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IT Manager - ICIT - 18590

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jul 25, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Other Business & Management, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Technology Administration/Other, Chief Technology & Information Officers
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Full Time
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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.


  • Five years of experience with installing and maintaining state-of-the-art ERP systems or other large information technology applications.
  • 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 specifications.
  • Five years of experience with project management methodologies and project planning.
  • Three years of experience supervising/managing technical and /or application development personnel.
  • Knowledge of all aspects of ERP technology infrastructure, including authentication methodology, integration platform and BI tools.
  • Knowledge of application lifecycle development and change management.
  • Experience with Agile Project Management methodology.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, and effective listening skills.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent general management skills including budget planning, facilitation, presentation, negotiation and interpersonal skills.
  • 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 groups.
  • Ability to effectively manage time and multiple projects simultaneously.
  • 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.


A. Supervisory Responsibilities
  • Provide strategic direction to the application development and DBA teams.
  • 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 organizational guidelines.
B. Project Management Responsibilities
  • Leads the development of project management methodology, and promotes project management discipline within iCIT and campus-wide.
  • 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 expectations.
  • Coordinates the efforts of team members and third-party contractors or consultants in order to deliver projects according to plan;
  • 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 cycle.
C. Strategic Technology Leadership and Planning 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.
D. Miscellaneous Responsibilities
  • 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 efficiency initiatives.


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 areas.

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 interdisciplinary programs.

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 veterans.


The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is part of the 13-campus University of Wisconsin System ( ).

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 be asked.

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 . If you would like a paper copy of the report please contact the UW-Whitewater Police at 262-472-4660.


Well-qualified candidates can expect a starting annual salary commensurate with the candidate's education, experience and qualifications .

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 .


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.


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.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment or if you are unable to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact us at (262) 472-1072 or .

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Nicole Cervantes

Administrative Manager, ICIT



Only complete application packages will be considered. This includes online submission of the following documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Name and contact information for three professional references
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