Analyst, Analytics and Business Intelligence at The University of Chicago

Posted in Other 9 days ago.

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Job Description:


ARD Analytics and Business Intelligence

About the Department

Alumni Relations & Development (ARD) engages alumni (~190k), current students, parents and friends of the University through intellectual, professional and social activities on campus, around the world and online. ARD raises $550 Million annually to support faculty and researchers, practitioners and patients, and students and programs across the University. Our work supports priorities in every division, school, department, and institute. The Analytics and Technology Solutions (ATS) team provides technology and system solutions to enable ARD to meet aggressive fundraising goals and measure, analyze and predict growth in constituency giving and participation. Using an enterprise approach to data and systems, ATS creates a data and user environment that is consistent yet agile. Collaborating with stakeholders to understand program strategies, ATS develops data, reporting, and analytics solutions that lead to actionable outcomes and actualized goals.

Job Summary

The job performs a range of activities to develop analytic platforms and maintain administrative data across the University. Routinely partners with functional stewards, business units, and user partners to help deliver reporting and analytic solutions with appropriate data governance and secure access. Receives a moderate level of guidance and direction.


  • Develops and maintains reports, predictive models, and processes, primarily using data extracted from ARD's Enterprise Data Hub and work with members of ARD to mass upload analytics data into ARD's system of record.

  • Synthesizes and prepares reports and presentations for a variety of management purposes to inform decisions and strategy.

  • Communicates with other ARD teams to identify process improvements and growth opportunities.

  • Collaborates with managers and partner teams to manage projects from start to finish.

  • Partners with Information Engagement to assist in the creation of training materials, disseminate best practices, and convene data users.

  • Extracts, maintains and analyzes data from third-party data sources, joining it with Phoenix (the University's Donor Relationship Management System) data to enrich analyses.

  • Uses statistical software to query, code, and create custom variables, perform data transformations, and conduct quality assurance and quality control checks.

  • Works with other members of the ARD team to mass upload analytics data into the system of record.

  • Seeks opportunities for professional development that will enhance job performance including attending webinars, seminars, building networks within the University and with colleagues at peer institutions.

  • Plans and executes requirements analysis, translating requirements into a scope document and developing reporting deliverables based on the design.

  • Participates in planning, testing, and roll-out of patches and upgrades to the BI and analytic software. Participates in the development and interpretation of BI and analytics system standards and procedures.

  • Performs other related work as needed.

Minimum Qualifications


Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline.



Preferred Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree with a major in statistics, business, social sciences, computer science or similar field.


  • Minimum two years experience analyzing and synthesizing complex data sets.

Technical Skills or Knowledge:

  • Demonstrated skill and knowledge of, or ability to learn quickly, the internal workings of the University as well as the technology tools available to the Office of ARD, including the University's donor relationship management system and the Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Experience producing highly readable, informative reports.

  • Experience with Tableau Desktop and SAP Business Objects.

  • Experience using statistical software packages (e.g. SPSS, SAS, STATA, R).

  • Expertise with a variety of analytical and database software.

  • Understanding of basic statistics.

  • Analytics skills.

Preferred Competencies

  • Outstanding interpersonal and communications skills characterized by the ability to listen, to speak, and to write effectively.

  • Manage confidential information with discretion and tact.

  • Act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.

  • Work collegially and collaboratively in a team setting.

  • Self-motivated and the ability to take initiative.

  • Prioritize multiple projects and independently follow through with detail.

Working Conditions

  • Standard office environment

  • Travel to campus and/or non-campus locations for University business as needed.

  • Occasionally work evenings and weekends.

Application Documents

  • Resume/CV (required)

  • Cover Letter, addressed to Hiring Committee (preferred)

When applying, the document(s) MUSTbe uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.

Job Family

Information Technology

Role Impact

Individual Contributor

FLSA Status


Pay Frequency


Weekly Hours


Benefits Eligible


COVID-19 Vaccination or Approved Medical or Religious Exemption Required


Drug Test Required


Health Screen Required


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required


Posting Statement

Effective October 15, 2021, the University of Chicago requires COVID vaccination for all students, faculty, and staff members. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons.

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