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Director of Enterprise Systems & Development

Posting Details

Posting Details

Institution Northern State University
Working Title Director of Enterprise Systems & Development
Posting Number NFE00127P
Department NSU-Chief Information Technology Officer
Physical Location of Position (City) Aberdeen
Posting Text

POSITION PURPOSE: The Director of Enterprise Systems and Development is responsible for leading the team that provides the planning, management and development of enterprise systems and web-based applications at NSU. These technology-based solutions are designed to support improved decision-making, enhanced administrative support processes and improved resource utilization within academic and administrative departments. The Director will lead the team in Enterprise Systems and application development and be expected to instill a strong customer service orientation and sound principles of project management to the team. This position represents the Enterprise Systems and Development department on system-wide committees and serves on the NSU NET Services Coordinator’s Council. As data administrator, the incumbent works with the system-wide Data Administrator to maintain the reliability and accuracy of institutional data and reporting. This position reports directly to the Vice President of Technology/Chief Information Technology Officer and works in collaboration with others within and outside the division of NET Services.

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;
• Work with Communications and Marketing on web development projects, including content management and application development;
• Serve as the administrator for web and application development servers;
• Plan for the collection of data, its integrity and reliability, and its availability for the operation of the University; for advisement of, and service to students; and to provide management information to decision makers;
• Plan for the integration of information from the various departments to the statewide information systems and vice versa;
• Analyze and write computer programs 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;
• Act as the liaison for the department with other campus departments, the regental system, and vendors in matters related to the enterprise and web systems and all related systems;
• Utilize proven project management techniques to provide timely and effective support and services to departments;
• Perform programming analysis, design, development and documentation as needed;
• Proactively communicate and ensure that constituents are informed of relevant issues in a timely manner;
• Develop, implement, maintain and support select internal applications used by NET Services, the Center for Statewide E-learning and other departments on campus;
• 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 and web systems;
• Prepare departmental budget and manage department within budget constraints;

• Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred, with focus in computer science, computer information systems, software development, or related field.
• At least three years’ experience in the management and oversight of a technology-related department;

• 4+ years progressive experience in application development;
• 2+ years of recent management experience, preferably in technology-related position within higher education;
• Strong technical knowledge of administrative software applications, client/server software, web development tools, relational/non-relational databases, and SQL/PLSQL required;
• Strong technical knowledge of PHP, Java, XML, XLST, HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, JQuery, JavaScript, .NET, and Visual Basic
• Experience with IBM Cognos or SAS and Ellucian ERP or similar systems is highly desirable;
• Experience with content management systems (Drupal) and mobile application development preferred;
• 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;
• Ability to multi-task and demonstrated knowledge of project management;

Posting Date 02/20/2018
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Consideration Date 03/12/2018
Advertised Salary DOE
Duration of the Term 12 months
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Appointment Percent 100
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Typical Hours Worked Per Week 40+
Appointment Type Regular
Faculty Status No
Scope of Search External (includes Internal)
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Affirmative Action Statement

Northern State University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Diversity Statement

Northern State University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At NSU, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

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