1) The Business Analyst is the primary resource for the business analysis, re-visioning, and development of processes that support the Office of the University Registrar including student records and degree audit services.Â
2) The Business Analyst provides technical support and oversees software tools and technology, developing and managing projects that require IT resources.Â
3)Â The Business Analyst will play a key role in bringing the institution's processes for student records, degree audits, and milestone tracking toward best practices, in particular in graduate education. Â
4) Comprehensively review University Registrar processes run on PeopleSoft Campus Solutions and other systems.Â
5)Â Acts as functional business lead on the implementation of new University graduate student records requirements in support of the new funding model.
6) Supports UChicagoGRAD with the reporting and analysis of graduate student records data in order to successfully track doctoral students in the current and future funding models. Â
7) Identifies opportunities to improve data mapping, structure, and coding, records management, and database usage. Provides leadership and subject matter expertise to system migration initiatives affecting student records and information systems, such as conversion mapping and documentation, PeopleSoft Campus Solutions bundle testing, and system enhancement requests. Â Contributes to planning, testing, and documentation efforts. Provides strategic project management and business analysis services.
8) Collaborates with senior Registrarâ™s Office staff and the divisions and schools to implement and streamline new business processes to track graduate student status and milestones; understands and communicates the impacts of these tracking methods in support of graduate funding and reporting. Documents and enhances tracking of related graduate student metrics including teaching experiences, co-curricular activities, conference or academic presentations, and outcomes. Â Interprets curriculum and academic policies as outlined in Graduate Announcement and identifies opportunities for enhancements within the universityâ™s interface constellation. Â
9) Utilizing PSQuery, SIA (Student Information Analytics) and other reporting tools, provides advanced report writing services. Uses BI Publisher and other tools to customize reports.
10) Manages and updates the database of processes managed by the Office of the University Registrar. Ensures quality control of process documentation across the unit. Provides documentation for University Registrar onboarding processes.
11)Â Provides technical support for management and staff. Works as a liaison between University Registrar staff with distributed support staff, training and support, programmers, operations staff, and/or web support staff to oversee the successful resolution of technical support needs. Oversee software tools for Office of the University Registrar. Provides solutions to support processes (e.g., emails to students, staff, or Registrarâ™s Office-specific help requests).
12)Â The Business Analyst is required to keep abreast of all activities of the Office of the University Registrar as determined by the Registrarâ™s Office Leadership Team.Â
13)Â The Business Analyst will be responsible for assisting in ad-hoc projects and committees.
Unit-preferred Competencies 1)Â Strong business analysis skills including swim lane diagrams, flowcharts, use cases, business process evaluation and strategy. 2)Â Strong communication and interpersonal skills. 3)Â Advanced project management skills. 4)Â Excellent business process documentation skills. 5)Â Demonstrated initiative in diversity and inclusion. 6)Â Collaborative decision making and consensus building skills. 7)Â Holistic and systemic thinking. 8)Â Ability to work effectively under minimum supervision. 9)Â Strong organizational skills. 10)Â Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Preferred Qualifications Education 1)Â Master's degree. Â
Experience 1)Â Three to five yearsâ™ experience in business process and systems management. 2)Â Change management experience. 3)Â Knowledge and experience in applying best practices in higher education administration and student information systems. 4)Â Systems migration experience for student information systems. 5)Â Experience with PeopleSoft Campus Solutions Student Records and Academic Advising modules. Â
Required Documents 1)Â Resume 2)Â Cover Letter
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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