Systems Analyst


The Systems Analyst will provide technical expertise in the setup, implementation, and maintenance of the University administrative database system and associated applications that support mission-critical resources for University business operations.


  • Perform moderately to highly complex tasks involving planning, designing, development, testing, installation and maintenance of University administrative systems based on applicable standards and end-user requirements.
  • Determine system and/or application requirements by listening to managerial, non-technical and technical users and suggesting reasonable options.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve application and database issues.
  • Analyze requests for administrative system modifications.
  • Write and execute commands to find and fix data issues.
  • Train technical and non-technical users in the proper use of existing programs in both one-on-one and classroom settings.
  • Create system accounts.
  • Extract institutional data to support institutional decision making processes.
  • Determine possible uses of existing programs by reviewing code and documentation.
  • Monitor nightly jobs and system activity.
  • Coordinate with software vendor resources to resolve system problems and implement system enhancements.
  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.



EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS: (Preferred requirements needed to perform the principal responsibilities successfully.)


  • Associate's Degree or equivalent experience in relevant discipline.
  • Experience with object-oriented programming languages. 
  • Working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite to include Word, Excel and Outlook.Intermediate filing and data entry skills.
  • Well-developed written and oral communication skills as well as technical skills to present and exchange technical information.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines.
  • Basic evidence of successful experience working with SQL.
  • Demonstrated evidence in performing duties and responsibilities with minimal supervision while also being able to work collaboratively with diverse groups.


  • Bachelor's Degree in computer-related field.
  • Experience with Microsoft SQL Server and Informix databases.
  • Experience working in an end-user support role.
  • Knowledge of Linux, SQL, INFORMIX, C/C++/C#.NET, Java, Perl and HTML.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques used in administering complex databases.
  • 2-4 years of experience in a higher education or related setting.
  • Experience with Jenzabar student information system.

Must be able to and without assistance: Walk forward, backward and side to side, crawl, jump, sit, kneel, climb and descend stairs and ladders, open and close doors, have full motor skills in both arms, hands and all fingers and thumbs.

Must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus

Ability to operate general office equipment

Advanced keyboarding skills

Good communication skills

Ability to work without supervision

Occasional weekend or after-hours work required

Candidates should submit an application, cover letter, and resume to Human Resources at

CMU employees provide collegial, collaborative contributions to their areas and the University as a whole. They should stimulate a harmonious, productive and inviting work environment that is customer service oriented. Each must maintain a commitment to the mission and purposes of Central Methodist University.

Central Methodist University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Posted December 6, 2016