Job Information

University of Utah Business Data Analyst in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 07/08/2021

Requisition Number PRN26845B

Job Title Business Data Analyst

Working Title Business Data Analyst

Job Grade F

FLSA Code Computer Employee

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary


VP Area President

Department 00417 - UIT Univ Support Services

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $60,000/yr. to $80,000/yr. DOE

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

UIT – University Data Management & Analytics is seeking an experienced Business Analyst to support a growing data-informed culture on campus and is capable of handling multiple business analysis and project management activities.

The ideal candidate for this position will have the skills and experience necessary to:

  • Work with various business users to review, analyze, and evaluate business processes, procedures, systems, and data in order to make recommendations for improvements and changes.
  • Gather Requirements and Design high quality reports to support customer requirements and project tracking. Perform and participate in the analysis, design and implementation of business processes and procedures.
  • Be responsible for following appropriate standards and requirements gathering.
  • Be responsible for issue and root cause analysis. Formulate proposals for new procedures and/or processes.
  • Conduct user acceptance testing, provide input for feasibility and prepare user documentation and follow-up evaluation.
  • Act as a liaison with subsidiary management and staff to resolve issues as needed.
  • Designs, develops, implements and maintains business solutions. Works with main clients and project and business leaders to identify analytical requirements.
  • Provides business analyst tutorship to technical members of the team.
  • Serves as a special assistant to the Director of Data Management & Analytics assisting in operational standards and monitoring of those standards.

Located in Salt Lake City, in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, the University of Utah is the flagship institution of the State of Utah’s system of higher education and a member of the PAC -12 Conference. Salt Lake City combines the amenities of a major metropolitan area of more than one million people with the friendliness and ease of living of a small, Western city. Seven major ski resorts are within an hour’s drive from campus, and opportunities to pursue activities from biking to hiking to fishing abound. Salt Lake is also home to the Utah Symphony and Opera, the Utah Ballet, several professional sports teams, and a wide range of other cultural and recreational activities.

University Information Technology, the central IT service provider for campus, reports to the Chief Information Officer and is responsible for many of the University of Utah’s most critical common IT resources including the campus network; the Campus Information Services ( CIS ) portal; UMail, telephone, and online collaboration services; high performance and research computing; information security; teaching and learning technologies; software licensing; and a host of other systems and applications. For more information about UIT visit .

Hybrid Work Environment: Our team operates under a hybrid work from home model dependent on the position. Our customers are primarily on campus as they serve our students. As a business analyst, developing relationships and conducting in-person elicitation session is critical. Our customers come first. Work from home days will be limited for this position, but 1 day a week from home will be available, if desired.


This position will be responsible for becoming a product advocate and business analysis member for all data management, data governance and analytic activities supported by UIT . The Business Analyst will work with our user communities in some of the following ways: to gather requirements for the design, development, implementation and maintenance of analytics, data models, ETL programs, semantic layers, reports and dashboards; developing and applying metadata definitions; and facilitating end user training. Responsible for management of JIRA tickets, time tracking, and follow-up with internal and external employees.

Responsible for the development of a standardized business analysis method and documentation that will be utilized for all DM&A projects.

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a bachelor’s degree in related area (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education). Two to four years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field.

Department Specific Qualifications

Candidate must possess basic computer skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and a high level of interest and initiative in learning new technologies. Successful candidate must have a positive attitude and focus on solving issues.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


  • Experience in a business analysis center of excellence.
  • Experience in IIBA standards.
  • Experience supporting of data management or analytics organization.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.