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Slate Senior Business Systems Analyst (HR title: Department Business Systems Analyst III)

Dallas, Texas
Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications
Date posted
Mar 12, 2024

Salary Range: 

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications

About SMU

SMU’s more than 12,000 diverse, high-achieving students come from all 50 states and over 80 countries to take advantage of the University’s small classes, meaningful research opportunities, leadership development, community service, international study and innovative programs.

SMU is data driven, and its powerful supercomputing ecosystem – paired with entrepreneurial drive – creates an unrivaled environment for the University to deliver research excellence.

Now in its second century of achievement, SMU is recognized for the ways it supports students, faculty and alumni as they become ethical, enterprising leaders in their professions and communities. SMU's relationship with Dallas – the dynamic center of one of the nation’s fastest-growing regions – offers unique learning, research, social and career opportunities that provide a launch pad for global impact.

SMU is nonsectarian in its teaching and committed to academic freedom and open inquiry.

About the Position:

This role is an on-campus, in-person position.

Position is responsible for supporting Undergraduate Admission as well as key admission stakeholders across campus with insuring efficient and effective implementation and maintenance of Slate CRM functionality. Act as key liasion across functional users as well as IT staff to develop CRM best practice solutions. Operational support includes review and prioritizing requests for modifications/enhancements, maintaining key functionality/workflow, developing training documentation and security within Slate CRM.  

Essential Functions:

  • Operational Support – Implementation of Slate CRM solutions to improve business processes and fulfill strategic goals of Undergraduate Admissions departments; business requirements gathering/documentation & process design to evaluate requests for new functionality and modifications to existing functionality; troubleshoot & resolve issues  and escalate issues when needed by submitting services requests for Slate CRM; maintain required setup for Slate for yearly recruiting cycles and coordinate setup with external vendors; support integration of admissions application materials thru University imaging systems; other projects as assigned by Director of Operations.

  • Data Analysis & Reporting - Data quality assurance thru regular audits to ensure data integrity; extract data from various sources including Peoplesoft Campus Solutions and Slate CRM systems for auditing data integration; support all Undergraduate Admissions departments as well as other departments across the university with Slate CRM query & reporting needs.

  • Training – Responsible for training all Undergrad Admissions recruiting and operations staff on Slate CRM; develop & maintain training and business process documentation for all Slate CRM functionality.

  • Security – Fulfill security requests for Slate CRM for all Undergraduate Admissions staff; Develop annual security audit reviews.



Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree is required.

A minimum of five (5) years of experience is required. Candidate with experience working in an Admissions/Higher Education setting is preferred. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Candidate with knowledge of SQL and Slate CRM is highly preferred. is desired. Technical experience including PeopleSoft, ORACLE, and could-based tools or closely related systems is a plus. Candidate must demonstrate the ability to learn new software applications. Candidate must also demonstrate advanced knowledge of MS office functionality. 

Candidate must demonstrate strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate broadly across the University and develop and maintain effective relationships with a wide range of constituencies. Must also demonstrate strong written communication skills. 

Candidate must possess strong problem-solving skills with the ability to identify and analyze problems, as well as devise solutions. Must also have strong organizational, planning and time management skills.  

Physical and Environmental Demands:

  • Sit for long periods of time

Deadline to Apply:

March 28, 2024. 

EEO Statement:

SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601


SMU offers staff a broad, competitive array of health and related benefits. In addition to traditional benefits such as health, dental, and vision plans, SMU offers a wide range of wellness programs to help attract, support, and retain our employees whose work continues to make SMU an outstanding education and research institution.

SMU is committed to providing an array of retirement programs that benefit and protect you and your family throughout your working years at SMU and, if you meet SMU's retirement eligibility criteria, during your retirement years after you leave SMU.

The value of learning at SMU isn't just about preparing our students for the future. Employees have access to a wide variety of professional and personal development opportunities. including tuition benefits. 

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