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System Computing Services – South
System Computing Services – North

Thank you for your interest in employment with Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE), System Administration and System Computing Services. We want your application process to go smoothly and quickly. We ask that you keep in mind the following when completing your application:

  • Draft applications are saved automatically and can be accessed through your candidate home account.

  • Final applications must be submitted prior to the close of the recruitment. Once a recruitment has closed, applications will no longer be accepted.

If you need assistance or have questions regarding the application process, please contact our Human Resources department at (775) 784-4901.

Job Description

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) invites applications and nominations for the position of Senior Business Analyst, Financial.  This is a renewable, full-time, non-tenured, administrative position and reports to the Assistant Director of Workday. The position may be located in Reno or Las Vegas.

The NSHE is comprised of eight institutions: three universities, four community colleges, and a research institute.  The public system of higher education in Nevada continues to experience rapid growth, with significant challenges and opportunities in serving over 105,000 students and 15,000 employees.

The incumbent reports to the Assistant Director of Workday and assists NSHE stakeholders in identifying and documenting their business processes and suggests refinements and improvements to those processes.  The Senior Business Analyst also provides user support in complex problem analysis and resolution; designs and develops reports and data extracts that support business processes; develops technical specifications that support application customizations and assists in quality assurance testing.  The position serves as a bridge between the campus functional, internal and external project team members, and the SCS technical areas, and so he/she should have an excellent higher education functional knowledge as well as a technical background.

STARTING SALARY: Grade C (starting salary: $80,000.00 – $100,000.00 to commensurate with education, experience, and training). Benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, life, and retirement. 


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems or a related field from an accredited institution is required with four (4) years directly applicable experience ** or Master’s Degree with 2 years directly applicable experience.  Alternatively, 8 or more years directly related experience.

** Four (4) years directly applicable experience; 2 years functional experience in the areas of Finance, HCM, or Payroll/Time Tracking or 2 years Workday Business Analyst experience.  Additional 2 years Workday business analyst experience in the areas of Finance, HCM, or Payroll/Time Tracking.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Workday Pro Certification(s)

  • Higher Education Experience

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Successful candidates should possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities.  Applicants should address the following items in their letter of application when applying for this position.

  • Knowledge of key business functions in higher education in the Workday Business Process and overall system. 

  • Knowledge of information systems in higher education to support the functions above.  

  • Knowledge of business process analysis, business process redesign, and process improvement methods, tools, and techniques. 

  • Ability to translate business process redesign and automation into administrative efficiencies. 

  • Ability and experience in aligning data, policies, workflows, and information systems. 

  • Ability to learn new technologies and the flexibility to adapt them to NSHE IT processes. 

  • Ability and experience in addressing technological, organizational and services challenges. 

  • Ability to work with diverse individuals in a respectful, tactful, and productive manner. 

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, specifically with respect to consensus building, presentation of ideas and plans, listening and translating specifications/requirements, and project participation.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a commitment to teamwork. 

RESPONSIBILITIES: The duties of this position will include, but not be limited to:

  • The Senior Business Analyst is responsible for understanding the client’s business processes and the capabilities of the business applications used by NSHE institutions.  By understanding the impact of the client's processes on application capabilities, the incumbent can help the client solve their business problems in the most efficient and effective manner.

  • As both the functional expert and the developer of technical specifications, the Senior Business Analyst is an integral component in the creation of the technical solutions for identified client business needs.

  • The Senior Business Analyst assists the client in developing effective testing scripts and ensures that applications are well tested.

  • As a key player in IT projects, the Senior Business Analyst, led by a senior IT team member, will participate on and provide input to IT projects.

  • The Senior Business Analyst is the liaison between the campus functional user and the SCS technical staff. They turn business requirements into technical specifications so that other IT staff members can use these technical specifications to modify existing or develop new application functions.

  • Limited travel with overnight stays may be required in support of activities related to the position.

  • As a key holder of both business process and application knowledge, it falls to the Senior Business Analyst to effectively communicate user needs to the IT community, to align stakeholder expectations with resource availability and application capabilities, and to keep all involved parties informed and coordinated on project progression.  The Senior Business Analyst also will be a Project Lead for IAS on many IT projects that have a direct impact on the business applications SCS supports;

  • The Senior Business Analyst assists the client in developing effective testing scripts and ensures that applications are well tested;

  • Communicate with SCS colleagues and with campus customers throughout the processes of designing, developing, and maintaining applications.

TO APPLY: The application process will be handled through the Workday on-line search process.  Application materials must include a current resume, detailed cover letter, and names, addresses and telephone numbers of four professional references willing to be contacted.  Applicants should fully describe qualifications and experience, since the initial review will serve to evaluate applicants based on documented, relevant qualifications and professional work experience.  Applications will be considered incomplete without all requested materials.  References will only be contacted for those who advance to the final phase of the search and with prior consent of the applicant.  The review of materials will begin immediately.  Materials should be addressed to Sherry Olson, Human Resources, and are to be submitted via on-line application at http://system.nevada.edu/Careers/index.htm .  For assistance with NSHE’s on-line applicant portal, contact Sherry Olson at (775) 784-3401 or solson@nshe.nevada.edu.

INTERNAL APPLICANTS:  Current employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education MUST use the “Find Jobs” process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at NSHE institutions.  Once you log into Workday and type “Find Jobs” in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site.  Locate the specific job posting by typing the requisition number (e.g. R0000000) in the search box

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications may be submitted until the position is filled.  The review of materials will begin immediately, however, for full consideration applications should be submitted by October 15, 2023.

For more information about the Nevada System of Higher Education, please visit our website at www.nevada.edu.  The Nevada System of Higher Education hires only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the U.S.  The NSHE is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.



Full-Time Equivalent


Required Attachment(s)

Application materials must include a current resume, detailed cover letter, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of four professional references willing to be contacted. 

Posting Close Date

Note to Applicant

A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.

As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.

All document(s) must be received on or before the closing date of the job announcements.  Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents.