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IT Business Analyst Associate

Employer
Kennesaw State University
Location
Kennesaw, Georgia

Job Details

Job Title: IT Business Analyst Associate
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 269969
About Us

Are you ready to join a community leading in innovative teaching and learning? Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. With our growing enrollment and global reach, we are enjoying increased prominence among Georgia's colleges. We offer more than 150 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees to over 43,000 students. Our entrepreneurial spirit, high-impact research, and Division I athletics also draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Our university's vibrant culture, career opportunities, mission and values and rich benefits make us an employer of choice. We are part of the University System of Georgia.Kennesaw State will exemplify the power and promise of a student-centered, research-driven university. Our institutional values are student-inspired, promise-fulfilling, true to ourselves, elevational, open and impact-generating. In addition, we support the University System of Georgia core values of accountability, excellence, integrity and respect. We are searching for talented people to join Kennesaw State University. Come to KSU and find your passion.

Location

Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144.

Job Summary

Responsible for connecting business units and technical teams by applying business analysis techniques and observing business unit practices to document and understand business functions and processes. Partners with cross-functional teams and stakeholders to identify and validate solutions to business unit requests and requirements. Assists with the evaluation and preparation of IT Demand and/or project requests for prioritization and implementation.

Responsibilities

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Researches, analyzes, and recommends changes to business processes to improve operational efficiencies, quality, and service
2. Identifies and maps related and dependent business processes within and across departments and divisions
3. Schedules, prepares, and facilitates fact finding and/or discovery analysis meetings with stakeholders and subject matter experts to understand and document current business processes and functions, pain points, assumptions, timeframes, and success measures
4. Identifies and analyzes business-critical process steps and the requirements/policies driving those steps
5. Identifies and documents business process inputs, outputs, and data elements required for optimal execution
6. Presents business process documentation to business and IT decision makers for evaluation and approval
7. Assists with identifying scope creep and notify team leadership
8. Identifies and validates technical solutions to address business requests, needs, and/or issues based on understanding of Application portfolio and existing capabilities collaborating with UITS leadership and subject matter experts
9. Documents system processes and functionality
10. Understand, analyze, and communicate benefits of product features and/or functionalities
11. Designs user interface mock-ups to effectively meet business needs within native system functionality
12. Assists business areas with creating test plans and coordinating User Acceptance Testing documents
13. Plans and executes initial requirements validation against delivered product prior to business area User Acceptance Testing
14. Contributes to an issues log and collaborates with appropriate teams to identify and mitigate risks
15. Facilitates new project request evaluation with functional and technical team leads
16. Contributes to creation of standardized templates for internal IT and Business Analyst processes

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution of higher education or equivalent combination of education and/or experience

Required Experience
Six (6) months experience in business, systems, and/or process analysis in the last three (3) years

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Preferred Qualifications
International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA-CCBA) certification
PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)

Preferred Experience
IT Project Management experience
Agile Facilitation experience

Preferred Educational Qualifications
An advanced degree from an accredited institution of higher education in a related field

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

ABILITIES
Able to produce quality results when provided an objective, assignment, or project with minimal supervision
Able to make sound and timely decisions as appropriate, and use good judgement to determine which decisions should be escalated
Able to anticipate and identify problems and proactively develop appropriate solutions
Able to appropriately assess and communicate risks, benefits, and alternatives to audiences with varying technical skill levels
Able to maintain control over assignments, projects, and responsibilities
Able to learn and understand high-level technical concepts and communicate concepts to technical and functional teams with varying technical skill levels
Able to work independently and with team members to ensure business requirements and needs are met
Able to build a strong rapport with both the technical and functional teams
Able to adapt to changes in environment
Able to facilitate meaningful, productive conversations with stakeholders
Able to handle multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines

KNOWLEDGE
Knowledge of business process modeling tools and techniques and understanding of when and how to apply them

SKILLS
Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management, and active listening, analytical and presentation skills
Attention to detail and accuracy
Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e., Microsoft Office suite)
Professional demeanor
Strong attention to detail and follow up skills
Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette

USG Core Values

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning as well as the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy 8.2.18.1.2 and can be found on-line at https://www.usg.edu/policymanual/section8/C224/#p8.2.18_personnel_conduct.

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at https://www.usg.edu/policymanual/section6/C2653.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to maintaining a fair and respectful environment for living, work and study. To that end, and in accordance with federal and state law, Board of Regents policy, and University policy, the University prohibits harassment of or discrimination against any person because of race, color, sex (including sexual harassment, pregnancy, and medical conditions related to pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, ethnicity or national origin, religion, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran or military status by any member of the KSU Community on campus, in connection with a University program or activity, or in a manner that creates a hostile environment for members of the KSU community.

For additional information on this policy or to file a complaint under the provisions of this policy, students, employees, applicants for employment or admission or other third parties should contact the Office of Institutional Equity at English Building, Suite 225, eeo@kennesaw.edu.

Other Information

This is not a supervisory position.
This position does not have any financial responsibilities.
This position will not be required to drive.
This role is considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position may travel 1% - 24% of the time
This position does not require security clearance.

Background Check
  • Standard Enhanced
  • Education

Per the University System of Georgia background check policy, all final candidates will be required to consent to a criminal background investigation. Final candidates may be asked to disclose criminal record history during the initial screening process and prior to a conditional offer of employment. Applicants for positions of trust with screening
results which confirm a disqualifying criminal history will be immediately disqualified from employment eligibility.

All applicants are required to include professional references as part of their application process. Some positions may require additional job-based screenings such as motor vehicle report, credit check, pre-employment drug screening and/or verification of academic credentials.

https://www.usg.edu/hr/assets/hr/hrap_manual/HRAP_Background_Investigation_Employment.pdf

Organization

Founded in 1963, Kennesaw State University (KSU) is the third-largest in the University System of Georgia with more than 22,500 undergraduate and graduate students representing 142 countries.

KSU is located just northwest of Atlanta in Cobb County near historic Kennesaw Mountain, allowing students to experience the best of Atlanta while enjoying the serenity of a 384-acre, beautifully landscaped pedestrian-friendly campus.kennesaw_state_university1.jpg

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), KSU offers 70 bachelor's, master's and doctorate degree programs including undergraduate degrees in education, health, business, the humanities, the arts, science and math and graduate degree programs in nursing, business, information systems, conflict management, public administration, education and professional writing. The university’s expanding doctoral programs currently offer a Doctorate of Education in Leadership for Learning, Doctorate of Business Administration and Doctorate of Nursing.

Additionally, nursing students from Kennesaw State have one of the highest passing rates on the statewide licensing exam and are highly sought-after in the medical community, while the College of Education is the second-largest preparer of teachers in the state. The Executive MBA program, housed in the Coles College of Business, is the second-largest program in the country and has been recognized by BusinessWeek.

kennesaw_state_university2.jpgKSU’s national reputation has gained steam and has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report for the past two years as an “Up-and-Coming Masters University in the South,” ranking among the top ten (8th) in the 2010 issue of “America’s Best Colleges.” In addition, the university’s First-Year Experience has been named an “Academic Program to Look For” by U.S.News for seven consecutive years and was named one of 12 founding institutions in a project called "Foundations of Excellence in the First Year of College."

The university has committed itself to expanding the global experience of students, faculty and staff through its Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), known as the "Global Learning for Engaged Citizenship" initiative, which began in 2007. This program focuses on increasing opportunities for international learning experiences. In spring 2009, KSU awarded its first Global Engagement Certification to graduate and undergraduate students. This certification recognizes students’ achievements in learning global perspectives and developing intercultural skills.

As a destination campus, KSU offers students plenty of opportunities to experience campus life by participating in more than 150 student groups and organizations, including student government, sororities and fraternities, club and intramural sports, social and special-interest organizations, student publications and honor societies.

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In 2009, the Kennesaw State Owls completed a reclassification from NCAA Division II to NCAA Division I, competing in the Atlantic Sun Conference. During the transition from 2005-2009, KSU teams have won six Atlantic Sun Conference tournaments in five sports, including men’s indoor and outdoor track, women’s soccer, softball and cross-country.

Kennesaw State University has been recognized as one of the top universities in the country by the Chronicle of Higher Education’s “2009 Great Colleges to Work For.” KSU was recognized among the top 10 schools in six categories – confidence in senior leadership, teaching environment, collaborative governance, professional/career development programs, physical work space conditions and post-retirement benefits.

Kennesaw State was originally established by the University System of Georgia as Kennesaw Junior College serving 1,000 students. The college became a four-year institution in 1976 and was named Kennesaw College in 1977. In 1988, on its 25th anniversary, it was named Kennesaw State College and in 1996 became Kennesaw State University.

Company info
Telephone
470-578-6000
Location
1000 Chastain Road
Kennesaw
GA
30144
US

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