Director of Enterprise Application Services
The University of Vermont's Enterprise Application Services department is a community of highly skilled IT professionals dedicated to ensuring the success of the University's most critical behind-the-scenes administrative activities. From the moment a potential student applies to the University to that student's graduation, from faculty hire to retirement, from equipment purchase to invoice payment, Enterprise Application Services keeps the University of Vermont humming.
We seek a Director to lead the team as it moves through new challenges:
- Organizationally - as the department adopts a new team structure
- Logistically - as the department moves to a new location in the heart of campus
- Technically – as demand for cloud-based offerings grows and existing applications adapt
Please consider joining our team in vibrant Burlington, Vermont, consistently ranked as one of the top places to live in the country by publications such as Forbes, the Huffington Post, Outside Magazine, National Geographic and Business Insider.
(Huffington Post, #1 College Town; Forbes – “Top 10 Tech Hub”, Business Insider “15 Hottest Cities for the future”, Collegerank.net – “Best College Town in America”, Men's Journal – “10 Best Places to Live Now”, Outside magazine – a “Best Town Ever”, National Geographic – a “Top Adventure Town”, Travel+Leisure = “America's #1 College Town”)
Under general direction of the Associate CIO, and as a member of the Enterprise Technology Services leadership team, the Director of Enterprise Application Services provides leadership for planning and implementation of, and ongoing support for, the University of Vermont's administrative information systems.
Major enterprise systems in the director's portfolio include PeopleSoft human resources and finance modules; Ellucian's Banner student information system; Accruent's FAMIS facilities management system; Kronos time keeping system; Ellucian's Luminis web portal system; and AppXtender document imaging system that supports several client offices. A number of cloud-based services are provided by external vendors, and the director is responsible for ensuring the integrity and security of the integration of those services into the University portfolio.
The director provides leadership for a staff of 18 professionals who support those systems and is responsible for the recruiting, mentoring, professional development, and administrative supervision of those staff. Working with a team of five other IT directors, the Director of Enterprise Application Services provides overall institutional leadership for planning, policy, and operations for enterprise information technology services for the University, with a particular focus on administrative applications.
The director has primary responsibility for identifying and developing opportunities to harness new technologies and services in support of the University's core student, financial, facilities, and human resource business offices. Exercising that responsibility requires the development of an active collaborative partnership with senior University business offices, with members of client offices at all levels, and with other Enterprise Technology Services directors.
We seek applicants with the following required characteristics:
- * A Bachelor's degree in a related field from an accredited four-year college or university
- * At least eight years of experience with increasing responsibility in an organization responsible for implementing and maintaining information systems;
- * At least eight years of experience in an ERP information systems application software environment
- * Prior supervisory experience leading a large team of technical staff
- * Experience leading the definition of application requirements, research and evaluation of options, and implementation of new information services
- * Integrity, strong interpersonal skills, and effective verbal and written communication skills
Desired skills include:
- * Experience in a Banner or PeopleSoft ERP environment
- * Experience in higher education
- * Experience giving presentations of technical information in an understandable way to non-technical audiences
- * Experience effectively advocating for IT and explaining the IT brings to the university mission
- * Experience building effective coalitions of customers for priority setting, resource advocacy, project coordination
UVM seeks candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women, veterans and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.
Pay band: $82,416 - $173,100.
Hiring salary budgeted at mid pay band.
Total compensation includes a generous paid leave and benefits package, including top-notch medical insurance, dental insurance, long-term disability insurance, life insurance, a significant employer-matched retirement plan and tuition remission.
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About UVM (the University of Vermont)
Located in Burlington, Vermont (perennially voted one of America's most exciting small cities), UVM's setting in a valley on the shores of Lake Champlain, between the Adirondack and the Green mountain ranges, inspires visitors and residents alike. Burlington provides easy access to outdoor activities in the Green Mountains year 'round, in a healthy “green” environment, and UVM and Burlington attract major cultural activities. A burgeoning music, food and craft beer scene (Burlington is the birth place of both Ben & Jerry's and Phish) enrich the environment.
The University of Vermont combines faculty-student relationships most commonly found in a small liberal arts college with the resources of a major research institution. The university is home to 10,459 undergraduates, 1,540 graduate students, 449 medical students and 1,607 full- and part-time faculty and 2361 full- and part-time staff.