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Associate Data Analyst - DUAL POSTING with JOID 50711

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MU Analytics

Job Description

The Associate Data Analyst position is within the University Data, Analytics, and Institutional Research division and will be responsible for collecting, analyzing, and reporting on institutional data in support of the universities decision-making and planning. The position also assists with integrating data across all institutional information systems, the collection of data to complete internal and external surveys, data reports and projects, responding to ad hoc data requests and perform/create various reports and analyses.

Key Responsibilities
  • Support operational business analytics through business intelligence development, data modeling, analyses, support documentation, reports, and deliverable maintenance for a variety of stakeholders throughout the campus.
  • Uses basic statistical methods to analyze data and generate useful reports (e.g., distributions, variance, etc.). Uses data visualization tools to present results and information. Ability and desire to learn and use new software applications.
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to relay data issues in an organized and easily understandable manner. Strong interpersonal skills with a customer-service orientation, and the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a fast-paced environment. Assists with developing, preparing, delivering and interpreting department or unit specific data sets. Prepares routine reports, apps, dashboards, presentations, and proposals that are easy to read and interpret.
  • Provides basic subject matter expertise about data quality, task suitability, and availability. Complete and present data reports and dashboards requested by the college, departments and offices explaining complex information including recommendations based on findings from the analysis of data.
  • Establish relationships with internal departments to inform data analysis and reporting.
  • Design and suggest tables needed to develop automated reports and dashboards to deliver timely and up to date information delivery.
  • Produce ad hoc and periodical reporting by utilizing university data, primarily by writing SQL and using Microsoft Power BI. Extensively use Excel’s advanced functionality, such as pivot tables, formulas, to develop and optimize routine reporting.
  • Assist with developing short- and long-term analytics goals for stakeholders and units. Maintain documentation for data management, analysis and reporting activities.
Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. The University will not sponsor applicants for this position for employment visas.


Typically 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday; however, there may be occasions where extended hours are necessary.

Must be available for reliable and consistent onsite work.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated ability in using the Microsoft 365 Office Suite, including an intermediate or advanced knowledge of Excel (i.e., pivot tables, formulas, etc.).
  • Familiarity with data visualization tools (e.g., Microsoft Power BI, Tableau, Cognos) as well as experience with programmable software.
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to relay data issues in an organized and easily understandable manner.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a customer-service orientation, and the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills with a keen orientation to detail and concern for accuracy, as well as the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines.
  • Ability and desire to learn and use new software applications.
Anticipated Hiring Range

Salary: $51,875 - $72,000
Grade: GGS 010
Internal applicants can determine their university title by accessing the Talent Profile tile in myHR.

Application Materials

MU application, resume and cover letter.

Community Information

Columbia offers small-town friendliness with big city features and a high quality of life for people of all ages and interests. Founded on education and known as an ideal college town, its location also makes it an attractive spot for businesses and travelers. Located on Interstate 70 and U.S. Highway 63, Columbia is right in the middle of the state and the nation. Just a couple hours’ drive from St. Louis and Kansas City, Columbia is Boone County’s largest population center offering big-city culture, activities, and resources with a low cost of living. Columbia is home to a variety of restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen cultural festivals each year. If you want to grow your career, continue your education, raise a family, and retire, Columbia is a good place to be!

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. As part of your total compensation, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, short- and long-term disability, paid parental leave, paid caregiver leave, and educational fee discounts for all four UM System campuses. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at .

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research, and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. For more information, visit or call the Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-882-7976.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at 573-884-7278.




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