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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 87-28197
School Name Division of Finance
Org Student Financial Services
Posted to the Web 03/16/2018
Posted Job/Salary Grade C
Employment Type Exempt
Hours N/A
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm
Months 12
Position Length Ongoing
Position End Date
University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

School/Center Overview

The Division of Finance is responsible for an array of centralized financial functions of the University. Our various departments are responsible for administrative services that support financial accounting and disbursement activities, research administration, external and internal investments, cash and debt management, risk management and student registration and financial aid.


The Operations and Data Analyst provides process, reporting, and technical leadership for the Office of the University Registrar. The Analyst is an energetic, positive and forward thinking member of a growing team working to modernize the office to improve customer service.
-Provides technical and reporting leadership for the Office of the University Registrar’s systems. Ensure the integrity of student records, efficient and effective daily operations within systems, and meets most reporting needs of the office.
-Analyzes and interprets data to produce regular and ad hoc reports to internal University constituents:
-Partners with the Business Systems Analyst to analyze technical processes and data extracts for external vendors including the National Student Clearinghouse, Gainful Employment reporting, Solomon Amendment and FERPA requests.
-Additionally, the Analyst will develop a modern workflow tool for handling, reviewing, and processing student system access requests. Reviewing and provisioning appropriate access to some information systems also falls into this role.
-The Analyst will also be a member of relevant SRFS and University committees and teams pertaining to data and institutional research.


A Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Major in statistics, business, computer science, mathematics, or other related field and 3-5 years of comparable work experience preferred.
-At least two years of experience in planning, information analysis, program evaluation, or research. -Strong data analysis, systems and reporting experience needed; knowledge of reporting tools (such as Business Objects, Informer, etc) preferred.
-Some project management experience desired.
-Strong analytical skills with solid database management and business process analysis experience; able to interpret and analyze information needs; and strong report writings skills.
-Experience working with various large data sources, extracting and manipulating data from multiple and diverse database sources by designing, refining and running complex data queries.
-The successful candidate will possess initiative, be results oriented and have leadership abilities.
-Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interface effectively with all levels of staff and faculty; excellent organization skills with the ability to plan and manage multiple projects; able to work independently and as part of a team.
-Strong verbal and written communication skills.
-Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated with an aptitude to learn quickly and comprehend University business and technical concepts.
-Experience working effectively in a fast-paced environment with quickly changing priorities.
-Ability to communicate knowledge and ideas in a consultative matter to a variety of audiences including senior leadership.

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
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Posting Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Jobs@Penn
    • Contacted by a Penn Recruiter
    • Referred by a Penn Employee
    • Referred by a friend or family member
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Other Internet Advertisement
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    • Professional Affiliation/Trade Website
    • Diversity Association/Publication Website
    • Heard about it at a conference or career fair
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    • Recruitment and/or staffing agency
  2. * What is your highest level of education completed?
    • Less than high school education
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Vocational or Technical School
    • Associate's Degree or Two Year College
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • PHD/MD/JD or equivalent doctoral degree
  3. * How many years of experience do you have related to this position?
    • 0 to 1 Year
    • 1 to 2 Years
    • 2 to 3 Years
    • 3 to 5 Years
    • 5 to 7 Years
    • 7 to 10 Years
    • Over 10 Years
  4. * Do you have experience in reporting tools such as Business Objects?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have a degree in statistics, business, computer science, or mathematics?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have 3-5 years experience in Data Analysis?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter