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Business Analyst

Post Date: 02-15-2017
Posting #: 4948
Department: University Advancement
Type: Administrative Professional
Salary Range: Negotiable

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A valued member of the University Advancement Business Analytics, Data and Training Services Team, the role of the Business Analyst is to provide strategic and actionable insights in support of the Fundraising and Alumni Relations efforts at Michigan State University.  The Business Analyst will support the strategic objectives of University Advancement by analyzing and interpreting financial and engagement statistics, conducting robust campaign performance analytics, market and customer trend studies, web analytics, and behavior analysis.


This job requires; knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Information Systems, Business or related information technology field with coursework in an information technology specialization related to the areas of employment; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in an information technology area related to the duties to be performed; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 


Bachelor’s degree in information systems, computer science mathematics, statistics, or bachelor’s degree in another discipline with equivalent and translatable experience; 1-3 years of experience analyzing and synthesizing complex data sets and producing highly readable, informative reports with visualizations; demonstrated experience with a variety of analytical and presentation end-user software, such as Cognos, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Adobe; experience working with complex, relational databases; highly skilled with SPSS Modeler or Statistics; 1-3 years of work experience in SQL programming, analysis and development utilizing Oracle or MS-SQL Server or an equivalent combination of education and experience; excellent project management skills; highly developed interpersonal skills; results driven with experience working in a fast-paced, deadline oriented environment; understanding of development and alumni relations issues and market trends; familiarity with Ellucian Advance alumni donor relational database; experience with R, Tableau or comparable statistical tools; must be able to organize and manage projects independently.

How to apply

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Justin McKenna, Associate Director, Business Analytics, Business Analytics, Data and Training Services team within Advancement Information Systems & Donor Strategy, University Advancement at

All candidates must submit an application and resume through the Michigan State University Human Resources web-based system (MAP).  The URL for this website is  Please indicate the position number 4948 when submitting your application.

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity.  The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.