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Strategic Data Analyst

California State University, Sacramento
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Oct 12, 2023

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Strategic Data Analyst

Job No: 529985
Work Type: Staff
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Administrative, Probationary, Full Time, Telecommute eligible (work onsite as scheduled and/or as requested and telecommute as scheduled)

Working Title: Strategic Data Analyst

Classification Title: Analyst/Programmer-Expert

Posting Details

Priority Application Date: Tuesday, October 24th @ 11:55pm PST (Posting will remain open until filled)

Hiring Preference

Eligible on-campus applicants in California State University Employees Union (CSUEU) Bargaining Units 2,5,7, and 9 will be given first consideration in the recruitment.

Position Summary

Under the general direction of the Associate Director of the Office of Institutional Research, Effectiveness, and Planning, the Strategic Data Analyst is responsible for playing a lead role in the analysis, planning, development, testing, training, implementation, and maintenance of complex business processes supported in the Oracle/PeopleSoft student system and third-party vendor software solutions that support and enhance the day-to-day operations and reporting and analysis for the University and other stakeholders.

The Strategic Data Analyst will work collaboratively in the development and production of complex student data reports and analysis in support of the University goals and Graduation Initiatives.

The Strategic Data Analyst is expected to provide strong leadership; ensure efficient and effective reporting of data; serve on University committees; represent the University at professional conferences and system meetings; and serve as a liaison with academic and administrative offices.

FLSA: Exempt (Not eligible for overtime compensation)

Anticipated Hiring Range: $9,800 per month - $10,834 per month

CSU Classification Salary Range: $6,686 per month - $12,947 per month

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Salary Grade/Range: 3

Recruitment Type: Regular (Probationary)

Time Base: Full-Time

Work Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm daily, some telecommute days with permission

Department Information

The mission of the Office of Institutional Research, Effectiveness, and Planning (OIREP) is to enhance University effectiveness with information and research to support planning and budgeting, assessment, accreditation, policy formation, and decision-making.
Our strategic functions include:

  • Data Collection and Management
  • Data Restructure and Reporting
  • Special Research and Policy Analyses

    Minimum Qualifications

    To enter this classification, a basic foundation of knowledge and skills in applications programming and systems analysis and related programming support functions is a prerequisite. This foundation would normally be obtained through a bachelor's degree, preferably in computer science or business, or equivalent training and applied experience. Foundation knowledge and skills for the Analyst/Programmer, depending on the position assignment, may include working knowledge of a specific industry standard applications programming language and knowledge of standard systems analysis techniques.

    Required Qualifications


  • Bachelor's Degree in computer science, education, information systems, or related field from an accredited university or college, or equivalent training and applied experience.

  • Experience

  • Extensive experience utilizing Oracle/PeopleSoft Student Administration systems, Human Resources, Financial systems, or comparable systems.

  • Demonstrated experience in student information systems and knowledge of functional modules in the Human Resources, Student Administration student systems (Student Records, Campus Community, Catalog, Schedule, Self-Service, Academic Advising, Admissions, Recruitment, Financial Aid, and/ or Student Financials).

  • Experience with database analysis, systems operations, database management, process development, and project management.

  • Experience designing and presenting complex datasets in visually compelling formats, and integrating multiple data sources and database systems

  • Experience with enterprise-level relational databases, Oracle, MS SQL Server, and office applications utilizing Microsoft Office products, e.g. Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio; SharePoint, and Adobe.

  • Experience working with large multi-dimensional data sets

  • Experience in the development of complex organizational data reports and analysis.

  • Direct functional experience with third-party support software: College Scheduler, Illume, Smart Planner, Platinum Analytics, Ad-Astra, OnBase, Tableau, Power BI, Canvas, and Blackboard or comparable system.

  • Experience providing lead direction with project management and prioritizing tasks to meet deadlines.

  • Experience building collaborative working relationships across units

  • Experience leading business process improvement projects which include analysis, documentation, and flowchart business processes

  • Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

  • Ability to effectively translate technical information and communications to various non-technical audiences.

  • Ability to research and analyze complex issues, demonstrate problem-solving skills, and provide clear and concise analysis, recommendations, and solutions.

  • Ability to schedule and prioritize multiple projects and assigned work to meet deadlines

  • Ability to coordinate requirements gathering and report development.

  • Ability to function effectively under time constraints and rapidly changing priorities.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate with other divisions, academic affairs, academic departments, and faculty.

  • Ability to work independently as well as foster a team environment.

  • Commitment to maintaining a welcoming and inclusive work environment with diverse colleagues and constituents including faculty, students, staff, and members of the community.

  • Preferred Qualifications

    Preferred Experience:

  • 10 years in Higher Education experience in functional modules in the Oracle/PeopleSoft student system in an institution of higher education.

  • 5+ years of experience in functional modules in the Human Resources, and Student Administration systems (Student Records, Campus Community, Catalog, Schedule, Self-Service, Academic Advising, Admissions, Recruitment, Financial Aid, and/ or Student Financials).

  • Experience with program development, implementation, and support of University goals and Graduation initiatives.

  • Thorough knowledge of California State University Chancellor Office Executive Orders and Coded Memorandum; Sacramento State academic and administrative policies and requirements, as well as State of California Title V Education Code and the Family Education Records and Privacy Act (FERPA).

  • Extensive knowledge of Chancellor's Office Executive Orders and Coded Memorandum.

  • Ability to lead and mentor team members on technical processes and best practices.

  • Serve as a guide and consultant for security-related questions from users, analysts, and administrators when dealing with large volumes of sensitive data

  • Documents Needed to Apply

    Resume and cover letter.

    Failure to upload required documentation may result in disqualification

    About Sac State

    Sacramento State is located in the heart of California's capital city, five miles from the State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half a million. Sacramento State's 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: “As California's capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sac State is dedicated to" href="">student success," href="">diversity, equity and inclusion," href="">community engagement," href="">philanthropy, and" href="">campus safety.

    As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued. Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching, and learning.

    To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

    Background Check Disclaimer

    A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position. One variation of background check required could be a LiveScan screening, which involves submitting fingerprints at a certified LiveScan Service Center.

    COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Information:
    Per the" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all California State University, Sacramento employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications.
    Out of State Employment Policy

    Sacramento State University, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees (up)on date of hire to reside in the State of California.

    As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

    It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability-related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit

    The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit

    Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification:

    Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at .
    The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.
    Eligibility Verification
    Selected candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the United States. California State University, Sacramento is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (i.e. H-1-B Visa).

    Note to Applicants:

    Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by a collective bargaining agreement.

    Advertised: October 11, 2023 (3:50 PM)
    Applications Closes: Open Until Filled

    To apply, visit


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