Under the direction of the Chief Technology Officer, the Deputy Director - Applications and Development performs a variety of responsible and complex duties, providing leadership, strategic direction, consultation, analysis, coordination, and guidance for college information technology activities with regard to the planning, analysis, design, development, installation, integration, and maintenance of software applications and online systems.
Sierra College has a strong commitment to the achievement of equity and inclusion among its faculty, staff and students and values the rich diverse backgrounds that make up the campus community. The Deputy Director-Applications and Development must demonstrate a profound understanding of and experience with successfully supporting individuals with varying backgrounds. This includes persons with disabilities, various gender identities, sexual orientation, individuals from historically underrepresented communities and other groups to ensure the District provides strategies for success and pro-active, student-centered practices and policies committed to eliminating equity gaps.
Examples Of Functions and Tasks
REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES - The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.
Provide overall vision and leadership for the college on Enterprise Applications, ensuring that technology solutions meet the strategic initiatives of Sierra College.
Collaborate with the Chief Technology Officer, administrators, faculty, and staff in setting priorities for the deployment of enterprise applications to enable the college to achieve its objectives through the effective use of technology.
Supervise, direct, guide, motivate, train, and evaluate information technology department staff engaged in designing, implementing, programming, and maintaining district software applications, including in-house and third-party solutions.
Evaluate, recommend, and implement Enterprise Application standards, processes, upgrade procedures, documentation, and maintenance activities.
Evaluate third party software applications and solutions; ensure new and revised software applications integrate with existing computer systems.
Participate in the planning, development, and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for the department; recommend departmental policy, appropriate service levels and resources; recommends and administers policies and procedures.
Working closely with the ITS Project Specialist, oversee large-scale application software implementation projects, including development, integration, testing, troubleshooting, training, and final user acceptance.
Monitors and maintains systems security measures and procedures.
Develops, implements, updates, and ensures compliance with information technology department program plans and service unit outcomes and prepares related documentation.
Provide support for reporting requirements such as annual and term-based submittals of the Management Information Systems (MIS) data; ensures compliance with applicable college policies, state, and federal regulations.
Develop, monitor, and maintain the unit's budget in collaboration with the Chief Technology Officer and prepare related reports; budget for ongoing upgrades and support necessary to sustain district needs and future growth.
Serve on District committees as assigned; chair multiple committees and working groups that provide direction and feedback on critical systems and applications.
Explore innovations and trends in technology for institutional applicability; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in information technology and enterprise system application programs.
Attends and participates in professional group meetings and various committees and advisory groups and represents the college at regional and statewide meetings related to technology.
Manage vendor relationships including contract negotiation and compliance requirements; assist the purchasing department in the acquisition of information systems software and services.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS Experience and Education Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Experience:: Five (5) years of full-time equivalent experience in a Management Information Systems, Enterprise Applications, or Information Technology department with at least two (2) years in a management or supervisory capacity. Experience in project management, programming languages, and working with an ERP system or similar large enterprise application systems environment is strongly preferred.
Education: Education equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree (120 semester units) in Business Administration, management information systems (MIS), computer science, information science, or a computer related field from an accredited institution.
Experience with virtual server environments, private/public cloud services environments, software maintenance and support working directly with technical staff, vendors, and consultants.
Experience with Ellucian’s Banner ERP System.
Experience with EAB/Hobsons Starfish integrated student support system.
Experience with development life cycle for Mobile Applications and Reporting Services.
DEMONSTRATED KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES: Position requires knowledge of:
Enterprise application system development and maintenance.
Life cycle process for enterprise application development and ongoing support.
Formalized systems analysis techniques, structured design techniques, and information systems implementation modeling.
Enterprise Resource Planning systems, implementation, development, operations, maintenance, and support.
Modern programming languages, utilities, and applications
Database management systems, data governance, reporting tools, and data warehouses.
Advanced principles and techniques of systems analysis, design, programming, and documentation.
Cloud-based services and providers, preferably Amazon Web Services, including architecture, capabilities and tooling.
Security-related best practices for assigned areas and technologies.
Current principles, practices, and standards of planning and project management, project prioritization, and resource allocation.
Web application development, maintenance, DevOps principles, and continuous integration.
Section 508 Accessibility and related standards and requirements.
Methods to successfully support individuals with varying backgrounds, which includes persons with disabilities, various gender identities, sexual orientation, individuals from historically underrepresented communities and other groups.
Use leadership and management theories and practices in carrying out daily responsibilities.
Engage in management and creative organizational leadership.
Develop the leadership skills of others.
Lead, implement, and manage change.
Perform short-and-long-range planning to be successful in interpersonal relationships and evaluate the effectiveness of programs, personnel and relationships.
Supervise, develop, assign, and evaluate staff for efficient operation of the department.
Plan, develop, manage, and administer complex departmental operation budgets and contracts demonstrating knowledge of sound fiscal management principles and practices.
Logically and realistically evaluate systems and procedures.
Maintain and report valid and accurate data through programming and maintenance of enterprise systems.
Meet deadlines and expedite procedures within area of responsibility.
Compile clear, timely, accurate written reports.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing with faculty, staff, and state agencies.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with college faculty, staff, and representatives of local, state, and federal agencies.
Plan, organize, and manage complex purchase processes, including negotiations with vendors for hardware and software acquisitions that maximize the utilization of available resources and enhance organizational efficiency.
Communicate with peers, subordinates, supervisors, and students in an open, honest manner and build trust among all constituencies in the District.
Be an effective and motivational member of a team.
Demonstrate clear evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, staff and the community.