The Business Analyst/Project Manager is responsible for determining and documenting business requirements and process, managing projects, and developing appropriate test plans – from concept and design through delivery. The Business Analyst/Project Manager reports to the Assistant Vice President of Technology.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Lead and document project management activities including software requirements, design, business processes, and project plans in collaboration with project stakeholders and technology partners.
Manage and direct assigned project resources to ensure timely delivery of assigned tasks and assist in making decisions regarding the project direction.
Communicate timely and accurate status reports to management and supporting technology partners.
Manage system acceptance testing of new and/or modified systems to ensure work products and deliverables meet or exceed expectations.
Accountable for software quality assurance by establishing testing standards, including development of test plan and test case templates and standard procedures for testing; train users on appropriate user acceptance testing methods.
Develop in depth knowledge of Pension Fund systems and architecture so as to become a Subject Matter Expert (SME); plan and conduct periodic audits of existing systems to determine if available systems are being used effectively and functional business processes are flowing smoothly and consistently.
Timely resolution of issues that may impede progress or negatively impact desired outcomes.
Participate in the development and management of service level agreements.
Ensure all project related activities are delivered including development and implementation of policies, procedures, training of end-users, and operational readiness.
Research and document data issues including recreating the issue in a test environment, propose solutions to correct data issues, and prevent reoccurrences.
Bachelor’s Degree in related field of study.
5 years of directly related technology experience in a client-centric environment, preferably in a project management and/or business analyst role.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience managing projects, providing business analysis, testing, and implementing technology systems.
Prefer experience working with third party vendor relationships.
Knowledge of Salesforce, Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains), and integrated of best of breed application environments a plus.
Superior verbal and written communication skills with the proven ability to convey complex technical concepts to a wide range of audiences.
The Pension Fund of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) seeks an entrepreneurial and mission-minded Business Analyst/Project Manager to direct the management of various medium to large projects at strategic and tactical levels for the Pension Fund. Pension Fund members are pastors, missionaries, and lay employees of congregations, institutions of higher education, benevolent care facilitie...s and other ministry related partners of the Stone-Campbell movement. The movement includes, but is not limited to, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Christian Churches and Church of Christ, Church of Christ/Disciples of Christ International, and Church of Christ (acapella), as well as Puerto Rico and Canada.
Pension Fund currently serves over 12,800 members and has assets in excess of $2.9 billion. Our products include a defined benefit pension with death and disability benefits; a 403(b) tax deferred account (TD); Roth IRA; Traditional IRA; and, a Benefit Accumulation Account (BA), which functions much like a money market account. We are one of over a hundred IRS approved non-bank trustees in the U.S.
Our mission is For the Support of Ministry and our Vision is Stone-Campbell pastors and lay employees will enjoy a Strong…Smart…and Secure retirement. Our work is guided by our Core Values of Integrity, Security and Compassion.
In service to our members, Pension Fund partners with employers to offer financially secure retirement savings options and education for pastors and lay employees of the Stone-Campbell movement including financial support of surviving family members and provisions for those who become disabled; Invests and manages prudently the resources of our members - maximizing returns, minimizing costs and assuming the burden of market risk; Engages members with compassionate care and personalized attention; Stewards the assets and programs of Ministerial Relief and Assistance; and Utilizes current and compliant processes.