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Carnegie Mellon is enjoying its most productive fundraising years in its history, raising more than $950M over the last three years. University Advancement (UA) supports the entire CMU community in building relationships with key constituencies and securing the financial resources the university needs to continue its ascent. As the division grows, we are seeking a Data Analyst. This is an exciting opportunity if you thrive in an interesting and challenging work environment. Reporting to the senior director, Advancement Analytics you will create reports and dashboards to support both frontline work and strategic decision making. You will also enable and improve the flow of information into and out of data systems, as well as improve the efficiency and utility of business processes in University Advancement. This position cultivates, develops, and maintains collaborative relationships to understand specific business needs of colleagues, evaluates the effectiveness with which those needs are being met, and identifies opportunities for increased efficiencies through effective utilization of technology and data.Your core responsibilities will include:

Reporting and Analysis: Creating reports, charts, and dashboards to support Advancement staff. Creating metadata reports to track system usage and guide support efforts. Helping to identify and resolve data integrity issues. Maintaining existing reports. Empowering end users to create their own reports via training and by creating data sources. Supporting the flow of information to improve the efficiency of business processes and the quality of decision making in University Advancement. Creating and supporting the use of report documentation.

Project Analysis and Management: Cultivating, developing and maintaining collaborative relationships aimed at understanding the specific business needs of colleagues. Evaluating the effectiveness with which business needs are being met, and identifying opportunities for increased efficiencies through effective utilization of technology and data.

Technology Knowledge: Keeping up-to-date with current technology. Maintaining proactive relationship our software vendors and their user communities. Interacting online and in person with developers and users from other institutions. Researching and reviewing relevant products.

Department Participation: Attending project team and departmental meetings. Providing status reports to supervisor and colleagues. Sharing knowledge with teammates and other coworkers.

Other duties as assigned.Passion, excellence and flexibility are vital qualities within University Advancement. A commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; collaboration; and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.You should demonstrate:

The ability to:

share knowledge effectively and politely

understand and follow complex directions

work in a cooperative group and independently

pay close attention to detail

manage and meet multiple inflexible deadlines

work under pressure

handle difficult situations while maintaining composure

manage multiple tasks in while prioritizing work for self

work with sensitive information, maintain confidentiality and use discretion

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Excellent organizational and time management skillsYou should be able to travel domestically and be willing to work outside of normal business hours as needed.Qualifications

A bachelor's degree is required; preferably with a specialization in business intelligence, data analysis, or related field.

Three to five years of report writing or analysis experience.

Strong analytical and p oblem-solving skills.

Demonstrated experience with Salesforce, Tableau, Crystal Reports, or Snowflake is preferred.

Familiarity with SQL is preferred.Requirements

Successful background check

Applicantsfor this positionmust becurrentlylegally authorized to workfor CMUin the United States. CMU will notsponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment visa for this opportunity.LocationPittsburgh, PA

Job FunctionGift Administration, Research, Planning and Data Analysis

Position TypeStaff - Regular

Full Time/Part timeFull time

Pay BasisSalary

More Information:Please visit "" to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world.Click to view a listing of employee benefitsCarnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.Carnegie Mellon University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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