The Director of Enterprise Information within Library and Information Technology provides strategic vision, leadership, prioritization, and operational management to facilitate the college’s effective use of its enterprise-wide information assets. Responsibilities include stewardship of the core databases, applications, and systems serving the business functions of the college, as well as addressing the growing need to aggregate data and store it in ways appropriate for future analysis and use. In this work, the Director is also expected to be a major facilitator of new data governance efforts at Ursinus.
The Director also serves as the primary custodian of the collaborative working relationship between LIT and the college units whose programs rely heavily on those systems. In addition, the Director serves as the primary contact with the many external vendors who provide systems, software, and services within the college’s enterprise-wide information environment. The ultimate outcome of the Director’s work will be found in the efficiency of processes that can be built on these systems, the level of seamless integration provided between and among systems, the implementation of new data stores (such as a data warehouse) to improve access to data, the quality of analysis enabled by access to information, and the level of skills that the campus builds in order to use these assets effectively.
Works within the guidelines of the Ursinus 150 strategic plan to appropriately establish the direction of the college’s enterprise information to help improve business processes and enhance assessment and decision-making.
Lead LIT efforts to facilitate a cohesive Ursinus information/data governance group to define needs for integrated information and create a structure to support data quality and integrity, as well as information analysis and use.
Plans and coordinates the implementation of appropriate information technology systems, services, and solutions for college business needs.
Works to insure that the college’s Web site and core administrative systems work in tandem to properly reflect, support and advance the college’s vision and goals
Provides ongoing management and oversight of the Enterprise Information team, services, resources, and budgets, and supports their work on cross-functional project teams.
Serves as a consultant and advocate for business process analysis and improvement.
Provides information and support as required for the college to meet compliance in areas including but not limited to: PCI, NCAA, audits, confidentiality and security.
Exceptional leadership and visionary skills with a passion for advancing the benefits that technology, information, service, and skill-development can bring to the campus
Capacity for strategic thinking
Extensive knowledge and experience with an enterprise information infrastructure in a complex institutional environment with high-expectations from the communit
Ability to develop and appropriately manage complex projects
Strong analytic and system-oriented skills, as well as a grounding in relational database systems, data management and integration, and web-based systems
Ability to speak eloquently, write fluently, and command attention
Persistence, perseverance, flexibility, and adaptability
Master’s Degree in a relevant field or equivalent professional experience
Five years’ experience working with enterprise information, systems, and services
Three years’ experience leading and managing a team of professional IT staff
A highly collaborative approach
A proven record of innovation and accomplishment
A positive personal approach, treating all others with dignity and respect
Ten years’ experience providing IT systems, infrastructure, and service
Experience working in Higher Education
Experience implementing a data warehouse
Direct experience with our major platforms including Technolutions’ Slate (recruitment), Ellucian’s Colleague (student records, financial aid, and bursar), and Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge (donor management and fundraising)
Experience within a merged Library/IT organization
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Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with Experience
Ursinus is a prestigious national liberal arts college in southeastern Pennsylvania educating undergraduate students since 1869. At the heart of an Ursinus education is consequential learning resulting from personalized and rigorous education.