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Assistant Director of Enterprise Applications

Elmhurst University
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jun 18, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Computer Sciences & Technology, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology, Technology Administration/Other, Chief Technology & Information Officers
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Summary

Responsible for assisting with the implementation and operational management of campus enterprise applications. Advises senior management on broader system issues and system development. Manages the day-to-day activities related to enterprise applications managed by the Office of Information Services.

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Essential Functions

1. Manages administrative computing activities of the Office of Information Services.
2. Manages the central administrative computing (Ellucian Colleague) system:
Confer with users to anticipate, determine and meet needs.
Serve as central point of contact and operational liaison with Ellucian Inc.
Enhance/modify standard system features to meet Elmhurst University needs.
Maintain documentation and records associated with the central administrative computing system.
Coordinate and oversee Colleague related training, both conducted by Ellucian and by Elmhurst University staff
Establish campus-wide rules and policies for the system and maintain established standards.
Provide advice and recommendations on the system’s future development to senior management.
3. Manages and supports other enterprise applications such as TimeClock Plus, Document LOK, Adirondack, Touch Net, and future systems to be added, including technical support, support for system users, and interfaces with vendors and service providers.
4. Supervises programmers and system application developers.
5. Collaborates closely with other group leaders within OIS .
6. Collaborates with leaders and staff across institution to initiate and support change initiatives in the use of enterprise applications to improve the University’s services and offerings.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

1. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field
2. Previous higher education managerial or technical experience, either as a significant user of administrative technology or in a significant support role for such users.
3. Fluency with Windows and Microsoft Office Suite.
4. The ability to troubleshoot systems and work well with end users who present a wide range of technological savvy and skills.
5. A record of effective team development.
6. Strong communication skills.
7. Effective leadership of others as they manage and change, especially due to the use of new technological tools.
8. A desire and ability to learn new skills and adapt to the rapidly changing technology landscape.

Preferred Qualifications

1. UNIX operating system experience.
2. LAN experience
3. Experience with the Colleague administrative information system

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements

Employee is subject to indoor work, protected from weather conditions. Work is sedentary in nature and involves exerting up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently/constantly in order to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move object.

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Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please be aware that as a continued emphasis on keeping our community safe and healthy, we will require all faculty, staff, and students to submit verification of full vaccination for COVID -19 no later than Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021.

Please provide 3 references, including name, phone number and email. This may be included in applicant’s cover letter or optional “other” document.

Elmhurst University is a leading institution of higher education that seamlessly blends liberal learning and professional preparation to help students reach their full potential. Elmhurst University offers more than 70 undergraduate majors, 15 graduate programs, degree-completion programs for busy adults, and the acclaimed Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy for young adults with developmental disabilities. Elmhurst University is one of the Top 10 Colleges in the Midwest, according to U.S. News & World Report; and U.S. News, Money and Forbes magazines consistently rank Elmhurst as one of the Midwest’s best values in higher education.

Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is a critical component of the University’s mission, vision and core values. Our commitment stems from the belief that an institution of higher learning is enriched by the presence of diversity. Elmhurst University is an EO Employer. Elmhurst University prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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