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UC Berkeley's Information Services and Technology (IST) division is a trusted and strategic campus partner, supporting the teaching, research, and public service goals of faculty, students, and staff, financially sustainable, and providing services for the campus common good. This position is a key role in the Student Information Systems (SIS) unit in IST that oversee the operations of software solutions that support mission-critical applications utilized to operate the University. The SIS is based on the Peoplesoft Campus Solutions product, with additional supporting applications.
The objective of the SIS unit is manage a continuous cycle of technical improvement and feature enhancements in PeopleSoft application systems and associated applications. The applications support processes include admissions, enrollment, registration, financial aid, student accounts, advising, a student portal, financial services, and human resources. To ensure the success of these mission-critical systems, the department includes a blend of technical and functional experts who will test and implement new features, respond to customer issues and campus needs, and keep all systems running optimally throughout the academic cycle.
The SIS Functional Director position leads the staff who design, configure, modify, test, evaluate and maintain student application systems, databases, web interfaces and web content. The work includes test-to-production processes, quality assurance, software management, governance and documentation of applications.
Functional Application Management:
Plans, conducts, and coordinates business programming applications activities.
Manages feasibility studies for new applications and/or revisions to existing systems.
Establishes programming standards, oversees application architecture, application security and program documentation requirements.
Reviews current status of system applications and prepares recommendations for systems improvements including patching, upgrades and system replacement.
Monitors design processes and prepares reports on systems projects.
Involved in developing, modifying and executing campus policies that affect immediate operation and may also have campus-wide impact.
Works with VC and AVC to identify solutions for campus requirements, estimate work efforts, negotiate priorities and timelines for deliverables.
Oversees system development cost estimates, budgets, and schedules.
Prepares and presents project proposals to management and user departments.
Selects, develops, and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function. Directs skills required for development of team.
Establishes and assures adherence to schedules, work plans and performance requirements.
Manages applications programming activities through several subordinate managers having overall responsibility for functional programs.
Provides guidance and direction for achievement of objectives (operational and budget processes, staff FTE, finance, human resources and space planning), performance management, career planning and coaching.
Regularly interacts with senior technical or campus management on matters impacting multiple technical or functional areas.
Demonstrates values of excellence, innovation and integrity.
Interacts with senior management in other campus units on service needs or concerns, customer negotiations, or influencing and persuading other senior level managers on important topics.
Presents to governance committees and senior campus management.
Leads student systems direction, manages conflict between units. Financial Management
Establishes and assures adherence to budgets.
Minimum 5 years experience in managing IT teams and/or projects.
Minimum 3 years experience working on student ERP or other mission-critical systems.
Demonstrated experience managing university functional activities, translating business processes that require technical support.
Demonstrated track record of managing high-performance teams in implementation and/or operational modes towards successful attainment of challenging goals.
Ability to present complex applications programming management/business information and analyze technical applications programming systems skills.
Ability to manage and coordinate day-to-day activities and to work closely with stakeholders to ensure that issues are addressed in a timely fashion and in accordance with the expectations of unit executives.
Demonstrated reputation for being respected as a leader, influential in the organization, and a team player.
Ability to balance both long-term and short-term implications of individual decisions.
Ability to work in a dynamic environment with competing priorities.
Team player comfortable working across groups and collaborating with customers, stakeholders, technical staff and management.
Able to resolve issues using established parameters and own judgment.
Ability to gather, organize, and analyze data in the completion of diverse functional assignments.
High commitment to excellence, collaboration, team achievement and good communication.
Skills of critical thinking, persuasion/negotiation, conflict resolution, staff development, leadership/management, and problem solving.
Excellent supervision skills to direct subordinate managers and staff.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and strong analytical and quantitative skills.
Must be able to communicate technical information in a clear and concise manner.
Excellent presentation skills.
Strong interpersonal and relationship skills.
In-depth knowledge of the applications programming development function and a broad knowledge of the IT organization.
Uses and applies advanced Information Technology principles, theories, concepts, architectures, and technologies to manage and provide solutions to complex and multi-dimensional problems.
PeopleSoft ERP experience, especially Campus Solutions.
Experience managing UCB functional activities.
Experience working in/with UCB Student Information Systems Operation and/or Project.
Salary & Benefits
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Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.