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  • Business Analyst II

    Posted: 11/04/2021

    Our Story

    We come from humble beginnings — picture a one-person organization created in 1949 to advocate for excellence in public education on behalf of Texas school board members. Flash forward to today, and we have over 500 employees working together to provide 1,024 school districts with purposeful resources so they can focus on what matters most — excellent and equitable education for all 5.4 million Texas students. At TASB, the motto has always been “expert help from friendly people,” which makes it easy to see how we’ve maintained 100% membership across all Texas school boards for 32 years and counting. We combine a strong sense of tradition with innovation, and our mission — educational excellence for all Texas schoolchildren through advocacy, visionary leadership, and high-quality services to school districts — has played out in transformative ways. 

    Why Texas Association of School Boards (TASB)

    As TASBeans (our internal name for employees), we feel privileged to work alongside talented team-members who are passionate about education and enjoy learning from new and different perspectives.  We believe what makes our organization highly successful is the rich diversity our employees collectively bring to TASB with different backgrounds, skillsets, cultures and ethnicities, gender identities, interests, abilities, and work styles. And our passion for education and learning doesn’t end there. Our culture has always encouraged employees to grow and become their best selves both professionally and personally through a variety of innovative and collaborative development opportunities. You’re likely beginning to see why we’ve been regularly named by Austin Business Journal as a Top Ten Best Places to Work since 2009!  But there’s more…

    TASB offers competitive pay, rich benefits (including retirement matching of 2:1 up to 5% after one year. This means that if you contribute 5% to the plan, TASB will contribute 10%), onsite daycare, gym, fitness classes, dry-cleaning services, tuition reimbursement, remote work options, flexible schedules, and more. 

    Every role at TASB thoughtfully complements our mission and the educational impact being made in communities across Texas. If you consider your work exceptional and want to help drive our mission forward, keep reading!

    About You

    As a Business Analyst II, you will partner with IT project teams and business users to collect, clarify, and document business requirements using appropriate tools and models, from which applications and solutions are developed, implemented and supported. 

    A Typical Day 

    • Partners with business and technologists to elicit, analyze, translate and document business requirements into functional requirements.
    • Builds and maintains a holistic view of all processes to understand dependencies, redundant processes, cross functional impacts with regards to the use of software, processes, workflow and reporting.
    • If you’re still reading, we’d love to meet you!

    How You’ll Make an Impact

    • Coordinates with the Enterprise Architecture team to determine if solutions to business requirements currently exist within the organization, and if not, whether new solutions are feasible.
    • Leads and facilitates requirements sessions with user community.
    • Develops use cases to explain/demonstrate business requirements/specifications to IT team and
    • contributes business partners’ perspective during design reviews.
    • Creates documentation of business areas’ system requirements.
    • Assists with user testing and training for new technology.
    • Mentors and works with junior business analysts as required.

    Skills For Success

    • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, computer technology, business, or related field.
    • 4-7 years of experience as a Business Analyst, preferably in consulting services, meeting management and/or board services.
    • Business analysis experience in support of commercial off the shelf, custom software solutions and SaaS implementation.
    • Working enterprise knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and or Human Resources information Systems (HRIS) preferred.
    • Certified Business Analyst Professional (CBAP) certification preferred.
    • Experience in identifying, translating and documenting requirements for custom and commercial off the shelf (COTS) software, technology configurations & implementations.
    • Proven experience with process mapping and documentation, including change-control and identifying opportunities for process improvement.
    • Excellent understanding of business complexity and project interdependencies.
    • Intellectual curiosity and ability to question business units.
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to troubleshoot problems that may arise in work products/applications.
    • Strong understanding of basic system engineering, object-oriented design, information risk, security guidelines and architecture standards.
    • Experience with software or Software as a Service (SaaS) implementations of enterprise-level.
    • Ability to serve as the translator between business area users and technical staff.
    • Ability to work effectively on large, cross-functional teams.
    • Logical thinker with ability to process and synthesize complex and detailed business information and processes.
    • Ability to work independently, lead and facilitate group work sessions.
    • Passionate/enthusiastic about problem solving and leveraging a variety of tools (including technology) to improve processes and service delivery.
    • Must have a passion for championing excellence in customer experience.
    • In depth understanding of various software development methodologies (e.g. Agile, Waterfall).
    • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office, Visio, Project Server, Team Services, SharePoint. TASB is a Microsoft organization and majority of our custom code is .net.

    The TASB Difference

    • Enjoy competitive pay and rich benefit offerings.
    • Be part of a collaborative environment where every contribution impacts Texas public schoolchildren. 
    • Thrive in a culture that promotes bringing your whole self to work every day and emphasizes healthy boundaries and work-life balance.  
    • Learn and grow individually and together through frequent professional development; diversity, equity, and inclusion panels; wellness seminars; and more. 
    • Work alongside transparent leaders with an open and consistent feedback approach.
    • Celebrate as a team with meaningful (and fun) events and tokens of appreciation throughout the year. 

    Posting Notices

    • The health and safety of our employees and members, is our top priority. We have implemented safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our facilities including incentivizing vaccines, requiring masks in all common areas in the building, and optional risk-based testing strategies. 
    • TASB is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate on the basis of an individual's race, color, disability, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, marital status, veteran status, or any other personal characteristic protected by law.  
    • This position does not qualify for visa sponsorship.
    • Any job offer is contingent upon receipt of results of a satisfactory background check. 

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