Business Analyst  (Full Time)
Location: Eugene, OR

Business Analyst


Department:      People Services                                                                  

Supervisor:         Director of Operations

Status:                 Full-Time, Exempt (40+ Hours/Week)


The Business Analyst (BA) evaluates the business model and its integration with technology by analyzing and documenting business processes and systems, identifying and offering improvements and insights.  The BA identifies key information gaps and gathers required elements of a project. It is a multi-faceted position, conducting research and analysis, project management, working collaboratively with teammates and stakeholders. This position requires analytical and creative thinking, knowledge of business/industry, resiliency to work and make decisions under pressure and a desire to continue to learn and improve.

                       BEHAVIORAL EXPECTATIONS:

·        Follows the principles of the Foundation’s core values:

o   Trust

o   Respect

o   Integrity

o   Commitment

·        Motivated to contribute to the success of the Foundation

·        Communicates effectively

·        Adaptable

·        Curious

·        Teaches through example and service

·        Practices professional curiosity and desire to learn

·        Maintains confidentiality

·        Works safely  


·        Collaborates with business staff to thoroughly understand the needs to be supported by the information systems and technology

·        Determines how changes to a project, system and/or process will affect the business and systems

·        Provides recommendations regarding the evolution of the system

·        Responds to inquiries and provides advice regarding current and potential system inputs, processes, and outputs

·        Negotiates plans and timeframes, ensuring understanding of the anticipated result

·        Develops and communicates detailed specifications for implementation

·        Produces reports, timelines, and graphics to communicate expectations and progress to stakeholders

·        Maintains and ensures proper documentation and coordinates or performs testing of system modifications

·        Collaborates with the Project Manager to ensure the expectations of the project have been met

·        Researches and analyzes the nature, effect, and results of system difficulties

·        Acts as liaison with Foundation department heads to support relevant systems

·        Maintains current understanding of industry standards, trends, and best practices through industry and other professional networks

·        Create business analysis, outlining issues, opportunities and solutions

·        Develop training curriculum and conduct training courses to Foundation staff and other stakeholders and customers

·        Engage in relevant continuing education


·        Project management

·        Present ideas and findings to teammates and stakeholders



·        Typically requires a bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience

·        5-7 years of relevant work experience, including solution architecting, systems analysis and business operations

·        Direct experience and business knowledge of finance

·        Experience and business knowledge of fundraising preferred

·        Excellent verbal and written communication skills

·        Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or related software program

·        Extremely organized with great attention to detail

·        Excellent management skills with the ability to lead, facilitate, motivate, and organize

·        Ability to adapt to change

·        Excellent customer service skills

·        Ability to learn quickly and to creatively solve new problems

·        Ability to negotiate and settle differences quickly and peacefully

·        Ability to act as a team player


·        This job is conducted in an office work environment, sitting most of the time

·        Approximately 90% of this position’s duties require use of a computer

·        Must be able to exert up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally

·        Some travel may be required

Compensation: $80,000 Annual Salary

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