Business Analyst

Technology · Seattle, Washington
Department Technology
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $70,000-$80,000

Business Analyst


Equal Opportunity Schools is seeking a Business Analyst, who is socially responsible, in- tune with race and diversity in education, and is drawn towards equality. We are a Seattle not-for- profit organization with a passion for ensuring students of all backgrounds have equal access to America’s most academically intense high school programs—and particularly that low-income students and students of color have opportunities to succeed at the highest levels. EOS seeks to hire candidates who have the skills to succeed on a rapidly growing, continuously improving, high-impact, mission-driven team.


Job Title: Business Analyst

Location: Seattle, WA (remote ok)

Reporting Relationship: Chief Information Officer

Salary: $70,000- $80,000 (Commensurate with experience)

Benefits Offered: Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Life, Retirement (403(b)), Student Loan Repayment, PTO, Company Issued Cell Phone

Employment Type: Exempt Full-Time


The Business Analyst drives change within EOS by enacting process improvements and eliciting and documenting requirements for internal IT systems. This roll is of paramount importance in ensuring that the strategic initiatives of the organization are translated from business ideas into executable functional specifications. This Business Analyst role will be focused on our reporting, data, and analytics for the organization. The role will have complete knowledge of the Portal that is used to enable the delivery of our program to our school districts.


The Technology Department, your team, is responsible for the smooth running and maintenance, as well as identifying and implementing new features for what we call “the Portal”, a suite of web-based tools and reports that allow our clients and staff to submit data, track progress, review data, and communicate. We rely heavily on various tools, Tableau, Qualtrics, etc. to achieve our goals. Training is available, but the right candidate will have the technical inclination to learn these tools.



  • 3-5 years of Business Analyst experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of both traditional Waterfall and Agile methodologies
  • Experience in converting business requirements and functional requirements to use cases, epics, user stories and wireframes with acceptance criteria
  • Experience with sprint backlog grooming, planning
  • Communication: Exhibits high levels of engagement with stakeholders and understanding high depths of business context
  • Ability to work closely with the development, test, project management and business teams
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving abilities as well as attention to detail
  • Must possess strong interpersonal and information gathering skills and the ability to relate well to others at all levels throughout the organization
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task and successfully manage competing / changing priorities
  • Hands on experience with Jira, Azure DevOps, or similar tools
  • Ability to write and execute basic database queries



  • Gathering information about problems to be solved or procedures to be improved
  • Interviewing personnel and conducting observations to determine the methods, data, and personnel that will be needed
  • Analyze data and reports in the process of determining the best solution.
  • Finding root causes for problems and proposing solutions that may include new systems, procedures, or personnel changes
  • Presenting findings to decision makers
  • Conferring with managers to ensure changes work
  • Written and verbal communication, including technical writing skills
  • Understanding of systems engineering concepts
  • The ability to conduct cost/benefit analysis


We'd Love to Hear from you if you:

  • Are passionate about serving students of color and low-income students, have an interest in improving access to and experiences in our education system, and are committed to social justice, equity, and inclusion with a desire to widen and apply their racial equity lens
  • Have managed reporting projects from start to finish with experience in scoping and developing requirements from various stakeholders, and incorporating processes to collect feedback and iterate
  • Have experience providing reports and analytics to consultants in the field, including communicating data clearly and effectively to non-technical audiences. Key stakeholders include school and district administrators, teachers, and other leaders in the education field
  • Have experience working with quantitative and qualitative data, particularly data related to education and/or equity, and can identify and model the data and relationships necessary to support reporting requirements
  • Have experience with SQL, Qualtrics, Tableau, Tableau Server, Excel, and statistics
  • Have a bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience


If you have some but not of all the qualifications and are interested in the position, we very much encourage you to apply.


This job might be for you if:

You are committed to equity. You steadfastly believe that all students – particularly black, brown and low-income students – should have access and succeed in the most academically rigorous high school programs. You understand that working for equity is a continual journey and you are motivated by a passion for that journey.


You enjoy collaborating with others. You recognize that working with a diverse team of individuals with varying roles and skills can be challenging, but you enjoy this challenge. You work to find creative solutions to best fit a wide range of contexts, needs, uses, and timelines.


You love to learn and grow. You are always looking to improve and to develop new skills, and welcome constructive feedback that helps you get there. You’re excited to learn from other perspectives that will inform your thinking, and to contribute to others’ learning.


You are comfortable working in a dynamic, growing organization. Equal Opportunity Schools has experienced incredible growth and success in our 10+ years of existence, but we don’t have it all figured out. You’re excited to take on the challenges that come with a relatively young organization, evolving internal systems and structures, and long-term visions that are still works in progress.


Application Process:
Interested applicants should submit a CV, and an interest statement highlighting relevant skills by March 31, 2021.

Equal Opportunity Schools is an Equal Opportunity Minority/Female/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veteran and Affirmative Action Employer.
Equal Opportunity Schools considers for employment and hires qualified candidates without regard to age, race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, protected veteran or disability status or any factor prohibited by law. Equal Opportunity Schools provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job application procedures and/or process.


About Equal Opportunity Schools:
Equal Opportunity Schools partners with school, district, county, state, and national leaders to identify students to close race and income enrollment gaps, in AP and IB programs, while maintaining or increasing the success of these programs. Likewise, EOS ensures students of all backgrounds have equal access to America’s most academically intense high school programs—and particularly that low-income students and students of color have opportunities to succeed at the highest levels.

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