Business Data Analyst

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Job Description


Open Date 08/31/2017

Requisition Number PRN15167B

Job Title Business Data Analyst

Working Title Strategy 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 U of U Health - Academics

Department 01114 - HS Planning Office

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 47600 to 90400

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime. Yes

Job Summary

The strategy analyst works for Health Sciences Strategy in the Office of the Senior Vice President for Health Sciences and reports to the Associate Vice President for Strategy and the Director of Strategy. Health Sciences Strategy is a dynamic work environment in which analysts contribute to an array of projects aimed at achieving core health sciences missions. The position calls for detail-oriented analysis as well as an ability to think critically, abstractly, and theoretically. Successful performance is demonstrated through management and analysis of complex databases, completion of business analyses (e.g., market assessments and pro forma financial statements) and assisting in the design and articulation of business strategy. Day-to-day tasks include providing highly accurate information related to planning, policy, development, organizational structure and industry trends.


Coordination of simultaneous projects, under the direction of the Associate Vice President for Strategy and the Director of Strategy, is essential to the success of Health Sciences Strategy. The following is representative of work performed by strategic planning analysts but is not all-inclusive:

•Tracks and evaluates the progress of identified planning elements through the use of existing databases and new data capture.

• Update and maintain visualizations and dashboards with new data as it comes available.

•Prepares documents and presentations with clear, cogent writing and effective graphical illustrations of arguments and findings.

•Supports the collection of national, regional, and local trends for benchmark and competitive analysis.

•Provides intellectual support regarding health care industry research and trends.

•Coordinates special projects and issues with requesting departments by identifying potential data sources, gathering needed data and providing situational analyses.

•Keeps abreast of developments and changing technologies and applications via self- initiated professional development. Shows a willingness to participate in continuing education courses, professional organizations, attends training and trade seminars, and maintains professional contacts in the community and the industry.

•Undertakes other responsibilities as needed to support the implementation of health system strategy.

•Supports the Health Sciences Strategy team in the creation and maintenance of innovative data visualizations by utilizing new tools and data.

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.

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


A successful candidate would have a bachelor’s degree or higher in statistics, econometrics, quantitative social science, finance, business administration, applied science or a related field. It is necessary that a candidate is able to work cooperatively and effectively in the context of a large, highly complex academic medical center. Effective communication skills, intellectual creativity, analytical acumen, and a strong work ethic are needed. A flexible work schedule is also expected. The candidate needs to be able thrive in situations that demand high performance under short deadlines. The right candidate would have extensive experience with statistical software packages (e.g., Python, R, Stata) and coding ability.

Interest or experience in business strategy, business development, healthcare transformation, finance, database management, advanced statistical analysis and modeling, and non-linear systems thinking is important. Products developed by Health Sciences Strategy are often written and/or graphical. As such, talent for communication, visual depiction and writing is desired.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Under “Applicant Document – Other” please provide us with a data visualization sample.

We would like to see a sample of your own work, showing your skills in converting data to a visual medium. That could be a graph, or another visual representation of data.

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.
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Position Id : PRN15167B
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