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Data Analyst, Senior-- University of Arizona Libraries

posted Jul 6, 2017, 6:11 AM by Lars Hagelin
The University Libraries Business Center is seeking a Senior Data Analyst to enhance business intelligence for the Libraries by establishing financial and assessment metrics analytics, training, policy administration and technology tools in support of strategic data driven decision making.

The Senior Data Analyst will respond to data requests from a variety of key stakeholders at the Libraries and UA Press. Additionally, incumbent will work with the Libraries Business Center administration to prioritize opportunities throughout the Libraries to improve fiscal management, UA Press business decision making workflows, Information Access fiscal reporting, and assist in maximizing the value of the assessment metrics collected by the Libraries.

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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Works with Libraries Business Center administration to identify data analytics priorities and develop data analysis and business intelligence strategies and products.
  • Proactively produces business intelligence using available data sources to advise and propose strategy to Libraries’ leadership.
  • Responds in a timely manner to requests for financial, business opportunity, and other data (metrics and assessments) by UA Libraries leadership.
  • Creates, tests, and maintains dashboards, reports and other analytical data tools using the UA enterprise data warehouse.
  • Works with data owners and users to define analytical data needs/requirements for decision making data, and present reports/dashboards as requested. 
  • Works with Libraries and UA Press data owners to develop and track unit-specific performance metrics to improve services. 
  • Communicate results of analysis as a comprehensive report to stakeholders, including graphical tools that aid in review of the data. 
  • Plans, designs, and creates written documentation related to assignments, such as problem identification/tracking; progress reports; proposed and implemented solutions; and metadata. 
  • Works with the Enterprise Information and Analytics team, as needed, to construct reports and data requests.
  • Communicates technical ideas in non-technical lay terms to Libraries leadership and partners throughout the organization.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal. 
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative and inclusive environment, one that values and leverages the benefits of diverse perspectives. 
  • Positive attitude and strong demonstration of Our Values: Collaboration, Continuous Learning, Diversity, Innovation, and Integrity.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in Management Information Systems or related field AND two years of progressively complex experience developing automated data reporting.
  • Five years of experience in procedural or business analysis work, including two years of progressively complex experience using automated data reporting tools or IBM Information Server Datastage; OR,
  • Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by Human Resources.
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications, including Access and Excel.
  • Knowledge of and skill in using relational and dimensional databases and models.
  • Knowledge of and skill in using SQL and OLAP systems.
  • Knowledge of and skill in using basic methods of statistical analysis.
  • Skill in organizing, coordinating, and analyzing, complex technical projects.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge and expertise in UAccess Financials, Research, and Employee.
  • Knowledge and expertise in UA financial, administrative, and research policies and procedures.
  • Highly self-motivated and self-managed; proactive in responding to institutional needs.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team with minimal coaching or supervision.
  • Ability to communicate technical ideas to non-technical personnel.
  • Experience presenting and training to different levels of an enterprise.
  • Training from Oracle University Training in Oracle Business Intelligence.
  • Ability to organize and work under strict time and production deadlines, while producing quality deliverables.
Posted Rate of Pay $55-$75K
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number A21865

Contact Information for Candidates

Krissandra McNeill
Open Until Filled
Review Begins On 07/10/2017

Special Instructions to Applicant

In your letter of interest, please describe how your qualifications and experience are fitting for this position.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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