytic capabilities and background and an excellent benefits package, including generous health and retirement benefits.  While this is an entry level position, the company is willing to consider reshaping the position, expectations, and compensation should experienced analysts demonstrate a strong affinity for college enrollment. The office is located in Bloomington, Minnesota.  

Please submit a cover letter and resume electronically to Anna Swanson at aswanson@hardwickday.com.  No phone calls, please.


About Hardwick Day

Hardwick Day, a division of Royall & Company, offers customized services and solutions to colleges, universities and associations in the areas of enrollment management and optimization, financial aid optimization, research, net price calculators, executive search, interim leadership and training, and other key areas.

Throughout all of our work, we offer a collaborative approach, customized solutions and proven results. Our expertise begins with the significant on-campus experience our principals and other in-house staff members have in key leadership positions at colleges and universities throughout the country. And having consulted with more than 100 institutions and associations, we have unmatched market knowledge and experience within higher education.