HRIS Analyst

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Position type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Human Resources

Bring your expertise and passion for technology and data analytics to Bucknell University’s Human Resources team! The HR team has a weekly “huddle”, where we share information, troubleshoot issues, and celebrate achievements, so there are lots of opportunities to connect and collaborate with other team members. Bucknell provides a work environment that is fun and relaxed, but serious; challenging, while enriching and rewarding. Come join a place where your work influences today’s scholars and tomorrow’s leaders.

Job Duties:
The Human Resources Information Services (HRIS) Analyst is responsible for delivering new systems and enhancements to support general human resources information services, benefits, compensation, recruiting, and performance management initiatives. 

The HRIS Analyst will continuously leverage their business expertise and passion for technology and will work with business and technical teams to close gaps between solutions, design, and user needs. This role is an advocate for end user experience within HR technology solutions and reports to the Executive Director, Compensation and HRIS. This position regularly works with information that requires a high level of discretion, confidentiality, and strong attention to detail.

Specific responsibilities include - 
• Providing day-to-day system monitoring and user support utilizing a variety of tools; processing, compiling, and manipulating data for a variety of HR related systems; assisting in the research, escalation, and resolution of HRIS-related operational issues; and providing administrative support to key HR initiatives.
• Supporting the data and information needs of the HR team and other campus constituents which will include partnering and consulting with campus users to identify HR functional requirements; coordinating testing, communications, and all other facets of implementing new or enhanced functionality.
• Writing, maintaining, and supporting a variety of reports or queries utilizing appropriate reporting tools; assisting in the development of standard reports for ongoing customer needs; running queries and analyzing data.
• Managing complex reporting in multiple reporting tools.
• Operating as a point of contact for campus data reporting requests, triage, field requests, and/or meeting with colleagues to review and understand data/report requests in order to optimize the end result.
• Managing recurring HRIS processes.
• Ensuring accurate and timely processing of employee data.
• Conducting ongoing data quality checks and integrity of the HR systems through queries, reporting, and data analysis, helping to drive accountability in functional areas.
• Analyzing and troubleshooting issues related to employee personnel actions such as onboarding, new hires, position editing, department transfers, and terminations.
• Identifing opportunities for improved efficiencies and system enhancements for HR business processes for current and new HR solutions.
• Providing customer support related to employee self-service and end-user functions; researching, escalating, and resolving issues as appropriate.
• Assessing informational needs and developing HR reports using Workday report-writing and other data analysis tools; designing reports focused on utility, accuracy, visual presentation, and ease of interpretation for the end user.
• Partnering with HR staff to evaluate, design, configure, and test functional modifications and enhancements to Workday and other HR systems; supporting the development and planning of new HR systems.
• Working with the Assistant Director, Human Resources Information Services, to implement and support changes to improve processes for data management and operational improvements.
• Providing processing support to the HR staff to assist with projects and initiatives.
• Maintaining and protecting highly sensitive and confidential information.
• Actively contributing to Bucknell’s efforts to foster a diverse and inclusive campus community.
• Supporting and promoting the University’s sustainability efforts to protect, maintain, and increase the long-term viability and resilience of the University’s environmental, social, and economic support systems.
• Participating in campus-wide or department-specific strategic projects, committees, and working groups as needed.
• Performing other duties as required or appropriate.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree plus three (3) years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience (in lieu of education, must have at least 7 years of related experience)
• Advanced skills using HRIS systems for processing, reporting, and analysis
• Proficiency in statistical analysis, quantitative research, and story-telling with data
• Excellent attention to detail and the ability to work with confidential data with accuracy
• Intermediate to advanced skills in using Excel for data management, analysis, and visualization; technical proficiency in relevant applications such as MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); experience with Human Resources related software to effectively gather, interpret, organize, and present data and information
• Ability to learn new data analysis software quickly and independently
• Strong critical thinking, reasoning, and problem-solving skills
• Demonstrated ability to respect highly sensitive and confidential information
• Strong written and oral presentation and communication skills
• Ability to collaborate, influence, and establish trust with campus partners (previous experience building relationships and working with sensitive and confidential information)
• Strong organizational skills; evidence of self-motivation; demonstrated ability to plan, schedule, and work both independently and in teams within a service-oriented organization
• Demonstrated success managing multiple projects and competing priorities while balancing the need for quality with meeting deadlines

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience with Workday

Work Type: 
This is a full-time, 12-month, exempt, benefits eligible position.


About Bucknell

Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is an undergraduate-focused institution that stands uniquely at the intersection of top-ranked liberal arts, engineering and management programs. Our students choose from more than 60 majors and 70 minors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and natural and social sciences, as well as extensive global study, service-learning and research opportunities. Bucknell’s 3,700 undergraduate and 30 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors on scholarly and artistic projects.

Bucknell’s beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of its undergraduate students. Student life is vibrant with about 200 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletics teams, a robust arts culture, and a commitment among many of the students to community and global service work.

Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

The Community

Lewisburg (pop. 5,700) is located in central Pennsylvania and features beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), a variety of restaurants, shops and boutiques, and the Barnes & Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore. It is the seat of Union County, which has about 44,000 residents.

The city of Williamsport is about a 30-minute drive from campus, and Penn State University’s main campus is about an hour away, as is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s state capital. Bucknell is within a three-hour drive of New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

The cost of living is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. Bucknell’s surroundings yield fresh produce, cultural activities and events, and outstanding opportunities for outdoor activity on the Susquehanna River and in the nearby state parks and forests. The Lewisburg Area School District receives excellent reviews for its schools at all grade levels. Lewisburg Area High School consistently ranks among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania for SAT scores and statewide exams.

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Bucknell University is committed to the health and well-being of our community. As such, we have implemented many strategies to keep our community healthy. Students are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19, and faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to vaccinate and provide documentation of vaccination to Human Resources. Employees who do not provide evidence of vaccination are required to participate in the University’s COVID-19 sequential testing program. All members of the Bucknell community and campus visitors are required to wear masks inside public and academic buildings, regardless of social distancing or vaccination status. Click here for more information.

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