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Director, IT Business Systems

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Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Director, IT Business Systems
Employment Type Staff - Administration
Employment Status Full Time
Bi-weekly Hours
Appointment Length 12 Month
Duration of Appointment
Semester Appointment Term
Position Summary

Position Summary:
The Director, IT Business Systems performs an important leadership function within the College’s information technology team. This role is responsible for the digital transformation of business processes across traditional business units (HR, Finance, etc.) as well as those supporting student services. S/he interacts directly with the leaders and key resources within those units, developing and maintaining strong partnerships. S/he is a dynamic, client-focused IT leader, an agile and eager learner, and someone with a high level of planning/organizational skill and functional expertise. S/he has a deep understanding and passion for business process design, with a focus on streamlining systems and enhancing client productivity and success. The Director, IT Business Systems is responsible for the direction of their unit and is a primary contributor to the overall strategy and resourcing plan of the department.

Major Duties & Responsibilities:

• Contribute to information technology strategic and operational planning through the evaluation, deployment, and management of enterprise systems across the organization.
• Manage all aspects of business process optimization affected by enterprise systems, including: simplification, integration/configuration, functional and technical specification, design, development and support.
• Define, recruit and manage appropriate internal and external resources, ensuring a high-performing, adaptable team.
• Apply best practices in project and change management to ensure consistent, high-quality project outcomes.
• Effectively manage risk, while developing and promoting a culture of continuous improvement.

Additional Responsibilities:

• Participate in or assume leadership positions on college committees and other groups.
• Participate in conference presentations to share information with colleagues.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Hands-on experience architecting the implementation and integration of enterprise business applications.
• Exposure to the configuration and integration of modern, cloud-based applications.
• Skill in modeling and analyzing complex business operations and processes, recommending policy, then developing and implementing alternative, improved approaches.
• Ability to frame how IT automation and system integration drive efficiency in various scenarios.
• Demonstrable understanding and appreciation of project and change management best practices.
• Broad experience in developing and managing enterprise vendor relationships.
• Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
• Personal accountability and ability to manage multiple tasks, assignments and projects.
• Open-minded and creative thinker that can balance innovation with practical consideration and respect for College culture, policy and procedure.
• Strong people skills and ability to influence and build trust with stakeholders across the organization.
• Ability to perform at a high level in a changing environment.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills that are accessible to the layperson

Required Qualifications

• 6-8 years of professional systems administration experience, including demonstrated success managing complex information, infrastructure, and middleware systems.
• Experience in project management including project identification, specification, and cost estimation.
• Technical personnel management experience, demonstrating leadership and motivational abilities.
• Bachelor’s degree or 6-8 years of equivalent education/experience preferred

Preferred Qualifications

Certification or strong working knowledge of business process analysis, project and change management.

Physical Demands

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number Acad0512014
Desired Start Date 09/01/2017
Position End Date (if temporary)
Open Date 07/28/2017
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Salary Requirements

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