Academic Affairs Operations and Data Analyst

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Work type: Staff
Location: Big Rapids, MI 49307
Categories: Administrative, Staff

Position Title: Academic Affairs Operations and Data Analyst  
Location: Big Rapids (Main Campus)  

31000 - Academic Affairs

Advertised Salary: $55,000-$60,000  
FLSA: Non-Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Continuing  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Full-Time  
Union Group: N/A  
Term of Position: 12 Month  
At Will/Just Cause: Just Cause  
Summary of Position: Develop, apply, measure, and analyze data in support of Academic Affairs operations. Produce accurate reporting, and predictive analysis to appropriate Academic Affairs personnel. Provide accounting and budgeting support for the Office of the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs. This includes but is not limited to the following work: payroll reports; overload reports; enrollment projections and analysis; accounting reports; job approvals; Academic Affairs reports for Board of Trustees and Foundation Board meetings; provide data and data analysis to support State, accreditation, and other third-party agency compliance requirements; assist with data for Extended and International Operations and the statewide hubs. Anticipated start date for this position is February of 2022.However, this is an estimated date and can be revised if needed.  
Position Type: Staff  
Required Education: Bachelor's degree.  
Required Work Experience: Experience researching and analyzing data. Experience working with budgeting and/or accounting functions. Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills. Experience working with Microsoft Office.  
Required Licenses and Certifications:    
Physical Demands:
  • Office Environment
  • Bending
  • Moving
  • Reaching
  • Sitting
  • Repetitive Movement
  • Standing
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: Bachelor’s degree in accounting/finance or closely related field.
Two or more years’ experience working with budgeting and/or accounting functions.
Experience working in higher education.
Experience working with hiring processes.
Experience working with employee travel.
Experience working with payroll.
Experience developing reports from various internal and external data systems/constituencies.
Essential Duties/Responsibilities: Provide interpretation and recommendations regarding University-wide policies and procedures.
Conduct research for projects, develop and respond to ad-hoc data requests, locate data to improve strategic decision-making as identified by the staff/administration in the Provost and Vice President's Office for Academic Affairs, President’s Council, Dean's Council, Board of Trustees and other constituencies.
Prepare and process accounting-related documents.
Prepare, process, monitor and reconcile budgets and related documents.
Prepare and process documents related to the hiring process.
Provide support for the development and coordination of reports across the Academic Affairs Division. These include, but are not limited to course enrollments and faculty teaching loads.
Provide research support for use in management decision-making.
Identify and recommend innovative solutions to complement and enhance processes and services in Academic Affairs.
Provide training and mentoring to college support staff.
Perform all duties in compliance with applicable University policies and procedures and state/federal requirements.
Reports directly to the Director of Academic Budget Management.
Responsible for contributing to a highly collegial and professional teamwork environment.
Responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of designated information.
Provide support to the Academic Affairs Office as needed.
Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and community members.
Any other duties assigned within the position classification area.
Marginal Duties/Responsibilities:    
Skills and Abilities: Apply working knowledge of a variety of self-contained software applications.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing to a diverse faculty, staff, and community population.
Plan, organize and make sound judgments reflecting University policies and procedures.
Demonstrated commitment, experience and understanding for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Required Documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Documents:    
Special Instructions to Applicants: Unofficial Transcript 1 (REQUIRED): Applicants must attach a copy of unofficial transcript of Bachelor’s degree.
Transcript must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript (if applicable).
Initial Application Review Date:
January 9th, 2023  
Open Until Position is Filled?: Yes  
Posting Close Date:
EEO Statement: Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence.  Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community at The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit: Ferris Non-Discrimination Statement.  

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