Visiting Data & Reporting Analyst

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The University of Illinois seeks a Visiting Data & Reporting Analyst to provide data and reporting function for the Research Park at the University of Illinois and EnterpriseWorks, as well as manage benchmarking of client data for key economic indicators. This position leads economic development research through collection and analysis of data from startup companies, incubator programs, and technology commercialization activities. The position will achieve these results through strong quantitative analysis, research skills, process documentation, and communication. Additional responsibilities include:



1. Lead the data collection, input, analytics, and reporting for the Research Park and EnterpriseWorks incubator and Research Park using the CRM database. Lead collection, aggregation, and storage of economic development and performance information. This data includes information from technology commercialization, incubation, entrepreneurship, and research park activities as well as metrics about EnterpriseWorks/Research Park performance, client employee data, company milestones, venture capital funding, angel funding, and SBIR/STTR awards.

2. Lead reporting of economic development metrics about EnterpriseWorks/Research Park performance, client employee data, and company milestones. This analysis and reporting will be done both on a regular schedule as well as on an as-needed basis.

3. Act as the go-to person for any queries involving Salesforce configuration and usage. Administer, customize and configure Salesforce features including but not limited to Profiles, Roles, Users, Page Layouts, Workflows, Reports, Dashboards, Objects, Fields, Record Types, Validation Rules, etc. Audit, identify, and resolve data integrity issues using tools. Use SQL when needed to write queries and analyze data. Develop and enhance custom applications on Salesforce platform. Manage Salesforce integrations with forms, surveys, and other functions through automation. Stay up-to-date on new Salesforce releases, features and functionality, and provide recommendations for system enhancements. Attend Salesforce professional training for continuing education and feature capabilities.

4. Onboard new hires with Salesforce skills training and assist other staff members with data queries and reporting needs.

5. Maintenance, clean up, and standardization of lists, databases and archives utilized by the incubator. This includes Salesforce, EnterpriseWorks and Research Park listservs, Developer lease files, and other tools regularly used by EnterpriseWorks staff.

6. Serve as a liaison with OVPR, IllinoisVENTURES, OTM, AEL, VCR, and TEC on data and record management.

7. Provide government units data pertaining to the Research Park and data requested by University government relations staff.

8. Supervise student staff on information projects.



Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree in business administration, management, informatics, or library science field with at least one year of relevant work experience. 


Other requirements include:

  • Database administration with Salesforce/CRM operations and reporting, including SQL server database queries, Apex or Java experience, and custom reporting functions
  • Project management skills including an ability to reasonably estimate the time for project tasks and then meet deadlines set by those estimates
  • Experience managing technically complex administrative information systems
  • Detail oriented with strong multi-tasking and prioritization skills
  • Experience with project management and client relations
  • Strong interpersonal/communication skills and customer service orientation
  • Experience with a variety of free and fee-based information resources including SEC EDGAR, PrivCo, and U.S. federal agency websites
  • Prior experience working with an incubator facility, entrepreneurship and innovation programs, and technology based economic development programs; and experience in higher education or technology sector. Graduate degree in library science, information, science, or data science related field preferred.

How to apply

This is a full-time, 12-month Academic Professional position. For full consideration, candidates must apply and submit a letter of application, resume, and names/addresses/phone numbers of three professional references by December 19, 2017 at or view here for more details. 


The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.