Founded in 1855, Bates is one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges, with a long history of commitments to principles of human dignity and diversity.
Since its inception, Bates has been a coeducational, nonsectarian, residential college with special commitments to academic rigor and to programs and opportunities by qualified learners of all backgrounds. Historically, Bates students and graduates have linked education with service, leadership, and obligations beyond themselves.
Bates has highly competitive admission, graduates over 90% of its entering students, and over half of its alumni earn graduate degrees. Bates has 1,700 students, 200 faculty members and 550 staff and administrative employees.
The College is proud of its strong involvements in the Lewiston-Auburn communities, Maine’s second largest urban area, with a population of approximately 65,000. Bates is located on a beautiful, 109-acre, traditional New England campus in Lewiston, Maine, a lively small city enjoying an exciting economic and cultural revitalization. With an engaged citizenry, lively arts scene, and historic downtown, this walkable city is 35 miles north of Portland, 140 miles north of Boston, and 340 miles north of New York City.
The Facility Services (FS) department is a service provider comprised of Facility Services Operations (FSO) and Facility Services Capital Planning and Construction (CPC). FSO and CPC are responsible for the planning, renovation, maintenance and repair of college buildings and facilities.
The Information Technology Systems Specialist position is responsible for business analysis and support of all technology as it relates to Facility Services business functions, including all applications, programs, or tools deployed. Serves as liaison for required support from the Information and Library Services (ILS) Department, and from outside IT service provider(s) or consultant(s).
This is full-time, 12-month staff position.
The successful candidate will have an Associate’s degree. Bachelor’s preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience considered. IBM Maximo certification highly desirable.
The ideal candidate will have:
3+ years of experience in computer technology areas.
2+ years of experience supporting Enterprise Asset Management Systems, Computerized Maintenance Systems or Enterprise Resource Planning systems required.
Experience with or general knowledge of AutoCAD and ArcGIS application systems required.
Experience with IBM Maximo application 6.2, 7.1 or 7.5 or equivalent technologies highly desired.
Experience with or general knowledge of relational database management systems and integrated information systems.
Experience with associated reporting tools such as BIRT or other platform preferred.
Familiarity with facility operations, maintenance and repairs and capital project business functions highly desirable.
Excellent communication (written, verbal and presentation) skills.
Strong presentation skills and ability to develop dynamic presentations.
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills; ability to synthesize complex or diverse information.
Ability to work independently and handle multiple priorities with minimal supervision.
Ability to coordinate, manage, lead and participate in meetings, workshops, etc. in support of systems configurations and business process modeling.
Impeccable organizational (time, task, project management) skills and ability to coordinate resources and staff within the college community.
Strong interpersonal skills with ability to develop and maintain collegial relationships. Must be flexible, collaborative and have a positive attitude.
Proficiency in basic data management systems and basic computer applications (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusivity and to serving the needs of a culturally and educationally diverse and inclusive community with diplomacy and tact.
Bates College offers competitive salaries, excellent benefits (health, dental, 9% retirement contribution with potential for an additional 3% match, 22 days of vacation*, 12 paid holidays, free parking, access to library and athletic facilities & more) and a supportive, collegial environment in a drug- and smoke-free workplace. *Benefits are prorated for employees working less than full-time or 12 months.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. This position requires successful completion of a pre-employment background screening. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Bates is a small liberal arts college located in Lewiston, Maine. We are proud to offer a rigorous and highly personalized education that centers on deep and sustained interactions among students, faculty, and community. We are engaging the forces — intellectual trends, demographic changes, and technology — that are transforming higher education and the world into which our students graduate.