Business Analyst/Project Manager - Salve Regina University
Salve Regina University
Location: Newport, Rhode Island
Internal Number: 137497
Location: Newport, RI Category: Education Posted On: Wed Sep 29 2021 Job Description:
The Business Analyst/ Project Manager is responsible for analyzing current business operations to identify improvements and efficiencies, documenting current and end state business process solutions, providing support of the implementation, integration, and transition of business changes. Additionally, the BA/PM is responsible for overseeing the successful completion of assigned projects, which includes managing resources, setting timelines, meeting deadlines, communicating project status and adjusting project requirements as necessary with stakeholders.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Meet with department users to understand, analyze and document current business processes
Research information related to systems, best practices and peer intuitions to offer suggested improvements to business process in support of data quality and or efficiencies.
Identify and document sources of data in University systems
Define requirements for reports/exports utilizing enterprise applications, the enterprise data warehouse, and BI tools in support of departmental operations and strategic reporting efforts
Verify preliminary designs for IT solutions and perform testing as necessary
Coordinate with associated team members on defined projects.
Research project requirements alongside members of the Program Management Office
Provide resource estimates
Answer questions and provide technical assistance / training to users based on research of system documentation and proper use cases scenarios.
Resolve problems by reviewing and analyzing software documentation, data inputs/outputs.Identify causes and suggest solutions and or make appropriate referrals
Document system procedures and guidelines for application users
Document program modifications for developers
Guide community members in requesting and successful approval of projects that align with University strategic compass.
Assist in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility
Develop a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress as it falls in the PMLC.
Develop a project communication plan to be executed.
Maintain a status dashboard that is visible to all stakeholders and the Salve community.
Coordinate Salve resources and third parties/vendors for project execution.
Ensure resource availability and allocation to maintain or adjust timelines
Create comprehensive project documentation plan.
Create a testing plan.
Assist with quality assurance of data during the development and testing phase of the project.
Perform Risk Management to minimize project risk
Transition project from implementation to operations with how to and where to get help after a project has closed.
Develop spreadsheets, diagrams and process maps to document needs
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Work with external consultants or contractors, as required, to attain optimal solution, regardless of computer platform, but in conformance with existing network architecture, for administrative user requirements.
Participate in training sessions and workshops, as appropriate, to maintain required technical skill levels.
Perform such other related duties that may be assigned.
A bachelor's degree in Information Systems Science, Computer Science, Mathematics, Business, or a related field is strongly preferred.
A minimum of two years' work experience in an Information Technologies related position is required.
A strong working knowledge of reporting technologies, such as Business Objects' Web Intelligence is highly recommended.
Experience with Ellucian Colleague ERP System Tools is preferred.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with users, administrative users, Information Technologies staff members, and outside consultants is essential.
Excellent organization and oral and written communication skills are required.
The ability to work effectively as a team member or as an independent contributor is essential.
Person is to be well organized, facile with various peripheral devices for IS operations, able to interpret and deliver user information requests using tracking and reporting tools.
Salve Regina University offers generous benefits to eligible employees including:
health and dental coverage
tuition benefits and more
Salve Regina University strives to provide equal opportunity in employment and education to all employees, students and applicants. No employee, student or applicant shall be discriminated against or harassed on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, age, marital or parental status, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable federal or state law, in the administration of Salve Regina's employment policies, education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other University administered programs. In accordance with Title IX, it does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its educational programs or activities. Salve Regina is also committed to making its programs and campus accessible to its visitors and compliant with all applicable non-discrimination laws.
Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1947, Salve Regina is a private, coeducational university offering a comprehensive and innovative liberal arts education in the Catholic tradition. We empower students to explore their talents through our diverse academic offerings, student organizations, service initiatives and athletic teams. Our collaborative learning environment and vibrant campus community inspire the pursuit of excellence and breach the limits of personal potential.