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Recruitment/Posting Title Business Specialist
Job Category Staff & Executive - Administrative & Support
Department Sponsored Research Data
The Office for Research’s (OFR) mission is to support the research, scholarship, and creative endeavors of all Rutgers faculty. The Office accomplishes its mission by convening with academic and research leaders, providing integrated, user-focused resources, services and tools and partnering with faculty.
Posting Summary
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Business Specialist for the Office for Research (OFR). As part of OFR, the Business Specialist of the Data, Analytics and Business Intelligence team supports the Director in ensuring the quality, integrity, timely and accurate reporting of research data, both internally and externally.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Analyzes research data generated by OFR departments, identifying inconsistencies and offering suggestions on how to prevent them, all with the goal of ensuring data integrity.
  • This position is expected to support the department in its efforts to utilize data to tell stories and make data-informed decisions.
  • The position will work with OFR units to develop data visualizations, dashboards and reports and assist with the interpretation of data trends and outliers.
  • The position will engage with internal and external stakeholders requesting custom reports, utilizing both analytical and communications skills to handle such requests professionally.
  • Works under general supervision of the Director, demonstrating a good understanding and application of OFR data policies and procedures. 
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift Day
Work Arrangement
Consistent with the current application of Rutgers Policy 60.3.22, this position may be eligible for a hybrid work arrangement. The flexible work arrangements outlined in Rutgers Policy 60.3.22 are part of a pilot program that is effective September 1, 2022 through August 31, 2023. Therefore, there is no guarantee that this flexible work arrangement will continue beyond that date. Flexible work arrangements are not permanent, are subject to change or cancellation and contingent on the employee receiving approval in the FlexWork@RU Application System. Additional information may be found at https://futureofwork.rutgers.edu.
FLSA Exempt
Grade 05
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 58867.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 73298.000
Annual Maximum Salary 87729.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description URA-AFT Administrative
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft
Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview .
Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. For details, please go to https://finance.rutgers.edu/healthcare-risk/insurance/postdoctoral-health-insurance.
Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility ABP


Minimum Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration, communications or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience that demonstrates knowledge and understanding of data integrity principles and requirements.
  • A minimum of two years of relevant experience utilizing a variety of data visualization tools and methods to create reports, graphs and dashboards.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities and meet challenging and changing deadlines.
  • Excellent communications skills, demonstrating the ability to communicate with all levels of university personnel, is a must.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with Tableau, Excel or other business intelligence and data visualization software and data management systems and data models.
Equipment Utilized
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.), ORACLE Cloud, Tableau Software
Physical Demands and Work Environment
  • Office Environment
Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 23ST0147
Posting Open Date 01/27/2023
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus Off Campus
City Piscataway
State NJ
Location Details
33 Knightsbridge Rd

Pre-employment Screenings

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.

Immunization Requirements

Under Policy 60.1.35 Immunization Policy for Rutgers Employees and Prospective Employees , Rutgers University requires all prospective employees to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and have received a booster (where eligible) against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment must provide proof they have received a booster upon eligibility and upload proof of same. Under Policy 100.3.1 Immunization Policy for Covered Individuals , if employment will commence during Flu Season, Rutgers University may require certain prospective employees to provide proof that they are vaccinated against Seasonal Influenza for the current Flu Season, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Additional infection control and safety policies may apply. Prospective employees should speak with their hiring manager to determine which policies apply to the role or position for which they are applying. Failure to provide proof of vaccination for any required vaccines or obtain a medical or religious exemption from the University will result in rescission of a candidate’s offer of employment or disciplinary action up to and including termination.

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement

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