The mission of University Advancement is to secure support for Michigan State University in terms of money, talent, service, and advocacy by delivering an integrated program of communications, marketing, and engagement. Our objective is to build deep and long-term relationships with alumni and other stakeholders and potential partners that will ensure increased support in the future.
A valued member of the University Advancement Business Analytics, Data and Training Services Team, the role of the Strategic Analyst is to provide strategic and actionable insights in support of the Fundraising and Alumni Relations efforts at Michigan State University. The Strategic Analyst will support the strategic objectives of University Advancement by analyzing and interpreting financial and engagement statistics, conducting robust campaign performance analytics, market and customer trend studies, web analytics, and behavior analysis.
Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills
Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Information Systems, Business or related information technology field with coursework in an information technology specialization related to the areas of employment three to five years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in programming, statistical methods, data base management or data collection; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Bachelor’s degree in information systems, computer science mathematics, statistics, or bachelor’s degree in another discipline with equivalent and translatable experience.
1-3 years of experience analyzing and synthesizing complex data sets and producing highly readable, informative reports with visualizations.
Demonstrated experience with a variety of analytical and presentation end-user software, such as Cognos, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Adobe.
Experience translating business requirements into technical requirements in terms of data warehousing, reporting and predictive analytics tools
Highly skilled with SPSS Modeler or Statistics.
1-3 years of work experience in SQL programming, analysis and development utilizing Oracle or MS-SQL Server or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Excellent project management skills.
Highly developed interpersonal skills.
Results driven with experience working in a fast-paced, deadline oriented environment.
Understanding of development and alumni relations issues and market trends.
Familiarity with Ellucian Advance alumni donor relational database.
Experience with R, Tableau or comparable statistical tools.
Must be able to organize and manage projects independently.
Required Application Materials
Work hours are 8 am to 5 pm with some nights and weekends
Bidding Eligibility ends on 5/7/19 at 11:55 PM
Internal Number: 573959
About Michigan State University
Spartans work every day to advance the common good in uncommon ways.Together, we tackle some of the world?s toughest problems to find solutions that make life better?from alternative energy to better food safety to breakthrough medical and environmental applications achieved through rare isotope research.We teach. We explore and we discover. We collaborate and lead. We innovate, inspire, and empower. We achieve our potential and create circumstances that help our students and others achieve theirs.We're good at it, and we've been at it for more than 150 years.The nation?s pioneer land-grant university, MSU began as a bold experiment that democratized higher education and helped bring science and innovation into everyday life. The revolutionary concept became a model for the nation.Today, MSU is one of the top research universities in the world?on one of the biggest, greenest campuses in the nation. Home to nationally ranked and recognized academic, residential college, and service-learning programs, we?re a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.In ways both practical and profound, we work to create a stronger, more sustainable, and more hopeful future for all.