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Senior Business Analyst

Posting Details

Posting Summary

Posting Number STA00321PO17
Classification Title Information Systems/Business Analyst III
Internal Title Senior Business Analyst
Campus Columbia 01
College/Division Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support
Department Undergraduate Admissions
Band 7
Advertised Minimum Salary $48,622
Advertised Salary Range $48,622 - $74,000
Location of Vacancy
Part/Full Time Full Time
Hours per week 37.5
Work Schedule

8:30am to 5:00pm M-F

Type of Staff Position Full-time Equivalent (FTE)
Basis 12 months
Job Search Category Information Technology

About UofSC

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Benefits for FTE, Research Grant or Time-Limited Positions Are Indicated Below

The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the About Benefits section on the Applicant Portal at Research Grant or Time-limited positions may be eligible for all, some, or no benefits, based on the grant or project funding.

Benefit Eligibility Type Full-Time Equivalent (FTE)
South Carolina Retirement Yes
State Insurance Programs Yes
Annual Leave Yes
Sick Leave Yes

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Associate Director for Strategic Technology Initiatives, the Senior Business Analyst is responsible for managing, troubleshooting, maintaining, and testing data integrations and upgrades for/between USC’s student information system (Ellucian Banner) and other databases. This position also assists with reporting activities in Undergraduate Admissions. S/he ensures the consistency and accuracy of data elements affected by all data bridges and writes reports used to verify integrity of data residing in Banner.

The Senior Business Analyst will assist with researching industry best practices regarding use and application of technology within a large, high-volume admissions operation. S/he will use such knowledge to guide and automate business processes within Banner. This position also shares responsibility for creating, managing, and producing reports for internal and external constituents.

This position supervises one full-time Applications Analyst whom s/he will train to assist with data analysis, reporting, and database testing and integration tasks. Additionally, the Senior Business Analyst works closely with the Assistant Director for Student Information Systems on data security, system access, and system upgrades. S/he will contribute to departmental team activities; limited involvement with recruitment activities such as on/off campus recruitment events is required.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)

Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology Systems or related field and 2 years systems related experience; or equivalency.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge and experience with the following are highly desirable: Ellucian Banner Student Information System and Cognos reporting tools; SQL queries and databases; Technolutions Slate CRM; and common statistical software packages such as SAS or SPSS.


Must possess knowledge of relational databases and data integrations. Must possess knowledge of descriptive and inferential statistics. Must be able to produce and interpret statistics, and to explain statistical results in ways that others can easily understand. Must be able to work independently and with little direct supervision but also collaboratively as a member of a team. Must possess and maintain a customer-friendly, positive attitude. Must be able to cultivate and manage key relationships. Must be able to negotiate with and persuade others. Must communicate well verbally and in writing. Analytical and problem-solving abilities required. Must be able to supervise. Must be able to withstand occasional interruptions to work and respond to reporting demands by established deadlines, sometimes on short notice.

Position Attributes

Hazardous weather category Non-Essential
Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive No

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date
If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date
Job Open Date 09/20/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
Quicklink for Posting
EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have at least a bachelor's degree in Information Technology Systems or related field and 2 years systems related experience; or equivalency?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Please describe any experience working with Banner, particularly testing and implementation processes.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please describe any experience using reporting tools and/or statistical software including Cognos, SAS, SPSS, etc.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Do you have experience working with EXCEL? Please explain.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please describe any experience writing SQL queries.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Letter of Recommendation 3