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Consulting Analyst, Workday - Higher Education (May 2020 Start Date) - Chicago, IL #7349114

Company: Huron Consulting Group

Date: 02/21/2020

City: Chicago, IL

The Opportunity:

Huron is a global consultancy that helps our clients drive growth, enhance performance and sustain leadership in the markets they serve. We partner with them to develop strategies and implement solutions that enable the transformative change our clients need to own their future.

We partner with higher education organizations to develop strategies and implement solutions that enable the transformative change our clients need to own their future. Together, we empower clients to drive innovation, create sustainable funding streams and deliver better student outcomes.

Today, leaders of higher education institutions and academic medical centers are spending too much time reacting to market forces, rather than focusing on the essential priorities that help students, faculty and staff thrive. The most productive path forward requires an intentional approach and innovative thinking, whereby stakeholders across the entire institution rally around a shared vision and embrace the hard work of effecting change.

You’ll help our clients create their future business and technology strategy, attract, retain and graduate students, decrease operating expenses and increase revenue, optimize research operations and improve employee satisfaction, financial management, operational and organizational effectiveness, research administration, and regulatory compliance.

Whether you are finishing your undergraduate or postgraduate degree, or have some work experience, we empower you to own your career and achieve your goals. Through mentorship, career development, and a focus on corporate social responsibility, we help you grow and become a leader for tomorrow.

Position Summary:

Our Analysts join us from a wide range of backgrounds and make an immediate impact working as part of a team committed to developing creative insights, implementing processes, and driving tangible results. We provide access to the training and coaching you need while you work independently or in group settings to get hands-on experience in building effective relationships and creating solutions for our clients. As an Analyst, you’ll work across a wide range of clients and projects which vary in length and size. In addition to client work, you’ll also get a chance to participate in various culture building initiatives and programs beginning day one.

As a Higher Education Analyst, you will enter a Higher Education institution ready to foster an environment of transformative change. Huron specializes in collaborating to propose unique technological solutions utilizing Workday or Oracle for a wide range of clients in the Higher Education industry. Through discovery and requirements gathering sessions, you will ensure that the client’s needs are met from a business process, reporting, conversion and integration standpoint. You will also play an integral role in ensuring that our client’s adoption of this innovative technology is successful through knowledge transfer sessions and effective documentation of new business processes.

Responsibilities may include:

• Assisting in implementing technology solutions for student-centered systems including performing technology assessments, business process mapping, data conversions, user testing, and client support

• Analyzing and documenting the client’s current business processes and provide recommendations for optimization and process improvement

• Performing fit-gap analysis between the client’s legacy system(s) and the capabilities of the new system being implemented

• Connecting with internal team members throughout the project engagement, including presenting key takeaways, communicating project updates, and organizing overall project logistics

• Working with the project management team to track implementation risks/issues, documenting project milestones, and communicating project updates

• Dedicating time to researching and understanding the technology you will aid in implementing for a Higher Education institution


• Strong performance in your degree of choice (business and engineering preferred) with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

• Strong problem solving and analytical skills

• Strong written and verbal communication

• Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment

• Highly proficient in Excel, PowerPoint and other Microsoft Office products

• Willingness to travel up to 100%

• U.S. work authorization is required

About Huron:

At Huron, we’re redefining what a consulting organization can be. We go beyond advice to deliver results that last. We inherit our client’s challenges as if they were our own. We help them transform for the future. We advocate. We make a difference. And we intelligently, passionately, relentlessly do great work…together.

Are you the kind of person who stands ready to jump in, roll up your sleeves and transform ideas into action? Then come discover Huron.

Whether you have years of experience or come right out of college, we invite you to explore our many opportunities. Find out how you can use your talents and develop your skills to make an impact immediately. Learn about how our culture and values provide you with the kind of environment that invites new ideas and innovation. Come see how we collaborate with each other in a culture of learning, coaching, diversity and inclusion. And hear about our unwavering commitment to make a difference in partnership with our clients, shareholders, communities and colleagues.

Huron Consulting Group offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, and vision coverage to employees and dependents; a 401(k) plan with a generous employer match; an employee stock purchase plan; a generous Paid Time Off policy; and paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Our Wellness Program supports employee total well-being by providing free annual health screenings and coaching, bank at work, and on-site workshops, as well as ongoing programs recognizing major events in the lives of our employees throughout the year. All benefits and programs are subject to applicable eligibility requirements.

Huron is fully committed to providing equal employment opportunity to job applicants and employees in recruitment, hiring, employment, compensation, benefits, promotions, transfers, training, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Huron will not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, religion, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, creed, citizenship or any other status protected by laws or regulations in the locations where we do business. We endeavor to maintain a drug-free workplace. Huron will consider qualified applications with criminal history in accordance with applicable laws.



Category: Higher Education Consulting

Opportunity Type: Experienced

Country: United States

Requisition ID: 6620

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