Huron helps its clients drive growth, enhance performance and sustain leadership in the markets they serve. 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.
Join our team as the expert you are now and create your future.
To succeed in a competitive environment, colleges and universities must improve the student experience. Huron supports institutions with coordinated, scalable, strategic, student-centric approaches. We partner with clients to bring their student vision to life, using modern technologies that support effective recruitment and financial aid strategies, enrolled student experience tracking, referral integration and support interventions, and university advancement strategies. Improving the student experience requires a holistic approach, including the effective implementation and adoption of a unified cloud-based technology system. Huron’s comprehensive planning, implementation and post-production support services help institutions create a more seamless, personalized student experience.
Associates in the Student Lifecycle Solutions practice assist clients with the planning and implementation of Workday Student software. In this role, Associates will work under a project manager in conjunction with other Huron and client team members throughout the entire Workday implementation lifecycle, including planning, configuration, design, build, conversion, training, go-live and post-production support.
• Demonstrates proficiency in the following:
System design and configuration
Identification of business process modifications
Design document creation
Test script identification/execution
End-user training development and execution
Change management design and execution
• Prepares and delivers presentations to clients
• Develops work plans
• Completes complex system-related analyses
• Writes basic reports with minimal supervision
• Provides support in the presentation of recommendations and deliverables
• Suggests approaches and solutions for solving problems that arise within the engagement
• Contributes to firm strategy through participation in numerous internal work groups and committees
• Bachelor’s degree or commensurate work experience
• Minimum 2 years of relevant experience in consulting, finance, higher education, and/or accounting
• Previous Student Information Systems implementation experience with Workday, Banner, Peoplesoft Campus Solutions, Oracle
• Functional expertise in student financials systems, regulations and processes; understanding of higher ed student financials requirements across various types of institutions
Preferred Skills & Experience:
• Current Workday Student certification
• Demonstrated knowledge in academic structure, organizational assessment, and strategic planning.
• Exceptional advanced Excel skills (including modeling and macros)
• An MBA or other relevant advanced degree
• Expertise in the HR and/or Financials function, processes and best practices
• Experience as a functional application specialist
• Excellent communication skills – oral and written – and the interpersonal skills needed quickly to establish relationships of trust and collaboration
• The ability to establish credibility in the eyes of senior-level university executives on the basis of expertise, maturity, and professionalism
• The ability to train and participate in the professional development of Huron staff in both project-management and technical dimensions
• Excellent time-management and prioritization skills
• The ability to manage multiple projects of differing scale and duration
• Strong analytical skills used to translate information from meetings into documentation that can be shared with meeting participants and project teams
• A desire and willingness to learn new tools, techniques, concepts, and methodologies
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.
Job ID: JR-0000890
Category: Higher Education Consulting
Opportunity Type: Experienced
Country: United States
Requisition ID: 9539