DATA ANALYST

DATA ANALYST

Req #: 185411 Department: UW BOTHELL: INSTITUTIONAL BUDGET & PLANNING Job Location: UW Bothell Posting Date: 12/11/2020 Closing Info: Open Until Filled Salary: Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Shift: First Shift Notes: Although open until filled, priority application date is December 31, 2020.

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The University of Washington Bothell is one of the most dynamic public universities in the state of Washington. We offer a participatory student experience grounded in hands-on learning, close relationships with faculty members as teachers and mentors, and the personalized support of staff who are dedicated to student success. The academic work of the campus focuses on cross-disciplinary research and creative practice, connected learning, and community engagement. UW Bothell’s current enrollment is approximately 6,000 students. More than 90 percent of undergraduates are from Washington State, and approximately half are first-generation college attendees or come from underrepresented groups. Located along wetlands and a river north of Seattle, UW Bothell builds vibrant regional partnerships, creates and disseminates new knowledge, and prepares students for leadership throughout Washington and beyond.

Diversity is a core value of University of WA Bothell. We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions. To learn more, read our Diversity Statement.

The University of Washington Bothell has an outstanding opportunity for a Data Analyst.

Under the direction of the Senior Director of the Institutional Budget and Planning (IPB) office, this position will assist the department with managing the campus-wide processes and operations of the $120+ million University of Washington Bothell budget. The IPB office currently consists of the Director and 3 analysts, supporting a wide range of analytical and financial operations and acts as the central financial and budget planning office of the campus. The Data Analyst will play a key role in IPB, primarily providing support of data collection/sourcing and the development of dashboard, reporting & visualization requirements of the office. In addition, the IPB office values a highly collaborative and participatory office culture, encouraging all members to be free-thinking and share in the creative, analytical, and problem-solving process of strategic budget and finance work.

Responsibilities:
DATA MANAGEMENT:
• Coordinate with Institutional Research, IT and Central Seattle offices on data collection, data management processes.
• Advise on appropriate data collection tools; design and program data collection databases as needed.
• Provide timely and accurate responses to data queries from IPB analysts.
• Provide documented datasets for analysis.
• Maintain a proactive and forward-thinking approach to data management and report generation.
• Work closely with stakeholders and operations team to understand project goals and execute reporting and queries to meet project timelines.
DASHBOARD DEVELOPMENT AND MODELING:
• Work with Senior Analysts to develop dashboard and modeling solutions for recurring/common reporting and analytical needs across campus.
• Proactive identification of dashboard and visualization needs, primarily financial in nature.
• Enhance and/or refine existing reporting solutions, both with visualization and sustainable approaches.
• Prepare tabular, graphical and statistical summary reports in support of IPB.
STORYTELLING & COMMUNICATION:
• Maintain strong working relationships with key staff and management across campus, specifically in areas such as Institutional Research and IT.
• Translate IPB needs into products, in a collaborative and innovative environment.
• Ability to be steeped in detail and complexity of a development task, and clearly communicate the bigger picture associated.
• Ability to adjust the analytical narrative based on audience (such as: various leadership level, data experts, financial experts, curricular experts, and those in between)
PROCESS & SYSTEM MANAGEMENT IMPROVEMENT:
• Maintain knowledge of all associated internal database logic and prepare background information regarding requirements, changes, or innovations.
• Establish clear documentation and methodology for dashboards and reports within IPB.
OTHER DUTIES:
• May represent the Institutional Planning & Budget on UW Bothell committees (such as: Student Activities Fees Committee) and participate in various campus budget related meetings as needed.
• Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum requirements:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Computer Science, Engineering, Management Information Systems, or related field.
• Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience in data management.
• High proficiency in Tableau or other visualization tools and Data management tools.
• Demonstrated SQL skills, custom queries, other data extraction tools/systems.
• Advanced Microsoft Excel skills.
• Experience in recording and documenting complex processes.
• Expertise with Microsoft 365 suite.
• High level of initiative and ability to self-direct when needed.
• Demonstrated ability to learn new technology skills and systems.
• Comfortable with ambiguity and theoretical concepts.
• Ability to create and deliver PowerPoint and other graphic presentations.
• Knowledge of common accounting terminology and processes.
• Proactive, creative, and efficient problem solver in ambiguous and fluid situations.
• Results-driven with high level of initiative, analytic capability and accountability.
• Excellent verbal and written communication, including presentations.
• Strong problem-solving skills.
• Ability to work independently and in teams.
• Ability to work with a diverse constituency.

Equivalent education and/or experience may substitute for minimum requirements.

Desired:
• 3+ years of progressively responsible work experience in budgeting/finance visualization development or data systems.

Conditions of employment:
• Work is performed in an office setting or remotely during regular business hours.
• Occasional evening work.

Application Process:
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