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Cornell University Compliance and Business Analyst in Ithaca, New York

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.
EffectiveJanuary 1, 2022, all new Cornell hires, regardless of role and work location, must be fully vaccinated and present proof ofan FDA- or WHO- authorized or approved COVID-19vaccination or have a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption. Failure to demonstrate compliance with this requirement prior to the first day of work will result in the delay of employment with Cornell and mayresult in the offer of employment being rescinded.Serve as the liaison to define reporting as well as determining the data needs and wants.

Identify and implement new data schemas (tables, fields, relationship) for data warehouse.

Provide guidance and direction to clients to define and clarify data submitted by departments, uses of data tables and plans and correct uses of transactions.

Develop ad hoc queries and metrics and provide analysis of data results using various reporting tools and data sources.

Review, test, and coordinate system upgrades, enhancements and fixes; troubleshoot, analyze and diagnose data and system/reporting problems.

Analyze multiple ways to get obtain answers and provide options, recommend alternative solutions.

Serve as a resource to a variety of applications and analytic projects using a detailed understanding of the underlying data structures and relationships.

Test and review new and modified systems to ensure all systems meet client specifications and needs, section standards and guidelines, and efficiency requirements using systems expertise for role out to users; train, resolve issues, and provide technical support.

Analyze existing applications and systems to determine needed modifications and/or enhancements using knowledge of the assigned systems.

Monitor project schedules to ensure time commitments are met and current status of projects are tracked and reported.

Prepare charts, diagrams, correspondence and technical documents to support clients in understanding the data and work flows, procedures, processes, scope and objectives of the system.
The Cornell University Office of the University Registrar implements and monitors many academic and administrative policies in coordination with academic units, departments, colleges, and schools to facilitate faculty teaching and student learning. The Office of the University Registrar acts as the steward of academic and student information. The Office of the Registrar champions the constant renewal of student information systems, adapts operations to changing academic needs, federal, state, and institution policies, and evaluates administrative processes for services improvements.

The Compliance and Information Services teams are integral to the Office of the University Registrar (OUR) and supports the mission of the office to create, maintain, and protect the academic records of current and former students. The teams support Title IV Financial Aid, NCAA, Ivy League and university compliance efforts. We ensure accurate academic records, information support, data analysis, and reporting for OUR, Office of Enrollment Compliance and Design (OECD), offices across campus, and external organizations. The teams participate in all compliance efforts and systems projects by providing business-specific knowledge and requirements, investigating technology solutions, end-to-end testing, and leading and participating in implementations. The teams frequently collaborate with staff in college registrar offices, Bursar, Financial Aid, Admissions, Graduate School, Enrollment Compliance and Design, Continuing Education and Summer Sessions, and Cornell Information Technology.

To support the Office of the University Registrar enrollment compliance efforts, the Compliance and Business Analyst will support day-to-day operations related to several regulated areas of university administration while serving as a vital team member of the office's Information Support Team.

As the School Certifying Official (SCO) for all Veterans Affairs (VA) Education Benefits, the analyst will work closely with the Assistant Registrar of Compliance and Records to monitor and report student enrollment information to the VA - term dates, credit loads, qualifying costs - in order for benefit payments to be disbursed. As the backup for NCAA and Ivy League student athlete reporting and Title IV enrollment compliance, the analyst will understand regulatory requirements and assist in completing required reporting. Working closely with both the Assistant Registrar of Compliance and the Assistant Registrar of Data Management and Systems, the analyst will navigate systems and tools to provide accurate information to meet annual reporting requirements related to VA and/or NCAA requirements.

This position plays a key role with the University Registrar's Information Support Team to develop and enhance tools, systems, and process in order to build a compliant, efficient, and cohesive student experience. The analyst will develop and document business processes and procedures to mitigate compliance risks. As a vital member of the Division of Enrollment's Compliance team, the analyst will participate in cross-functional compliance work, collaborating with individuals across the Office of the UniversityRegistrar(OUR), the Office of Enrollment Compliance and Design (OECD), and the Office of Financial Aid and Student Employment (FASE) while developing requirements and accounting for impacts across offices.

The work is detailed and time-sensitive and requires the Analyst to adhere to established guidelines, deadlines, and expectations for accurate and timely service. The Analyst must develop an in-depth understanding of the dependencies between PeopleSoft Student Records, VA-Once, andAthletic Records Management System(ARMS) and NCAA applications as well as a comprehensive understanding of federal, state, and university policies.

Cornell University takes great pride in offering generous benefits to support our faculty, staff and retirees. Cornell receives national recognition, as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, flexibility, and diversity initiatives!
World class, Cornell supported, professional development and educational benefits (i.e., Tuition Free Extramural Student and Employee Degree Program, Tuition Aid for external education, and Cornell's Tuition Assistance Program).
Career Life Balance opportunities such as:Onsite Daycare, Employee Degree Program, Adoption Assistance, Onsite Dining, Employee Wellness.
Competitive compensation, generous time-off, and great benefits.
Comprehensive health care options, access to wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, and generous retirement contributions.
Paid Time-Off -- Our leave provisions include three weeks of vacation and 13 holidays: e.g., an end-of-year winter break, from December 25th through January 1st.

Specific Responsibilities:
Coordinate Veterans Administration communications and certification process. Ensure PeopleSoft setup for each certification year. Coordinate system setup updates with the Assistant Registrar for Compliance and Academic Records and the Assistant Registrar of Information Services.
As aSchool Certifying Official (SCO), the Compliance and Business Analyst will also serve as a liaison between students and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) by reporting student enrollment information - term dates, credit loads, qualifying costs - to the VA in order for benefit payments to be disbursed to the student.
This person will also work directly with students/families and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Review student's registration at the beginning of each term/semester to ensure compliance with VA policy.
Create and review grade reports each term/semester to ensure students are meeting all academic and VA progress requirements.
Assist with the review student's registration in accordance to NCAA and Ivy League rules to ensure compliance and athletic eligibility.
Answer questions regarding current enrollment, benefits, payments and change of status.
Assist Assistant Registrar of Compliance and Academic Records with the Veterans Administration registration of new or changing academic programs.
Track students in institutional programs and notify Assistant Registrar of Compliance of any changes.
Assist Assistant Registrar of Compliance and Academic Records with planning and providing additional institutional programs, events, and activities to support students.
Assist the Student Records Senior Business Analyst with requirement gathering, documentation of project scope, collecting test cases and leading testing efforts for priority compliance work as assigned by the Deputy University Registrar.
Investigate new functionality that could assist in streamlining business process and efficiencies across campus.

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree plus 2 - 4 years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience in achieving and maintaining compliance, especially for especiallyVeterans Administration, NCAA, Ivy League and FederalTitleIVFinancial Aid.
Knowledge and experience of techniques and use student information systems and common reporting tools like Oracle Analytics (OAS) or Tableau to determine solutions to resolve business needs and create and enhance business processes.
Experience collecting requirements, documenting, and testing business processes.
Exceptional analytical, reasoning, organization, and communication skills, and attention to detail.
Experience working in a service environment with time-sensitive deliverables including critical data needs and reports.
Experience in maintaining compliance with policies and/or federal and state laws and regulations.
Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access)
Successful completion of New School Certifying Officials VA training within 30 days of start date.
Demonstrated ability, including strong interpersonal skills, to work in a student support, service-oriented office with individuals and groups from a wide array of backgrounds, identities, life experiences, and communication styles.Must include a strong commitment to delivering excellent customer service.
Ability to concentrate in a busy office environment, pay close attention to detail, and prioritize workload in spite of frequent interruptions, and adapt to quickly learning new technologies, business processes, and procedures.
Ability to juggle many different projects simultaneously, with consistent accuracy, follow-through, and timely completion.
Excellent communication skills to express ideas clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing.
Ability to recognize and protect confidential information and exercise judgment, tact, and diplomacy in handling sensitive information and situations. Understanding of FERPA and other policies related to confidentiality.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience working with VA-Once, ARMS, National Student Clearinghouse
Experience working with student veterans in a University setting.
Proof of authorization to certify to the VA \[copies of VA Form 22-8794 (Designation of School Certifying Officials) and training certificates\].
Experience using PeopleSoft Student Records and Campus Community modules.
Experience with reporting tools such as OAS and Tableau.
Experience working in a Cornell student service office (such as Bursar, Financial Aid, Graduate School, or college registrar office.)

Please include a cover letter with your resume, and attach both in the resume section of the application.
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

University Job Title:Applications Sys Analyst II
Job Family:Information Technology
Pay Rate Type:Salary
Contact Name:Brenda Joly
Number of Openings:1

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EEO Statement: Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.