Business Analyst 2

Stanford University

Business Analyst 2

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Stanford University is excited to hire a Business Analyst to become a key member on the University Human Resources Client Services team in a benefits eligible 1-year fixed term position. This is an opportunity to be part of a team that challenges and supports each other to create and implement the best solutions for UHR and across campus.

The individual hired is expected to be solutions driven and to partner with stakeholders across the university to operationalize compliance related programs and processes. This individual will be involved in a variety of short to medium range projects spanning multiple compliance programs (Minors Policy, Safety, Administrative policies are some examples) and targeted audiences across the university. A direction for the role is to support improvements in compliance at Stanford from a reporting perspective to host data in a centralized location for efficiency and ease of use.

The Business Analyst is a bit of a unique position. It is a combination of project management, operations, process improvement and data analysis. The individual in this position will need to quickly understand cultural and population dynamics at Stanford when working with a variety of organizational groups within the university. The Business Analyst is expected to gather data, analyze it and develop answers and solutions efficiently. Reporting strategies may include work on designing/developing new compliance reports and dashboards.

Additional assigned projects may include development of systems and processes to improve completion of compliance training required of employees. This will involve managing projects with different groups on how to use platforms for training.

This is a 1-Year Fixed Term position located in our Porter Drive office. This department is unable to provide sponsorship.

Job Purpose:
Specify requirements and/or design solutions for business information systems and incorporate new technical systems to improve work-flow, production, efficiency and effectiveness.

Core Duties:
  • Identifying and documenting requirements.
  • Analyzing and documenting current operational processes.
  • Determining operational gaps and working with stakeholders toward solutions to these gaps.
  • Analyzing data related or generated by a compliance process.
  • Monitoring compliance related activities as needed.
  • Designing and/or providing compliance reports to stakeholders
  • Developing project plans for compliance projects and managing to these plans with stakeholders
  • Support functions as needed to answer questions/troubleshoot

    * - Other duties may also be assigned
    Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience with analyzing operational processes
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to interact with a large variety of individuals.
  • Intermediate to advanced skills with data analysis and using Excel.
  • Effective written skills including documenting visual operational flows.
  • Must work independently and have the ability to prioritize appropriately with attention to detail.
  • Experience within projects spanning multiple organizations in Stanford preferred.
  • Project management and/or business process improvement skills preferred.
  • Experience with internal Stanford reporting tools (Oracle, Tableau, ad hoc query/data preparation applications) a plus.
  • Audit and/or compliance experience helpful.
  • Knowledge of Stanford populations (affiliations, employment classes) helpful.

    Education & Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree and five years relevant experience or a combination of education and relevant experience.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of, computer system capabilities, business processes, and work flow.
  • Experience with enterprise applications and understanding of database driven applications.
  • Strong understanding of the software development life cycle.
  • Knowledge of principles and techniques used in conducting management studies and in systems analysis.
  • Current knowledge of rapidly changing computer technology.
  • Skill in conducting interviews and facilitating group meetings.
  • Skill in developing and conducting training programs.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, including the ability to bridge functional and technical resources by communicating effectively with individuals of varying systems expertise and business needs.
  • Strong listening, negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to design and document complex business systems.
  • Proven problem solving and analytical thinking and ability to approach problems logically and systematically.

    Certifications and Licenses:
  • None

  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Frequently sit, grasp lightly/fine manipulation.
  • Occasionally stand/walk, use a telephone.
  • Rarely writing by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
    * - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

  • Work extended hours.

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,

    Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Job: Information Technology Services

    Location: Human Resources Services
    Schedule: Full-time
    Classification Level:

    To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

    Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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