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Posting Number: YUSA-10253
Position Title: Business Analyst
Department: Systems, Office of the Registrar
Affiliation: YUSA
Band: 12
Salary: Annual salary of $62,219 will be prorated based on the number of weeks worked.
Duration: Temporary Full-Time
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Position Start Date: January 16, 2017   Position End Date: January 15, 2018
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A TEMPORARY CONTRACT. In advancing the Division of Students' vision as 'Partners in Student Success', the Systems team within the Office of the University Registrar (OUR) collaborates tightly with University Information Technology (UIT) in the development, maintenance and user support of all student-facing and administrative student information systems to effectively enhance the student experience from student recruitment through to convocation. The Systems team supports and enables OUR functional partners (Recruitment and Admissions, Student Finance, Core Registrarial Services and Student Client Relations), Faculties and other university units to achieve their student service objectives through operational support and systems enhancements.

Reporting to the Manager, Student Systems, the Business Analyst actively supports systems development projects to ensure on-time and quality delivery of systems solutions for the entire student lifecycle including recruitment, admissions, enrolment, scholarships and awards, student accounts, financial aid, registrarial services, academic scheduling, student records and convocation. The Business Analyst is knowledgeable in and provides support throughout the entire Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) with a focus in delivering the most appropriate systems solutions to meet business needs. This includes participating in project scope definition, requirements gathering sessions and requirements prioritization discussions. The Business Analyst also supports requirements analysis, develops test scenarios and test cases according to approved test plans, executes test cases, performs activities in preparation for go-live, documents project artifacts including systems and data requirements, business processes, and project issues and resolutions.

Another significant responsibility of the Business Analyst is to assist in the execution of transition plans to ensure successful operationalization of newly developed systems. The Business Analyst also actively participates in the discussions and their subsequent execution of improved project intake, planning and implementation methodologies within OUR Systems and UIT in order to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of our project delivery in support of student success.
College diploma with project management, business analysis or communications as one focus area.

Or equivalent combination of 6 years of progressive training and experience in business analysis and systems development projects supporting multiple business areas.
With college diploma - 3 years of experience in technical projects, systems development or systems maintenance.
Knowledge in the complete systems development lifecycle and the various development methodologies including Waterfall, Iterative and Agile.
Experience in gathering and documenting business requirements, process flows, data flows and test plans.
Experience in the development and execution of test cases.
Experience in using project and resource management tools such as MS Project, Jira, Basecamp and Confluence.
Experience in creating process flow, data flow and entity relationship diagrams using an Unified Modelling Language (UML) tool such as Visio.
Advanced skills in Excel, Access and PowerPoint.
Demonstrated experience in supporting systems development projects. Formal training in the requirements management lifecycle, business analysis and project. management would be considered an asset. Strong analytical and interpretative thinking skills. Experience in delivering presentations to cross functional teams. Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills. Customer-focused, and demonstrated commitment to providing outstanding service. Knowledge in SQL. Demonstrated ability to multi-task and handle competing priorities. Share and live our divisional values: Respect, Excellence. Innovation, Collaboration, Accountability, Care and Inclusion.
Additional Notes :
Please note: This position requires the candidate to produce a verification of degree(s), credentials(s), or equivalencies from accredited institutions and/or international equivalents at the time of interview.
Cover Letter Required: Yes
Internal Posting Date: December 9, 2016
Internal Application Deadline: December 16, 2016
Extended Posting Date: February 9, 2017
Extended Application Deadline: February 16, 2017
External Posting Date: March 1, 2017
External Application Deadline: March 8, 2017

Please Note: All applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. on the posted deadline date.

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