Job Description

Workday Student Delivery Services Lead - Higher Education

Who We Are
We are Accenture, a global professional services company, searching for an experienced Higher Education Workday professional to join our experienced Higher Education Team as our Student Delivery Services Lead.


This individual will be part of a team of professionals focused on cloud-based data-reporting operations for higher education that integrate and optimize the essential institution functions of the Workday HCM/Payroll/Financials & Student platform for faculty, administrators, and students. For many of our higher education clients, successfully moving their operations into cloud environments is a major focus and the continual uptake of new functionality can be hampered by simply supporting the current Workday operations. Helping institutions take best advantage of new functionality, enhanced enterprise data analysis/reporting and additional technology advances and operational support models is important to longer-term institutional success. Workday is a critical component of many of the cloud solutions we design, which is why Accenture has assembled a team of very specialized Workday-certified professionals dedicated to higher education and improving the overall administrative, faculty and student experience for the institutions we serve.


What’s in it for You
Help higher education leaders define and execute their strategy and give them, their institution, and its faculty & students the adaptability they need in a fast-changing world.


Join a Team of like-minded professionals dedicated to supporting the unique mission of higher education, leveraging Workday capabilities. Take your Workday skills and career to the next level, mastering complex projects while expanding your leadership, advisory, and strategic skills with a market-leading team. Rewarding compensation & benefits commensurate with experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Engage with customers to support their ongoing Workday journey with the planning and consultation of Student focused services to implement Workday Student. Individual will lead teams and clients through the entire systems development lifecycle.
• Understand and advise on organizational and workforce impact to implement a cloud-based student information system solution, such as client team resource planning, executive readiness
• Assist clients in fully integrating the Workday Student system into their current business environments
• Support business development by providing strategic and solutions guidance with support throughout the sales process, including high education conferences, RFI’s, RFP’s, proposals and sales orals
• Partner with leadership to build a successful team of Student functional consultants, as well as mentor higher education resources
• Re-design and lead the re-branding of the Business Process Alignment (BPA) services phase to jumpstart and complement a Workday Student implementation
• Develop a Student business development strategy to execute during Workday phase 1 implementations to compete in the eco-system and formalize the Accenture Student Community of Practice (CoP)
• Be knowledgeable of Workday annual releases and strategic roadmaps as a “go to leader” within Accenture and be an expert in key deployment approaches of Workday Student to potential and current clients, team members, and leadership
• Continually seek innovative ways to improve the process of delivering Workday Student with high level of quality and efficiency


For now, all Accenture business travel, international and domestic, is currently restricted to client-essential sales/delivery activity only.

Please note: The safety and well-being of our people continues to be the top priority, and our decisions around travel are informed by government COVID-19 response directives, recommendations from leading health authorities and guidance from a number of infectious disease experts.
Unless expressly indicated, this role is not open in the state of Colorado.

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Qualifications

Qualifications

REQUIRED SKILLS:
• 5+ years experience in Higher Education administrative operations
• 5+ years of Workday experience in a higher education setting
• Experience planning, implementing, and/or optimizing Student Information systems
• Proven thought leadership and drive with strategic analysis and business development
• Advanced MS office and presentation skills
• Workday Student implementation experience is a definite plus

CONSULTING SKILLS:
• Engage with all Client project stakeholders to build teamwork and develop trust and confidence
• Ability to manage multiple projects and client expectations of differing scale
• Ability to recognize potential issues then provide solutions to resolve
• Produce quality deliverables with analytical and problem-solving skills that need little refinement
• Possess clear and effective communication skills – oral and written

 



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COVID-19 update:  The safety and well-being of our candidates, our people and their families continues to be a top priority. Until travel restrictions change, interviews will continue to be conducted virtually. 

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