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Administrative Applications Analyst

This position is generally responsible for maintaining and improving the administrative applications of Information Technology at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.

The Analyst provides technical expertise in the setup, implementation, and maintenance of the Seminary’s administrative database systems and associated applications that support mission-critical resources for Seminary operations. The Analyst will be directly involved in a vendor lead conversion and implementation of a new Blackbaud administrative database.

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating the conversion, implementation, and training processes necessary for a new administrative database system while maintaining the present system.
  • Assisting with creation of queries, reports, custom reports, and analyses to support institutional processes.
  • Maintaining the security of institutional data in all administrative applications.  Recommending “best practices” and procedures related to use of database and promoting solutions for data clean-up and overall data integrity.
  • Coordinating the continuous upgrade of user skills and maintaining a collaborative and service-oriented information services environment.
  • Training and supporting faculty and staff in the use of Blackbaud, Jenzabar,  and Microsoft Office products in both one-on-one and group settings. 
  • Functioning as part of an information technology team, providing quality customer-oriented service and assisting other team members when and where needed.

Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities:

  • This position requires a strong commitment to customer service and satisfaction.  Individual must have strong interpersonal skills.  Must be able to successfully communicate and interact with persons with diverse backgrounds, technical experience, and levels of education.
  • Successful experience in coordinating a conversion of administrative applications, and the subsequent maintenance and upgrade of systems over time. 
  • Ability to engineer work flow processes for optimal performance and maximum efficiency. 
  • Blackbaud Certification in Raiser’s Edge, or ability to test at the Master level which proves expert knowledge of The Raiser’s Edge®, including: configuration, administration, SAP® Crystal Reports, and development of policies and procedures to define data consistency practice.  Importing, managing and cleaning the database, system security and global functions.  Building queries, exporting and reporting.  A demonstrated familiarity with Blackbaud Financial Edge.
  • Experience with object-oriented programming languages and relational databases, along with knowledge of SQL, Informix, and Jenzabar are all helpful. 
  • Knowledge and experience working with Microsoft desktop applications.  Ability to test at the Specialist level of Microsoft Office certification.
  • Attention to detail and project management skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with excellent problem solving skills.
  • Self-motivated, responsible, dependable, and able to work collaboratively as part of a team

Profile of the Seminary
The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago forms visionary leaders to bear witness to the good news of Jesus Christ. Its approximately 275 students come from all parts of the United States and from around the world to study in one of five advanced degree programs. LSTC is a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  It seeks to build up the Body of Christ and work for a world of peace and justice that cares for the whole creation.

Application Process
LSTC encourages applications from women and men of all racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds.  LSTC is located in the beautiful Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago.  Join a team of employees committed to serving through the ministry of LSTC. This is a full time position with salary, pension, and medical benefits.

Application materials will be reviewed as they are received with interviews beginning in the middle of May.  Mail, fax, or e-mail your cover letter, resume, and a communication of your thoughts on recruiting and serving the next visionary leaders to proclaim the gospel.  Please send them to:

Office of Operations
Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
1100 East 55th Street
Chicago, IL 60615
Fax: 773-256-0782 
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