System Analyst, Workday Reporting

  • New York, NY, USA
  • Full-time
  • Hiring Start Time: Immediate Start (Home Office)
  • HO Team: Information Technology and Data Management

Company Description

Uncommon Schools is a nonprofit network of high-performing charter public schools that are closing the academic achievement gap and preparing students from historically underserved communities for success in college and beyond. Uncommon currently manages 55 schools serving more than 20,000 students in six cities: Boston, Camden, New York City, Newark, Rochester, and Troy. Uncommon graduates persist in and graduate from college at rates far higher than their peers. We believe that every child deserves an outstanding education, and we are committed to working beyond the walls of our schools to achieve that goal through our professional development workshops, books, and district partnerships. 

Job Description

Team Overview

Uncommon’s Data & IT (D&IT) team is undergoing an exciting transformation to improve technology operations and systems! We are seeking a skilled Workday Report Writer with experience in large-scale Workday implementations, and management of reporting across functions in the system. This role will collaborate with all levels of the Talent, Accounting, Finance, IT, and school-based teams and will coordinate the planning, prioritization, and execution of the reporting workstream.

Role Overview

The System Analyst will support the Workday Reporting workstream, across functions including HCM, Talent, Benefits, Finance, Accounting, and Payroll, at Uncommon’s Home Office. They will bring technical expertise to the reporting process, from capturing reporting requirements to development and testing! They will also support others in writing reports, serve as a thought partner, and provide technical support. They will be responsible for collaborating with other Workday roles, the Data and IT team, and members of teams across the organization to ensure that the reports available in Workday can meet the needs of the organization.


Report Development

  • Responsible for all steps of report writing, including gathering requirements, designing, developing, and testing new reports
  • Develop reports of varying complexity, layouts, and analytics for business purposes

Technical expertise

  • Provide domain expertise on Workday Reporting standard methodologies
  • Become a Workday Reporting specialist with deep knowledge of current functionality and the Workday ecosystem design concepts
  • Identify new ways that Workday reporting can be used and future product direction


  • Mentor others in report writing
  • Support the implementation and roll-out of new reports

Organizational Relationships

  • Work closely with functional throughout Uncommon, including HCM, Compensation, Payroll, Benefits, Financials, and Talent, along with members of the Data and IT Team


Required Skills/Abilities

  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to work on multiple projects and change priorities as needed in a fast-paced environment
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate with others, at all levels
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including translating sophisticated requirements
  • Experience in building and maintaining Workday reports, including calculated fields
  • Dedication to providing access to meaningful data
  • Demonstrable ability to diagnose issues, identify root causes, and implement effective solutions
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Comfort with ambiguity
  • Experience with data extraction and crafting structured data sets
  • Solid understanding of SQL or other data specific programming languages
  • Workday certified

Minimum Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Must have 3 years of demonstrated ability in a Workday reporting workstream, as part of a large-scale Workday implementation
  • Must have knowledge of the Workday ecosystem, including HCM, Finance, Benefits, Talent, Payroll, and Absence and Time Tracking
  • Experience collecting requirements, designing, prototyping, testing, and deploying solutions to meet partner requirements

Additional Information

Uncommon Schools offers salaries commensurate with experience and a very generous benefits and vacation package. All staff members receive extensive professional development, and are equipped with a laptop computer and all necessary supplies.

Uncommon believes in the importance of being a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization that enables our students and staff to thrive. We are committed to building a talented team that reflects the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our students. At the same time, we work to ensure an inclusive community through creating a space for meaningful dialogue about issues of race and identity for our staff and students.  As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.

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