Coordinator of Enterprise Systems

South Dakota, United States
Salary Not specified
Jul 23, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

POSITION PURPOSE: The Coordinator of Enterprise Systems provides leadership and strategic planning for enterprise and shared services provided on campus. These technology-based solutions are designed to support improved decision-making, enhance administrative support processes and improve resource utilization within academic and administrative departments. The Coordinator will be expected to instill a strong customer service orientation and sound principles of project management to the team. This position represents the department and the university on numerous campus and system-wide committees. As the university data administrator, the incumbent works with the system-wide data administrator to maintain the reliability and accuracy of institutional data and reporting and assists with campus data governance. This position reports directly to the VP of Technology/Chief Information Technology Officer and works in collaboration with others across the university.

The ability and willingness to provide excellent service and to work in a collegial manner with students, faculty and staff, and other constituencies is essential.


  • Work with the system-wide data administrator to maintain the reliability and accuracy of institutional data and reporting;
  • Plan for the integration of information from the various departments to the statewide information systems and vice versa;
  • Analyze and write reports for collection, maintenance and reporting of data for the institution and, if required, for state or federal agencies;
  • Monitor production and distribution of data processing reports and reviews reports for accuracy and applicability;
  • Lead in the stewardship of the university’s enterprise systems to maximize the investment and enable the full deployment of its capabilities;
  • Utilize proven project management techniques to provide timely and effective support and services to departments;
  • Proactively communicate and ensure that constituents are informed of relevant issues in a timely manner;
  • Performs other duties as required.


  • Interview, select, supervise, and evaluate department personnel;
  • Establish goals, strategies and work plans to ensure optimized operation of the enterprise systems;
  • Prepare departmental budget and manage department within budget constraints.


  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred, with focus in computer science, management information systems, management or related field.
  • At least five years working in information technology with recent management experience.


  • Strong technical knowledge of administrative software applications, data reporting and SQL/PLSQL is required;
  • Goal oriented with a strong respect for the importance of data and timely delivery of information;
  • Demonstrated project management experience, providing project analysis and developing metrics for success measures;
  • Ability to exercise critical human relation skills in maintaining effective working relations with the university community;
  • Experience with IBM Cognos and Ellucian ERP or similar systems is highly desirable;
  • Knowledge of business intelligence and data warehousing in a higher education context would be ideal;
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with the NET Services staff, the campus community and the regental system;
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills required.


  • Working at a computer terminal for extended periods of time.


  • Works in a standard office environment.
  • Candidates must be willing to work flexible hours, including early mornings, evenings and weekends/holidays if necessary.


  • Position reports to the VP of Technology/Chief Information Officer
  • Position serves on the NET Services Coordinator’s Council

APPLICATION: Review of applications will begin immediately. Position is open until filled. For more information regarding this position, and to apply, visit: Click on ‘Search Jobs’ and choose ‘Northern State University’ in the Institution section. The system will guide you through the electronic application form. AA/EOE