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Business Intelligence Reporting Administrator

Colorado School of Mines
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 6, 2022

Position Title
Business Intelligence Reporting Administrator
The Opportunity

The Business Intelligence Reporting Administrator will assist in the reporting needs for various offices at the Colorado School of Mines within Information and Technology Solutions (ITS) as part of the Business Intelligence (BI) Team. The BI Team at Mines is small but mighty, working on developing reports and data structures that directly impact faculty, staff and student success. This position works closely and collaboratively with teams across campus including Registrar, Admissions, Human Resources, Financial Aid, Finance, and Institutional Research. Using their exceptional technical skills and attention to detail, the BI Reporting Administrator will be responsible for supporting the implementation and maintenance of reports and dashboards. This is a hybrid work environment that values customer experience, work-life balance, and a team-first approach in solving problems and innovating to achieve better outcomes for our campus.

  • Proactively work with business units to stay on top of their information access and reporting needs and provide solutions that leverage the institution’s reporting applications, using systems that could include Cognos and Workday Reporting.
  • The employee in this position communicates frequently with reporting stakeholders, report writers, and consumers. Communication includes project updates, system availability updates, and ticket updates. Effective communication ensures ticket resolution, keeps projects moving forward and delivering expected results.
  • Provide vision and strategy to create a model of service delivery to ensure an increased percentage of reports can be generated by users with little or no assistance.
  • Establish practices to ensure data quality and perform quality reviews.
  • Provide technical support for enterprise reporting applications including report analysis, report migration, managing user access, and design and implement security architecture.
  • Identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Develop and maintain reporting application models and apply proper security to models and reports.
  • Provide best practices for day-to-day operations performance analysis, tuning, and capacity planning.
  • Host BI committee meetings. Create meeting agendas and distribute meeting notes for the meeting.
  • Monitor performance of the enterprise reporting environment and implement performance improvements in collaboration with database administrator staff.
  • Prioritize and assign tasks based on need, complexity, and available resources.
  • Actively manage all production issues to the systems you administer. Open and close tickets internally and with the vendors. Escalate to the BI Manager as needed.
  • Keep abreast of upcoming upgrades and new technology trends in the area of Business Intelligence. Recommend, plan, and implement any changes.
  • Understand the reporting metadata model and understand the capabilities and limitations to better design the most appropriate solution for the customer.
  • Write, debug, and tune stored procedures. Create user-defined functions and views.
  • Ensure the 24x7 operation of the institution’s applications.  This includes minimizing the impact of downtime required for maintenance by scheduling patches and upgrades for off-hours or weekends as well as responding to after-hours outages.

Minimum Qualifications
  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a computer-related field is required. Individuals without a related degree may be considered if they demonstrate possession of the same knowledge level found in a degree but have attained advanced knowledge through a combination of work experience and intellectual instruction.
  • 2+ years of experience as a reporting system architect and developer.
  • Proven track record developing and implementing strategies and work plans for providing Business Intelligence solutions, as well as supporting an environment operating at optimal performance and responsive to future and current needs.
  • Strong knowledge of relational database concepts, triggers and stored procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to diagnose and resolve technical problems independently.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with technical staff as well as non-technical users.
  • Clearly demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative team environment and to work cooperatively with others.
  • Demonstrate organizational abilities including setting goals, plans, and priorities to achieve results.
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask and complete tasks on schedule.
  • Coordinate, organize and track tasks effectively and meet project deadlines.
  • Keep current on technology by identifying, reading, and using technical manuals and other resources.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with Ellucian Banner Operational Data Store (ODS)
  • Experience with COGNOS
  • Experience with Workday
About Mines & Golden, CO

About Mines & Golden, Colorado

When the world looks for answers, the world looks to Mines.

Colorado School of Mines is a top-ranked public university solving the grand challenges facing our society, particularly those related to the Earth, energy and the environment. Founded in 1874 with specialties in mining and metallurgy, Mines’ scope and mission have continually expanded to meet the needs of industry and society. Today, we are the No. 38 public university in the nation, recognized for our innovation and undergraduate teaching in science, technology engineering and math (U.S. News and World Report, 2023).

Mines graduates are change makers, boundary breakers and problem solvers. Since our earliest days, a Mines education has been and continues to be a transformational opportunity, with one of the strongest returns on investment out there for talented STEM students of all backgrounds.

At the same time, Mines faculty members are pushing their fields in new directions, whether that’s manufacturing, space resources, quantum engineering, carbon capture or more. Mines was recently classified as a R1 “Very High Activity” research institution by Carnegie, a notable feat for any university but particularly one of our size.

That size – roughly 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students – also translates to a close-knit campus community, where employees have opportunities to get involved in multiple ways, continued professional learning is valued and everyone can make an impact.

Community Alliance groups bring together employees for professional development, networking, cultural awareness and community involvement, and all Mines employees also have access to the wealth of activities happening every day on campus – nationally-renowned speakers, special events and Mines traditions like Engineering Days, just to name a few.

And don’t get us started on our hometown. We are located in the heart of Golden, Colorado --with its charming historic downtown and nearby hiking trails – and in close proximity to all that Denver and the Rocky Mountains have to offer. That includes the sunny, high-altitude climate and outstanding outdoor recreation opportunities that make the Denver area an ideal place to live, work and play.

Are you looking for an inspiring, mission-driven workplace where you can contribute to solving the world’s problems and educating the next generation of change makers? Are you an individual who values a diverse and inclusive community, where our different perspectives, experiences and cultures enrich the educational and work experience?

Look to Mines.

Equal Opportunity

Colorado School of Mines is committed to equal opportunity for all persons. Mines does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), ancestry, creed, marital status, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or current military service. Further, Mines does not retaliate against community members for filing complaints regarding or implicating any of these protected statuses.

Mines’ commitment to nondiscrimination, affirmative action, equal opportunity and equal access is reflected in the administration of its policies, procedures, programs and activities and in its efforts to achieve a diverse student body and workforce.

Through its policies, procedures and resources, Mines complies with federal law, Colorado state law, administrative regulations, executive orders and other legal requirements to prevent discrimination (including harassment or retaliation) within the Mines campus community and to address potential allegations of inequity or concerns for safety.

Pay Range

$88,200 - $97,100

Mines takes into consideration a combination of candidate’s education, training and experience as well as the position’s scope and complexity, the discretion and latitude required in the role, work location, and external market and internal value when determining a salary level for potential new employees.

Total Rewards

Colorado School of Mines offers a robust portfolio of benefits for all employees. For this role, that includes:

- Fully paid health and dental premiums
- Generous sick/vacation time
- 13 paid holidays per year – including a week-long winter break for entire campus
- Fully vested retirement plan on first day of employment (certain plans only), with generous employer contribution
- Tuition benefits (6 credits per year for employees, 50 percent discount for dependents)

All Mines employees also have access to discount programs through the State of Colorado and free tickets for Mines Athletics home games, as well as access to the on-campus Recreation Center (fitness classes and training, swimming pool and more), equipment rentals through the Outdoor Rec Center, the Colorado State Employee Assistance Program (CSEAP), programming at Arthur Lakes Library, and backup child and elder care. Coming soon is an on-campus daycare center. For more information about benefits at Mines, go to

How to Apply

Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veterans status) and upload a resume and cover letter (required). References will not be contacted until later in the selection process and you will be informed before that contact is made.

Please contact Kathy White at with questions about this opportunity.

Background Investigation Required

Advertised: Feb 1, 2023 Mountain Standard Time
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