Amherst College (https://www.amherst.edu/), one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, seeks a visionary and accomplished leader to serve as its Director of Enterprise Applications. Reporting to the Chief Information Officer, the Director of Enterprise Applications leads a high-performing team to implement industry best practices, developing and implementing a culture of continuous improvement and building best-in-class business systems, with a focus on the user experience, collaboration and fostering a service culture. The Director of Enterprise Applications will be an integral part of a highly collaborative team of professionals, both within the Enterprise Applications group and across IT leadership, and will contribute to efforts to continue to develop an intentionally inclusive work culture for all members of the team.
The Enterprise Applications group is responsible for oversight of the College’s administrative technology ecosystem. This includes management of the administrative technology services team, including College personnel and temporary/short-term staffing; strategic planning, management and assessment of the administrative IT services provided to the College community; selection, implementation, enhancement and management of the IT tools and systems that provide the technical foundation of these services; oversight of a suite of IT enhancement and development projects within and across technology teams; and continuous collaboration with service partners within IT and across the College. Amherst is moving to a Cloud-First model: the Director will complete the development of a vision for the College’s business systems and an efficient plan to operationalize that vision in concert with fellow IT leaders, College stakeholders and partners, and staff.
Amherst College's Information Technology Division is in an exciting period of transformation in partnership with the college community it serves. The college has signed with Workday to replace its HR, Finance and Student Systems, and has begun a multi-year business process and systems modernization project. This work is built on a reorganization of the IT Division focused on service excellence, agility and rigor in its project and process management, a cloud-first sourcing strategy, and a commitment to robust community engagement with communications to match. The Director will be well positioned to help lead the College's IT transformation and position Amherst for its next century of excellence. For more information about Information Technology, visit https://www.amherst.edu/offices/it .
A Bachelor’s degree is required, an advanced degree preferred. A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible management experience in IT including substantial involvement in the implementation and support of vendor-purchased enterprise software, database administration, and support is also required. The successful candidate will establish a focus on the user experience and effective service outcomes. Demonstrated success managing organizational change with the inclusivity and transparency needed to build trust and partnership within and across units is essential, as are excellent oral, written, interpersonal, organizational, and problem-solving skills. Appreciation for the culture and mission of a residential liberal arts college will be evident as the Director works with faculty, students, staff, and senior College administrators in a distinctive culture that values integrity and collegiality
Amherst College has engaged Opus Partners (www.opuspartners.net) to support the recruitment of this position. Craig Smith, PhD, Partner and Monica Williams, Associate, are leading the search. Inquiries, applications, and nominations should be sent by email to Monica (email@example.com). Every effort will be made to ensure candidate confidentiality. A background check will be required of the selected candidate.
Amherst College does not discriminate in admission, employment, or administration of its programs and activities on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender expression, and gender identity), age, disability, genetic information, military service, or any other characteristic or class protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. Amherst College complies with all state and federal laws that prohibit discrimination, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Title IX, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Equal Pay Act and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Inquiries should be addressed to the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Amherst College, P.O. Box 5000, Amherst, MA 01002-5000.