The IT organization of Gonzaga University is responsible for the life cycle planning of business applications through the phases of strategize, architect, select, deploy, operate, evolve, and retire. The Associate Director, Enterprise Solutions and Applications manages the applications group including ERP, CRM and ECM that has specific responsibility for building or configuring, maintaining or enhancing, and eventually decommissioning applications through their life cycle.
Education and Skills
An undergraduate or postgraduate degree in computer science, engineering, finance, business management or a related field.
Strong communication skills with a proven ability to understand key concepts and communicate effectively with technical staff, business stakeholders and senior management.
Proven ability to communicate technical concepts to nontechnical people to enhance understanding and drive decisions that lead to positive outcomes.
Proven ability to collaborate, build relationships and influence individuals at all levels in a matrix-management environment (as well as external vendors and service providers) to ensure that segregation and overlapping roles are identified and coordinated. Experience The following experience is considered essential:
Managing a team of members in application development, implementation or management.
Experience transitioning an organization from traditional practices to agile development methodologies.
Software design/development, mobile applications, application architecture, project management, software as a service (SaaS), software integration, automated software testing, data management/governance, business intelligence, security and/or business process analysis.
5 years of demonstrated leadership experience building cross-organizational consensus with exposure to technology providers and/or business clients.
5 years of demonstrated experience managing a high-performing, cohesive team.
5 years of demonstrated experience in liaising with middle and senior management.
Gonzaga University is a private four-year institution for higher education located in Spokane, Washington. Established in 1877, the university continues to use their education model of educating their students as a whole person- mind, body, and spirit. At Gonzaga, students discover how to integrate science and art, faith and reason, and action and contemplation. Gonzaga is a nationally ranked university and one of the top regional universities in the west. Home to over 7,800 students, Gonzaga offers a variety of undergraduate and master’s degrees, as well a Ph.D. and Juris Doctor through the school of law.