Summary of Duties: The Business Analyst (BA) will perform detailed requirements analysis, document business processes, and identify areas for process improvements. This position will work with and influence decisions across WSU Foundation, WSU Alumni Association and advancement operations across the WSU system. The BA position will assist and support Advancement programs in establishing and meeting objectives and project deliverables. The BA will conduct ad hoc analyses, guiding partners in understanding data, conducting testing, and supporting project deliveries. The BA position must be able to understand business, system and technical issues, and facilitate problem solving and issue resolution. The successful incumbent will need to exhibit keen attention to detail while remaining aware of broader Advancement objectives across the Advancement operation. Additionally, the role requires analytical acumen, while demonstrating the ability to prioritize multiple timelines and competing goals.
Required Qualifications: A Bachelors degree in Business, Management Information Systems, or related field AND three (3) years of professional experience in procedural, management, or business analysis work; OR a combination of education and experience totaling seven (7) years from which comparable knowledge and ability are acquired.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with i...ts Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.