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Business Systems Analyst
Department:Enterprise Applications
FT/PT Status:Regular Full Time




has an immediate opening for an


Business Systems Analyst


The University of Illinois Foundation  is the official fundraising and private gift-receiving organization of the University of Illinois.  It works closely with alumni and friends, faculty and staff, corporations and foundations, as well as campus development professionals to create fundraising programs and opportunities that benefit the University. 


Full Job Description:

The Foundation has an immediate opening for a Business Systems Analyst who is responsible for performing business-focused IT tasks in support of Advancement systems at the University of Illinois.  The Business Systems Analyst will become versed in the duties of various business units and translate the needs of the business into viable technical solutions using available systems or recommending the creation of additional systems or processes.  The incumbent will develop a strong understanding of systems and software in use and serve as liaison between the business community and software development staff, facilitating requirements and design discussions.  The Business Systems Analyst will provide tier-2 production support by prioritizing, troubleshooting and resolving issues.  The incumbent will be expected to leverage their own unique skillset to perform a variety of hands-on functional tasks such as requirements gathering, business analysis, business process design, data analysis, system configuration, functional testing and escalated product support.      


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with preference for Business Administration, Management Information Systems, Information Technology, Computer Science or related field
  • Minimum of two years of experience in a position within a professional environment
  • Strong facilitation skills with experience leading diverse groups towards resolution
  • Ability to represent/communicate technical requirements and trade-offs in a business environment to facilitate effective decision making
  • Proven capacity to understand complex business and technical concepts
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with an ability to adjust content based on the audience


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two years of experience in a Business Systems Analyst role
  • Hands-on experience creating business process diagrams and documentation
  • Experience with an enterprise CRM software solution such as Blackbaud CRM
  • Proficiency with SQL
  • An understanding of advancement concepts and processes
  • Experience in Higher Education or a complex organization


Competitive benefit package and compensation commensurate with experience.  Comprehensive background check including but not limited to a criminal conviction and credit check will be conducted.

    Application Deadline: August 25, 2019