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* Consulting with and training higher education customers in the use of Ellucian’s applications, specifically the Banner Finance and Travel and Expense Management Systems.


* Following training, serving as subject matter experts, working with leadership and staff in colleges and universities to ensure their applications are configured to best map to institutional processes and academic and business needs.


* Supporting customers to make a smooth transition from their existing systems, applications, and processes to new tools and processes through implementation efforts and, where appropriate ongoing consulting.


* Configuring client systems in alignment with client needs and provide training in the use and upkeep of applications and technologies.


* Working collaboratively with clients to derive maximum value from Ellucian solutions.


* Using a disciplined methodology, refine onsite engagement agendas, interview protocols, conduct large group presentations, and lead working group sessions that involve all key stakeholders and achieve engagement goals. Position Requirements What we need from you:



* Requires a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience. Advanced degree a plus.


* A minimum of 7 years of experience within the higher education sector.


* Must have demonstrated technical aptitude, and the ability to learn new technologies quickly in a real world context.


* Must have the ability to explain technology to diverse customers, and ensure they are able to use applications and functionality effectively to accomplish their work.


* This position requires enthusiasm and energy; willingness to learn and adapt quickly; excellent written and verbal communication skills; and previous experience conducting training sessions.


* The successful candidate must be a disciplined self-starter as well as a positive team player.


* Candidates who are already skilled in the use of the Banner System will be strongly considered.


* Ability to execute with efficiency and quality.


* Exceptional communication skills with a focus on collaboration across different functional units and organizations.


* Disciplined self-starter who is also a positive, team-oriented individual with the ability and desire to learn and keep pace with the issues impacting higher education.


* Demonstrated professionalism, both in appearance and conduct.


* Must have a proven ability to communicate effectively both in writing and verbally with management and peers on issues, risks, opportunities, and general progress towards business goals.


* Conscientious with issues related to security and privacy.


* Knowledge of, and end-user experience with, such technologies as student information systems, course management systems, and web technologies.


* Ability to use appropriate skills in the areas of: project coordination, multi-tasking, prioritization of demands, group discussion, training, facilitation, decision-making, communication, and time management.


* Successful candidates must be skilled communicators comfortable dealing with diverse clients in unique and often novel situations, with a strong focus on value to the customer.


* Willingness to travel by plane and consult on-site 50+%.


* Ability to coordinate and organize travel logistics, time and expense reporting, trip report completion, and other administrative tasks.

Desired Skills/Knowledge/Experience



* Direct experience working in a higher education office would be considered a strong plus.


* Candidates with Banner expertise are highly desirable.


* Demonstrated experience in consulting and/or training and development; system implementation, and requirements gathering is beneficial.


* Multi-lingual candidates are always a positive asset. _Job ID #:_ 21355

*Functional Area:* Professional Services


*Department:* LAC


*Position Type:* Full Time - Exempt


*Education Desired:* Bachelors Degree or equivalent


*Relocation Provided:* No


*Job Level:* N/A - Non US Hire


*Location:* CO-Bogota CO-Bogota

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