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2018-08-072018-10-06

Senior Director, Enterprise Applications

Opus Partners
State College, Pennsylvania 16801
  • Job Type
    Employee
  • Job Status
    Full Time

The Pennsylvania State University (www.psu.edu) seeks a highly motivated leader with exceptional strategic, operational, entrepreneurial, and interpersonal skills and deep expertise in enterprise analytics to join the leadership team of the University’s enterprise information technology function as Senior Director for Enterprise Applications.

 

The Senior Director, Enterprise Applications will play a key role in advancing objectives and in delivering the value of a more strategic approach to information technology. Reporting to the University’s VPIT-CIO and taking a newly conceived role, the Senior Director will be a key member of the Enterprise Information Technology senior leadership team and will provide University-wide leadership in the development and support of 21st-century business systems and practices. The Senior Director will establish the plan and create the organizational capacity to complete this transfer of responsibility and to ensure the success and lasting value of these projects.

 

The Senior Director will work closely with colleagues within Enterprise Information Technology, including peers in its Sr. Leadership Team; with colleagues across campus who are involved with enterprise service domains including Business and Finance, Collaboration services, HR & Payroll, Research Administration, Student Services, IT Enterprise Administration and Learning Management Services; as well as with staff in application support services. The Senior Director will initially manage an operating budget of $7.5M and a staff of approximately 70.

 

The ideal candidate for this position will have a proven track record of leveraging the expertise of functional stakeholders, ideally at both leadership and technical/operational levels. S/he will showcase the knowledge and willingness to continually stay on top of the latest industry products and technologies and create an inspiring team environment with an open communication culture. S/he will also bring an understanding of current best practices in data management, analysis, and reporting that comprises both technical and business considerations.

 

An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution and at least 10 years of relevant professional experience are required. Professional activity at the national level is expected; experience in a large, complex, distributed organization is also required. Other qualifications and competencies include: strong technical expertise in one or more of the enterprise application service areas; demonstrated track record of focus on user experience and effective service outcomes; demonstrated experience leading teams in the selection, implementation, support, and enhancement of complex IT systems across a variety of hosting environments (cloud and on-premise), infrastructures, architectures, technical frameworks, and support models and demonstrated experience managing complex budgets and creating new resource capacity within an existing team structure.  

 

Penn State is one of the leading public research universities in the nation. It enrolls over 97,000 students in one university on 24 campuses and online, and boasts over 645,000 living alumni. Penn State conducts over $800 million per year in research, employs 44,000 people, and has an annual budget in excess of $4 billion. The University generates approximately $8.5 billion in direct and indirect economic impact annually within Pennsylvania. In its sheer size, in its impact on Pennsylvania, in its place in the nation, in its transformative effect on student lives, in the power of its research and in its cumulative history, Penn State is formidable.

 

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The Pennsylvania State University (www.psu.edu) seeks a highly motivated leader with exceptional strategic, operational, entrepreneurial, and interpersonal skills and deep expertise in enterprise analytics to join the leadership team of the University’s enterprise information technology function as Senior Director for Enterprise Applications.

 

The Senior Director, Enterprise Applications will play a key role in advancing objectives and in delivering the value of a more strategic approach to information technology. Reporting to the University’s VPIT-CIO and taking a newly conceived role, the Senior Director will be a key member of the Enterprise Information Technology senior leadership team and will provide University-wide leadership in the development and support of 21st-century business systems and practices. The Senior Director will establish the plan and create the organizational capacity to complete this transfer of responsibility and to ensure the success and lasting value of these projects.

 

The Senior Director will work closely with colleagues within Enterprise Information Technology, including peers in its Sr. Leadership Team; with colleagues across campus who are involved with enterprise service domains including Business and Finance, Collaboration services, HR & Payroll, Research Administration, Student Services, IT Enterprise Administration and Learning Management Services; as well as with staff in application support services. The Senior Director will initially manage an operating budget of $7.5M and a staff of approximately 70.

 

The ideal candidate for this position will have a proven track record of leveraging the expertise of functional stakeholders, ideally at both leadership and technical/operational levels. S/he will showcase the knowledge and willingness to continually stay on top of the latest industry products and technologies and create an inspiring team environment with an open communication culture. S/he will also bring an understanding of current best practices in data management, analysis, and reporting that comprises both technical and business considerations.

 

An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution and at least 10 years of relevant professional experience are required. Professional activity at the national level is expected; experience in a large, complex, distributed organization is also required. Other qualifications and competencies include: strong technical expertise in one or more of the enterprise application service areas; demonstrated track record of focus on user experience and effective service outcomes; demonstrated experience leading teams in the selection, implementation, support, and enhancement of complex IT systems across a variety of hosting environments (cloud and on-premise), infrastructures, architectures, technical frameworks, and support models and demonstrated experience managing complex budgets and creating new resource capacity within an existing team structure.  

 

Penn State is one of the leading public research universities in the nation. It enrolls over 97,000 students in one university on 24 campuses and online, and boasts over 645,000 living alumni. Penn State conducts over $800 million per year in research, employs 44,000 people, and has an annual budget in excess of $4 billion. The University generates approximately $8.5 billion in direct and indirect economic impact annually within Pennsylvania. In its sheer size, in its impact on Pennsylvania, in its place in the nation, in its transformative effect on student lives, in the power of its research and in its cumulative history, Penn State is formidable.

 

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Penn State has retained Opus Partners (www.opuspartners.net) to support this recruitment. Craig Smith, Partner, and Katie Dean, Associate Partner, are leading the search and are being supported by Laura Jenks, Senior Associate. Confidential inquiries, applications, and nominations should be submitted by email to [email protected]

 

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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