Student Systems Analyst

University Of Chicago Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 3 weeks ago

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3034102 Bus-Faculty And Educ Services

About the Unit

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is the second-oldest school in the U.S. and second to none when it comes to influencing business education and business practices. Since 1898, the school has produced ideas and leaders that shape the world of business. Their rigorous, discipline-based approach to business education transforms students into confident, effective, respected business leaders prepared to face the toughest challenges. Chicago Booth has the finest set of facilities of any business school in the world. Each of the four campuses (two in Chicago, one in London, and one in Hong Kong) reflects the architectural traditions of its environs while offering a state-of-the-art learning environment. Chicago Booth is proud to claim: -an unmatched faculty. -degree and open enrollment programs offered on three continents. -a global body of nearly 50,000 accomplished alumni. - strong and growing corporate relationships that provide a wealth of lifelong career opportunities. As part of the world-renowned University of Chicago, Chicago Booth shares the University's core values that shape the distinctive intellectual culture. At Booth, they constantly question and test ideas, and seek proof. This extraordinarily effective approach to business leads to new ideas and innovative solutions. Seven of the Booth faculty members have won Nobel Prizes for these ideas - the first business school to achieve this accomplishment. For more information about the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, please visit:

Job Family


Responsible for all aspects of research projects and research facilities. Plans and conducts clinical and non-clinical research; facilitates and monitors daily activities of clinical trials or research projects. Directs engineering and technical support activities to develop and maintain tools and computational methods needed to gather and analyze data.

Career Track and Job Level

Data Science

Conducts data investigation, including data wrangling, cleaning, sampling, management, exploratory analysis, regression and classification, prediction, and data communication. Implements foundational concepts of data computation, such as data structure, algorithms, parallel computing, simulation, and analysis. Utilizes knowledge in game theory, statistical quality control, exponential smoothing, seasonally adjusted trend analysis, or data visualization to gain insights, develop new strategies, and cultivate actionable business intelligence in diverse career tracks across the University.

P2: Requires knowledge and experience in own discipline; still acquiring higher-level knowledge and skills. Builds knowledge of the organization, processes and customers. Solves a range of straightforward problems. Analyzes possible solutions using standard procedures. Receives a moderate level of guidance and direction.

Role Impact

Individual Contributor


The job provides professional support and solves problems in collecting, organizing, and analyzing information from the University's various internal data systems as well as from external sources The job performs data analysis assignments related to data manipulation, statistical applications, programming, analysis and modeling in order to support projects.

  1. Analyzes moderately complex data sets for the purpose of extracting and purposefully using applicable information., 2) Provides professional support to staff or faculty members in defining the project and applying principals of data science in manipulation, statistical applications, programming, analysis and modeling., 3) Cleans, transforms, merges, and matches between large and complex research and administrative datasets. Plans own resources to collect, organize, and analyze information from the University's various internal data systems as well as from external sources., 4) Builds and analyzes statistical models and reproducible data processing pipelines using knowledge of best practices in machine learning and statistical inference. Serves as a single point of contact for all requests and engages other IT resources to assist as needed. May partner with other campus teams to assist faculty with data science related needs., 5) Performs other related work as needed.

Unit-Specific Responsibilities

  1. The Student Systems Analyst, reporting to the Registrar, will serve as an integral member of a team of professionals, who manage registration and registrar functions on behalf of all Chicago Booth programs.
  2. This position will provide system and administrative support, maintain the integrity, accuracy and standardization of current and archived student record data, and monitor operational performance and troubleshoot system problems.
  3. Gain a deep understanding of student data, student policies, and business rules and procedures of the MBA programs and systems and apply that knowledge to investigate and resolve issues and act as an advisor and resource to staff.
  4. Develop and maintain strong working relationships and thrive in a high volume data and quarterly paced environment.
  5. Review and resolve data feed errors. Escalate technical data related issues as appropriate. Track data discrepancies and report on resolution/outcomes.
  6. Maintain student records data with weekly, daily and quarterly analysis and clean-up.
  7. Maintain the quarterly production schedule for the office.
  8. Create and maintain documentation of systems, reports and operational processes.
  9. Serve as the point person for data validation, including enhancements and testing of reports.
  10. Interpret University and Booth policies regarding student record data as needed to maintain data integrity and standards.
  11. Initiate process improvements for reporting, registration, communications and general operations.
  12. Maintain accurate student records while protecting confidentiality and upholding FERPA.
  13. Assist in quarterly registration activities, such as bidding set up, prerequisite management, bulk registration, etc.
  14. Assist in the annual spring convocation ceremony.
  15. Build and maintain the Registrar's Office web-presence on the Booth intranet.
  16. Act as back-up for maintaining non-Booth registration content on the Booth external website.
  17. Respond to email inquiries in a timely manner.
  18. Act as office manager performing tasks such as, maintaining/ordering office supplies and checking the Registrar mailbox.

Unit-Preferred Competencies

  1. Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  2. Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.
  3. Ability to prioritize daily responsibilities among complicated processes, projects and requests.
  4. Deep knowledge of student record systems and their integrations.
  5. Ability to analyze data and offer insight.
  6. Ability to find, research, and ask about errors and issues.
  7. Exceptional communication skills required; professional demeanor and discretion.
  8. Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office suite; including advanced Excel and Access skills.
  9. Knowledge of HTML, SQL, Business Objects/SAP and People Soft (Campus Solutions).

Education, Experience, and Certifications

Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline.

Preferred Qualifications


  1. A minimum one year of data and system management experience.
  2. Experience in an academic setting.

Required Documents

  1. Resume
  2. Cover letter

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.

FLSA Status


Pay Frequency


Pay Grade

Depends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours

Benefits Eligible


Drug Test Required


Health Screen Required


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required


Posting Date

Remove from Posting On or Before

Posting Statement

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form.

The University of Chicago's Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Report) provides information about University offices and programs that provide safety support, crime and fire statistics, emergency response and communications plans, and other policies and information. The Report can be accessed online at: Paper copies of the Report are available, upon request, from the University of Chicago Police Department, 850 E. 61st Street, Chicago, IL 60637.

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