IT Business Analyst Job Code: 4772Job Grade: IFTE: 100%, Exempt Office of the President and Provost The Stanford Online High School (OHS) is an accredited, diploma-granting independent school serving students in grades 7-12. The OHS brings together academically talented and motivated students from around the world into a vibrant intellectual community with teachers who are passionate about their disciplines, accomplished in their fields, and above all, dedicated to teaching. In the discussion seminar, a cornerstone of the OHS education, students and teachers engage in a rigorous academic program that develops the critical reasoning and argumentation skills so essential for success at the collegiate level and beyond. Beyond the classroom, students and instructors continue to collaborate in a dynamic school community, centered on student clubs, activities, competitions, and student publications.
Under the supervision of the Director of Technology and as a member of the Stanford OHS technology team, you will work closely with stakeholders from different teams within the OHS (Instruction, Registrar's Office, Admission, Student Support, Student Life, Business Office) and other members of the technology team in identifying technology needs, researching technical solutions (through external vendors or internal development), and leading these proposed solutions through an evaluation process or internal development cycle up to the final implementation. If you are interested in online education and related technologies, and want to be part of an organization which is at the forefront of high quality online education, then this position might be the right fit for you!
Review, research and evaluate software to determine its usefulness and appropriateness as related to existing or proposed business systems; assist or develop preliminary and detailed system design documentation.
Lead and coordinate projects to assist instructional and administrative school units in evaluating the potential for automating existing or proposed work functions or processes and assess the feasibility of creating or modifying systems to meet user requirements.
Analyze new business requirements, assist with feasibility of enhancement requests, system functionality, current system use and user needs. Translate business processes into system requirements and/or development of systems solutions. Specify functional analysis and design and work with developers and internal stakeholders to recommend solutions and resolve system issues.
Liaise with external vendors or partners in support of systems at OHS, which may include system development, implementation and/or operations.
Coordinate the implementation of new or modified business systems.
Perform testing of new systems, upgrades and patching of existing systems; plan, conduct and document results of testing.
Develop instructional materials, training and job aids.
Implement new systems hands-on.
Monitor EdTech trends and industry. Work with OHS instruction on identifying potential solutions to support innovative online pedagogy within the OHS. Lead and participate in the implementation of pilots of new potential technical solutions.
To be successful in this position, you will bring:
Bachelor's degree and five years relevant experience or a combination of education and relevant experience.
Knowledge of, computer system capabilities, business processes, and work flow.
Experience with enterprise applications and understanding of database driven applications
Strong understanding of the software development life cycle.
Knowledge of principles and techniques used in conducting management studies and in systems analysis.
Current knowledge of rapidly changing computer technology.
Skill in conducting interviews and facilitating group meetings.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, including the ability to bridge functional and technical resources by communicating effectively with individuals of varying systems expertise and business needs.
Strong listening, negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
Ability to design and document complex business systems.
Proven problem solving and analytical thinking and ability to approach problems logically and systematically.
Project Management skills.
Strong interest in the educational space and technologies used for online education.
Why Stanford is for You Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
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How to Apply We invite you to apply for this position by clicking on the Apply for Job button. To be considered, please submit a cover letter and resume along with your online application. *Other duties may also be assigned, not all unique aspects of this job are covered by this job posting. A full job description will be shared during the interview process.
*Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.
*Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
*Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. All candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S.
Location: Redwood City, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
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