Position Purpose: The Manager of Enterprise Applications provides strategic, functional, and technical management to the team delivering enterprise applications services including Colleague student, financial aid, student finance, human resources, and finance. This position combines managerial responsibilities with in-depth, hands-on technical expertise.
Represents Aurora University in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve. Interacts effectively with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students and other customers of our service, learns and uses operating practices of the department and Aurora University.
Upholds the Mission Statement: Aurora University an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning.
Handle confidential information with tact and discretion.
Supports learning through performance of essential job functions and performing other duties and functions as necessary or as assigned.
Essential Job Functions:
Develops good professional relationships with the user community in managing the ongoing evolution of ERP use and modernization.
Effectively manages projects and resources to articulate project demands, recommend priorities, and provide project updates while adhering to established timelines.
Hire, supervise, train, and mentor programming staff. Determine deadlines, assign, and direct work. Evaluate performance of staff and ensure standards for quality and quantity of work are met.
Provide system analysis, problem-solving support, and programming support to ensure efficient and effective use of the ERP in support of university goals and objectives.
Assist with the evaluation of third-party software packages and vendors to determine usefulness and compatibility with existing technology. Oversee the ERP interface with these applications.
Provide support and management for the system administration of the ERP. Resolve system issues with the support of the system administration, Colleague teams, and external resources.
Perform analysis and provide programming support for limited functional areas. Analyze, design, and develop processes and procedures to fulfill requirements; write detailed and accurate technical requirements, program, test, train, and document. Troubleshoot, analyze, and resolve issues in the owned functional areas.
Oversee the implementation of internal system process improvements and quality assurance methodologies.
Essential Job Requirements:
Bachelor's degree required in computer science or related field. Master's degree preferred.
At least 3 years of full-time work experience in information technology and/or related functions.
Absolute trustworthiness with high standards of personal integrity (demonstrated by an unblemished career history, complete lack of criminal convictions, etc.), and willingness to undergo vetting and/or personality assessments to verify this.
At least 3 years of management and technical experience in higher education working with an ERP, preferably Colleague.
Highly organized and self-driven, with the ability to multi-task and perform in a fast-paced environment across a portfolio of projects and technologies.
Ability to manage, direct, and motivate employees.
Experience with project management, project prioritization, and resource allocation.
Understanding of software life cycle and feasibility of system upgrades to manage the timely and non-disruptive implementation of updates to provide system usefulness and reliability.
Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
Excellent interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills including the ability to convey technical information in a meaningful and understandable way.
Knowledgeable of higher education systems, including understanding the software and the associated business processes, preferably with the Colleague ERP.
Experience with reporting tools such as the Entrinsik Informer report writer.
Familiarity with data integration and API programming.
Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to becoming a model university of the 21st century. Toward this effort we are determined to have a faculty, staff, and student body reflecting the cultural demographics of the greater Chicago area.
Aurora University (AU) is an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning. It is committed to helping students discover what matters and build their life around it.
AU is a private, nonprofit, independent university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. It offers more than 45 undergraduate majors — such as nursing, social work, business administration, criminal justice and psychology — and a wide variety of master’s and doctoral degrees that include social work and business administration. Degree programs are grounded in real-world experiences and are led by experienced, dedicated faculty members, nearly 140 of whom are full-time. The student/faculty ratio is 18:1.
Almost 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students take classes on two main campuses — Aurora University in Aurora, Illinois, and George Williams College in Williams Bay, Wisconsin — as well as the nearby Orchard Center in Aurora and the Woodstock Center in Woodstock, Illinois. Online classes are also available. The Aurora University campus is located 40 miles west of Chicago.
AU has 24 NCAA Division III teams competing in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference, Midwest Lacro...sse Conference, Midwest Women's Lacrosse Conference and Northern Collegiate Hockey Association. About 700 student-athletes compete in sports. AU has a rich history and tradition of success across the spectrum of sport offerings. From conference championships to NCAA Championship appearances to academic awards and community service, student-athletes and staff continue to bring excitement and a sense of pride to Aurora University and all of the Spartan fans across the country. At AU, we firmly believe that intercollegiate athletics should promote the character development of participants, enhance the integrity of higher education, and promote civility in society. Toward these ends, we strive to adhere to fundamental values such as respect, civility, honesty and responsibility. Student-athletes and staff are always expected to operate with the principles of sportsmanship and ethical conduct in mind.
Founded in 1893 in Mendota, Illinois, as Mendota Seminary, the institution soon changed its name to Mendota College. By 1911, it had outgrown its facilities and the following year changed its name to Aurora College and moved to Aurora, where its students could take advantage of a thriving business environment and easy access to Chicago. In 1985, Aurora College changed its name to Aurora University to better reflect the magnitude of its academic offerings. Seven years later, Aurora University and George Williams College traditions blended when the two institutions entered into an affiliation agreement that paved the way for a merger eight years later. In 2010, the Woodstock Center opened to meet the needs of students in McHenry County and surrounding communities.