Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.
The Senior Business Systems Analyst (BSA) acts in a dual product ownership and project management role, providing the key interface between management and end users on one side, and BC's internal IT development partners and vendors on the other. Working within a development and maintenance process which is migrating towards Agile, the Sr. BSA is responsible for the research and analysis of issues and identification and implementation of improvements across a host of student-facing administrative systems, including student accounts and financial aid functions. Exceptionally strong BA skills are a must; candidates familiar with higher education (and particularly student services and/or admissions areas) will be given preference.
While we are seeking a senior candidate with at least 5 to 7 years of experience as a business systems analyst and/or project manager, we will consider strong candidates with less experience:
Associate BSA: 2 to 3 years of related business systems analysis experience.
BSA: 3 to 5 years of related business systems analysis experience.
Senior BSA: Minimum of 5 to 7 years of related business systems analysis and/or project management experience.
Key requirements for the position include:
Bachelor's degree required for all levels.
Ability to facilitate and perform fit gap analysis, determine solution/approach and document results with functional team.
Ability to create complex rules, execute systems activities, and debug issues.
Experience working in an agile development environment required, preferably in a coaching role. Experience implementing and/or teaching agile methodology a plus.
Skilled in the definition and formulation of systems, scope and objectives based on user needs and an in-depth understanding of business systems and industry requirements.
Excellent planning and oversight skills to ensure that functional and technical tasks are assigned, monitored and completed.
Effective communications skills to ensure that end users, technical staff and vendors are up-to-date on system developments and decisions.
Expertise in business process analysis. Ability to provide guidance about the business implications of applying various systems changes.
Proficient in MS Office applications; experience with Jira preferred.
Prior higher education experience; Student Services or Admissions System experience most preferred.
Detailed working knowledge of enrollment, financial aid, admissions, student account and degree audit processes and best practices.
Prior experience with project portfolio management tools, particularly Jira.
Prior experience with scheduling packages, such as Tivoli Workload Scheduler.
Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.
Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.
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About Boston College
Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation.