Planning Analyst
Arizona State University - Tempe, AZ

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Scope of Search

Open to Public

Grant Funded Position

This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.

Posted Rate of Pay

$36,915 - $47,989 per year; DOE

Duties and Responsibilities

Performs work in support of ASU's enrollment management, financial aid planning, academic planning, strategic planning and budget planning efforts under direction of a senior analyst or superior. Develops and analyzes forecast models to enrollment, financial aid, and budgets planning. This includes the use of various ASU data sources as well as external data sources. Participates in preparation of statistical and written reports and presentations.

Develops predictive models that support enrollment, academic, and financial planning efforts and decision-making; assists coordinate the compilation of data for special management, policy studies, and/or research activities; analyzes and interprets quantitative and qualitative data; reviews results with senior analyst or designee for validation; maintains and develops data files for use in special studies; selects, and/or recommends appropriate research design methodologies, data analyses, and statistical procedures; may determine appropriate methodology to be used for particular project(s); communicates with internal and external constituencies to obtain necessary information; prepares drafts of technical reports and presentations for review; incorporates suggestions to write and prepare final versions; utilizes a variety of statistical computer programs and software to perform data computation, and statistical analysis of critical and/or key metrics; as requested, explains analyses, plans, or analytical reports to senior administrators. Performs other duties upon request.

DAYS AND SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a related field and one (1) year of experience in financial or information analysis; OR, any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

Demonstrated knowledge of: predictive analytics and statistical modeling principles, methods and practices; relational database, spreadsheet, statistical, and presentation software packages. Experinece in: developing forecast and tracking models that integrate disparate statistical and financial information; analyzing complex data/problems; verbal and written communication to include graphic presentation of data; interpersonal relations; working environment subject to quickly changing and potentially conflicting priorities; identifying appropriate data sources; extracting and manipulating data from multiple and diverse database sources by designing, refining and running complex data queries.

Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Standard Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 70,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

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Arizona State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Close Date

Initial close date is December 14, 2012. Applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed until position is closed.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 11:59pm Arizona time on the day indicated.


Complete the required information and attach a single Word or PDF document, which includes:

1. Cover letter

2. Resume

3. Three professional references (names, U.S. Postal mailing addresses and phone numbers)

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position. If you need assistance applying for this job, please contact our customer service center at 855-278-5081.

ASU does not pay candidates for travel expenses associated with interviewing, unless otherwise indicated by the department at the time of call for interview.

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