UW-Green Bay

Career Opportunities

Information Technology

Business Analyst


Posting Date

8/3/2018 12:00:00 AM

Position Information

Working Title:  Business Analyst
UW System Title:  Information Processing Consultant

Essential Job Functions

This position works under the supervision of the lead for Business Analysts on the Information Systems team and supports the implementation, enhancement and maintenance of Information Technology systems and software for the university.  This position provides technical solutions, recommendations and guidance to enhance and automate business processes using functional knowledge of business practices, technical expertise, and research and business analysis skills.

The Business Analyst will be involved in the implementation and project management of a business workflow software application (e.g. BP Logix) that will simplify and automate the flow of tasks and activities and reduce manual intervention, processing time and errors as well as improve documentation and compliance with University and UW System policies.

This position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Serve as a system administrator for Information Technology systems and software used at the university.   These include but are not limited to business workflow software (e.g. BP Logix), Blackboard ID Card system, security camera software, Persona Door Access application, PeopleSoft Student Information System, Salesforce, and ImageNow document imaging software
  • Verify that applications are functioning properly, lead problem resolution and communicate system status to impacted users.
  • Work with the functional users to document their current business processes to determine which business processes could be automated with a business workflow software application.
  • Evaluate existing business practices, workflows and requirements, and recommend enhancements to improve functionality and efficiency of business processes.
  • Implementation of a business workflow software application (e.g. BP Logix), to simplify and automate the flow of tasks/activities and reduce manual intervention, processing time and errors, and improve documentation and compliance with university and UW System policies.
  • Assist with new user account creation, configurations, testing and customizations of systems to conform to university and UW System policies.
  • Monitor data quality, data security and associated user procedures.
  • Investigate new software functionality within existing information systems; identify and recommend process improvement solutions that use the functionality to improve productivity, customer service, and/or business process efficiency.
  • Evaluate existing technology and propose system development and/or the purchase of new software applications or technology.
  • Serve as a project manager for select Information Technology systems and software implementations and upgrades.
  • Assess impact of software changes (patches, fixes and upgrades) on existing business processes and coordinate testing and implementation of relevant changes.
  • Communicate the priorities, resource requirements, timelines, recommended solutions and project plans, and the impact these projects have on other areas to area leaders.
  • Coordinate business process automation efforts in consultation with the university database administrator, technical staff, and functional user groups.
  • Coordinate and lead meetings with user groups, committees, vendors, and project teams as needed, and coordinate follow up tasks and communication.
  • Develop short and long-term business automation strategies and plans consistent with university and department objectives, practices and goals.
  • Implement projects to improve user service and operating efficiencies through system-related developments and new technologies.
  • Provide input and assistance with documentation before, during and after the completion of new projects as new systems and/or procedures are developed.
  • Identify training needs related to new or enhanced applications.
  • Serves as a contact with selected third party software vendors.
  • Assist UWBI/OBIEE and provide ongoing query support for Human Resources and other university business units.
  • Collaborate with other educational institutions within and outside of the UW System to provide technical/functional solutions to common problems.
  • Participate in ongoing professional development and training to stay informed of changes in software functionality and industry trends.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in related field or a combination of education and technical experience
  • 2 years experience
  • Demonstrated analytical skills, including the ability to formulate and implement practical solutions to complex problems
  • Project management skills including experience with project planning and timelines
  • Experience working in a customer-service oriented environment


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Demonstrated flexibility and adaptability to work in a dynamic and evolving environment
  • Experience with relational databases and reporting tools (eg. PeopleSoft query, OBIEE, Hyperion, SQL, Crystal Reports, XML Publisher)
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to facilitate effective group sessions to develop system/project requirements
  • Strong organizational and time management skills and proven ability to manage complex tasks, large and small, often more than one at a time within tight timeframes with broad supervision
  • Information technology experience including researching, developing, implementing, maintaining and integrating software applications
  • Experience with a business process workflow application (eg. BP Logix)
  • Experience with the implementation and support of a major software application
  • Knowledge of/experience with higher education

The successful candidate will have strong oral, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills, the ability to communicate with a diverse student population, demonstrated integrity and strong leadership, and the willingness to be part of a collaborative team. The University welcomes applicants who are dedicated to enriching the quality of life for students and the community by embracing the educational value of diversity, promoting environmental sustainability, encouraging engaged citizenship, and serving as an intellectual, cultural, and economic resource.

Conditions of Appointment

Position is a full-time Academic Staff appointment.  Official transcripts of the highest degree achieved will be required of finalist(s). A criminal conviction investigation will be conducted on the finalist(s). In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record. The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources.

Salary

Salary range of $45,000 - $49,000

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). 

BENEFIT DETAILS
The UW System provides an excellent benefits package, including participation in the Wisconsin State Retirement System.

To Apply

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)
Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: From "Job Search" screen,

  • Click in "Keywords" box.
  • Enter Job Opening ID "14595"
  • Click "Search."
  • Select "Business Analyst"
  • Click "Apply."
    • You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."
    • If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process.
 

STEP 3: Submit application materials:

Please be sure to complete all required fields, and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter that specifically addresses qualifications for the essential job functions
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • Unofficial transcripts of the highest degree achieved

You must select "Submit Application." Selecting "Save as Draft " or "Exit" will not forward your application materials to the search committee.

If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:

Kathy Gajeski
Phone: (920) 465-2383
Email:  gajeskik@uwgb.edu

Application Deadline

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Tuesday, September 4, 2018.

Note: The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community which welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.