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Cornell College Business Intelligence Analyst in Mt Vernon, Iowa

Business Intelligence Analyst

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  • 12-Jan-2021 to Until Filled (CST)

  • Mt Vernon, IA, USA

  • Full Time

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Applications are being accepted for a full-time business intelligence analyst. This position works closely with admission operations, financial aid, IT teams, and super users to ensure data integrity, system to system integrations, and turning data into critical information and knowledge that can be used to make data-informed decisions. The analyst will maintain the enrollment division database, develop financial aid modeling, enhance and create enterprise and application level reports, as well as manage key campus systems. This individual will be expected to look beyond the obvious and offer solutions that influence changes to improve operations and efficiency across a distributed system. This position is integrated with Information Technology to lead decision making in business intelligence, reporting, and data analysis needs.

Because Cornell College values diversity and strives to create a welcoming community in which all individuals are respected and included, the entire campus community is called upon to engage in dialogue around issues of difference, identity, and ideology. The college is committed to fostering a faculty and staff community that reflects our diverse student body. We encourage applications from candidates who share our vision for a campus that embraces differing backgrounds, viewpoints, and identities, and who will excel at mentoring students who are broadly diverse. (See our diversity statement here ( .)

About Cornell College

Cornell College is a selective liberal arts college distinguished by our Ingenuity curriculum that builds on the strengths of our One Course At A Time schedule. This combination encourages the qualities of being thoughtful, original, and inventive, using the strengths of a liberal arts education to apply ideas to solve problems and meet challenges through hands-on experience in learning. Academic immersion, real world experience requirements through Ingenuity in Action, 19 division III NCAA athletic teams, and unparalleled flexibility attract an ambitious student body from 45 states and 13 foreign countries.

External endorsements include selection as one of the original Colleges That Change Lives, a U.S. News Top 100 liberal arts college, a Kiplinger's best value in liberal arts colleges, and one of only 290 U.S. colleges with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Founded in 1853, Cornell's picturesque hilltop campus contains a mix of historic and modern facilities, ranging from the majestic King Chapel to the newly constructed Russell Science Center. We are located in Mount Vernon, Iowa, an urban fringe community recognized by Frommer's as one of "America's Coolest Small Towns" and located in the heart of the ICR Iowa ( region.


Bachelor's degree or equivalent required (Master's preferred) in business analytics, decision sciences, statistics, or information systems. Knowledge of: administrative computer information systems; designing methods of processing data, technical report writing, and advanced inferential statistics. Experience in admission or a higher-education setting is preferred but not required.

Two years of business intelligence report experience with demonstrated proficiency in using BI reporting tools. Experience with logical and physical data modeling concepts. Ability to manage multiple projects, follow-up, bring projects to completion and meet deadlines. Strong analytical, logical, and problem-solving skills. Ability to develop advanced statistical models used to leverage financial aid is required.

Preferred Skills

Oral and written communication, database information management, with a significant level of knowledge and competency working with relational databases. Experience with Microsoft Office software and Google Suite. Familiarity or experience with Technolutions CRM and PowerFAIDS. Proficiency with SQL querying and reporting, Microsoft SSAS or SSIS, and Power BI, or Tableau.

Ability to communicate effectively, interact professionally, maintain confidentiality in a variety of situations (in person and on the telephone).

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Cornell is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. Cornell complies with Iowa's Smokefree Air Act. Cornell utilizes E-Verify and requires satisfactory completion of a background check.