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Business Data Analyst



Open Date 09/15/2017
Requisition Number PRN15298B
Job Title Business Data Analyst
Working Title Business Intelligence Analyst/Dashboard Designer
Job Grade F
FLSA Code Computer Employee
Patient Care Job Code? No
Standard Hours per Week 40
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Shift Day
Work Schedule Summary

M-F 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

VP Area Academic Affairs
Department 00286 - Budget and Analysis
Location Campus
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range 50000 to 85000
Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.
Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime.
Job Summary

We are looking for a data visualization wizard to join our team. Institutional Analysis is the driving force for analytics at the University of Utah. Our team is comprised of data gurus, passionate about our mission. We provide official data reporting for the University and we contextualize decisions with empirical evidence.

We are looking for someone to help give our data a voice. We need a strategic partner across our teams to produce and maintain dashboards, visualizations, and various other business intelligence reports. While the majority of the work will be done in Tableau, we’re looking for someone who is comfortable managing data from multiple sources, understands database design and is skilled with SQL. We don’t like to settle for the status quo, therefore a strong eye for design and a desire for continual improvement in knowledge and skill is certainly valued.

This brief description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.


Here’s how you will contribute to our team:

• Execute the director’s vision, as implemented by the manager. This vision includes providing new and innovative approaches to visualizing and developing analytics for the University.

• Design, build and maintain dashboards and visualizations.

• Serve as an expert data visualization consultant and trainer for Tableau users across the University.

• Build business analyst-type skills in gathering requirements from various audiences, translating them into actionable project plans, designing meaningful solutions, and producing powerful results.

• Solve complex technical problems.

• Collaborate across teams, departments and external agencies.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a bachelor’s degree in related area (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education). Two to four years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


• Applicants must be skilled in using Tableau and be willing to provide examples of prior work demonstrating their ability creating dashboards and visualizations.

• Ability to blend good design principles with complex data in creating functional and informative visualizations or analysis.

• Experience with Oracle SQL, PeopleSoft, SAP Business Objects Web Intelligence, Domo, Power BI, OBIEE, Open Source Visualization tools, or similar technical expertise.

• Intermediate knowledge of Excel.

• Sound understanding of Business Intelligence best practices, relational structures, and dimensional data sets.

• Experience soliciting requirements and translating them into scalable projects.

Type Benefited Staff
Special Instructions Summary
Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.
To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), email:

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a related Bachelor's degree or equivalency? (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education)
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How many years of work experience related to business data analysis and the requirements of the position do you have?
    • Less than 2 years
    • 2 years or more, but less than 4 years
    • 4 years or more, but less than 6 years
    • 6 years or more, but less than 10 years
    • 10 years or more

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 – Member Copy 4) – Veteran Only – Call 801.581.2169
  3. Addendum to the University of Utah - Veteran Only - Call 801.581.2169 after submission