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Ellucian Banner Consultant- (Degree Works, CRM Recruit)


Gulfport, MS, US

Req ID:  2270
Level of experience:  Mid-Career
Remote:  No
Travel Required:  0%-25%

Employee Type:  Full - Time 


Together we are powering the future of Higher Education

Here at Ellucian, we are motivated by a mission. Higher education is facing a profound change what with the shifting demographics and cultural perceptions, combined with declining support and rising expectations. This is forcing colleges and universities to do more with less and that is where we come in.

As true believers in the power of education to transform lives, we are dedicated to helping all of our customers thrive—not just survive—by transforming their institutions from the traditional paper-based colleges of yesterday to the agile, connected campuses of today.

Working with cloud solutions built on a world-class infrastructure to powerful analytics that drive successful planning, we lead the industry in building enterprise solutions tailored to institutions around the world.

About the opportunity

The ERP Programmer/Analyst position is highly technical in nature. The position involves working with users in all administrative departments to assess, recommend, build, deliver, train and support solutions to emerging business needs, primarily by supporting the college’s use of Ellucian Banner Degree Works and CRM Recruit systems.This position reports to the Director, Application Services.


Where you will make an impact

  •     Working with users  to to gather information about program needs, objectives, functions, features, and input and output requirements, to enhance their effective and efficient use of Ellucian Banner Degree Works and CRM Recruit systems ensuring compliance and controls, automation and integration and overall customer satisfaction.
  •     Designing or writing program specifications and other documentation based on consultations with supervisor, end users and others.
  •     Converting designs and specifications into PL/SQL, SQL, Java, HTML5 or other common languages
  •     Writing SQL against the Banner and other SQL databases and using it to construct reports using Excel, Argos, Forms Fusion, and other reporting tools
  •     Developing robust test plans and leading in their execution to find and correct errors and to confirming that solutions being delivered meet requirements and specifications.
  •     Writing and maintaining documentation of changes to procedures, computer code, programs, and specifications.
  •     Possessing the ability to write reports, business correspondence, develops process flow and procedure diagrams and manuals. Additionally, possess the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from supervisor, other managers, clients, customer and the general public.
  •     Providing technical assistance by triaging and responding to inquiries and reports related to errors, problems, or general questions with delivered solutions.
  •     Training end users or technical support staff to use and support programs.
  •     Monitoring  performance of programs after implementation including troubleshooting of systems integration to Banner ERP
  •     Communicating overall status of assignments to supervisor and other managers and preparing and submitting all required status reports as required by supervisors, managers, and customers.


What you will bring

  •     Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university; or at least five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience, including two years in area(s) of higher education.
  •     Demonstrated experience in successfully implementing, maintaining, managing and supporting Ellucian Banner ERP systems for Higher Education (college/university) clients; and gaining and keeping client trust.
  •     Experience using SQL, especially with the Banner database. Familiarity and experience with programming languages.
  •     Demonstrated experience with software solutions typically used by admissions or recruiting units in a higher education setting such as Ellucian DegreeWorks, Recruit, or Advise.
  •     Experience working with a broad range of higher education employees including vice presidents, deans, directors, and students.
  •     Demonstrated project planning and execution experience required.
  •     High degree of creativity with a “can-do” attitude; display high degree of professionalism.
  •     Ability to iteratively set and change priorities amongst multiple competing constituencies, projects and resources.
  •     Strong team building and excellent interpersonal skills.
  •     Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Extra credit

  •     Prior experience supporting DegreeWorks and/or Ellucian CRM:Recruit
  •     Demonstrated experience with DegreeWorks scribing
  •     Experience with third-party products such as UC4 / Automic, or ARGOS
  •     Knowledge of Ellucian ETHOS model and/or API development, Ellucian Admin Pages, PageBuilder a definite plus.
  •     Experience with MS Office 365 and other tools for office productivity and collaboration.


What makes #Ellucianlife

  • Comprehensive health coverage: medical, dental, and vision
  • Flexible time off  
  • 401k & Bright Plan - to help you save for the future
  • Thrive Flex Program that allows you to contribute towards your health, financial or learning interests
  • 5 charitable days to support the community that supports us
  • Diversity and inclusion programs that promote employee resource groups such as: Women in Technology, Pride and Go Green to name a few.  
  • Parental leave
  • Employee referral bonuses to encourage the addition of great new people to the team
  • We Foster a learning culture with:
    • Tuition Reimbursement Assistance
    • Professional development opportunities



At Ellucian, we believe in the “power of together.” We embrace an inclusive, diverse, and equitable workplace, and believe that our differences help inspire a culture of acceptance that makes our company more collaborative and innovative. We’re proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetics or any other characteristic protected by law. We welcome you to come as you are!

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