The Business Director is responsible for budgeting, implementing, reporting and evaluating all programs and activities related to the business operations of the IT Department. This position is responsible for providing management oversight and leadership for the development of the financial operations related to infrastructure, telecom, digital education, cybersecurity and other IT service areas. This position initiates, implements and analyzes pricing models for various services provided as part of the Marist Cloud Services operation and software licensing. This position is responsible for implementing and monitoring adherence to Marist policies and procedures relating to Human Resources, Payroll, Purchasing, and Departmental Accounting.
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance and five years’ experience in a financial, accounting, budgeting, auditing or planning function is required.
Develops, prioritizes, creates and monitors department operating budgets.
Oversees and provides leadership for the financial operations of Marist Cloud Services to our customers.
Directs IT budget administration and billing.
Provides leadership of best business practices, budget related policies and billing procedures.
Manages and monitors adherence to Purchasing and oversight of vendor contracts.
Provides advice, expertise and guidance to Directors, Managers and CIO related to financial and purchasing matters.
Performs financial analysis, implementation and tracking of various projects as approved and funded by the CIO.
Strategic planning and management of facilities, personnel and service operations.
Master’s degree in Business Administration or Accounting, and seven years’ experience in a financial, accounting, budgeting, auditing or planning function is preferred. Experience in higher education is preferred.
About the Department:
Make a reverberating impact as part of a team that is heavily involved in:
Education and Research
The Business Director will serve as key member of the dedicated and versatile Information Technology team responsible for the implementation and maintenance of enterprise IT services essential to the operation of the College.
As a leader in educational applications of technology, Information Technology (IT) offers students, faculty, and staff access to advanced technologies to help promote a strong sense of community. A distinguishing feature of the Marist education is the manner in which information technology is used in support of teaching, learning, and scholarship. This environment creates a strong applied research culture and includes Marist students as young paraprofessionals which makes Marist unique within higher education.
Marist IT staff come from diverse career and educational backgrounds. Our community of technologists collaborate to support a commitment to excellence with 80 staff members within 15 departments, more than 200 student paraprofessionals, and a 24/7/365 operation. Effort, talent, and commitment are rewarded and recognized within the division both internally by leadership, and externally through numerous industry accolades and awards. No two days are ever the same while working in IT. With our focus on open-source technology and innovation, we are committed to finding more effective and practical ways to use technology to meet institutional goals.
We are looking for excellence, attention to detail, strong ownership of one’s work, and exceptional problem solving and project management skills. If you’re a critical thinker with the ability to solve problems independently and as part of a hard-working team, we welcome your application for this position as Business Director.
Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River, on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 385 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (10th Best Regional University/North, 5th Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. The College is top-ranked for long-term study abroad (#4 in the U.S.) by the U.S. State Department’s Open Doors report. Marist educates more than 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. To learn more, please visit https://www.marist.edu/about
Marist College is strongly committed to the principle of diversity and is especially interested in receiving applications from members of ethnic and racial minority groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and persons from other under-represented groups.
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About Marist College
Marist is dedicated to helping students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century. The College fulfills its mission by pursuing three ideals: excellence in education, a sense of community, and a commitment to service. These ideals were handed down to us by the Marist Brothers who founded the College. Now an independent institution governed by a lay board of trustees, Marist continues to embrace the three ideals as an integral part of the College mission.