Data Analyst - Undergraduate Student Financial Services (S660)
Azusa Pacific University
March 13, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Administrative Careers - Academic Advising, Administrative Careers - Information Systems/Technology
A leader in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, Azusa Pacific University is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering more than 100 associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at six regional locations across Southern California, APU continues to be recognized annually as one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report. APU is seeking employees who desire to engage in our thriving culture by cultivating community through professional interactions, demonstrating a posture of lifelong learning, and modeling Christ-like character. Working together, employees at APU commit to establishing a university atmosphere that is edifying to God and to one another.
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The person in this position is responsible for the configuration and day-to-day management of the Financial Aid module within the PeopleSoft data system. This data expert understands the configuration, regular use, and data of the PeopleSoft module and interfaces between business, data, and technical resources. The Data Analyst writes departmental queries, letters, and reports as appropriate with the escalated assistance of EDM or Associate Director. In addition, this position sets standards for use of software in the unit and serves as the liaison between the department and the EDM Enterprise Applications Engineer when technical issues need escalation. This position is tier one technical and systems support for Undergraduate Financial Aid, and troubleshoots, researches, and proposes solutions for any systems issues that are reported before escalating to the EDM Enterprise Applications Engineer if necessary. It will also require working alongside the proje ct manager or providing project management for new initiatives and projects.
Required Education * Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required.
Required Experience * 1-3 years experience configuring, working in, or managing a Data System. * Experience putting together intermediate to complex spreadsheets with formulas and macros. * Proven experience in critical thinking and problem solving skills * The following are preferred but not required – Training will be provided - Experience with Financial Aid - Experience with PeopleSoft Campus Solutions - Experience working in higher education - Basic understanding of SQL
Primary Duties * Technical liaison and support for Financial Aid department. Works with the Enterprise Applications Engineer in EDM to coordinate all technical issues. * Responsible for configuration of Financial Aid data module. Coordinates configuration updates and changes for each academic year. * Creates and runs queries, develops letter merge processes, analyzes data, and audits business processes as needed by staff. * Participates in process to fix a break when it occurs in the module. * Oversees file processing between departments and outside agencies. * Works with EDM to coordinate and test periodic patches and bundles to the PeopleSoft system. * Trains staff within Financial Aid module to use functionality of specific module software and researches improving software processes. * Maintains training and procedure manuals. * Other duties as assigned.
Azusa Pacific University is a Christ-centered, multicultural community that values and seeks faculty and staff who are committed to diversity, work effectively with diverse populations, and engage others in ways that honor our rich cultural mosaic and biblical foundation.
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Azusa Pacific University will conduct a background check on all final candidates.
Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled unless otherwise stated. Azusa Pacific University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Internal Number: S660
About Azusa Pacific University
Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. A leader in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, APU is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering over 80 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional centers across Southern California, APU has been recognized as one of U.S.News & World Report's Best Colleges for seven years running.