The Director manages and leads the Enterprise Applications team in enabling effective enterprise use of systems. This position is responsible for overseeing the enterprise environment, including applications, integrations, contracts, upgrades, support and troubleshooting. The Director coordinates with a diverse group of business unit stakeholders and technical partners to develop services, provide solutions, document procedures and resolve technical issues, in addition to ensuring data integrity with the business areas and Institutional Research. This position will also be responsible for supporting and managing the technical applications architecture, data standards and governance, including ensuring regulatory compliance (GDPR, FERPA, PCI, State, Federal, etc). The Director will participate in the College’s development of strategy, processes, skills and operational practices for the support of cloud-based software applications and their interaction with the premises-based applications. In addition, this position is responsible for the management of the Enterprise Applications staff, including hiring, mentoring, assigning, supervising activities, support and performance evaluation.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required, preferably in Computer Science, Information Science or related field. Minimum of 7 or more years of progressive experience working in one or more of these technical areas: software development, system implementation, system integration, applications security, application administration, or technology project management. At least 2 years of project management experience. In-depth knowledge of how to apply technologies to meet business needs. Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to provide services to a diverse group of student and faculty clients. Must have the ability to communicate and work with people of all levels of technical ability. Knowledge of principles and techniques of complex systems analysis, database design/management with experience in virtualization and cloud services. Knowledge of workflow analysis, techniques and modeling. Knowledge of current technology landscape, especially ERP platforms. Ability to manage a portfolio of projects and tasks simultaneously and at a high level of quality. Experience in managing contracted services, including negotiations, agreements and service delivery. Ability to work in, promote and support a diverse and inclusive community. Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment. Experience in a service-oriented environment. Experience with Ellucian Colleague (Unidata) desired.
We offer exceptional benefits including, but not limited to the following:
- Generous Vacation, Sick and Personal Time
- Winter Recess Break in Addition to Paid Holidays
- Healthcare, Dental, and Vision Insurance (Flexible Spending and Dependent Care Accounts)
- Free On-Campus Fitness Facility Access and Discounts for On-Campus Wellness Programs
- Employee Scholarships toward Certifications, Seminars, Training and Professional Development
- Pre and Post Tax Contributions to the 403(b) Retirement Plan
- Salary Continuation Program in the event of Disability
- Tuition Assistance Program for Employee, Spouse and/or Dependents
Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, and criminal history background check.
Officially chartered in 1795, Union College is the fifth oldest liberal arts college in the country. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is a highly selective residential and undergraduate college, home to 2,200 students and 220 faculty, and offering 44 majors. Union was the first liberal arts college to rethink the traditional liberal arts education and adopt an engineering curriculum. That pioneering approach continues today with an education that encourages students to work beyond the limits of disciplinary boundaries, allowing them to think globally and lead innovatively in a world where problem solving requires breadth across humanities, arts, social sciences, science, and engineering.
Diversity at Union College
Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities that request such accommodations.
Union College will not discriminate in the recruitment or selection of faculty and employees, or in any other area of employment, on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and veteran status. In this regard, opportunities for advancement will be made available without bias. The College is also subject to state and federal laws, supports efforts to attract and retain fully qualified women and other minority group members for faculty and other positions. Union College will comply with the letter and intent of all State and Federal laws and applicable orders pursuant to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.