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This Sr. Business Analyst works within the Data Analytics and Business Intelligence team, which reports up through Finance & Operations. The analyst will work on tasks and projects related to data integration, mining, analysis, and reporting, partnering across different facets of the School, including but not limited to: Admissions, Finance, Financial Aid, HR, Operations, Academic Affairs, and Student Billing.
* This position does not provide visa sponsorship.
Specific duties & responsibilities:
Support strategic data-driven decision making throughout the school focusing on analytics that improve quality offerings, while optimizing financial returns, and ensuring financial sustainability.
Extract data from various systems with coding skillset, while structuring the extracted data in useful ways to foster meaningful analysis and decision-making.
Create graphs, infographics, and other methods to effectively visualize data.
Design presentations and reports based on findings from data analysis.
Become expert on school's IT systems, their integration, and their management.
Administer data integrity and governance across the school and its departments, helping to create and foster a culture of data sharing & hygiene, while designing and developing rules, processes, and definitions for how data is entered, categorized, stored, and reflected.
Boost student success and foster institutional intelligence through the use of descriptive, diagnostic, prescriptive, and predictive analytics.
Serve as a central resource for the school's various departments' ad hoc data analysis needs, with emphasized focus in supporting senior leadership.
Work with senior leadership and department leaders to identify opportunities for improvement in using data to drive more informed and optimized decision-making.
Minimum qualifications (mandatory):
Bachelor's degree required.
Minimum of four years of experience in a professional environment where the required knowledge base and skills have been utilized, and a minimum of 2 years of data analytics including experience working with information & financial systems, along with relational database management. Possesses working knowledge of budget cycle, in addition to having advanced analytical ability to analyze and create complex reports, while being able to effectively communicate findings and results with various stakeholders of the School. Advanced user of Microsoft Excel.
Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula. Additional experience may substitute for education.
Master's degree - Master's in a related field may substitute for some experience. Experience in SQL development, data visualization tools (i.e. Microsoft Power BI, Tableau, etc.), and Business Intelligence tools. Experience in Higher Education.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Excellent data & financial modeling skills, with innate propensity for analytical problem solving. Experience with student information systems or university administrative applications a plus. Experience with the following products is highly desired but not required: Sungard's Matrix Student Information System (SIS), Technolutions Slate, College Board's PowerFAIDS, and SAP. Proficiency in SQL queries and working knowledge of other query tools. Demonstrated proficiency in developing reports and models using SSRS, Tableau, Microsoft Power BI, or other similar tools. Ability to be resourceful and to work for long periods of time without direction in completing tasks, problem solving, and project management.
Classified Title: Sr. Business Intelligence Analyst Working Title: Sr. Business Analyst Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD Starting Salary Range: $72k-$90k, commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F/8:30am-5:00pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 01-DC:District of Columbia Department name: 10000886-Finance and Administration Personnel area: SAIS
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