The Advancement Operations Analyst is responsible for assisting the Director of Advancement Operations in analyzing and developing the operational and organizational processes that supports an effective and efficient department. The Analyst will support the creation of templates, processes, workflows and other tools to support quality assurance, data accuracy, revenue and expense management, and metrics. Takes the lead to ensure proper budget management and expense documentation and training is developed, rolled out and maintained for all University Advancement staff. Partners with department heads and budget managers to analyze and recommend solutions and best practices.
Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance with a minimum of 3 years of progressive experience in budget administration OR equivalent combination of education and experience.
Working knowledge of budget development, variance analysis, and revenue projections with experience with data/financial analysis and metrics management.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with proven experience in gathering and analyzing data, reasoning logically, drawing valid conclusions and making effective recommendations to management.
Demonstrated ability to work independently, take initiative, and exercise independent discretion and judgment on matters of significance.
Strong, collaborative team player with ability to work and communicate effectively with diverse constituents in explaining and resolving budget concerns and applying institutional policies.
Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, interpret and analyze large, complex datasets with superior attention to detail and dedication to accuracy.
Detailed understanding of data relationships, data input (manual and electronic) and data reporting.
Demonstrated advanced skills in Excel including pivot tables, lookup tables, working with complex functions and formulas.
Working knowledge of accounting principles and ability to apply this knowledge to research and resolve discrepancies.
Strong writing skills to prepare clear and concise correspondence and application documentation and manuals.
Ability to prioritize duties when faced with interruptions, distractions and fluctuating workload.
Ability to use tact and diplomacy and to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to explain technical application data to both users and non-users.
Ability to understand federal and state regulations and university policies, and experience in the application of that knowledge to develop, maintain and enhance training and workflow documentation.
Strong technical knowledge to learn and use enterprise and institutional systems needed for the position, including experience in running financial reports from enterprise/financial systems, and in troubleshooting database problems.
Experience working for a university. Knowledge of Chapman University policies and procedures.
Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.
Applicants for Staff and Administrator positions must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Chapman University does not sponsor applicants for Staff and Administrator positions for work visas.
The offer of employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion and outcomes of a criminal background screening.
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About Chapman University
Chapman University is one of California's oldest and most respected private universities, offering distinguished undergraduate and graduate degrees in the context of a liberal arts and sciences university. For more than 150 years, Chapman University has served as a symbol of educational access and excellence in the state of California. Founded as Hesperian College in 1861 in Woodland, California by members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), we admitted men and women and people of color from our earliest days. Endowed by the Valencia orange magnate Charles Clarke Chapman, the institution changed its name to Chapman College in 1934, and by 1954 had moved to the former campus of Orange Union High School in Orange, California. The college again extended higher educational access when it began offering classes to military personnel at El Toro Marine Base.In 1965, Chapman took undergraduate education to the high seas when it began running World Campus Afloat, the program that would eventually become Semester at Sea, a tradition that continues at Chapman through our world-wide study abroad programs.Since our founding, Chapman has grown into a highly regarded university that at...tracts high-achieving undergraduate and graduate students from all over the United States, and more than 60 nations around the world.Our mission statement: To provide personalized education of distinction that leads to inquiring, ethical and productive lives as global citizens.