Requirements Gathering1. Work with business users to define and analyze problems and align the most suitable technical, application or configuration solutions.2. Evaluate business processes, anticipating requirements, uncovering areas for improvement, and developing and implementing solutions.3. Organize requirements into related categories to effectively and efficiently manage and communicate them. 4. Analyzing stakeholder needs by translating business requirements into software requirements. 5. Consider the business implications of the application of technology to the current and future business environment.6. Ensure solutions meet business needs and requirements.7. Solicit, develop, document and manage requirements and provide detailed design and business rules to support the requirements throughout the project life cycle up to and through change control.8. Lead ongoing reviews of business processes and develop optimization strategies.9. Act as liaison between business stakeholders, such as management, customers or end users, and the software development or information technology team.10. Prioritize initiatives based on business needs and requirements.Communications1. Conduct meetings to elicit requirements2. Present to senior leadership and other groups during all phases of a project3. Document and communicate all information obtained during requirements gathering4. Monitor deliverables and ensure timely completion of projectsTesting1. Review system test plans and system tests modules before implementation.2. Create, review and deliver end-user documentation (user guide, process flow charts, training materials).3. Work with the user to select or create appropriate scenarios to test all results to determine whether system changes met project specifications; use scenarios to assist the end user in acceptance testing.
Preferred Education: Experience with research administration business processes and systems.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Experience with research administration business processes and systems.
Required Skill/ability 5: Advanced Microsoft Office skills including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Visio.
Posting Position Title: Business Analyst, Research Administration
Required Skill/ability 3: Ability to lead a project from conception through implementation and ongoing support including acting as business analyst, project manager and decision maker as appropriate. Demonstrated ability to manage relationships with both internal and external partners and stakeholders.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
University Job Title: Business Systems Analyst 2
Required Skill/ability 1: Exceptional analytical and conceptual thinking skills including a strong desire to understand problems, identify, implement and support solutions. The ability to influence stakeholders and work closely with them to determine acceptable solutions to their business process challenges.
Required Skill/ability 4: Ability to quickly develop familiarity with policies and procedures in research administration and apply new knowledge to business process, system design and configuration.
Required Skill/ability 2: Exceptional communication (written and interpersonal) skills including but not limited to documentation such as project charters, project plans, business requirements, change management plans and user documentation. In addition, the capability to synthesize information to present to a variety of audiences.
Bachelor's degree in business, technology or related field. Four years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Internal Number: 58796BR
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Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.