A national leader in experiential and interdisciplinary legal education, the University of Denver Sturm College of Law is widely regarded as one of the nation’s most innovative and ascendant law schools. Located in one of the nation’s most beautiful and economically dynamic cities, the Sturm College of Law offers a Top 75 full-time JD program, a Top 10 part-time JD program, a set of pioneering and nationally recognized Master’s degree programs, and certificate programs in animal law, constitutional rights and remedies, corporate and commercial law, environmental and natural resources law, intellectual property law, international law, and workplace law. The law school features an accomplished and highly professional staff, a community of nationally recognized scholar-teachers, an outstanding and diverse student body, and roughly 17,000 alumni who have achieved careers of distinction in law, business, government, public interest, and other professional domains.
Reporting to the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, working closely with the Dean, and collaborating with Assistant Deans in the realms of Admissions, Budgeting & Operations, and Career Development, the Business and Compliance Analyst will engage in data analysis, modeling, visualization, and reporting designed to strengthen the law school’s strategic and operational decision making, to enhance predictive modeling, and to support a range of submissions to the law school’s accreditor and to other outside bodies.
- Undertake data analysis designed to inform goal setting, strategic planning, and operational decision making in areas such as enrollment management, financial aid, budgeting, student retention, bar passage, and job placement.
- Develop accurate, clear, and functional predictive models, forecasting tools, dashboards, and reports.
- Collaborate with data owners, the Dean, the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, various Assistant Deans, and the University’s Office of Institutional Research to compile, analyze, report, and retain data bearing on submissions to the law school’s accreditor and other outside bodies.
- Implement and strengthen processes for the collection, verification, reporting, and retention of relevant data sources.
- Collaborate, as needed, with the Career Development Office and Registrar’s Office to assist with tracking relevant co-curricular and degree requirements.
- Optimize the use of the Symplicity Career Services Management System to support the Career Consulting staff, Graduate Legal Studies Department, and Externship Department in their efforts to provide personalized career advice to students, including individualized communication. Train students and staff in the use of Symplicity and any other technology utilized by the CDO
- Compile and report post-graduate employment statistics as a primary focus during the reporting period (December through early April) and support year-round. Coordinate updates and maintenance of CDO website, working with other CDO staff as needed.
- Collaborate with law school colleagues to identify needs and opportunities surrounding use of technology or need for data. Translate business needs into analytics/reporting/process requirements.
- Improve and streamline processes regarding data flow and data quality to improve data accuracy and value.
- Develop and maintain proficiencies with reporting and analytics tools such as Cognos and SPSS, and proficiency with other enterprise applications such as Banner.
- Develop and maintain close partnership with IT at DU to provide business specifications necessary for quality technical solutions.
- Actively participate in the Information, Measurement and Analytics Council (IMAC).
- Develop detailed independent research on key competitors, enrollment trends, marketing campaigns and other related research as assigned. Research the use of social media to communicate with students and alumni, recommend options, and implement strategic decisions.
- Help in keeping departments in compliance with data and record retention policies.
- Provide technical training to staff in current and new systems, especially in one-on-one and small group settings.
- Perform other related duties as necessary to support the mission of the University and College of Law.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Strong Business Analysis skills (interacting with clients, understanding business processes, interpreting requests and needs)
- Analytic skills (data mining, data understanding, data presentation)
- Communicate and interact effectively both in writing and verbally.
- Ability to quickly learn new technologies
- Effectively implementation skills with regards to new systems and processes
- General office and management skills
The key competencies one must demonstrate in this position are as follows:
- Strong commitment to diversity and inclusivity
- Attention to detail
- Organizational skills
- Project Management
- Customer service
- General office and management skills
- Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year university or college
- Experience with SQL, reporting and analytics tools such as Cognos and SPSS Statistics, SAS, SPSS Modeler)
- Bachelor’s or advanced degree in data science, accounting, statistics, finance, business, law, or related field(s)
- Proficiency with relevant reporting and analytical tools (e.g., Microsoft Office suite, business intelligence platforms, data visualization software, and/or SQL databases).
Work hours are typically Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. Some evening and occasional weekend hours are required.
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) January 19, 2022.
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.
Salary Grade Number:
The salary grade for the position is 11.
The salary range for this position is $70,000 - $80,000.
The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.
The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.
Please include the following documents with your application:
2. Cover Letter
The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.
All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.