Admissions System Analyst, Inc.

Mount Pleasant, Michigan

Posted in Education and Training

Job Info

Admissions System Analyst

Position Number: 79120
Type of Recruitment: External

Position Summary:
The Admissions System Analyst serves as a member of the admissions leadership team and reports directly to the Executive Director of Admissions. This position provides technical expertise and support to admissions offices through the development, management, and usage of systems, databases, reports, and data used by Admissions Communications, Graduate and International Admissions, Admissions Application Processing, and Undergraduate Admissions to identify, recruit, admit, and enroll students. Providing administration for the Admission's non-enterprise Admission Application Management platform, Slate, the Admissions System Analyst is vital to the admissions functions.

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree or a combination of education and experience that equates to four years.
Two years of experience working with Technolutions-Slate.
Demonstrated skills in understanding business process models and mining systems for data.
Demonstrated skills in SQL programming, CSS templates, and API development.
Demonstrated skills in the area of project management, including successful management of small to mid-size projects.
Experience documenting and leading training on functional processes.
Superior organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple detailed priorities and projects and to meet deadlines given frequent interruptions.
Ability to identify and recommend efficiencies in business processes.
Ability to work independently, self-motivation, and willingness to take off-hour calls when needed to resolve urgent system-related issues.
Ability to collaborate across campus.

Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree.
Three years working with Technolutions-Slate.
Experience managing large-scale, complex projects.
Experience implementing technology systems in a higher education setting.
Experience in a college/university admissions office.
Extensive knowledge of how systems work and connect as well as the ability to solve complex problems related to student-facing technologies.
Experience with SQL programming, CSS templates, and API development.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Serves as a Slate Captain sharing in the development, implementation, and maintenance of the Admissions CRM.
Takes a lead role in developing unique solutions and configurations in Slate for several critical modules related to the recruiting communication and application process for undergraduate, graduate and international admissions.
Manages annual admission application updates, including configurations, automation, testing, training and monitoring.
Manages and trains on application review process in Slate Reader.
Maintains student records in Slate.
Manages automation rules associated with student records and applications, including but not limited to Application Data, Admission Decisions, Deliver Campaigns, Portal Management, and more.
Maintains data feeds between Slate and external vendors, building as necessary unique source formats or interfaces.
Tests all changes, manages annual admission application data updates, configures automation, and develops monitoring plans.
Conducts a full range of programming tasks including program design, program coding, debugging, and documentation for a variety of applications and systems, Slate SQL programming language.
Works in collaborations with the communications team and university marketing to develop and maintain student and other types of portals in Slate.
Assists in the implementation of Admissions multi-channel communication plans to prospective students, families, counselors, and other constituents.
Provides ongoing training and technical guidance to Slate users in Admissions and across campus.
Troubleshoots system and business process issues. Investigates problems. Assesses both processes and the work of others to determine solutions to issues.
Remains current on updates, changes, and services for admissions systems and communicates changes to staff as needed.
Builds and maintains solutions to improve efficiencies in Admissions processes in Technolutions Slate including, but not limited to form building, creation of even templates, Slate Voice functions, application review workflow processes, query building, portal creation and maintenance, and other tasks necessary to build and maintain the CRM.
Understands admissions and proactively recommends and implements enhancements to the systems, processes, technology, and procedures. Serves as a liaison between Admissions and OIT and outside vendors for system implementation, support, and updates.
Works with faculty, academic staff, and units outside Admissions on projects of common interest such as admissions application development and maintenance and workflows while effectively communicating to various stakeholders.
Identifies, manages, and resolves issues related to admissions technology.
Works with other Slate captains to maintain and improve Slate functionality.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervision Exercised:

Employee Group: Professional & Administrative -Salary
Staff Pay Level:
Pay Range: $60,000 - $75,000
Division: Student Recruitment & Retention
Department: Student Recruitment & Retention
Position Status: Regular
Position End Date:
Employment Status: Full Time
FTE: 1.0
Position Type: 12 month
Weekly Work Schedule: M-F 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; evenings and weekends as needed
Location: Mount Pleasant, MI
Posting Ends:
Open Until Filled: Yes

About the Department:

About CMU:
Central Michigan University has a more than 125-year legacy of preparing students to become leaders and changemakers in their communities and in their personal and professional lives.

We serve nearly 15,500 students on our Mount Pleasant campus, in satellite locations around the state and throughout the country, and through flexible online programs. Many of our approximately 300 undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral programs in the arts, media, business, education, human services, health professions, liberal arts, social sciences, medicine, science and engineering are nationally ranked for excellence.

CMU leads the nation in leadership development programming through our Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute, and we are proud to be among only 5% of U.S. universities in the top two Carnegie research classifications. Our faculty work with graduate and undergraduate students in areas such as Great Lakes research, medical innovation, engineering technology and more.

Central is home to 17 men’s and women’s Division 1 sports including football, basketball, gymnastics, baseball, wrestling and more. Our student-athletes achieve great success in competition and in the classroom, capturing Mid-American Conference championships and maintaining an average cumulative GPA of 3.17.

CMU is located in Mount Pleasant, a community that blends the best of small-town living with big-city amenities. It’s part of the culturally varied and vibrant Great Lakes Bay Region that also includes Saginaw, Bay City, Midland and the state’s largest Native American community, centered on the Saginaw Chippewa Isabella Reservation in Mount Pleasant.

Area residents enjoy the mix of outdoor activities, cultural events, shopping and dining options, and family attractions. Other major Michigan destinations and attractions — Lansing, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Traverse City, wineries, beaches, golf and ski resorts, and many more — are within easy reach of the city’s central location in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

CMU employees enjoy access to a nationally recognized wellness program along with health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.

CMU Leadership Standards:
Central Michigan University is a place where we value students and work for their success, where we act as family, and where employees are engaged, appreciated and have extraordinary opportunities to make a difference.

We intentionally maintain and strengthen the hallmark CMU culture that sets us apart from our peers by expecting CMU leaders and employees to model the following Leadership Standards and develop them within their teams.

Please review the Leadership Standards before applying for this position.

Message to Applicants:
Central Michigan University is dedicated to fostering a broadly diverse and inclusive campus that respects all social identities, experiences, and perspectives. In an effort to further this initiative, we are especially interested in candidates who will advance and promote an inclusive and supportive environment for every member of our university community.

You must submit an on-line application in order to be considered as an applicant for this position.

Cover letters may be addressed to the Hiring Committee.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit recommendation letters.

To apply, visit

CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. CMU does not discriminate against persons based on age, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religion, sex, sex‐based stereotypes, sexual orientation, transgender status, veteran status, or weight (see
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CMU does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, including admission and employment, and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 not to discriminate in such a matter.
Inquiries about the application of Title IX can be made to CMU’s Title IX Coordinator, the US Department of Education’s Assistant Secretary, or both.
CMU’s Title IX Coordinator can be reached at:
Phone: 989-774-3253
Office: 103 E. Preston St.
Bovee University Center, suite 306
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858

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