Business Analyst/Project Manager | Scholarship America Employment | Saint Peter, MN or Minneapolis, MN

Business Analyst/Project Manager

  • Full-time
  • Saint Peter, MN (preferred) or Minneapolis, MN (possible, with frequent travel to Saint Peter)
  • Department: Information Technology
  • Application deadline: Open Until Filled
  • To apply: Complete the Online Application Form

Position Summary

Use your software development support skills to analyze business needs in order to provide technical documentation and develop & guide milestones of our evolving software development initiatives and enhancements through our software development resources as a Business Analyst/Project Manager. This hands-on position requires the ability to understand business needs, organize projects, accurately track progress and keep all stakeholders adequately informed while meeting timeline and budgetary goals. The BA/PM serves as a liaison between functional departments and technology to provide sound solutions impacting our clients and students.

Essential Job Functions

  • Facilitate the technology initiatives to provide operations, back office support, and client solutions viable technology solutions related to scholarship processing and student success program systems.
  • Manage the planning, requirements gathering, design, development, implementation and quality of software applications.
  • Create technical documentation to ensure project resources can comprehend & execute schedules, goals and milestones to meet objectives within scope and budget.
  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for execution of projects.
  • Identify software gaps to business functionality requirements, identify options for potential solutions and assess them for both technical and business suitability.
  • Partner with the business team to ensure all requirements are clearly defined and the solutions fit the requirements in a standardized and reusable way.
  • Manage the relationship between business partners, project teams and vendors.
  • In partnership with internal clients prioritize application change requests.
  • Perform appropriate testing and processes to ensure quality deliverables.
  • Support department goals that align with current and future company objectives and initiatives.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Experience leading application development projects with the ability to direct activities through others.
  • Project management skills and ability to present project status updates to technical & non-technical audiences effectively.
  • Produce assignments accurately, on time, and on/or under budget.
  • Excellent organization skills with the ability to multi-task and to prioritize assignments in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines and changing priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with outside vendors and consultants, as needed.
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills to find successful resolution to complex issues or competing priorities.
  • Strong customer service orientation to both internal and external clients.
  • Ability to analyze information and evaluating results to choose the best solution to effectively solve problems.
  • Bachelor’s or Associate’s Degree.
  • 5+ years related professional experience in related field.

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Experience with MS Project or similar project management tool.
  • Proficiency with Software Development Life Cycle in professional environment.

Requirements for All Scholarship America Positions

  • Appreciation for and commitments to Scholarship America’s stated Values:
    • Accountable for behaviors and results that create impact.
    • Responsive, serving all constituents with the highest quality standards.
    • United, working together to create the best results for all.
    • Relevant, always evolving process, products, and communications.
    • Integrity. Operates in the most ethical manner, always with students at the heart of our work.

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