Senior Business Analyst

Columbia, SC
Sep 21, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Technology, Analysts & Programming
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Details
Posting Summary

Logo Posting Number STA00321PO17 Classification Title Information Systems/Business Analyst III Internal Title Senior Business Analyst Campus Columbia 01 College/Division Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support Department Undergraduate Admissions Band 7 Advertised Minimum Salary $48,622 Advertised Salary Range $48,622 - $74,000 Location of Vacancy Part/Full Time Full Time Hours per week 37.5 Work Schedule

8:30am to 5:00pm M-F

Type of Staff Position Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Basis 12 months Job Search Category Information Technology

About UofSC

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Associate Director for Strategic Technology Initiatives, the Senior Business Analyst is responsible for managing, troubleshooting, maintaining, and testing data integrations and upgrades for/between USC's student information system (Ellucian Banner) and other databases. This position also assists with reporting activities in Undergraduate Admissions. S/he ensures the consistency and accuracy of data elements affected by all data bridges and writes reports used to verify integrity of data residing in Banner.

The Senior Business Analyst will assist with researching industry best practices regarding use and application of technology within a large, high-volume admissions operation. S/he will use such knowledge to guide and automate business processes within Banner. This position also shares responsibility for creating, managing, and producing reports for internal and external constituents.

This position supervises one full-time Applications Analyst whom s/he will train to assist with data analysis, reporting, and database testing and integration tasks. Additionally, the Senior Business Analyst works closely with the Assistant Director for Student Information Systems on data security, system access, and system upgrades. S/he will contribute to departmental team activities; limited involvement with recruitment activities such as on/off campus recruitment events is required.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)

Bachelor's degree in Information Technology Systems or related field and 2 years systems related experience; or equivalency.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge and experience with the following are highly desirable: Ellucian Banner Student Information System and Cognos reporting tools; SQL queries and databases; Technolutions Slate CRM; and common statistical software packages such as SAS or SPSS.


Must possess knowledge of relational databases and data integrations. Must possess knowledge of descriptive and inferential statistics. Must be able to produce and interpret statistics, and to explain statistical results in ways that others can easily understand. Must be able to work independently and with little direct supervision but also collaboratively as a member of a team. Must possess and maintain a customer-friendly, positive attitude. Must be able to cultivate and manage key relationships. Must be able to negotiate with and persuade others. Must communicate well verbally and in writing. Analytical and problem-solving abilities required. Must be able to supervise. Must be able to withstand occasional interruptions to work and respond to reporting demands by established deadlines, sometimes on short notice.

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1 Desired Start Date If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date Job Open Date 09/20/2017 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant Quicklink for Posting EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.

Position Attributes

Hazardous weather category Non-Essential Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive No

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have at least a bachelor's degree in Information Technology Systems or related field and 2 years systems related experience; or equivalency?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Please describe any experience working with Banner, particularly testing and implementation processes.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please describe any experience using reporting tools and/or statistical software including Cognos, SAS, SPSS, etc.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Do you have experience working with EXCEL? Please explain.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please describe any experience writing SQL queries.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Letter of Recommendation 3


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