Summary of Duties: The Time, Leave, and Absence Management Analyst for Washington State University's Modernization Initiative analyzes, monitors, and implements process improvement initiatives, which includes working collaboratively with an energized team of WSU Human Resources experts and consultants to implement Workday for WSU human resources, payroll, and finance.
Duties include project management, recommending process improvement, data identification and analysis for moving to a new enterprise system, and preparing personnel for new systems and updates. The incumbent must use critical judgment to interpret and apply rules and regulations, as well as State and University policies. The incumbent needs to be a self-motivated individual who can work independently with little supervision. The incumbent serves as an expert resource for department customers on policy, procedure, and best practices related to time, leave, and absence management.
Organizational Relationships: Partners closely with broader HR and Finance work stream members in a cross-functional and collaborative work environment. Works with university stakeholder groups as a lead or participant in workgroups. Routinely engages with end users on a variety of topics.
The Modernization Initiative is an evolving project where all team members are expected to be hands on in the day-to-day activities. All team members are expected to be able to tolerate high levels of change, juggle competing priorities, request and accept work assignments from a variety of individuals.
Required Qualifications: A Bachelors degree in Business, Management Information Systems, or related field AND three (3) years of professional experience in procedural, management, or business analysis work; OR a combination of education and experience totaling seven (7) years from which comparable knowledge and ability are acquired.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with i...ts Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.