Assistant Director - Information Technology Systems
Location: Santa Cruz
Job ID: 38970
The position offers the flexibility of telecommuting two days per week and the possibility of a fully remote schedule.
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INITIAL REVIEW DATE (IRD)
UC Santa Cruz staff jobs are posted until filled. Application materials submitted by 11:59 pm on the IRD will be routed to the hiring unit for consideration. NOTE: Materials submitted after the IRD will be forwarded only at the request of the hiring unit. Submit your materials before the IRD to ensure consideration by the hiring unit.
The IRD for this job is: 08-15-2022
ABOUT UC SANTA CRUZ
UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. It's known as an unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part of the campus's DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today, all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the world.
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions generates, reviews, and processes in excess of 67,000 applications and serves approximately 38,000 campus visitors each year. The office has 44 career staff FTE, 45-50 part-time/temporary staff, and 150 student staff. Staff work locally and regionally throughout California and the nation.
The office is part of Enrollment Management, which includes Financial Aid and Scholarships, Orientation and Undergraduate Admissions. Enrollment Management is part of the multi-faceted academic Division of Undergraduate Education. Undergraduate Admissions, Enrollment Management and Undergraduate Education work closely with select Academic Senate committees.
Since its founding in 1965, the University of California, Santa Cruz, has grown from 652 students to nearly 19,000 students (2017-18) and earned international distinction as a world university with high-impact research, ranking 3rd in the world for research influence by Times Higher Education, and among the top 50 universities in the world, according to the U.S. News and World Report 2017 Best Global Universities rankings.
A campus with world-class facilities and one of the most visually spectacular settings in higher education, UC Santa Cruz offers rigorous academic programs and cutting-edge research opportunities. At the core of our progressive educational approach are our 10 distinctive residential colleges, which organize the campus into smaller living/learning communities.
More information can be found here: admissions.ucsc.edu
The Assistant Director for Information Technology Systems is a member of the leadership team, reporting directly to the Associate Director - Marketing, Events and Technology (MET). They establish objectives and procedures to meet unit goals with overall responsibility for planning, implementing and evaluating all information technology systems within Undergraduate Admissions ensuring functionality and systems integrity for Campus Solutions (CS), the Academic Information Systems (AIS), Customer Relations Management (CRM), InfoView, core technologies and other internal/external systems/databases. They serve as the primary technical liaison from the department to other academic/administrative units, including Information Technology Services (ITS) and Data Management.
The Assistant Director for Information Technology Systems analyzes business processes and challenges; developing solutions which may involve process design, data and information architecture, and policy or procedural changes; creating highly technical specifications for systems to meet requirements; validating requirements against needs; designing details of automated systems; developing user interface design; planning and executing unit integration and end-user acceptance testing; including written documentation of manual and automated processes across multiple platforms/environments. In this role, the incumbent maintains knowledge of industry best practices and works collaboratively with other AIS process managers to maximize resources and uphold the electronic security and privacy of student records. The incumbent is responsible for implementing policies that directly affect subordinate staff, leading a team of professionals with varying areas of expertise in solving complex business or systems issues.
The Assistant Director thinks critically and creatively about how to leverage information technology systems to address challenging business processes, to scale the work of Undergraduate Admissions professionals, and to consistently deliver on the campus' brand promise of being a progressive and bold institution. While responsible for leading a diverse team, the incumbent sets priorities, works independently, owns their work, multitasks and sees projects through to completion in a fast-paced organization. A successful candidate possesses a startup mentality, passion and tenacity for making UC Santa Cruz relevant to the world. The position offers the flexibility of telecommuting two days per week.
Salary Information: $99,350 / Annually.
No. of Positions: 1
Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits
Employee Classification: This is a Career appointment
Job End Date: None
Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus / Remote
Union Representation: Non-Represented
Job Code Classification: 000540 (BUS SYS ANL SUPV 2)
Travel: Never or Rarely
30% - Supervision and Training
25% - Systems Operations
20% - Systems Maintenance, Security and Reporting
15% - Business Process and Systems Analysis Design
10% - Liaison
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
All UCSC employees must understand and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.
HOW TO APPLY
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The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
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To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
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