Business Process Analyst

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
03 – K – Exempt
Work Unit:
Executive Vice President And Provost
Budget Office
Full/Part Time:


Penn State’s University Budget Office is searching for a Business Process Analyst (BPA) to ensure that initiatives/projects related to Penn State’s strategic budget transformation project are properly supported through requirements gathering, risk assessments, process mapping, gap analysis, and root cause analysis. Under the leadership of the University Budget Officer, a strategic budget task force made a series of recommendations on the university’s budget approach for this very large, multi-campus, research-intensive institution to coincide with implementation of a new financial system (SIMBA) in July 2020. The BPA will work with many project stakeholders including executive level, business end-users, programmer/analysts, subject matter experts to identify, define, design, develop, modify and support solutions for new or existing processes. The BPA will be responsible for leading/supporting process improvement initiatives; documenting definitions and attributes of processes using visual diagrams, process models, process maps, or other tools as appropriate; designing new or improved business processes based on analysis; ensuring improved quality, value, and efficiency; analyzing existing processes in comparison with improved or proposed processes to identify gaps and/or necessary changes; and understand continuous improvement and manage subsequent changes to improved business processes. The BPA will report to the project manager and will be part of a project team consisting of administrative support, communications, and an organizational change manager, who will work alongside the PM to help manage the change process and ensure Penn State change management best practices are implemented. The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The successful candidate will have extensive analytical skills, including data/metrics, trends, decision making, organizational strategy, and research. The BPA must have the ability to interpret and communicate process improvement activities; the ability to solve problems creatively and effectively handle multiple projects or initiatives; and the ability to develop effective business relationships and build consensus. Excellent communication and customer service skills including persuading, influencing, negotiating, and resolving disputes with a wide variety of stakeholders internal and external to the University are a must.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088