Full Job Description
Business Applications Analyst
Department: Computing & Information Services
Duration of Position: Full year / Full time
Position Type: Administrator
Posting Removal Date: Open Until Filled
Posting Number: 1001845
About Vassar College
Located in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.
Vassar College is a smoke-free, tobacco-free campus.
Position Summary and ResponsibilitiesReporting to the Senior Product Manager for Business Applications in Computing and Information Services (CIS), the Business Applications Analyst will work as part of an innovative team and maintain responsibility for supporting, extending, and improving Vassar's Workday platform with a focus on business processes, reporting, data loads, data audits, and integrations across all aspects of Workday continuously.
The Business Applications Analyst will develop and maintain excellent relationships with business areas to comprehend strategic priorities and deliver solutions that align with those strategies. This role will be a focal point for automating and improving system processes, workflows, and business reporting to maximize efficiency and improve user experiences.
Partner with stakeholders to troubleshoot and improve Workday configurations.
Provides support for all business areas by researching and resolving application problems, unexpected results, or process flaws; recommend solutions or alternate methods to meet business objectives.
Offer technical solutions to gain process efficiency and improve data integrity.
Implement improvements through design, configuration, testing and launch.
Develop and enhance working knowledge through training, independent research, and testing to stay apprised of new Workday product functionality.
Maintain awareness of current trends in Workday and best practices.
Lead the preparation and delivery of complex reports and develop dashboards for key stakeholders.
Partner with Business Units to collect, clarify, and translate business requirements into fully developed and delivered Workday reports.
Develop and maintain simple to complex Workday reports (advanced, matrix, composite, BIRT) using Workday delivered tools.
Create and maintain standardized real-time dashboards displaying key metrics and insights for business leaders.
Troubleshoot report-related issues and resolve issues in a timely manner.
Gather, build, test, and document requirements for enhancements and projects.
Maintain data integrations between the Workday System and external and internal systems.
Facilitate mass uploads of data via EIB and maintain EIB configurations in Workday.
Proactively monitor and troubleshoot existing data integrations, supporting HR, Benefits, Payroll and Financial operations.
Handle regression testing existing integrations as part of Workday release activities.
Support Workday releases.
Stay informed of new functionality available in Workday and actively contribute to the deployment of feature releases by reviewing system upgrades/releases to determine overall business impact, conduct regression testing, and make recommendations for future enhancements/functionality.
Implement, update, and maintain procedures.
Ensure that all operational and analytical reporting requirements are captured, documented, analyzed, and developed.
Apply deep analytical expertise to functional business requirements, increase awareness and adoption of Workday capabilities, and display a proven track record of quickly absorbing new technologies and processes.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
A minimum of three years of experience with either HR and Payroll or Financials related reporting (Workday Preferred).
A minimum of two years progressive experience in business application implementation, configuration, development and support (Workday preferred).
Ability to work well in structured and unstructured environments, under pressure, and with changing priorities.
Possession of excellent consultative, organization, customer service, analytical, and problem-solving skills, including the ability to translate business issues into technical solutions and successfully convey technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
Demonstrating proficiency with mapping, analyzing, and re-engineering business processes in an organization of considerable complexity with diverse customer needs.
Understanding of the various software development lifecycles.
Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills.
Required Applicant Documents
Contact Information for 3 References
Optional Applicant Documents
Special Instructions to Applicants
To complete your on-line application, you will be required to attach a cover letter, resume and contact information for three (3) professional references (Word or PDF format required.) Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
For full consideration applicants should apply by:
Anticipated Start Date:Anticipated End Date (If Applicable):
All applicants must apply online at: https://employment.vassar.edu.
Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.