The Business Analyst position works closely with other project team members to implement information systems for the Academic Affairs community. This includes gaining extensive knowledge of the dozens of systems in use across Academic Affairs and building relationships with stakeholders across the University. The Business Analyst works with the Assistant Provost, Director, and other senior team members to develop project plans and strategies. They are expected to collaborate with other team members to execute project plans without close supervision.
The Academic Affairs Process and Solution Implementations (AAPSI) department organizes and leads information system implementations for Academic Affairs. AAPSI also supports systems already in production including PeopleSoft Campus Solutions, DocFinity, Slate, Brightspace, Interfolio, Destiny One, Blue, and Event Management System (EMS). In addition to these vended products, AAPSI partners with Vanderbilt University Information Technology (VUIT) to build applications and system integrations. The AAPSI team's responsibilities include:
Serving as the Product Owner
Managing the overall project portfolio
Managing individual projects
Serving as the campus system expert
Configuring newly acquired information systems
Maintaining information systems in production
Coordinating and executing testing
Managing Security Administration
Providing training during implementation
Duties and Responsibilities
Be a member of matrix teams comprised of resources from across Academic Affairs to executeprojects
Participate in meetings with stakeholders to understand and document their technology needs
Collaborate with other team members to transform the needs of stakeholders into requirementsthat can be configured in vended systems
Collaborate with other team members to transform the needs of stakeholders into requirementsfor development by VUIT
Test newly developed or configured information systems
Document new processes and systems
Bachelor's degree is necessary.
A degree in business, analytics, or computer information systems is preferred.
Excellent communication skills are necessary.
Ability to work with others in a team setting is necessary.
Analytical thinking is necessary.
Problem solving skill is necessary.
Attention to detail is necessary.
Willingness to work in a team setting is necessary.
Interest in technology is necessary.
Willingness to learn new processes and systems is necessary.
Recent experience in higher education is preferred.
Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
At Vanderbilt University, we are intentional about and assume accountability for fostering advancement and respect for equity, diversity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff. Our commitment to diversity makes us who we are. We have created a community that celebrates differences and lets individuality thrive. As part of this commitment, we actively value diversity in our workplace and learning environments as we seek to take advantage of the rich backgrounds and abilities of everyone. The diverse voices of Vanderbilt represent an invaluable resource for the University in its efforts to fulfill its mission and strive to be an example of excellence in higher education.
Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
Please note, all candidates selected for an offer of employment are subject to pre-employment background checks, which may include but are not limited to, based on the role for which they have been selected: criminal history, education verification, social media review, motor vehicle records, credit history, and professional license verification.
Internal Number: 10000751
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