Business Analyst - US

Business Analyst - US

This is an internal position that will only accept applications from current employees and temporary workers.


Do you have a passion for higher education? Do you want to make a positive impact on the college admissions process? Our staff help to remove barriers and encourage students to forge their path to a better future. Common App is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to the pursuit of access, equity, and integrity in the college admission process. Each year we support more than 1 million students, one-third of whom are first-generation, as they apply to our more than 900 diverse member colleges & universities using the Common App's free online application.

If you are an experienced Business Analyst professional and want to be part of a mission-driven non-profit that uses innovative technology to advance the college admission process, Common App may be a great match for you. Common App is currently searching for a Business Analyst.


Beyond a college application provider, Common App is motivated by a mission – promoting access, equity, and integrity in the college admissions process for all students. We carry the responsibility to evolve and adapt to the needs of every student including learners who may not believe postsecondary education is within their reach. We are expanding our product strategy team to answer the challenges faced by students and by our higher education members alike.

The Business Analyst is responsible for documenting processes, providing insights on market trends, and performing quantitative and qualitative analyses to inform the Applied Policy team in evaluation and pursuit of new opportunities and innovations in service of our Next Chapter work. The Business Analyst will partner with project leaders, the Senior Product Strategy Analyst and our Data Analytics and Research team to support standard analyses and metrics for Common Application pilot projects, products and services and consult on business decisions based on the results of these analyses. The successful candidate will be a self-starter comfortable with ambiguity, with strong attention to detail, and driven by a desire to bring greater equity in the college planning and admissions process.


This role requires:

  • Candidates must live in the United States.
  • Proven business analysis experience (2 - 5 years) in Strategy, Finance, Business Operations, or Sales Strategy & Operations
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finance, Computer Information Systems, Economics, Engineering, Operations Research, or other business disciplines; or equivalent combination of experience and education.
  • Power user of Excel/ Google sheets.
  • Experience with Tableau Desktop.
  • Excellent analytical, mathematical, and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness and ability to devise creative solutions to problems
  • Ability to influence stakeholders and work closely with them to reach mutually acceptable solutions
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Driven by deep curiosity when it comes to data and energized by telling data stories
  • Experienced in creating, implementing, and routinizing reporting to improve data-informed decision-making capabilities for product, marketing, and/or sales teams
  • Skilled at constructing executive-level presentations and presenting complex analytical findings in a clear, concise, and decision-impacting manner.
  • Passionate about higher education, social impact and access and equity in education.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Proficient in marketing/digital marketing research.
  • Experience analyzing demand generation efforts, including return on ad spending, selling funnels, and reseller partnerships.
  • Experience analyzing products and programs utilized by postsecondary institutions, including enrollment management products and services.
  • Comfortable aggregating large data sets from a variety of sources (e.g. combining and usage data).
  • Experience building reports.
  • Experience with Tableau Server.

Common App is a virtual first environment. We value our employees’ time and efforts. Our commitment to your success is enhanced by our competitive salary and an extensive benefits package including:

  • Paid time off
    • Vacation Leave (starting at 10 days per year)
    • Sick Leave (15 days per year)
    • Paid Holidays (New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, July 4th, Labor Day, and Thanksgiving Day)
    • Floating Holidays (9 days to be used at employee’s discretion)
  • Healthcare
    • Medical (2 plan options with Cigna including an option for 100% employee coverage)
    • Health Savings Account (HSA) with annual employer contribution starting at $1,500 or Flexible Spending Account (FSA), depending on plan election
    • Dental (plan with MetLife offering 100% employee coverage)
    • Vision benefits (plan with Cigna offering 100% employee coverage)
    • Short + Long Term Disability (100% employer paid)
    • Life + AD&D (100% employer paid)
    • Additional Voluntary Life + AD&D insurances available
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Added compensation
    • 403(b) Retirement Plan with 5% employer contribution + additional 5% employer match
    • Stipends (virtual office set up and monthly remote work support)
  • Future growth opportunities within the organization

We work to maintain the best possible environment for our staff, where people can learn and grow. We strive to provide a diverse, collaborative, team-oriented, creative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning, and culture.


To apply for this opportunity, send your resume and cover letter with salary expectations.

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