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Business Analyst - Office of Partnerships

Company: Lesley University
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

The OpportunityReporting to the Managing Director of the Office of Partnerships, the Business Analyst is responsible for developing partnership pro-formas and business planning models, supporting critical data assimilation and analysis, market research, project management, and day-to-day unit operations. The Analyst supports the Office of Partnership's data analytics and reporting efforts, coordinating with related university offices to develop or refine systems and tools to inform decision-making, drive insights, and innovation on a wide variety of program development topics ranging from major strategic initiatives to program ideation and development to resource allocation. The Business Analyst is allocated to project-based initiatives and ongoing efforts based on the Office's strategic priorities.Why LesleyLocated in the heart of Cambridge, Massachusetts, Lesley University is highly regarded for its graduate and undergraduate programs in the human arts of education, the arts, and applied social sciences. Lesley fosters a highly creative environment in which innovative ideas thrive, theory is integrated with practice and its 6,400 students and 90,000 alumni are empowered to improve and enrich communities. We offer a competitive benefits package that includes health, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance. In addition, we offer significant paid time off, a generous retirement plan, and tuition programs that enable employees and their dependents to expand their knowledge and skills. Lesley is committed to the ongoing pursuit of strategic diversity initiatives that help to position diversity, equity, and inclusion as fundamental to institutional and academic excellence at Lesley. In doing so, Lesley strives for a campus culture and community that fosters a true sense of belonging for all, provides opportunity for everyone to participate equally and fully in the Lesley experience, and helps to develop each individual's capacity to confidently and competently engage within and across difference. Given an evolving national context and the rapid change in the demographic profile of our country, the University has made a significant commitment to addressing and enhancing its campus climate and diversity capabilities as an institution.Qualities and CapabilitiesThe successful candidate will have:MBA required.Demonstrated ability to be agile in creating profit and loss statements and analyses.Demonstrated critical thinker with strong creative problem-solving, analytical, and quantitative skillsAbility to synthesize recommendations for various audiences (e.g., summaries reports, PowerPoint presentation, email)Communications skills, including verbal and business writing, in a variety of settings (e.g., one-on-one, large groups, presentations, stakeholders, peers, executives)Ability to handle multiple projects and priorities in a fast-paced environmentFlexible - able to shift and adapt with projects and as the department/office growsAdvanced proficiency in database management, MS Excel, Word, and PowerPointMarket research skills (e.g., survey development and analysis, market studies, pricing analysis, competitor benchmarking)Financial, business, and strategic analysis skillsExpressing InterestA letter of interest, CV/resume, and a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching, professional activity, and/or service must be included for full consideration.At Lesley University we strive for a supportive and equitable environment where peopleregardless of race, physical ability, age, neurodiversity, sexual orientation, gender identity, and other protected personal identitiescan participate equally and fully as their true selves in all aspects of university life. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the fabric of our institution.

Keywords: Lesley University, Cambridge , Business Analyst - Office of Partnerships, Professions , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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