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Data Analyst Senior Overview

  • Work Type: Professional
  • Job Code: 75921
  • Pay Grade P8
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Career Level: Senior
  • Family: Finance & Business Operations
  • Function: Data Analytics


Senior data analysts are responsible for analyzing and interpreting large amounts of data.  They work on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of multiple factors and frequently contribute to the development of new business strategy, ideas and methods. Exercises significant independent judgment to determine the best method for accomplishing work and achieving objectives. May provide mentoring and guidance to lower level employees.

Level Scope

Recognized subject matter expert who knows how to apply theory and put it into practice with in-depth understanding of the professional field with limited oversight from managers. Independently performs the full range of responsibilities within the function; requires deep job knowledge of areas typically obtained through higher education combined with experience. Manages large projects or processes and problems faced are difficult and often complex; analyzes problems/issues of diverse scope and determines solutions. May manage programs that include formulating strategies and administering policies, processes, and resources; functions with a high degree of autonomy. Influences others regarding policies, practices and procedures..

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent and 5 years experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to take initiative without established guidelines and procedures using significant independent judgment.
  • Advanced critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Ability to independently research complex problem areas, facilitate meetings and high level decision-making processes
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrative experience with presentation and data gathering software such as; SQL, SASS, Power BI, Tableau and Dashboards
  • Experience applying analytical methods to complex business problems, driving improved decision making and outcomes
  • Expert knowledge of Excel analytics; statistical analysis, survey tools, and research techniques.
  • Advanced planning and organizational skills

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Data Analyst Senior must:

  • Prepare and present complex statistical and narrative reports with an emphasis placed on detail and accuracy.
  • Dissects and summarizes information with visually compelling charts and graphs to achieve understanding at all levels of the organization.
  • Effectively presents and articulates findings to key stakeholders digitally, in person, and in written forms.
  • Publishes standard and complex ad-hoc reports with varying detail for different audiences.
  • Responsible for responding to and providing data for internal and/or external needs
  • Work in a team environment to achieve organizational goals
  • Develops and documents procedures to streamline processes and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Provides innovation guidance with analytical results and insights
  • Recommends improvements to existing processes and procedures based on data analysis findings
  • Develops models that can be used to predict future outcomes based on current trends
  • Interprets data to identify patterns and relationships between different variables
  • Identifying opportunities to improve business processes through the use of predictive analytics tools

35% of Time the Data Analyst Senior

Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Data Analyst Senior

Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

This position is generally in a normal indoor office setting with minimal noise levels and may involve bending, moving, lifting, and carrying materials that weigh up to 15 pounds.

Travel Requirement

Not applicable for Data Analyst Senior

Career Path

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbents must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  Final employment offers are contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.