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the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our
world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students,
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programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to
degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among
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About the Opportunity:
Northeastern University is seeking a highly driven, self-motivated
and enthusiastic person to help build and shape the Business
Analyst role in the EDGE division. This role is central to business
success and will partner closely with initiative leads to analyze
the marketspace and ideate on and refine new learning product
solutions that differentiate from competitors and leverage
Northeastern's strengths. The ideal candidate must be excited to
discover and analyze business requirements and operationalize
workflows across a multidisciplinary team to facilitate efficient
high-quality development efforts. This generalist position requires
a high level of cross-functional collaboration, teamwork, and
excellent communication. The ideal candidate should possess strong
analytical skills to critically evaluate the information gathered
from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level
information into details, abstract low-level information into a
more general understanding, and distinguish between ideas and
It is the Business Analyst's priority to de-risk projects and
ensure projects are effectively managed, providing regular status
updates and reports to both internal and external
● Bachelor's degree required, ideally in project management,
business, analytics or related discipline. Master's degree and/or
PMP strongly preferred.
● Strong business acumen and financial management skills.
Experience developing and reporting measures of business
● Strong analytical skills to discern key information, grasp
potential ramifications, eliminate obstacles, anticipate and solve
problems. Possesses an efficiency and scale-oriented mindset.
● Demonstrated leadership, networking and negotiation skills.
Excellent facilitation and interpersonal skills, ability to
interact with clients in a sensitive and diplomatic manner,
maintaining positive relationships and building consensus
● Strong project management, workflow, and process analysis skills.
Experience managing complex projects, defining acceptance criteria,
estimating effort, managing competing priorities across a wide
array of deliverables with concurrent timelines.
● Strong research skills to gather data, draw conclusions and make
● Ability to influence without authority. Ability to “manage up”
with senior leadership.
● Ability to switch between defining high-level strategy and
working on detailed logistics
● Exceptional organizational skills, able to multitask in a
fast-paced environment with changing priorities.
● Knowledge of product management concepts and how products are
positioned and developed.
● Proficient in advanced techniques with various PM/PPM software in
addition to experience working within shared digital work
environments. Versed with agile methodologies.
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking
to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and
staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its
forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect
that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, religion,
color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability
status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable
To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and
support of diversity and inclusion, please see
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