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Senior Data Analyst 


Love animals? Want to make a positive impact on the planet? Come join Woodland Park Zoo as a Senior Data Analyst. We have one, full-time, benefitted, hybrid position open.    



This position will lead the data analysis and visualization for a zoo-wide evaluation initiative aimed at measuring the zoo’s impact and transformation into a learning organization that prioritizes results and continuous quality improvement.


  • Provide expertise in statistical analysis and data visualization.
  • Develop and test hypotheses and predictive models.
  • Use statistical tools to identify, analyze, and interpret patterns and trends.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to understand interdependencies.
  • Leverage data analytics to provide actionable insights and recommendations to improve the zoo’s mission impact.
  • Work with zoo staff to identify improvement opportunities and best practices.
  • Conduct data modeling of relevant zoo data and the relationships between data.
  • Present findings to zoo staff, the board of directors, donors, and other stakeholders to support data-informed decision making.
  • Design, develop, and maintain reports and visual dashboards.
  • Lead the development and management of a zoo-wide database.
  • Work with the Senior Director to lead the development of an annual impact report.
  • Use data visualization expertise to support leadership in communicating the zoo’s impacts to various audiences.
  • Design, pilot-test, and revise data collection instruments and methods.
  • Assist in manuscript writing.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Advanced degree from an accredited college or university and six (6) or more years of related experience in statistics, evaluation, social or natural sciences, research, or similar field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, particularly Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Teams.
  • Proficiency in data and statistical analysis software packages such as SPSS, R, or other relevant packages.
  • Experience in quantitative data analysis and database management, and data visualization.
  • Experience managing multiple large projects simultaneously with the ability to prioritize, delegate and train.
  • Experience in dashboard design and maintenance.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to adapt communication based on audience and purpose with inclusivity. Ability to disseminate information effectively to appropriate levels.
  • Ability to listen, give and receive feedback in a productive and professional manner. Able to translate vision into planning and implementation.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to balance and prioritize multiple tasks and requests and meet deadlines in a professional manner.
  • Ability to evaluate problems and to effectively solve them in a timely manner. Respond to concerns with empathy and inclusivity. Respond appropriately to conflict.
  • Ability to anticipate needs and challenges, take initiative, ask questions, and provide solutions to achieve organizational objectives.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team within diverse teams and environments while treating everyone with respect.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion.


  • Experience working in an informal education organization such as a zoo, aquarium, museum, camp, or park.
  • Experience with mixed methods research and both quantitative and qualitative data analysis.


  • This position may be required to lift up to 35 pounds.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to perform essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to a typical office environment and/or outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Pay: $86,000 - 105,000 / annually plus benefits

Employment Requirements: 

Applicants must be at least 18 years old. A criminal background check will be required of the selected applicant. This role is not remote. Successful applicants must live and work in Washington State to perform this role. 

COVID-19 Vaccination:  

  • As of November 24, 2021, employees working on or accessing zoo grounds are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If hired, you will be required to submit proof of vaccination by your first day of employment. 
  • People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine. 
  • Employees may make requests for a reasonable accommodation based on a medical disability or for sincerely held religious beliefs. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation. 

Application Directions: Applications are accepted online through our Jobs Page at; no other forms of application will be accepted. Cover letter and resume are required. 

Woodland Park Zoo is pleased to offer a comprehensive program of group benefits to help maintain your and your family’s health and wellbeing. These include: 

  • Medical  
  • Dental 
  • Vision 
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan 
  • 11 paid holidays, 2 personal holidays 
  • Vacation and sick accrual  
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) 
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 
  • Tuition reimbursement 
  • Free zoo membership that includes zoo admission and discounts 
  • 4 complimentary tickets per year plus other discounts and perks  
  • Free staff parking 
  • Working for an organization that cares about wildlife conservation! 

Woodland Park Zoo is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in application and employment for any reason, including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, disability or medical status including genetic information, and/or veteran’s status. 

Woodland Park Zoo is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in all of its services. If you need accommodation in the application or interview process, please contact our recruiting team at

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Req Number LEA-22-00034  
EOE Statement Woodland Park Zoo is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in application and employment for any reason, including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, disability or medical status including genetic information, and/or veteran’s status.

This position is currently accepting applications.

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