Business Analyst

Position Purpose

Serve as a key member of the Institutional Advancement Operations team and work closely across the organization to collect, manage and supply data for institutional advancement use. The Business Analyst will perform daily maintenance of constituent records within internal and external applications; monitor and maintain data integrity; security and data access; report and query writing; perform imports and exports; and develop test plans, training guides and operational procedures.

Key Accountabilities
  • Ability to develop business requirements and ERP systems' information architecture.
  • Strong analytical skills, including data analysis and system processes.
  • Strong aptitude for diagnosing end user problems, identifying and implementing solutions.
  • Respect for diversity of identities and experiences, an orientation toward equity and inclusion, and cultural competency in all aspects of Academy life.
  • Knowledge of SQL or similar query language required.
  • Understanding of standard IT policies and procedures, including usage of test environments and change management procedures.
  • Proven history of utilizing Microsoft Excel to import, export, query and report on data.
  • Familiarity with SDLC methodologies including requirements, design, implementation, testing and maintenance.
  • Working knowledge of relational database architecture preferred.
  • Experience with developing and implementing reporting tools and using software to query, extract and/or load data preferred.
  • Propensity for strong, internal customer service delivery and a proactive approach to user efficiency.
  • Excel at uncovering hidden trends in a volume of data.
  • Detail oriented and organized with an ability to meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated history of functioning independently while working well in a team-oriented environment, taking the initiative to be productive and efficient.
  • Assists the Department of Advancement Information Services with other duties as assigned.
Degree of Independent Action Performed

Incumbent is expected to work with a high level of independence and autonomy, and exercise a high degree of initiative, influence, and judgment in decisions impacting staff and department operations.

Expected to solve problems or address issues that require immediate attention.

Direct/Indirect Reports


Internal & External Contacts

Frequent contact with alumni, and PEA administrative and academic offices, faculty and staff. External contacts may include alumni, parents, outside organizations, visitors and local community members.

Position Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required.


  • Three or more years of providing implementation and technical support of ERP software. Blackbaud product experience strongly preferred.
  • Three or more years of business analysis experience.
  • Two or more years of project management experience.
  • Experience working in a philanthropic or 2+ years of creating and maintaining standard operating procedures.
  • Experience with Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge or other educational ERP or CRM platforms.
  • Familiarity with data mapping.
  • Experience with analytics projects; data driven analysis, possessing an interest in data analytics and knowledge of data science, data mining, machine learning and related disciplines required to manipulate and extract insights from large data sets.
  • Experience with managing web content (e.g., CSS, JavaScript, HTML)
Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  1. Ability to sit in a normal seated position for extended periods of time.
  2. Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.
  3. Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example using a keyboard.
  4. Communication skills using the spoken and written word.
  5. Ability to see with normal parameters.
  6. Ability to use a visual display terminal with continuous wrist movement on a keyboard.
  7. Ability to hear within normal range.
  8. Ability to lift and transport up to 10lbs without assistance.
Additional Requirements
  1. Successfully complete a criminal background check (reviewed every 5 years).
  2. Clean Driving record (reviewed annually).

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