Business and Technology Applications Analyst

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Vacancy TypeEHRA Non-FacultyIs Internal Transfer OnlyNoWorking TitleBusiness and Technology Applications AnalystSalary RangeAnticipated Hiring Range$60,000-$67,000 (Commensurate with Experience)Position Number00107732Work ScheduleMonday- Friday; 8:00 am-5:00 pm and other hours as needed to fulfill the duties of this position.Full Time Equivalent (FTE)1.00Department085001 - Advancement ServicesDepartmentAdvancement ServicesJob City & StateRaleigh, NCPrimary Function of Organizational Unit

North Carolina State University (NC State) was founded in 1887 with the purpose of creating economic, societal, and intellectual prosperity for the people of North Carolina. Today it is the largest university in North Carolina with more than 34,000 high-performing students, 8,000 pre-eminent faculty and staff and 205,000 alumni. NC State is known for its leadership in research, education, and service and as a research extensive university, is recognized for its strengths in science, engineering, and technology. The University consistently ranks among the top public national universities and one of the best values in higher education.

Advancement Services supports the operations of Alumni Relations, University Development & University Communications. The unit oversees the university’s alumni & donor database, Advance™, Advance BI systems, processing gifts and conducting research about potential contribution opportunities. Advancement Services also maintains financial records, conducts donor research, receipts corporate & individual private gifts following the NC State Standard Operating Procedures for Acceptance of Gifts, administers the corporate matching gifts program, updates & verifies alumni records, manages donor prospect tracking systems, plans and manages gift agreements & endowment reports. The mission of University Advancement is to secure support for NC State University in terms of dollars, service and engagement by delivering an integrated program of development, alumni relations, communications and marketing, and advancement services. Our objective is to build deep and long-term relationships with alumni and other stakeholders and partners that will ensure increased support to NC State in the future.

Essential Job Duties

The primary purpose of this position is to develop Business Intelligence (BI) solutions and reports to meet the needs of University Advancement and consistent units drawing from Advancement BI systems. This position will primarily use the SAS product Enterprise Guide to create reporting solutions. Reporting to the Assistant Manager of Advancement Information Services (AIS), this position will work with the AIS team and functional offices in order to implement custom BI solutions run on a regular basis by the end-users, one-time as-needed BI solutions per user request, fiscal year-end fundraising reports as well as any other data requested, all with minimal supervision. The position will also work with end users to assist with complex or difficult data materials and documentation related to the use of advance business intelligence solutions for University Advancement customers.

The Business and Technology Applications Analyst serves a critical role in supporting BI systems for fundraising staff at NC State University. After launching the Think and Do the Extraordinary campaign in October of 2016, the focus of Advancement Information Services has shifted away from strictly delivering data to more proactively providing key performance indicators (KPIs) and helpful metrics with which fundraisers can track their progress and performance. Dashboards have become a key part of our entire fundraising operation as they set a common place by which all staff can find important information.

Other Work/Responsibilities

Testing to make sure data tables and information maps in reporting are correctly staged and provide the data they are supposed to.

Other projects and tasks as assigned.

Minimum Education/Experience

Bachelor’s degree with nine credit hours in programming and one year of experience in business application consulting or development; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Departmental Required Skills

Demonstrated experience in systems analysis, business process analysis, requirements gathering, and/or translating business requirements into technical specifications.

Knowledge of SAS BI systems or similar software.

Outstanding oral and written communication skills.

Able to understand and follow complex directions and work in a cooperative group.

Excellent organizational and time management skills.

Ability to develop working specifications from vague and often changing requirements.

Ability to work under pressure and with frequent interruptions.

Ability to sit for extended periods; requires close contact with computer displace, keyboard and mouse for prolonged periods.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

Strongly prefer a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Information Science, Computer Science, Software Engineering or other relevant field or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Prefer two or more years experience as a user support specialist.

Experience in higher education administrative computing and information services.

Knowledge of advancement data and systems, preferable Ellucian Advance.

Prior experience in a large land grant research institution.

Required License or Certification


Special Instructions

Please attach a cover letter, resume/CV and contact information for at least three professional references.

Job Open Date08/15/2019Anticipated Closing Date08/28/2019Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?YesProposed Hire Date09/16/2019AA/EOE

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Supplemental Question

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn of this opportunity?
    • NCSU Website
    • NCSU Executive Search Services
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
    • Job / Career Fair
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Professional Journal
    • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
    • Professional Organization
    • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
    • NCSU Employee Referral
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
    • Other
  2. If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.

    (Open Ended Question)

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  2. Resume
  3. Contact Information for References
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    Posted: 8/16/2019
    Application Due: 10/15/2019
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