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How to Apply

Interested candidates must apply through the UM Jobs website ( In addition to your resume, please submit a cover letter, not to exceed one page.  In the body of your letter, please describe how our position fits with your career goals.  (Please submit your cover letter and resume together as a single electronic document, as the system will accommodate only one attachment.)  Your resume and cover letter will be used as a writing sample for the initial screening process.


Job Summary

Who We Are

LSA Advancement champions the liberal arts at the University of Michigan by creating access and opportunities for learning, engagement, and giving that will improve the world. We are more than 70 professionals building a positive work environment that supports the excellence and transformative power of the college’s liberal arts mission through values-based fundraising, marketing, and communications. To learn more about our culture, what we do, and our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, visit our Join Our Team Website.

Who You Are

You are someone who enjoys building a comprehensive understanding of a business's end-to-end needs. Who gets excitement out of solving problems with the creative use of technology. Perhaps you geek out over data integrity, data mining, and analysis. And, you enjoy helping out a teammate while having fun in the process. If this describes you, then look no further!

LSA Advancement wants someone like you, a person who embodies integrity, and values trust and authenticity, to be our next Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst. You will work as an esteemed member of our Business Intelligence team, working together in an inclusive team environment, where all viewpoints are encouraged and considered to uncover the best possible solutions. Together, we will turn raw alumni and donor data into valuable, useful information. This information will be used by LSA Advancement and college-wide colleagues to inform decisions and make strategic recommendations to reach our fundraising, stewardship, and engagement goals.

You will report to the Director of Business Intelligence.

What You'll Do

As the BI Analyst Intermediate, you will...

  • Build a comprehensive understanding of Advancement's business and processes across all teams
  • Conduct data mining and analysis, perform ad hoc reporting, and build data visualizations in partnership with colleagues
  • Develop positive and meaningful relationships through your interactions with Advancement's strategic partners
  • Identify and participate in data integrity projects; run and analyze audit reports to ensure the health of LSA's alumni and donor data

A full job description can be found here.


Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.

Why Work at Michigan?

In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, the University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family and plan for a secure future. Benefits include:

  • Generous time off and paid holidays
  • A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions with immediate vesting
  • Many choices for comprehensive health insurance, starting on day one of employment
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses

Required Qualifications*

Here are the things you already have:

  • Bachelor's degree and 3 or more years working as a business intelligence or data analyst, or related combined experience
  • Working knowledge of business productivity tools (Excel and Google Spreadsheets - perform complex functions and macros)
  • Working knowledge of Structured Query Language (SQL)
  • Experience working with databases, and reporting and data visualization software
  • Experience in data management and data manipulation, including data mining and segmentation techniques
  • Experience working with confidential data 

If your experience looks a little different from what we've identified, and you think you can rock the role, we'd love to learn more about you!

Additional Information

Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are all encouraged to apply.

The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitments to serve the diverse people of Michigan, fulfill the College’s Guiding Principles, and sustain the excellence of LSA.  

To learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion visit

To learn more about LSA’s Guiding Principles visit

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.