Business Systems Analyst

Wayne State University
Michigan, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 19, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Business & Administrative Support, Computer Services & Information Technology, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Technology Administration/Other, Chief Technology & Information Officers
Employment Type
Full Time
Position Information

Posting Details

Posting Number

Position Title
Business Systems Analyst

Number of Vacancies

86 - Development & Alumni Affairs

Primary Department
H8605-Development Office

Working Conditions
Wayne State University requires all students, faculty and staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at:WSU Covid-19 Website

Essential Functions (Job Duties)
Reporting to the Associate Director, Analytics & Reproting, the Business Systems Analyst is responsible to design and develop reports to extract data from the administrative system using various reporting tools, based on end-user requirements and specifications. Validate and verify accuracy of reports, ensuring that reports are presentation-ready. Identify, troubleshoot, and resolve system related issues. Participate in the analysis of business reporting needs and the implementation of data hygiene strategies in the Division of Development and Alumni Affairs.

Prepare and maintain inventory of existing standard certified reports from various sources (such as COGNOS). Document report specifications including input, output, filters, conditions and styles.

Work with end-users within the division to ascertain desired report contents, determine report parameters and perform required analysis to ensure accurate extraction of data from the enterprise data repository to meet the business needs of the end-users.

Write ad-hoc reports based on approved user requests using a variety of reporting tools, including COGNOS. Analyze business needs and track ad-hoc report usage to assess and recommend report development priorities for the division. Design, develop, validate, and verify new standard reports.

Troubleshoot and facilitate problem resolution for the division's administrative database(s), often in partnership with colleagues from the university's Computing & Information Technology (C&IT) division.

Assist with analyzing data sets to identify data integrity issues based on business rules, university policy and best practices for data governance. Identify syntactical and semantic data errors. Recommend solutions to management, and work with colleagues to improve data input and integrity. Participate in regularly scheduled data integrity task force meetings.

Assist in the implementation of system upgrades, including testing and validation. Perform regular data maintenance updates and assist in the acquisition and verification of new data and subsequent uploads.

Adhere to confidentiality and data usage policy for the division.

Special projects and related duties as assigned.

Unique Duties


Education: Bachelor's degree
Additional Education Information: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in information technology, computer science or related field.

Experience: Experienced
Additional Experience Information: Minimum of 2 years experience working with relational data and database management systems, preferably in a higher education advancement or nonprofit fundraising environment.

SQL programming experience required.

Experience writing reports utilizing COGNOS, or similar reporting tools.

Professional understanding of, or interest in, Development and Alumni Affairs best practices and general operations.

Positive and collaborative professional philosophy, recognizing that this position is integral to the achievement of the goals and objectives of Development and Alumni Affairs.

COMMUNICATIONS SKILLS: Ability to communicate clearly, concisely and professionally both orally and in writing. Strong interpersonal skills are a must. Experience communicating with professionals from varying industries.

PLANNING AND ORGANIZATION: Ability to manage several projects simultaneously, prioritize and plan work activities while meeting respective deadlines. Strong organizational and time-management skills.

ANALYTICAL AND PRESENTATION SKILLS: Ability to evaluate, interpret, and present complex information effectively in professionally prepared documents or presentations. Must possess a demonstrated attention to detail in order to achieve a high degree of accuracy.

TECHNICAL SKILLS: Proficient in the use of complex administrative systems software, preferrably in the higher education or nonprofit environment. Proficient with Microsoft Office suite. Demonstrated ability to translate user requirements into technical specifications and systems.

LEARNING AGILITY: Independent and innovative self-starter who displays an ability to learn quickly and easily adapts to changing situations. Experience researching topics to gain knowledge and understanding when information gaps exist.

TEAMWORK: Ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues within the division and other units to gain full understanding of the project and desired outcome. Ability to produce high quality and consistent results with assistance of team members. Provide support to teammates when tackling complex projects.

This position requires a high level of commitment and enthusiasm. The incumbent must be willing to work extended hours as needed.

Preferred Qualifications

Testing Requirements
Not Applicable

Test Scheduling

Job Type

Job Category
Professional/Administration & Supervisory/Management

Duration of Posting

Fiscal Year of Job Open Date

Job Open Date
(When job is posted in the system)

Job Close Date
(or until suitable candidate is found)
Until Suitable Candidate is Found

Is this position reposted?

Reposting Reason:
None (New Posting)

Application Information

Background Check Requirements
University policy requires certain persons who are offered employment to undergo a background check, including a criminal history check, before starting to work. If you are offered employment, the University will inform you if a background check is required.

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Salary Range
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**NOTE: If 'Yes' is selected, then this is a Bump Ineligible Position (BIP). The person who bids or hires into this 100% grant funded position has no bumping rights upon grant expiration or in a reduction of force.

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