IT Change Management Analyst

| Austin

About Blackbaud:

 

Leading uniquely at the intersection point of technology and social good, Blackbaud provides software, services, expertise, and data intelligence that empowers and connects people to advance the social good movement. We serve the entire social good community, which includes nonprofits, foundation, corporations, education institutions, and the individual change agents who support them. We work with over 40,000 organizations, helping them realize their goals, fund their missions, manage their operations, and develop long-lasting supporter relationships.  Our customers are passionate about making the world a better place, and we’re inspired by the opportunity to help them.

 

 

The IT Change Management Analyst plays a vital role within the Research, Delivery, and Operations organization reinforcing best practices while mitigating risks of introducing new technology services. As part of the Change Management Team you will ensure changes are appropriately and accurately logged, reviewed and approved, while maintaining and enforcing the processes and procedures that govern ITSM Change Management.  The Change Manager will interact with and drive communication and planning across Leadership, Project, Business, Compliance and Technical teams.

 

This role may require on-call support and will require at times for you to work during nights and weekends.

 

What you’ll be doing:

  • Receive and maintain a record of all technical change requests, ensuring records provide complete information as is required for quality assurance testing, deployment planning, roll back processes and risk mitigation.
  • Monitor change requests for scheduling conflicts with other changes and business events; providing oversight of change implementation and coordination and monitor open change requests for missed target dates and other exceptions.
  • Oversee the change review and approval process with technical teams and business stakeholders to ensure that all impacted systems, subsystems and functions are aware of proposed change(s) and engaged with the review/approval process.
  • Schedule and host meetings including facilitating conversation around planning, execution, and post-change validation.
  • Manage communications to internal stakeholders and external customers about upcoming changes/maintenance work.
  • Monitor and govern compliance with the Change Management Process by maintaining and enforcing the processes and procedures that govern management of the RDO Change Management Standards, Policy and Procedures.
  • Create, manage, and document measurement systems to measure adoption, utilization, and proficiency of changes.
  • Identify resistance and performance gaps and work to develop and implement corrective actions.
  • Create and enable reinforcement mechanisms and celebrations of success. Responsibilities may require an adjusted work schedule, overtime, and evening/weekend hours in order to perform the duties of the job.

 

What we’ll want you to have:

  • Bachelor's degree related field or minimum of 3 years related experience.
  • Experience in ITSM Change Management, Project Management, and/or Software Development Life Cycle strongly preferred
  • High attention to detail, strong technical aptitude, and ability to grow business acumen
  • Ability to lead, influence others, and move toward a common goal, interfacing with individuals at all levels of the organization to establish effective working relationships.
  • Critical thinking skills and understanding of change management or problem management approaches, tools, and phases.
  • Strong analytical skills balanced with strong customer service orientation
  • Ability to quickly learn and adapt to new systems and tools.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.

 

What we’ll prefer you have:

  • ITIL Foundations certification preferred
  • Intermediate understanding of networking concepts or related technology concepts, and/or familiarity with Blackbaud applications a plus
  • Robust time management skills, diligent and conscientious approach, able to work under pressure, organize and prioritize a busy workload, and adapt to fit the changing needs of the business. 
  • Experience working with Virtual Teams

 

Why you’ll want to come work here: 

  • Competitive salary (commission/bonus based on type of role), 4 weeks paid time off, great benefits (medical, dental, vision, FSA), 401K match
  • Gift matching, volunteer for vacation program, and endless community involvement opportunities
  • Named to Forbes’ Fast Tech 25 and Fortune’s Change the World List; we are growing and offer incredible opportunity for advancement
  • Tremendous company culture and office perks as well as a new cutting-edge new headquarters completed in 2018

 

 

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Blackbaud is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.

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Located in the Domain area, just steps from the Metro station and access to all that Austin has to offer!

An Insider's view of Blackbaud

What are some social events your company does?

We try to do at least one event per month that caters to all interest areas, whether that’s our Pinewood Derby, our May the 4th Be With You Movie Marathon or Progressive Potlucks, where employees tour the office to pick up different parts of the meal. We also championed having a float in the Austin Pride Parade this year for the first time ever.

Stefanie Greene

HR Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

We have a very employee-focused environment. Our managers and team leads will often discuss career development strategies with us and offer opportunities to connect with people who can give us firsthand information about a role or experience. To help us be as successful as possible, they suit our strengths and the company's needs.

Kristin Nelson

Associate Account Executive

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

We have changed our fundamental offering from a software solution to a series of capabilities and analytics that have an immediate and measurable impact on customer outcomes. This allows our sales team to be highly consultative with clients, introduce them to a broader community and have confidence that the outcomes we promise will be delivered.

Brandon Phipps

VP of Sales and Market Development

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

In just over 3 years, I went from an associate account executive to a sales team lead and was then given the opportunity to completely re-imagine the inside sales team here in Austin. We are growing very fast, and one of our team’s fundamental purposes is to support this growth by generating top-notch sales talent that can be promoted.

Stephen Bach

Inside Sales Manager

What are Blackbaud Perks + Benefits

Blackbaud Benefits Overview

At Blackbaud, we know how important it is to have good, affordable health and group benefits
and a retirement program that helps you save for your future. That’s why we offer competitive benefits that
can provide protection, peace of mind, and savings. Whether it’s health care, income protection, retirement savings, or other benefits, we’ve got you covered!

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
The B-Healthy Incentive rewards our employees for participating in important wellness activities.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
We recognize the need to balance work and life priorities. Starting off, we offer 4 weeks of paid time off, with up to 6 weeks for tenured employees.
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Blackbaud recognizes that an educated workforce is a strong workforce. We offer ​a $3000 per year tuition reimbursement to assist with the costs incurred from continuing education.
Diversity Program
We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace through cultural awareness and competency training programs, as well as Affinity group representation.

Additional Perks + Benefits

Volunteer for vacation time earning an additional 3 days per year PTO.
Endless volunteer & community involvement opportunities.
Matching gifts for donations.
9 paid holidays

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