Business Data Analyst - Washington State University in Pullman Washington

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Washington State University

Pullman, Washington

United States

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Detailed Job Description

The Washington State University Foundation seeks a dynamic, driven, seasoned data professional to serve in a critical role on the Advancement Records Team.
The position reports to the Advancement Records Team Leader.

This position is responsible for both the near tactical and long-term strategic data going into and out of WSU Foundation’s database system containing over 2,100 data elements, 500 of which are multiple-value fields. This position is responsible for the systems analysis, code review, design evaluation and implementations in support of business processes and fundraising objectives.

The incumbent will analyze, develop and maintain all data elements in the donor database and fill an important role that will define and implement new database coding as needed and/or delete or modify existing code based on approved data requirements; adding value and enhancing database systems to provide enhanced accurate results as part of data governance techniques and strategies. Data integration and business reporting strategies will be used when presenting data results.

The successful candidate will also actively participate in meetings with customers, executive leadership team members, deans and directors across WSU to ensure data reporting requirements are being met.

Required Qualifications

Positions require a Bachelor’s degree in a related field AND three (3) years of professional experience in business data analysis or related; OR a combination of education and experience totaling seven (7) years from which comparable knowledge and ability are acquired.

Preferred Qualifications

-Experience documenting reporting requirements and process and validate data components and aligning requirements with Foundation expectations.

-Experience training and assisting system users.

-Experience which demonstrates exceptional customer service skills.

-Experience developing, formatting, reviewing, analyzing and verifying the reports used by management or end users.

-Experience automating the reports development processes and delivery of automated reports.

-Experience in data cleansing, quality control processes.

-Experience in a higher education environment.

-Experience with Oracle database (11gR2 or higher).

-Experience with PL/SQL.

-Experience with SQL Server,Integration Services (SSIS) or any one of ETL tools.

-Proven experience with working Tabular and Dimensional Model architectures.

-Business Intelligence experience writing SQL to query dimensional models.

-Understanding of Data Warehousing Architecture and Database Design Principles.

-Experience in report development which include, dashboard, scorecards, using BI tools.

-Experience with SharePoint (2007 or higher).

Monthly Salary

Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Additional Information

Washington State University Pullman

The main campus, founded in 1890, features world-class facilities for teaching, research, the arts, and Pacific-12 Conference athletics. The campus is located on more than 620 acres among the rolling hills of southeastern Washington in a geographic region known as the Palouse. Due to significant investments from the state as well as private and federal support, outstanding new campus facilities have been constructed and others upgraded significantly during the past decade. Major new facilities include the PACCAR Environmental Technology Building, the Paul G. Allen Center for Global Animal Health, the Biotechnology Life Sciences Facility, and the Veterinary and Biomedical Research Building. Recent construction of three residence halls, a championship-level golf course, and a major addition to Martin Stadium, as well as construction of a football operations building, provide important amenities for the university community and contribute to Pullman’s status as a destination campus. Enrollment at the Pullman campus totaled 20,043 students for fall semester 2015—a record number. About 1,500 faculty, supported by 1,600 graduate assistants and 2,900 administrators and staff, work on the campus.

Pullman Area

Pullman is a dynamic center of higher education, research, and culture located in a region called the Palouse. The region is home to two land grant universities, Washington State University and the University of Idaho located just eight miles to the east in Moscow, Idaho. Washington’s second-largest city, Spokane, is located 75 miles north of Pullman. Demographics Daily designated Pullman a “dreamtown,” reflecting the city’s exceptionally high quality of life. Bloomberg Businessweek named Pullman the “Best Places to Raise Your Kids” in Washington. The city also boasts one of the highest percentages of graduate degrees among U.S. micropolitan areas, and its public school system has been ranked among the top 100 in the country. World-class outdoor recreation opportunities—including golfing, skiing, hiking, and boating—are just a short drive away.

Competitive benefits available

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or

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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
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Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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