Senior Business Analyst

Job Description

Senior Business Analyst
The Research Foundation for SUNY

About The Research Foundation for SUNY:
The Research Foundation for The State University of New York (RF) is the largest comprehensive university-connected research foundation in the country.

Our mission is to provide talent, services, and technology that empower SUNY to research, innovate, and transfer discoveries that transform the world's knowledge economy.

Our vision is to make SUNY the best place for faculty, students and staff to research, innovate, and solve the world's most pressing problems.

The RF serves SUNY by providing essential administrative services that enable SUNY faculty to focus their efforts on the education of students and the performance of life-changing research across a wide range of disciplines including medicine, engineering, physical sciences, energy, computer science, and social sciences.We work with the academic and business leadership of SUNY campuses to support research and discovery through the administration of sponsored projects and technology transfer and management of intellectual property for public benefit and economic growth.

The RF is committed to diversity, inclusion and a working environment that enhances productivity, creates personal and professional opportunities, unleashes everyone's full potential and fuels innovation. We hold the organization and each other to the highest standards of integrity, accountability and ethical behavior.

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As a learning organization, the RF encourages all employees to continue to grow and develop professionally. At the RF Central Office, employees are offered many opportunities for learning and development, including Professional Development Planning, a 12-month Mentoring Program, Tuition Reimbursement, Job Rotation, DiSC Profile Behavioral Assessment, Employee Engagement Teams, Job Skills Training, and an Employee Wellbeing Team.

Job Description:
Reporting to the Business Systems Manager - Financials this individual is primarily responsible for leading the business alignment of technology solutions with operational business needs for the Pre-Award and Compliance System (SUNY PACS) application, as well as, assist with Oracle Grants Management module


  • Responsible for configuration and maintenance to meet business requirements of the Pre-Award and Compliance System (PACS) application.
  • Discover and document business requirements, processes, data elements, business rules, and system requirements pertinent to the project that the incumbent is assigned to.
  • Facilitate ongoing functional development; represent user needs for modifications to the functional design of the system. Keep apprised of new and revised business requirements to ensure system accommodates business needs. Document functional and technical requests and work with technical team and contracted vendors to ensure implementation of the requests in a timely manner.
  • Maintain and provide ownership of important project assets and documents such as requirement traceability matrix, function traceability matrix, business rules, decision-making documents, process flows etc.
  • Assist with coordination and business analysis for the cross-campus and cross-function work groups to fulfill important project timeline and deliverables. Identify and communicate cross-functional issues to appropriate manager.
  • Responsible for functional implementation of migrations, upgrades and patches; conduct gap analysis; coordinate testing; assist in set-up and configuration.
  • Work closely with customer base including PACS Oversight Governance Group (POGG), campus users and Sponsored Program Services staff to proactively understand issues, specific requirements and determine appropriate solutions.
  • Assist with support of the Oracle Grants Management application.
  • Design, prepare and compile complex documents and materials.
  • Perform other project duties and carry out additional specialized tasks and assignments required.

  • Functional knowledge of sponsored programs, or pre-award activities
  • Experience should include at least 3 years of experience in working with an enterprise class business system and documentation.
  • Experience with training adult learners
  • Excellent computer skills, proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Visio, and PowerPoint software packages.
  • Strong oral and written communication and strong organizational skills.
  • Someone that is pro-active and acts as an advocate for the use of the business systems.
  • High degree of accuracy, coordination and accuracy
  • Ability to listen and learn, self-study, and willingness to acquire new skills
  • Driven to provide superior customer satisfaction.

    A Bachelor's degree and/or 3-5 years' experience with data analysis, business analysis, and project assistance, including some in higher education, research, or related organizations. Preferred experience also includes Pre-Award and compliance business system such as Huron Click.

    Additional Information:
    As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer, The Research Foundation for SUNY will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, physical and mental disability, criminal record, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, status with respect to receiving public assistance, domestic violence victim status, a disabled, special, recently separated, active duty wartime, campaign badge, Armed Forces service medal veteran, or any other characteristics protected under applicable law.

    The Company will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.

    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

    The Research Foundation for the State University of New York is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York. Employees of the Research Foundation for the State University of New York are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system, and do not receive state fringe benefits. The Research Foundation for the State University of New York operates under a contract with The State University of New York and receives no directly appropriated state funding.

    Application Instructions:
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    Applicants interested in applying MUST submit the following documents:

    1. Resume/Cv
    2. Cover Letter

    After submitting your resume/CV, the subsequent pages enable you to upload additional documents including a cover letter.

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