University of St. Thomas

Reporting Specialist

Minneapolis, MN
Dec 21, 2017
Aug 31, 2018
University of St. Thomas
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

Reporting Specialist
Posted Date 1 month ago(12/20/2017 10:01 PM)
Number of Openings 1
Closing Date Open Until Filled
Type of Search Staff
Who May Apply This position is open to all qualified applicants.
Position Number 330042
St. Paul
Department/Unit Information Technology Services - ITS
FLSA Status Exempt/Salaried
Employment Type Full-Time Staff
Assigned Months per Year 12
Benefits Eligible Yes
Special Instructions Applicants will be asked to upload a resume to their profile and copy/paste a cover letter into the application.

The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for a Reporting Specialist position within the Information Technology Services Department.

The Reporting Specialist position is responsible for supporting ERP information systems used to develop and disseminate organizational information. The Reporting Specialist will work to create a knowledge management environment focused on meeting the data and reporting needs of the University community. This position will be the primary contact for all list requests, assisting with data validation, and supporting financial aid reporting needs. While the position will be required to report across all modules much of the focus will be on financial aid data. In addition, the incumbent will work closely with data processing units to improve the data entry, storage, and dissemination of information on behalf of key decision makers. This position will be responsible for supporting compliance related reporting projects, where necessary. IBM Cognos experience and Salesforce experience highly desired.

Essential Functions:

1. Responsible for management and list reports containing current and historical information related to all aspects of student data with primary responsible for student financial aid data reporting. Responsible for assisting senior reporting specialists with compliance reporting, and data validation of compliance reporting. Responsible for developing active reports for increased interactivity with data and information.

2. Responsible for researching and extracting information contained in the Salesforce and the operational data store using the institutional ERP; identifying and reporting inconsistencies with data; working with various departments to develop consistent data entry processes; developing audit reports for academic department personnel to identify discrepancies in data entry.

3. Identifying problems and inconsistencies with data housed in the ODS; assisting information system module administrators with reporting practices using the ERP reporting tools.

4. Develop and maintain critical datasets for use in the data insight and analytics function; serve as a resource and backup for other members of the office, contribute to ongoing office activities through data extraction and troubleshooting.

This is a full-time, benefits eligible position. The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, long-term care, legal, and disability insurance coverages. Offerings also include retirement plans, flexible spending accounts, a health savings account, and an employee assistance program. The University provides tuition remission to its employees, spouses, and dependents. In addition, the University values a healthy work/life balance and has generous provisions for paid time off.


B.A. or B.S. degree in computer sciences or a related field and 1-3 years of relevant professional experience with information technologies for decision support or business intelligence, (including reporting), within a complex organizational environment and experience with relational databases including IBM Cognos, SQL, and/or Oracle database administration. Experience with Salesforce is preffered. An equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted.

Knowledge of: IBM Cognos (Report Studio, Framework Manager, Administration, Workspace Advanced), SQL, TOAD, Access, Excel, and Oracle database administrative and reporting tools

Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good. The successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission statement.

In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires successful completion of a background screening.

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The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Special Instructions to Candidates

Applicants will be asked to upload a resume to their profile and copy/paste a cover letter into the application.