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State of Minnesota Management Analyst 3 in St. Paul, Minnesota

Job Summary Job Summary Under general supervisor/procedural control, this position exists to organize, analyze, interpret and communicate financial, academic, and human resources data into useful information to be used for decision-making by finance leaders including but not limited to: the University President, the President’s senior management team, Board of Trustees, Legislature, and other groups which may have major policy implications with short and long-range impact. Develop, design, and maintain database queries, tables, report formats, documentation, and data integrity practices to be used for consistent reporting within the University and across other colleges and universities in the State System. Train and assist users of financial information ranging from Divisional VPs to support staff in a multi-cultural environment to understand and use information and analysis tools so that they are able to effectively manage State resources. Coordinate with other Financial Management personnel involved in data reporting purposes, i.e., institutional research, budget, academic affairs, facilities, etc. Prepare written proposals. Qualifications Minimum Qualifications The following qualifications are required of all applicants seeking consideration for this position. Only applicants whose resumes clearly demonstrate fulfillment of each of these minimum qualifications will be considered for the position: * Ability to analyze and interpret financial data, conceptualize and create new ways of presenting materials for improved management decisions. * Knowledge of research methodology: comparative, sensitivity, and regression. Ability to identify and clarify a problem or issue, to prepare and execute a research design, interpret results and recommend actions based on conclusions. An understanding of statistics and various methods of research analyses are needed. * Understanding of the budget development budget management process. Ability to project and evaluate impact of certain actions, proposals, and decisions on these processes, from a strategic perspective. * Communication skills including listening, speaking and writing for technical reports for various audiences. * Ability to view issues with an open mind, create new alternatives and support innovation and change when appropriate. * Ability to quickly learn and evaluate new software as needed. * Attention to detail and accuracy in transmitting information/data to the Executive Strategic Committee, other university management and staff, government survey administrators, etc. * Strong computer skills, particularly for databases and queries. Skills needed are for spreadsheets and statistical analysis with a computer. Well-developed skills in use the following computer software packages are essential: * Databases including EPM 11/Power BI, ISRS, SCUPPS, Microsoft Access * Spreadsheets including Microsoft Excel * Word Processing including Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat * Operating Systems including Microsoft Windows Preferred Qualifications * Bachelor degree in Accounting Finance or equivalent. * Knowledge of the University management information systems, including finance/accounting, student and personnel. Ability to interpret, explain and analyze reports and projections. Specific knowledge of University reporting requirements to ensure appropriate and consistent coding. * General knowledge of higher education laws, as well as thorough knowledge and understanding of the University, State, and Minnesota State Board of Trustees’ policies and system procedures. Physical Requirements This position requires occasionally transporting such articles as file boxes and heavy hand tools or heavier materials with help from others and/or transporting light objects frequently. The position may require movement throughout building(s) to a significant degree. Additional Requirements In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities (MnSCU) Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to MnSCU’s vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check. Application Details Other Information The University: *Metropolitan State University, a member of the Minnesota State, is a public, urban university located in Twin Cities Metropolitan area. The University provides an excellent, inclusive and engaging education to eliminate opportunity gaps and lead the Twin Cities community to a prosperous and equitable future. Recognized as a Minority Serving Institution, its employees serve approximately 11,000 students, two-thirds of whom are from communities of color or American Indian nations, are first in their family to attend college or are eligible for Pell grants. Metropolitan State is recognized by CollegeNet as a leading higher education promoter of social mobility for students (Ranked #21 out of 1380). The university offers programs leading to baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. We provide accessible, high quality liberal arts, professional and graduate education with continued emphasis on marginalized groups, including adult learners. Recognized in 2008 and 2014 by the Carnegie Foundation for Community Engagement and named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the university is committed to academic excellence and community engagement through curriculum, teaching scholarship and services designed to support an urban mission. Visit our web site at http://www.metrostate.edu For campus safety information and crime statistics visit: *https://www.metrostate.edu/students/support/safety Employment information for this position can be found in its collective bargaining agreement or its plan document at http://mn.gov/mmb/employee-relations/labor-relations/Labor/. *Why Work For Us GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE!The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year. How to Apply Applications will only be accepted through the State of Minnesota Employment website. Applicants may upload a unique and tailored resume and have the system automatically fill in portions of their application. This system also allows you to apply without a resume and complete an application by filling in each section. A progress bar will show what steps remain in the application process. You may also need to respond to screening questions about your qualifications. Applicants may save at any time and return later to complete their application. *To comply with privacy and data practices requirements, please refrain from including personal information or photographs in your application materials. Click “Apply” at the bottom of this page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637. For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers. For TTY, call Minnesota Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) at 7-1-1 or 1-800-627-3529. Contact If you have questions about the position, contact Carla Ballard at carla.ballard@metrostate.edu or 651/793-1319. * * * AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Metropolitan State University and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities are Equal Opportunity employers/educators committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status. Reasonable accommodations will be made to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637or email careers@state.mn.us. Please indicate what assistance is needed. *Job Title: Management Analyst 3 Location: St. Paul Job ID: 47458 Regular/Temporary: Unlimited Full/Part Time: Full-Time Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers Date Posted: 07/22/2021 Closing Date: 08/04/2021 Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Metropolitan State University - MAPE Hiring Agency: Metropolitan State University - MAPE Division/Unit: Financial Management Appointment Type: Full-time, Unlimited Work Shift: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., reasonable schedule flexibility may be arranged with supervisor Work Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., reasonable schedule flexibility may be arranged with supervisor Work Shift/Work Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., reasonable schedule flexibility may be arranged with supervisor Travel Required: No Salary Range: $24.03 - $35.24/hourly; $50,174 - $73,581/annually Classified Status: Classified Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE Job Class: Management Analyst 3 Working Title: Financial Analyst