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Business and Data Analyst

St. Edward's University
Austin, TX, USA
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  • Student Success Center
  • Austin, TX, USA
  • Full Time
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    Business and Data Analyst

    Student Success Center

    St. Edward's University is seeking a Business and Data Analyst. The Business and Data Analyst provides leadership and oversight for retention, persistence, and graduation success software, reporting, and data management efforts within the Student Success Center and the Academic Schools. While maintaining the University's CRM software for advising and coaching, this role facilitates and supports the university's pursuit of its strategic goals. This position reports directly to the Associate Vice President for Student Success.

    QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred. Has a minimum of five years of experience working in a college setting. Demonstrated experience in: enrollment/retention management services, gathering data, analyzing trends and writing reports, understanding and knowledge of current evidence-based best practices related to student retention and planning. Strong technical skills that include experience working with student management and early alert systems/tools that enhance student retention and success. Excellent computer skills and proficiency with a variety of computer applications i.e., Word, Excel, Google Workspace university software, Tableau Desktop, Tableau Prep, predictive analytics platforms, Banner database management, CRM systems, etc. Preferred experiences with Student Success Hub. Must possess the ability to successfully pass a criminal background check.


      Lead and provide oversight for seamless integration and coordination of proactive support service tools aimed to support Student Success Center initiatives and university strategic priorities. Understand the key processes, objectives, and functions of the Student Success CenterGather and document requirements for improved operations and business processesWork with Student Success Center leadership to prioritize business process improvementsReview vendor-mandated changes to student success software and engage in regression testing to ensure business continuity. Work with the Office of Information Technology (OIT) to resolve issuesWork with OIT staff to prioritize, size, and plan for implementation of business process improvements when/if they require software improvements/enhancementsUsing tools and concepts such as user stories and use cases, work with OIT to build out project or release plans where Student Success Center staff and other campus subject matter experts (SME's) contribute as stakeholders or advisors on all elements of software enhancements including user interface look and feel, functionality Oversee SSC Systems User Group to gather feedback from users, determine opportunities for improvement, identify enhancement requirements and project scope, and collaborate during implementation and training phases. This includes managing future planning and roadmap development (ie. Salesforce Student Success Hub). Collect and document feedback from system users and use feedback as part of a continuous improvement loopCreate and continually refine training materials - including manuals - for software use, especially when it is enhancedPerform basic project management tasks for new software feature roll-outWrite and refine business intelligence and other reports to assess effectiveness of processes and tools using industry leading BI toolsUse established departmental, divisional, and operational standards for all work and or contribute to the enhancement of said operational standardsIn collaboration with Business and Data Analyst for Retention, Institutional Effectiveness and Planning team and the Academic Schools to develop, forecast and prepare internal university reports in the areas of registration, enrollment, graduation rates, demographics, retention, and other institutional quality measures utilizing various data sources, Tableau and other university software systems to inform campus leadershipCollaborate across schools and college operations to further strengthen efforts, coordinate strategies, assess effectiveness, and enhance students' retention, persistence, engagement and post-graduation success. Prepare regular reports for the Student Success Center and other institutional departments. Support the Student Success Centers semester and yearly assessment process of all retention and student success initiatives in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the retention strategies. Serve as a member of the Student Success Center data team by responding to data requests within the Student Success Center (SSC), evaluating persistence and retention efforts, in collaboration with the SSC directors to interpret the data. Other duties as assigned.

    The University offers an excellent TOTAL REWARDS package!

    Medical & Rx Coverage - UMR (HSA & FSA Available)

    Dental - Sunlife Dental

    Vision - Sunlife Vision Plan

    Short Term Disability (STD) Insurance

    Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance

    Life & Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

    Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

    Pet Insurance

    Annual Leave & Paid Sick Leave

    Retirement Plan - (TIAA) Employee 5%/Employer Match 7%

    Tuition Benefits

    Paid Holidays

    Services & Discounts


    Interested applicants should submit an online application at; Please include resume, cover letter, and three employment references. Applications will not be considered if it is missing any of these three items.


    St. Edward's University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


    Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 4,600 diverse students located in Austin, Texas. St. Edward's emphasizes critical thinking and ethical practices, as well as small classes, personalized learning and exciting internship opportunities. The community atmosphere extends to the approximately 800 faculty and staff who work together to make the university a welcoming yet challenging environment for students. An overview of St. Edward's University employee benefits is available at;



    We are not offering sponsorship at this time.

    Background Checks:

    A criminal history background check is required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

    Reference #:J20201678

    Posted: 1/19/2022

    Available: Immediately

    St Edwards University


    St. Edward’s University: One of America’s Best Colleges

    St. Edward’s is a dynamic, nationally ranked, Catholic university where teaching, learning, leadership and service come together to contribute to a better world. For more than a decade, we’ve been named one of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report. Located in the thriving city of Austin, Texas, with partner universities in 16 countries, our impact extends across the globe.

    An Education for Today and a Lifetime

    St. Edward’s offers an extraordinary educational environment that challenges, inspires and empowers students to make a difference in their world. Our academic community is dedicated to providing undergraduate, graduate and adult-learner degree programs that meet the demands of our times, preparing students to lead and succeed in a rapidly changing world.

    Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, our liberal arts education emphasizes critical thinking, ethical reasoning and multicultural understanding. Students enjoy the advantages of small classes and personal attention coupled with innovative facilities and advanced technology. And they benefit from valuable real-world experience through research, internships, service and study abroad. Through the abundant learning opportunities a St. Edward’s education provides, our students gain the knowledge and skills they need to pursue fulfilling careers and purposeful lives.

    Quick Facts About St. Edward’s

    • 13:1 Student-faculty Ratio
    • 18 Average class size
    • 50+ Undergraduate areas of study
    • 7 Graduate degree programs
    • 10 Adult undergraduate programs
    • 4,620 Students enrolled
    • 4,023 Undergraduate students
    • 54 Countries represented

    See more facts and figures.     

    Our Achievements Draw National Recognition

    A commitment to students, faculty and a stellar academic environment that’s second to none has placed St. Edward’s in the national spotlight

    • Since 2003, St. Edward’s has consistently been recognized in the top 25 of U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of “America’s Best Colleges.” Currently, we’re 13th among universities in the Western Region.
    • Forbes, Princeton Review and Washington Monthly include St. Edward’s on their lists of the best universities in the country.

    • We’ve recently been ranked one of the top 10 “Best Colleges in Texas” by two highly respected college assessment groups: College Factual (2015) and Niche (2016). 

    • St. Edward’s has been named the nation’s top producer of U.S. Fulbright Students among master’s-granting institutions in 2015–2016. For the last six years, St. Edward’s has been recognized as a top producer of Fulbright Students, with a record 13 finalists and 10 winners in 2015. Since 2004, our students have won 37 Fulbright grants.

    Strategic Planning Guides Our Success

    From 1999 to 2015, St. Edward’s increased overall enrollment by 25%. And our donors contributed more than $152 million during that time. This record generosity helped grow our endowment to more than $95 million and provided important funding for new buildings and capital improvements. See how we’re continuing the momentum of that success in the years ahead. Read about our strategic priorities for 2018.

    Learn more about St. Edward’s.

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