Emory University Business Analyst I in Atlanta, Georgia


JOB DESCRIPTION: Supports efforts to ensure that information systems support departmental objectives and information management needs. Works closely with departmental customers to conduct business analysis and identify business objectives and requirements. Collects information to assist in the development of technology plans and strategies. Assists in planning and implementing systems related projects. Supports customer satisfaction by monitoring the delivery of ongoing information services to designated clients.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Five years of position specific subject matter knowledge and/or experience in planning and applying information technology to one or more business functions OR a bachelor's degree and three years of position specific subject matter knowledge and/or experience in planning and applying information technology to one or more business functions.

Additional Details

As Business Analyst I, the employee will develop data management and analytic plans and objectives that will ensure the approaches of the Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences in the Laney Graduate School (LGS) are consistent with University enterprise and LGS structures. The development and maintenance of procedure manuals will be key to maintaining data and report consistency. This employee will be responsible for the preparation of operational and statistical reports that are accurate, factual, and comply with all relevant guidelines and best practices.

This individual will serve as program liaison to the Laney Graduate School and will work with Associate and Assistant Deans to provide data and reports useful to relevant partner units, schools, departments and programs. The employee will also design and implement changes, with appropriate consultation, to the databases that contain records pertaining to students, faculty and alumni associated with the Graduate Division and Laney Graduate School. The individual will be responsible for coordinating pre-award training grant preparation and submission and will train personnel in other programs, both inside and outside of the Laney Graduate School, in data management and pre-award training grant preparation and submission.

Operations (20%)

  • Assists in devising and maintaining a plan of operation that will facilitate the efficient functioning of the Graduate Division.

  • Oversees the preparation of operational and statistical reports that are relevant to and consistent with key Graduate Division and Laney Graduate School operations.

  • Participates in annual review and assessment of Graduate Division processes and implements changes and improvements as determined.

  • Responsible for data collection and analysis.

  • Convenes and leads discussion groups to recommend design improvements to the Graduate Division databases.

  • Maintains general knowledge of Laney Graduate School activities, programs and requirements.

Database Design and Maintenance, (40%)

  • Develops best practices for data management.

  • Develops and disseminate standardized reports blending data from student, financial and HR systems to support data-informed decision making on GDBBS and LGS academic program performance. This will require use of TABLEAU data visualization software, a tool recently adopted by LGS and several other university units.

  • Responsibility for maintenance of relevant student and faculty records systems and for acting as a liaison todatabase designers, internal and external to the University.

  • Administers, maintains, develops and implements policies and procedures for ensuring the security and integrity of relevant databases.

  • Coordinates data entry.

  • Creates and maintains database archives.Develops new tools, based upon the database, for managing and tracking student progress.

  • Oversees security access to the database and the implementation and execution of preventive maintenance routines to ensure end-user availability and performance of database files and their related management systems.

  • Responsible for system documentation.Establishes protocols to assure data integrity.

  • Performs descriptive statistical analysis of data and generates reports related to analysis for various programs.

  • Ensures compliance with University enterprise regulations and practices for data integrity and security.

Pre-Award Support (15%)

  • Responsible for pre-award training grant and fellowship preparation and submission for the Graduate Division and various other programs in the Laney Graduate School.

  • Assists faculty and students preparing grant proposals and understandsregulations and requirements and instructs faculty in documenting their training records as required for NIH, NSF, and other similar training grant proposals.

  • Creates customized data reports and analysis of student credentials, progress to degree and placement adhering to the required NIH table format, including for grant progress reports.

  • Reviews proposals for compliance with policies, regulations, procedures, and facilitates documentation requirements.

  • Maintains currency of knowledge of University and agency policies, regulations, and procedures in coordination with the Laney Graduate School and the Office of Sponsored Programs.

Electronic Communications (15%)

  • Coordinates communications through Laney Graduate School communications manager.

  • Suggests and makes design improvements for the Graduate Division and program websites in consultation and with approval of the LGS communications manager

  • Suggests and makes design improvements for the Graduate Division websites, as well as the websites of the eight programs under the Graduate Division.

  • Manages Graduate Division and program websites.

  • Prepares and edits electronic newsletters, manages listservs and explores opportunities presented by social media.

Preferred Qualifications:

Prior relational database and high level Excel experience is required; experience with FileMaker Pro is preferred.

Prior experience with website management using a content management system is required. Familiarity with social media is preferred.

The job requires the following: a high level of accuracy, attention to detail, and initiative; the ability to multi-task and complete projects in a timely manner; strong customer service skills; the ability to work independently; ability to be consultative and collaborative; and strong communication skills, both written and oral.

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Job Number 30642

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division Graduate School

Department GRS: GDBBS

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Job Category Information Technology

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