The purpose of the Systems Analyst position is to provide solutions for admissions business processes, employing various admissions systems, identifying the most efficient processes for the institution’s enrollment goals, determining the solution that will actually accomplish the business area's true needs and protecting the department’s data assets. The steps needed to do this are: analyze and document the current business process, solicit and define solutions, record process descriptions, define possible solutions, identify business risks and mitigations, estimate costs, identify resources, recommend and justify solutions. Once the project is approved, managing project resources (both internal and external), assisting with project tasks (both functional and technical tasks based on the needs), providing regular updates to project stakeholders and sponsors, identifying issues with appropriate solutions and guiding the project to a successful and timely implementation. This position is the link between functional areas (interpreting their needs) and technical areas (constantly learning new technologies to support enrollment strategies) as well as the various campus partners that leverage admissions systems and data. The Systems Analyst will provide guidance on the processing and/or technical resources of freshmen, transfer, College Credit Plus, international, eCampus, and Firelands application generation and completion.
This position will be a remote position open to full-time US Residents authorized to work within the US. The position is required to work primary during US EST business hours.
Essential Duties, Tasks and Responsibilities
Develops project plans including scope, scheduling and issue tracking components
Identify resources needed to complete project effort on time
Collects and analyzes business requirements
Facilitates project meetings
Minimize exposure and risk to BGSU
Communicates project requirements and needs to management
Takes input from management and appropriately applies comment/feedback
Train necessary staff upon completion
System support for Admissions related to Slate, CSS, as well as internally developed information system
Perform system configuration in Slate to support Admissions and campus-wide recruitment efforts and tracking
Manages interfaces with remote systems by creating and maintaining the import and export of files. Writes programs to interface with existing web services.
Design and execute test plans and scripts for system testing duties related to upgrades and new feature testing
Investigate and identify technical solutions to meet identified business processing needs
Work in role of liaison with Information Technology services related to system development efforts
Works in conjunction with Application Specialist position to maintain and improve data integration between systems
Problem solve day to day processing issues
Document business processes and procedures
Reviews business practices and processes as it relates to the system, suggest changes for increased efficiency/effectiveness.
Support of data analysis
Receive requests for and build reports via query tools and custom SQL to satisfy data requests from Admissions staff and management as well other BGSU offices and outside entities charged with recruitment
Create work lists and reports for other units
Data change management in regard to standard and ad hoc reporting
Support of data reporting
Facilitate report creation within reporting tool(s) and through custom SQL
Perform data validation
Stay current on data reporting technologies and tools
Other related duties
Perform web updates for the Office of Admissions, as needed
Attend applicable meetings, training and conferences related to the responsibilities of the position
Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills or Abilities
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Interpersonal skills to effectively and concisely communicate with internal and external customers, including written and oral presentation skills
Effective planning and time management skills; ability to handle multiple assignments simultaneously
Experience in developing written documentation
Strong knowledge in using report development tools
Experience in creating test plans
Ability to meet deadlines
SQL skills, preferably using Oracle a Plus, and evidence of self-learning new languages preferred
Salary Full-time, Administrative staff position available working remotely within the US. Administrative Grade Level I55. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Full benefit package available.
Bowling Green State University provides a comprehensive benefit program as part of a total compensation package. This includes medical, prescription, dental, vision, health accounts (medical & dependent), life & disability insurance, retirement plans, employee assistance program and tuition fee waivers for employees and their eligible dependents as well as paid time off, holidays and parental leave. For more information please visit Benefits-at-a-Glance.
Deadline to apply: The search committee will review applications until the position is filled; however, for best consideration, applications should be provided by January 20, 2023.
For a complete job description & to apply for this position visit https://bgsu.hiretouch.com/ or contact the Office of Human Resources at (419) 372-8421. BGSU. AA/EEO/Disabilities/Veterans. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Bowling Green State University, please call 419-372-8421.
Why work at BGSU?
Full-time BGSU employees enjoy an array of exceptional benefits, including:
Quality, affordable health insurance: Various coverage options available for health, vision and dental starting the first day of the month following your date of employment.
Generous paid time off: Vacation, holidays, sick days and more.
Excellent work life balance resources: Our Employee Assistance Program offers confidential support to employees and their eligible family members, along with ancillary programs covering identity theft, elder care, legal services and more.
Tuition fee waivers: For eligible employees, spouses and dependent children.
Professional development opportunities: For skills training, supervisor and leadership programs, performance management, online courses and online tools for employee growth and development.
Parental leave: Up to five weeks of paid parental leave for full-time employees with at least 12 months of continuous service.
Retirement: BGSU offers several options for meeting your retirement goals with a current employer contribution of up to 14% depending on the retirement program selected. Read more about the option that best fits your needs.
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