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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 270594-AS
Work type: Remote, Staff-Full Time
Department:G SERV/ATP
Location: Madison
Categories: Business and Systems Analysis

Job Summary:

The University of Wisconsin System is transforming the administrative infrastructure within the University system. The overall transformation is a people, process, policy, and technology initiative which will include business process standardization, optimization, and redesign in the areas of finance, human resources, and research administration, and will include implementation of Workday to support the changes. The overall objective of the Administrative Transformation Program (ATP) is to right-size the administrative complexity to advance the missions of education, research, and outreach.

The Cross Functional Business Analyst will perform cross functional solutions analysis, design, configuration, testing and implementation across the Workday business areas and integrating systems that support the business process.

In this role, the Cross Functional Business Analyst will collaborate with Functional teams, end users, business sponsors and application teams outside of Workday to confirm business requirements, identify solutions that support the end-to-end business process and enhance business capabilities. The Cross Functional Business Analyst will maintain breadth of knowledge across multiple business processes and the applications that support the processes.

Under guidance from the Cross Functional Systems Solutions Lead, the Business Analyst contributes to the creation of deliverables of the highest quality and presents leading practice solutions for the University of Wisconsin. The Cross Functional Business Analyst will support the objectives of ATP, document processes and requirements, perform system configuration, coordinate, plan and execute testing efforts, and use a variety of project management tools to track and report status and progress. The successful candidate is an excellent communicator, critical thinker, motivated with a positive attitude, and able to independently work on and balance priorities for multiple initiatives.

The Administrative Transformation Program is dedicated to advancing the mission of the University of Wisconsin through a people first approach and is committed to growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity.

Responsibilities: Business Systems Analyst II (IT013)
Business Systems Analyst III (Inst) (IT164)
Business Systems Analyst I (IT012)
Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion


Associate's Degree


Successful candidates will have a strong track record in information technology operations and
multiple years of relevant experience in higher education administration. Leadership experience and demonstrated capacity to work effectively with all stakeholders of a complex university system are required attributes.

Required Qualifications:
1. Strong problem solving and creative skills, along with the ability to exercise sound judgement in decision-making
2. Strong communication skills -- both written and oral -- including the ability to communicate
sensitive information effectively
3. Public speaking skills and comfort presenting to large groups
4. Strong analytical skills
5. Forward-thinking; ability to ground conversation in a vision for the future versus constraints of
the current state

Strongly Preferred Qualifications:
1. Workday implementation experience
2. Knowledge of Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) in a cloud-based infrastructure; tenant and release management of cloud software
3. Knowledge of university administration in a complex university or university system
4. Experience in a substantial role on an ERP transformation project; cloud experience preferred
5. Knowledge of the UW System and UW-Madison business support environment

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

It is anticipated this position will be remote and requires work be performed at an offsite, non-campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



ANNUAL (12 months)
Starting salary and title will be determined based on experience and qualifications.

Additional Information:

Anticipated duration of this position is 3-4 years. End date is dependent upon project completion.

The Administrative Transformation Program (ATP) is hiring for multiple vacancies across transformation areas (Finance, Human Resources, Research Administration, and Information Technology). By applying to this position, applicants may be considered for vacancies in all transformation areas. Current job opportunities with ATP can be found here:

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.

How to Apply:

To begin the application process, click the "apply now" button. Please submit a resume and cover letter detailing your related experiences and background in the following areas in the Degree Specialization, Duties, and Minimum years and Relevant Work Experience sections, in particular:
- Higher ed administration and leadership
- Business transformation initiatives
- Change management methodology
- Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software implementation
- ERP support similar to what this position will provide
- Workday implementation experience
- Demonstrated knowledge of Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) in a cloud-based


Daniel Mccusky
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

Official Title:

Business Systems Analyst I(IT012) or Business Systems Analyst II(IT013) or Bus Systems Analyst III (Inst)(IT164)



Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

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