The University of Notre Dame (ND.jobs) is accepting applications for a Manager, Application Development.
Applications will be accepted until 2/21/2020.
The Development Office within University Relations is seeking a strategic, collaborative, and innovative leader for our IT Applications Development team. In this role, you will revolutionize fundraising and alumni engagement technology tools to support the highest levels of giving and stewardship. You will interact with external partners and all business units within University Relations and be a vital contributor to the strategic direction of University Relations, enabling Notre Dame to continue to serve our mission of being a force for good in the world far into the future.
Under the guidance of the Senior Director, Information Technology and Services, you will support and empower a team of three to achieve this ambitious goal, creating a holistic vision for the future and supervising the day-to-day work required to get there. You will also collaborate closely with other teams to understand and incorporate their needs by providing robust solutions that address those business needs. The Applications Development team supports and manages our applications, including Salesforce CRM, Ellucian Advance Web, and several others which serve the department, the University and our alumni.
The ideal candidate will be one who gets excited about leading a team, technology, and solving complex problems. You will be a forward leader who is open and embracing of new technologies. In addition, the ideal candidate must also be able to effectively communicate and work with other leaders to set the best balance of priorities within the IT responsibilities. This role requires strong critical thinking skills, interpersonal skills, and the ability to get up to speed quickly on the business and data of Higher Education fundraising.
Why Would You Like This Role?
This is a great opportunity for those passionate about evolving IT systems and software technologies. You like to Think Big: long term, strategic, bold, creative, impactful, and definitely outside the box ideas and solutions. You like to try new things, and inspire your team to do the same. You are motivated by working on complex projects in complex organizations, and know how to bring them to completion. You have a high bar for service and quality, and you enjoy collaborating with smart, mission-driven colleagues on high-powered teams.
What You Will Do
Technical Management: Direct and Manage Application Systems Delivery and Support
Direct the timely and effective modification of existing applications, troubleshooting of problems and installation of new applications.
Coordinate overall administration and governance processes for our donor management systems.
Support technology implementations, including deployment of recurring upgrade/enhancement release cycles.
Strategic Technical Leadership
Work with Director of IT within Development to advance our business strategy through application integration strategies and introduction of new technologies that will enhance our mission.
Work with key stakeholders and IT leadership to define and set short and long term goals for integration business needs.
Stay abreast of current and emerging technologies, maintain certifications, attend conferences, and collaborate with industry experts in all integration disciplines.
Strive to identify and prepare for technology and service trends in their customers' business context and in the university context.
Participate in development and delivery of strategic direction and roadmap for the evolution of our applications, tools, and best practices required to support our strategic and operational objectives.
Establish operational priorities for the applications team to align with the organizational goals and strategy.
Work with our customers to understand their information needs, then improve our systems accordingly.
Apply project management principles and methodology to guide team efforts towards successful, timely delivery of projects.
Provide hands-on role and at times operate as a working member of the group in all stages of a project.
Envision and set goals, and ensure every team member has a clear role in achieving those goals.
Manage staff planning and prioritization of work assignments.
Develop skills and training plans for staff, ensuring the continued professional development of the team.
Mentor team members in integrations, technologies, and best practices.
5 + years of professional experience
2 + years in a supervisory or leadership role (formal title or large project leader)
Positive approach to problem solving
Experience with system life-cycle development
Experience with technical solution delivery and management of support processes
Ability to develop technical and business strategies
Experience with and ability to manage and drive several projects simultaneously to completion, balancing conflicting priorities when needed
Sufficient coding experience to be able to communicate with and guide developers
Experience using one or more project methodologies (ie: Agile, Waterfall, Scrum, etc) as a key tool in your role
Ability to use Web Development tools (ie: HTML, Java, etc.)
Strong communications skills: both verbal and written
Ability to translate technical information to non-technical stakeholders, and translate stakeholder needs into technical requirements for the team
Preferred Qualifications: One or more of these additional qualifications may enhance the prospect of being considered a top applicant:
Bachelors or advanced degree in information systems & technology, business/data applications, etc.
Project management certification
Experience with Salesforce or Microsoft Dynamics
Experience in higher education or nonprofit fundraising
ABOUT NOTRE DAME: The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842 by Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is an independent, national Catholic university located in Notre Dame, Ind. For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Notre Dame has received Honor Roll distinctions as one of the top 10 higher education workplaces in the country in the Chronicle of Higher Education's annual 'Great Colleges to Work For' survey...and we are proud of it!
This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at https://facultyhandbook.nd.edu/?id=link-73597.
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