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Business System Analyst

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First Book
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Washington, DC
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Published 14 days ago

First Book is temporarily working remote due to Covid-19 & has a mandatory vaccination policy (medical and religious exemptions permitted)

About First Book:

First Book (https://firstbook.org) believes that education offers children the best possible path out of poverty. Since 1992, First Book has distributed more than 200 million books and educational materials to children from low-income families. Reaching 5 million children from birth to age 18 annually, First Book has built the country’s largest and fastest growing network of educators serving kids in need. Today First Book reaches over 500,000 educators nationwide with an additional 1,000 joining every week. In addition to our work in the United States, First Book also distributed books to children in more than 30 countries last year. 

A recognized leader in social enterprise, First Book harnesses the power of the private sector to advance social change. First Book has also been highlighted for its innovation and impact by the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, the World Economic Forum and in case studies at Columbia Business School, Wharton Business School, the Yale School of Management, and the London School of Economics. Finally, Charity Navigator recently awarded First Book its highest rating, including a perfect score for Accountability & Transparency.


About the position: First Book is applying technology and business approaches to the challenge of providing all children in the US and Canada with access to books. First Book currently serves more than 390,000 Title I schools, afterschool initiatives, clinics, shelters, and a wide variety of other programs serving children in need. Though powerful, First Book is only reaching a small fraction of the approximately 2 million programs and Title I classrooms eligible for our help. We have exciting opportunities to use technology to serve more and more of these programs and are looking for a Business Systems Analyst to join our team.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

•   Working with First Book cross-functional teams; gather and document requirements, conduct process walk through meetings, perform gap analysis, and create final product requirements for assigned projects

•   Create technical use case documents to describe and articulate business requirements

•   Perform independent evaluation of the requirements to determine new build/modification decisions

•   Document, establish, and validate QA procedures and standards

•   Perform independent validation and verification of applications built using open source technologies, custom applications, or new module specifications

•   Work through unit testing to be sure additive technologies align with business requirements


Business Skill Set

•   Solid understanding of business analysis processes

•   Ability to comprehend data flow diagrams, use cases, and wireframes

•   Comprehensive skills in creating good architecture diagrams and flow diagrams

•   Exposure to Magento ecommerce product suite desirable

•   Exposure to Sales Force desirable

•   Willingness to work in a structured team environment

•   Excellent communicator and facilitator with proven writing skills

•   Conducting and supporting User Acceptance Testing

•   Supporting an Agile Development and Release process


Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education and/or Experience: 

•   Information Technology

•   Working experience with complex business processes

•   Cross-functional team support

•   Building highly interactive, highly trafficked, database driven web applications

First Book is temporarily working remote due to Covid-19 & has a mandatory vaccination policy (medical and religious exemptions permitted)

About First Book:

First Book (https://firstbook.org) believes that education offers children the…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Education
    High School Diploma Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Benefits

Full-time employees receive the following benefits:

  • Medical insurance
  • Hybrid work environment - ability to work from home and the office
  • Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment coverage
  • Vacation leave
  • Sick leave
  • Eleven Annual Holidays
  • 401K and employer matching pension contribution
  • Transportation benefits

Full-time employees receive the following benefits:

  • Medical insurance
  • Hybrid work environment - ability to work from home and the office
  • Life and Accidental Death and…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
1319 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004, United States

How to Apply

Candidates are invited to submit a resume, and a cover letter that details your interest in the position to http://firstbook.force.com/careers. If you need assistance applying please contact us: 202-499-5935 / ajones@firstbook.org .

Candidates are invited to submit a resume, and a cover letter that details your interest in the position to http://firstbook.force.com/careers. If you need assistance applying please…

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