University of Wisconsin-Whitewater seeks a Manager of
Administrative Information Systems with excellent business process
analysis and project management skills. If you are a highly
motivated team player with a strong work ethic and the desire to
contribute to the environment of innovation and collaboration, this
is the position you have been waiting for!
Reporting to the CIO, the Manager of Administrative Information
Systems provides leadership, management and guidance to the
application development team; manages planning and execution of
large, complex information technology projects, and fosters project
management methodology and culture on campus.
HIGHLY DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
- Five years of experience with installing and maintaining
state-of-the-art ERP systems or other large information technology
- Five years of experience with business process analysis and
system integration frameworks and architectures, including process
definition, project and application scope definition, business
requirements gathering and specification and unit or program
- Five years of experience with project management methodologies
and project planning.
- Three years of experience supervising/managing technical and
/or application development personnel.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES
- Knowledge of all aspects of ERP technology infrastructure,
including authentication methodology, integration platform and BI
- Knowledge of application lifecycle development and change
- Experience with Agile Project Management methodology.
- Bachelor’s degree.
A. Supervisory Responsibilities
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, and effective
- Excellent analytical, organizational and problem-solving
- Excellent general management skills including budget planning,
facilitation, presentation, negotiation and interpersonal
- Ability to cultivate a strong team and lead it in a
cross-functional, collaborative environment.
- Ability to cultivate positive business relationships with
technical and functional units.
- Ability to effectively discuss technical concepts and issues
with both IT professionals and others, one-on-one and in small
- Ability to effectively manage time and multiple projects
- Willingness and ability to be an active participant in
following applicable safety rules and regulations including
necessary training and skills.
- Ability to interact respectfully with people from diverse
socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
B. Project Management Responsibilities
- Provide strategic direction to the application development and
- Set objectives and standards for employee performance, develop
performance benchmarks and conduct performance reviews based on
these objectives and benchmarks
- Assure that staff responsibilities are aligned with the
organizational goals, review and update position descriptions as
necessary, recommend reclassifications as needed. Conduct
recruitment and hiring processes.
- Engage staff in metrics-driven process improvement, assure
quality of delivered products to foster integrity and reliability
of enterprise applications.
- Ensure that change control and production turnover measures are
implemented and that documentation is maintained for operation and
support of production systems. Ensure timely patching and
vulnerability management of administrative systems.
- Build and develop a customer oriented, positive team
environment to foster organizational goals. Encourage and promote
successful working relationships among staff.
- Create appropriate policies and procedures. Lead staff in
adapting to change.
- Ensure appropriate training/staff development.
- Administer Application Development budget in accordance with
C. Strategic Technology Leadership and Planning
- Leads the development of project management methodology, and
promotes project management discipline within iCIT and
- Leads large cross-functional projects, provides direction to
cross-functional project teams.
- Develops clear project scopes and cost-benefit analyses.
- Identifies project resources requirements; works with
functional managers to negotiate the scheduling and time commitment
of resources to ensure timely completion of project deliverables
with minimal disruption to ongoing operations.
- Develops project plans and schedules; tracks and evaluates
project performance; identifies and takes corrective actions to
mitigate risks or issues encountered in project execution.
- Establishes and executes communication plans to effectively
convey project expectations to team members and stakeholders;
develops and delivers progress reports, manages client
- Coordinates the efforts of team members and third-party
contractors or consultants in order to deliver projects according
- Coordinates the integration and communication of project
efforts across a variety of departments and monitor and manage
project issues, risks and quality throughout the project life
D. Miscellaneous Responsibilities
- Stays abreast of technology trends, product developments, and
solutions adapted by other higher education organizations.
- Interacts with sponsors and stakeholders from multiple
constituencies to identify strategic initiatives and business
process reengineering opportunities.
- Conducts feasibility studies, develops proposals and business
cases for technology initiatives, makes recommendations for the
appropriate use of technology to achieve university goals.
- Works with technology vendors to identify appropriate
solutions, articulates University requirements (including RFPs)
conducts product evaluation, coordinates relationships to ensure
appropriate service levels.
- Represent the application development unit, and iCIT, with
internal and external committees and working groups.
- Miscellaneous tasks as assigned by CIO.
Our ICIT team prides itself on the state-of-the-art technology,
professional growth opportunities, emphasis on diversity and
inclusion, and exceptional employee benefits. This position
provides the opportunity to work with a variety of faculty, staff
and business units to launch new student success and operational
Founded in 1868, UW–Whitewater is one of eleven comprehensive
universities in a public higher education system that also includes
two doctoral institutions and a statewide Extension.
UW-Whitewater’s main campus is located in Whitewater, with a branch
campus in Rock County, in the city of Janesville. Together, these
campuses form a preeminent academic institution driven by the
pursuit of knowledge, powered by a spirit of innovation, and
focused on transforming lives. UW-Whitewater’s campuses are located
conveniently near Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago, and thus offer
the advantage of beautiful small-town environments with easy access
to the cultural and commercial opportunities of major metropolitan
The Warhawk family — led by caring faculty and staff — is devoted
to student success within a broad range of academic programs
offered at the associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral levels.
These include both on-campus and online programs, and span the
disciplines, from the theoretical to the applied, and encompass
study in the arts, business, education, humanities, natural
sciences, social sciences, technology, and professional and
UW-Whitewater has a special mission within the UW System to serve
students with disabilities and, as such, embraces the principles of
universal design and is one of the most accessible campuses in the
nation. The campuses have more than 200 student organizations and
UW-Whitewater’s intercollegiate athletic teams compete at the NCAA
Division-III level. UW-Whitewater is committed to seeking and
sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment,
building a diverse faculty and staff with expertise and interest in
serving students with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities,
abilities and other distinct characteristics in respectful,
sensitive and understanding ways. The University of
Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from
women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is part of the 13-campus
University of Wisconsin System ( https://www.wisconsin.edu
Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(b) provides that applicants may indicate
in writing that their identity should be kept confidential. In
response to a public records request, the University will not
reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in
writing, except that the identity of the successful final candidate
will be released. See Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(a).
Per Regent Policy Document 20-19, University of Wisconsin System
Criminal Background Check Policy and UW System Administrative
Policy 1275 Recruitment Policies, UW-Whitewater requires criminal
background checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal
background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment.
All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they
have been found to have engaged in, are currently under
investigation for, or left employment during an active
investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or
sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks,
these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater requires that all employees
be active participants in following applicable safety rules and
regulations including necessary training and drills.
For UW-Whitewater Campus safety information and crime
statistics/annual Security Report, see http://www.uww.edu/asfr
. If you
would like a paper copy of the report please contact the
UW-Whitewater Police at 262-472-4660.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
Well-qualified candidates can expect a starting annual salary
commensurate with the candidate's education, experience and
UW System employees receive an excellent benefit package. To learn
more about the UW System’s comprehensive benefit package, review
the UW System Employee Benefits Brochure
CONDITIONS OF APPOINTMENT:
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater does not offer H-1B or other
work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates
must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time
of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment
term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human
Resources. UW-Whitewater is not an e-verify employer, therefore
STEM extensions are not options for work authorization.
TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION:
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The
most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the
next step of the selection process.
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