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IT Business Analyst II

Apply now Department: 3670030005 Division of Info Tech
Job no: 517334
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Regular)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Computer Science / Information Technology
Pay Grade: 11A

About This Role:

The IT Business Analyst position serves as a partner for one or more university functional teams.  Working directly with business stakeholders the individual in this position will collect, clarify, and translate business requirements into documentation and conceptual design.  This position will engage other IT professionals to identify and implement innovative solutions for complex challenges.  This highly collaborative environment encourages innovation and ideas.

Individuals in this position will specialize in a functional area and have the ability to provide consultative assistance and backup to other business analysts.  This position will be responsible for effectively leading meetings, driving communications and working in a constantly changing environment.  The Business Analysts will work on projects with some complexity, which have operational impact, and potentially strategic impact, to one or more departments/units.

This position may also serve as project manager for smaller projects as workload allows. 

Job responsibilities include:

  • Establish relationships with functional partners and act as a liaison between information technology teams and assigned business groups
  • Actively engage with assigned business offices and stakeholders to understand their operation, objectives, and challenges
  • Translate user needs to business requirements and collaborate with development resources to ensure system requirements will meet the business requirements
  • Works with subject matter experts, developers, and others to examine as-is business processes and systems to gain information in creating and documenting desired new processes and/or supporting applications
  • Documents existing and new business processes, associated resources and dependencies
  • Conduct gap analysis and assist in identifying feasible solutions to meet stakeholder objectives
  • Designs and utilizes metrics to measure business process efficiencies and effectiveness
  • Collaborate with end users, Project Managers, and technical resources to formulate solutions that balance user and systems requirements 
  • Identifies and document business and system requirements and use cases for support in the coordination of projects
  • Manage projects requiring coordination of resources and technical or process analysis
  • Develop project documentation and plans to successfully coordinate projects as assigned
  • Work with users, other IT staff members, and vendors to coordinate and schedule application changes, enhancements, and implementations
  • Perform business cases analysis and serve as consultant to departments submitting projects requests to the Division of Information Technology
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with staff and vendors and respond to problems in a tactful and expedient manner
  • Partner with functional users in identifying solutions and assessing the costs and benefits to implement new or enhanced processes or systems
  • Participates and at time leads team sessions
  • Explores new technologies, tools, and techniques and works with the team and with leadership to continue to evolve our technology stack
  • Support large projects as assigned, providing analytical support
  • Produces specification documents for large initiatives that support discovery, development, and user acceptance activities


Why Join Us:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays.   To see what benefits are available, please visit:

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion.  The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree and four years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three years of experience in a higher education environment
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Analytical and creative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written forms
  • Excellent facilitation, collaboration, and presentation skills
  • Ability to simultaneously coordinate multiple projects, resources, and activities
  • Experience with developing requirements, establishing business cases, and developing process flow diagrams
  • Excellent listening, interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • Self-motivated and directed, with the ability to effectively organize, prioritize, and execute tasks while under pressure
  • Ability to communicate with non-technical and technical staff, includes the ability to explain technical concepts in non-technical terms

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. Three professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until filled.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:


Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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