Senior Data Analyst

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Classification Title:

Senior Information Systems/Business Analyst

Internal Title:

Senior Data Analyst



Work County:



Division of Development


DEV Development Office

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Advertised Minimum Salary :


Advertised Salary Range:

$73,347 - $84,000

Part/Full Time:

Full Time

Hours per Week:


Work Schedule:

8:30 am – 5:00 pm (1 hour lunch break).
May be required to travel overnight to conferences.

Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the department.

Type of Staff Position:

Full-time Equivalent (FTE)

Basis :

12 months

Job Search Category:

Information Technology

About UofSC:

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state’s flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 “Best Colleges” according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state’s educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Diversity Statement:

At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.

Benefit Eligibility Type:

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE)

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Advertised Job Summary:

Under limited supervision, reporting to the Senior Director of Data Analytics Services, the Senior Data Analyst serves as a team lead that supports the success of
major gift development efforts at the University of South Carolina (UofSC) by performing advanced analysis of annual, major and planned gift donors, prospects
and alumni. Serves as the primary point of contact for larger fundraising units to effectively translate reporting objectives and business requirements into technical
specifications, report design and code and utilize Tableau, QlikView, and/or Microsoft Power BI and various other applications to document, design, develop, test
and implement complex analysis, dashboards, extracts and other solutions in accordance with project plans, business requirements and specifications. Partners
closely with data analytic team members to help them understand the needs of the customer and desired requests. Assists the Senior Director with policies and
procedures for the team with emphasis on data strategies and methodologies. Works closely with the Senior Director to executes plans for continuous data quality
improvements that allows for the implementation of sophisticated BI and performance management solutions that supports the fundraising efforts individually, at Campus, Colleges, Unit level and within the University system. Proactively lead efforts to investigate, identify, and fulfill internal and external reporting needs by communicating, collaborating, consulting and advising a large variety of stakeholders and end-users across the UofSC system.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions):

Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology Systems or related field and 7 years experience in computer systems development and modifications; or equivalency.
Ability to work evenings and weekends when needed and travel overnight for professional development conferences. Must have a valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in an area such as Advancement
Services, Prospect Analysis, Business Analysis, Alumni Development, or Higher Education Fundraising Operations. The ability to translate operational and technical needs into complete and deliverable solutions to ensure client acceptance.
Previous experience with Enterprise CRM software and a familiarity with Blackbaud CRM or other higher education and/or nonprofit donor system. Design and development experience using Tableau;
Qlik; Power BI; Microsoft Business intelligence; SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS); SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS); and/or SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS).


Advanced technical and analytical skills with the ability to process, interpret and analyze constituent data using their broad knowledge base of various database data types. The ability to identify and predict trends;
communicate data results; provide in-depth and meaningful insight; and make appropriate recommendations based on results. The ability to quickly develop and maintain collegial working relationships and successfully work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team. Excellent attention to detail and outstanding verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills. Resourceful and creative with the ability to utilize strong reasoning and critical thinking skills to solve complex problems. Excellent time management and organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple ongoing tasks despite interruption. The flexibility to manage a large
volume of work by organizing and prioritizing tasks to meet shifting priorities and deadlines. A proven ability to exercise professionalism and discretion in working with confidential information. An adherence to industry guidelines, methodologies and code of ethics statements as defined by the Association for Professional Researchers in Advancement (APRA), the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and other professional organizations and associations.

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Special Instructions to Applicant:

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of
your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

We are only accepting applications submitted by May 24, 2021.

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EEO Statement:

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.




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Job No:
Posted: 5/8/2021
Application Due: 5/24/2021
Work Type: Full Time