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Business Analyst
Post Date: 11/06/2020
Close Date: 01/15/2021
PO Box 6150, Dept 3140

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$30,000 - $49,999


Job Description:
Position Description & Details:
The Business Analyst position for the Enrollment Management Administrative Systems (EMAS) department is situated in the division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management (SAEM) at NDSU. The EMAS department works with NDSU departments to support the SAEM mission of providing students with inclusive, comprehensive services and co-curricular experiences. The EMAS department shares the SAEM vision that our work, from recruitment to graduation, prepares students to lead meaningful lives and contribute to society. The values of Collaboration and Teamwork, Community and Inclusion, Growth, Integrity, and Service serve the foundation of our service to the institution, decision making, and relationships and communication.

EMAS provides support for data reporting and analytics; business process development, automation, and maintenance for SAEM departments; and system support for student information systems and document imaging and third-party systems.

The Business Analyst position primarily works with NDSU departments to compile data, design and maintain processes to increase efficiency and promote automation, and provide support for Student Information System (SIS – PeopleSoft Campus Solutions) used by the North Dakota University System. This position works with PeopleSoft Query Manager environments to query data for many processes and reports. A successful candidate will have experience querying and compiling and analyzing data. The Business Analyst works extensively with Microsoft Excel and Access applications and future development is leaning toward Excel (Power Query\PowerPivot) and Power BI. Basic programming knowledge is helpful but not required. Strong communication skills and a focus on diversity and inclusion are important for maintaining effective relationships for the many people this position supports. The business Analyst will often be called on to convey complex information or concepts to a broad audience.  In all capacities, the Business Analyst must ensure data and processes are compliant with University system, NDSU, Federal, and State policies and regulations. This position works with a broad range of departments but is focused as the point position for the office of Financial Aid. Knowledge of Federal and State financial aid regulations and aid processing processes in a higher education setting is a strong asset for this position.  

A successful candidate for this position, in addition to the minimum qualification requirements, would bring a growth mindset, an attention to detail, and a passion higher education and supporting student success.

Advertised Salary: 

Applicant Materials Required:
Cover Letter
Please detail professional experience for minimum and preferred qualifications in cover letter or supporting documentation
Names, address and phone numbers of 3 professional references

NDSU offers a comprehensive benefits package with includes single or family health insurance coverage with premiums paid for by the university – with an effective date for new employees the first of the month following date of hire. Other benefits include, wellness benefits, basic life insurance, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual leave, EAP, sick leave and holiday pay. Optional benefits include supplemental life, dental, vision, long-term care insurance, flexible spending account, and supplemental retirement plans.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree
Three years related professional experience in data management/reporting, business analysis, and/or business process automation
Working knowledge of writing or developing queries to extract data from external systems for processing or reporting
Demonstrated history of compiling, analyzing, and reporting data to inform business processes and/or drive process automation
Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Excel (Power Query), Access (VBA), and/or PowerBI
Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team
Commitment to diversity and inclusion
Demonstrated adaptability to change and commitment to personal and team growth
Clear and Effective oral and written communication

Preferred Qualifications:
Master’s degree
Related experience in a higher education setting
Peoplesoft campus solutions and/or Peoplesoft query experience
Experience with scripting languages (VB, Python, etc.)
Experience with Financial Aid office operations

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