Job ID: 2019-10823 Type: Full-Time # of Openings: 1 Category: Information Technology
The Graduate School is seeking an experienced analyst to support financial initiatives and business processes central to the University. This professional will join the Finance and Administration team in the Office of the Dean of the Graduate School, which offers a challenging and supportive work environment. Engaged and dedicated staff members within the office collaborate to improve the educational experience of all graduate students at Princeton. The work itself is extraordinarily rewarding: it is multi-faceted, always evolving, and meaningful.
This position requires a high level of analytical and technical skills, and competitive applicants must be as comfortable independently managing projects as they are at fulfilling specific requests such as preparing ad hoc financial analyses or compiling survey statistics. Competitive applicants will be able to demonstrate core competencies across financial analysis and modeling, project management, and business operations and process mapping.
This is a three-year term position reporting to the Senior Associate Dean for Finance and Administration.
Work independently on projects that draw upon data from multiple applications and sources. Curate data to ensure accuracy and integrity. Interpret data to create narratives and visualizations to communicate complex data and information clearly and efficiently to diverse audiences across campus, including senior leadership and Trustees.
Collect, analyze, and interpret data relating to graduate financial assistance to inform review of existing policies and processes and to support recommendations for future improvements. Think strategically and critically about financial initiatives and business operations. Work collaboratively across office functional units to ensure multiple perspectives on financial support policies and practices. Standardize reporting and document processes. Prepare written reports documenting analyses and recommendations.
Support ongoing information and technology projects in a variety of ways including: preparation of fit-gap analyses, coordination and testing of development releases, documentation of business requirements, production of progress reports, and implementation of accountability measures. Assume project management for financial projects, such as child care assistance program.
Conduct external research including peer benchmarks to support initiatives and proposals.
Undertake other responsibilities as may arise to enhance and improve graduate students’ experience from a financial perspective.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to synthesize data in order to ‘tell a story’
Proven analytical reasoning and innovative thinking skills
Ability to think strategically and critically about financial initiatives and business operations
Experience reporting complex data to both technical and non-technical audiences
Advanced knowledge of MS Excel, including financial modeling skills
Master's or advance degree preferred
3+ years' work experience- Experience working in an environment of decentralized datasets
Experience with leveraging business intelligence tools to write custom queries, produce tailored reports/dashboards, and provide professional-grade analytics. All experience is valued, with particular interest in: Cognos and Tableau
Experience with producing statistical analyses, preferably using R or Stata
Experience working in higher education or not-for-profit administration
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW
Internal Number: 113493786
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