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Business Analyst

Posted by: Maskwacis Education Schools Commission
Posting date: April 21, 2021      Closing date: October 21, 2021
Posting date: April 21, 2021
Closing date: October 21, 2021
Job location: Others AB, Canada
Vacancy: 1
Job category: Business Promotion
Job id: 20210422-015804

Job summary:

Maskwacîs Education Schools Commission (MESC) is school system based on Maskwacîs Cree values and focused on the needs of students. MESC offers Indigenized curriculum, by embedding Cree culture, language, and traditions into 11 Maskwacîs schools.

Job description:


The Business Analyst will evaluate business processes, anticipate requirements, uncovering areas for improvement, and developing and implementing solutions that will support organizational goals and objectives across Maskwacis Education Schools Commission (MESC). 

As an employee in the organization, you will model the intent of the Maskwacis Declaration on Education and the core values of Wahkotowin, Iyiniw Mamotohnehickikan, Nehiyaw Pimatisiwin,and Nehiyawewin. This is evident by:


  • Ensuring that decisions are made to the ultimate benefit of Maskwacis students;

  • Assisting the Superintendent and the board to ensure that all students benefit from their treaty right to quality education;

  • Respecting the Cree language, spirituality, and traditions within the Education Authority; and

  • Providing Maskwacis leadership (the Cree way) in all matters relating to education in the Maskwacis Schools: consensus building, creating a dialogue with stakeholders and empowering leadership in the system.


Core Competencies

  • Reliability

  • Accountability

  • Adaptability

  • Analytical Thinking

  • Communication

  • Critical Thinking

  • Networking and Relationship Building

  • Organizational and Environmental Awareness

  • Planning and Organizing

  • Problem Solving


Primary Responsibilities

  • Leading ongoing reviews of business processes and developing optimization strategies.

  • Staying up-to-date on the latest process and IT advancements to automate and modernize systems.

  • Provide and support training on software solutions.

  • Evaluating business processes, anticipating requirements, uncovering areas for improvement and developing and implementing solutions.

  • Performing requirements analysis.

  • Effectively communicating insights and plans to cross-functional team members and management.

  • Gathering critical information from meetings with various stakeholders. 

  • Allocating resources and maintaining cost efficiency.

  • Ensuring solutions meet business needs and requirements.

  • Performing user acceptance training.

  • Managing projects, developing project plans, and monitoring performance.

  • Updating, implementing and maintaining procedures.

  • Prioritizing initiatives based on business needs and requirements. 

  • Managing competing resources and priorities

  • Monitoring deliverables and ensuring timely completion of projects. 

  • Working closely with clients, technicians and managerial staff.

  • Serving as a liaison between stakeholders and users.

  • Oversee records management and privacy protection 


Skills and Knowledge

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Great analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving abilities

  • Superior presentation and negotiation skills

  • Proven management and organizational skills

  • Strong adaptability and capacity to work in fast-paced environments

  • In-depth understanding of organizational data flow and its use in management decision making



  • Bachelor's degree or higher in business, business administration, finance or related field

  • Two or more years of Business Solution Analyst experience

  • Experience working in the education field will be an asset

  • An equivalent combination of experience and education may be considered.


Working Condition

  • Travel may be required

  • Ability to attend and conduct presentations

  • Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals

  • Intermittent physical activity including walking, standing and sitting for extended periods of time

  • Overtime as required

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