Bethel University

  • Business Intelligence Specialist

    Posted Date 2 months ago(10/11/2018 7:01 PM)
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    Benefit Eligible
    Retirement Benefits Only
  • Job Summary

    This position is 20 hours a week - flexible schedule.


    Procure, analyze, and report quantitative data related to academic programs for the College of Adult & Professional Studies, Seminary, and Graduate School.


    Financial Analysis and Forecasting
    • Collaborate with the Dean of Academic and Business Operations to develop revenue forecasts for the annual budgeting process
    • Collaborate with the Dean of Academic and Business Operations to update current year revenue forecasts quarterly
    • Estimate part-time instructional costs and faculty personnel expense distributions for the annual budgeting process
    • Produce and report annual run rate analyses on a monthly basis
    • Produce, update, and report long-range (3-5 year) financial forecasts
    • Produce financial pro formas for proposed new programs, changes to existing programs, and other strategic initiatives
    • Produce and report other financial analyses to support strategic decision-making
    • Collaborate with ITS to create, maintain, and improve technology to aid financial analysis and forecasting.
    Academic Program Data Analysis and Reporting
    • Collaborate with ITS to create, maintain, and improve program performance dashboards
    • Ensure accurate academic program data is available to program directors and deans for annual program reports.
    • Collaborate with Registrar, Institutional Research, Information Technology Services, Student Success and Retention, Admissions, and Marketing to ensure consistency in data definitions and fidelity of data reporting when data practices change.
    • Provide academic program data analysis and reporting for special projects and strategic initiatives
    Budget Process Support:
    • Distribute, collect, and report annual budget requests
    • Manage the process for requesting new budget funds

    Required Skills

    • Strong quantitative data analysis skills
    • Experience forecasting sales or other quantitatively measured behavior is strongly preferred
    • Intermediate to advanced Excel skills (e.g. pivot tables, nested formulas, graphs)
    • Ability to effectively communicate the results of data analyses through verbal, written, and visual means
    • Ability to translate business information needs to productive use of ERP data
    • Ability to translate information management system possibilities and limitations to organizational leaders
    • Ability to work independently and in a highly collaborative manner
    • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information
    • Ability to maintain records in an accurate and organized manner

    Required Experience

    2+ years of experience in business intelligence, financial analysis, or other quantitative data analysis role required; higher education experience preferred.

    Required Education

    Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in finance, businesses management, business intelligence, business analytics, information management, statistics, or math

    Additional Information

    Must be able to work in a sitting position at a computer for extended periods of time. Flexible schedule.
    .5 FTE


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