Senior Data Analyst (JOB ID 3975)

  • Northridge, CA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Serving more than 38,000 students each year, CSUN is one of the largest universities in the United States. CSUN ranks 10th in the country in awarding bachelor’s degrees to underrepresented minority students, fifth nationally in awarding master’s degrees to Hispanic students and enrolls the largest number of deaf and hard-of-hearing students of any U.S. state university. CSUN’s 171 academic programs and engaged centers enjoy international recognition for excellence. CSUN currently partners with more than 100 institutions of higher education in 22 countries around the globe and attracts the largest international student population of any U.S. master’s level institution. Situated on a 356-acre park-like setting in the heart of Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley, the campus features modern educational buildings and world-class LEED Gold-certified performing arts and recreational facilities recognized as among the best in the country. CSUN is a welcoming university that champions accessibility, academic excellence and student success.

Job Description

Senior Data Analyst (JOB ID 3975)
IT Admin & USS Dirs
Full Time / $6249 - $7917 mo

CSUN's Commitment to You
CSUN is strongly committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, active learning and diversity. Our values include a respect for all people, building alliances with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN actively encourages qualified candidates to apply who demonstrate a commitment to serving a diverse student population as well as a commitment to maintaining an inclusive work environment.

Major Duties
Under general direction of the Director, Data and Analytics, this is an exciting opportunity to collaborate with campus constituents to understand their analytics and reporting needs. As a key member of the new Data and Analytics team, provides data modeling and report building skills to support the organizational decision making process, and provides knowledge of statistical analysis on as-needed basis. Designs, develops, tests and maintains reports and processes to meet user decision making; works with departments to define business problems and questions and performs analysis; works with data architects or application specialists to identify the data sources required to support an analytical project or development of a complex report; and uses reporting tools (i.e. OBIEE and Tableau) to build reports and dashboards. Evaluates diverse data sets, identifies new types of data and data sources to determine patterns; synthesizes the data into meaningful metrics and numbers; monitors data quality, identifies inconsistencies, and development of recommendations to optimize business processes and performance. Develops prototypes and other agile tools to quickly demonstrate new concepts, reports and dashboards. Performs other duties as assigned.

Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university in a job-related field. Five years of full-time, progressively responsible field-related experience, systems implementation and PeopleSoft development.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Extensive knowledge of: programming, systems analysis techniques, and systems development principles; and relational database principles. Functional knowledge of: OBIEE, OBIA, PeopleSoft, SPSS, Access, Excel, SQL Server, Tableau, Crystal desirable. Knowledge of statistical analysis. Strong knowledge of Data Warehousing concepts; knowledge of SQL writing scripts for analysis, testing and support activities; and knowledge of and experience with ETL tools. Knowledge of higher education data and academic environments. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Highly self-motivated; team-player. Ability and specialized skills to: use the following software applications and operating systems: Windows, Linux; code, test, and debug software applications; provide ongoing project leadership to technical development staff; analyze problems and propose effective solution; understand functional and procedural requirements and develop alternative solutions; relate system solutions to departmental management and staff; and develop and make presentations; conduct meetings; develop and provide user training; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
The university offers an excellent benefits package.

The salary range for this classification is: $6249 - $10,033
The anticipated hiring range: $6249 - $7917, dependent upon qualifications and experience.

General Information

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

How To Apply
Please complete the CSUN on-line application/resume upload submission process in order to be considered for any open position within the university and its auxiliaries. The hiring department will contact the best qualified candidates and invite them to participate in the interview process.

Application Screening begins July 3, 2014, and will continue until position is filled.
In order to be considered in the initial review, applications must be submitted prior to the date listed above. Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.

For more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please view the link below:

Equal Employment Opportunity
California State University, Northridge is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity at (818) 677-2077.

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