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Senior Analyst - MWBE

Finance and Administration

Senior Analyst - MWBE

  • 527072
  • Morningside
  • Finance and Administration
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Jun 24 2022
  • Grade 12
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Bargaining Unit:
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary:
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

Position Summary

Reporting to the Associate Director of Business Processes Management, the Senior Analyst is responsible for the data collection process, data integrity, accuracy, and reporting analytics for the Columbia University Facilities and Operations (CUF&O) Minority, Woman and Local (MWL) program related to the Manhattanville Campus construction projects and other CUFO spending.


  • They are responsible for reviewing all MWL reports and analyzing the results for consistency and completeness.  The Senior Analyst monitors compliance with the University’s Manhattanville MWL reporting commitments with New York State.

  • Working largely independently on a day-to-day basis, the Senior Analyst will work closely with the Associate Director to review, revise, and develop required MWL reporting procedures and workflow processes to maintain the integrity and accuracy of MWL data.  Most solutions utilize a combination of Excel, SQL, SSAS, and Power BI.

  • The Senior Analyst works closely with the Construction Business Services and Communications group and interfaces with construction managers, contractors, and CUF&O project managers on matters related to MWL data gathering and reporting. They will train CUF&O project managers and contractors on MWL reporting policies and procedures.

  • The Senior Analyst is responsible for the design and implementation of improvements to existing MWL related systems and reporting, as well as playing a key role in the design development of new databases and reporting platforms.

  • In addition to MWL duties, the Senior Analyst provides other forms of support to the Associate Director as necessary.  This includes collection of data and reporting from numerous University and departmental systems via front-end interfaces, reporting sites, and custom SQL queries against the CUF&O data warehouse, communications with managers and vendors, and interaction with other University departments regarding data feeds, systems, and reporting. 

  • The Senior Analyst performs related duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Must have 3-5 years of relevant experience professionally or academically.  Must possess strong organizational skills, critical thinking, and practical problem-solving abilities.
  • Experience with large reporting datasets and/or construction projects strongly preferred.
  • Outstanding Excel skills are absolutely necessary; experience creating and organizing data in Excel is essential. Excellent communication, written, presentation, quantitative and interpersonal skills required.
  • Computer technology skills required.
  • Knowledge of Windows, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and database applications required.  Experience with SQL and exposure to data visualization tools (PowerBI, Tableau, SSAS, etc.) desired.  
  • Ability to work as a member of a collaborative team while exercising independent judgment and initiative is essential. Must possess discretion and be able to handle multiple concurrent assignments.                         

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