Systems & Integration Specialist - Student Financial Services
Washington University in St. Louis
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Internal Number: JR63386
This position is the point person for all systems related activity in SFS, including providing user support, maintaining a detailed knowledge of how departmental and related university systems operate, and ensuring the ongoing integrity of the data housed in SFS systems. Additionally, the employee should be familiar with the systems and software currently in use within the financial aid industry and continually be on the lookout for new technologies that will allow SFS to deliver exceptional customer service more effectively. Since Fall 2020 SFS utilizes PowerFAIDS to administer financial aid.
The position will be located in an open office environment. As conditions merit, this position may be required to work remotely. Travel for professional conferences may be necessary.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Serves as the SFS point person in working with WUIT and with IT professionals from other areas within the university. This includes being the SFS point person for all IT project related activity, including access management, troubleshooting, writing and submitting project definitions, pre and post-implementation testing, and creating test plans for SFS projects. As the point person for systems related issues, identifies data inconsistencies â“ mainly through review of audit reports, investigates them and works with Information Systems in getting them resolved, if necessary. The Systems and Integrations Specialist will support phase 2 and 3 of the PowerFAIDS implementation project and will also be involved in supporting the universityâ™s transition to Workday Student, also known as the Student Sunrise project.
Responsible for understanding government regulations and establishing new procedures and processes for maintaining compliance within strict deadlines.Â Award, process, and reconciles federal grants.Â Manages and implements the monthly Pell Grant origination and disbursement processes and reconciles Pell Grant data between internal systems and the Department of Education.
Ensures the accuracy of the Needs Analysis Rules through a thorough knowledge of them. Applies updates as necessary based on changes in WU need theory and changes in Federal Title IV regulation.
Coordinate and audit communication between government and institutional systems to ensure reliability and continuity of data.Â Manages and implements the ISIR, CSS Profile, and IDOC download processes and resolves held record statuses.
Serve as a member of the SFS Leadership Team and serve as the technology expert on the SFS Leadership Team.
Lead systems administration for seven systems including government and institutional programs.Â Provides support when departmental personnel and campus partners have SFS systems related issues. Provides training as necessary â“ including training of new staff members and campus partners.
Perform other duties as assigned.
A business or systems related undergraduate degree.
Strong analytical and mathematics skills.
Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks.
Ability to identify and implement process improvements.
Well-developed service orientation.
A high degree of professionalism.
Direct experience with PowerFAIDS.
Knowledge of various activities within system operation, including FTP, system/database access, and experience with enhancement, development and integration of complex student information systems.
Experience in the financial aid industry.
Knowledge of SQL.
Understanding of data structures.
Project management and system implementation experience.
Ability to make timely and sound decisions.
Ability to treat information with confidentiality.
Ability to accomplish tasks while working with others: team building skills.
Effective oral communications skills.Â Ability to present ideas in a clear and concise manner; ability to listen effectively.
Excellent written communication skills.Â Ability to tailor writing styles according to varying forms of communication.
Analytical ability; a talent for creative thinking.
Ability to work under pressure.
Tenacity and resilience.
Bachelorâ™s degree or equivalent work experience.
Three or more years of experience in business analysis, including two years of experience with common programming languages.
Prior use and familiarity with Microsoft Office, with advanced proficiency in Excel and Word.
$53,900.00 - $92,200.00 / AnnuallyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees. Benefits eligibility is subject to employment status, full-time equivalent (FTE) workload, and weekly standard hours. Please visit our website at https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/ to view a summary of benefits.
Washington University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to an individualâ™s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability status, protected veteran status, national or ethnic origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation. Women, minorities, protected veterans and the disabled are strongly encouraged to apply.
Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment â“ fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.
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