Information & Responsibilities
The Director of Enterprise Applications reports to the CalArts Vice President for Institute Technology and Chief Technology Officer (VP-IT/CTO). The Director is responsible for executing and managing programmatic and operational needs of the Institute.
The Director will collaborate with the central administrative units and the schools, coordinate Institute Enterprise Applications and administrative computing management, including business processes and IT systems, to deliver maximum value to the Institute. The Director is also a critical part of the operations of the Enterprise Applications team, comprised of three staff.
This position supports the institutional business systems planning process to ensure full participation across schools and administrative units, from openness of process to clarity of plans, vision, and status of ongoing projects. The Director also facilitates successful completion of institutional Enterprise Applications projects and monitors outcomes.
The Director is responsible for managing the CalArts IT's Enterprise Applications team and projects/activities within that purview. This includes our ERP/Student Information System (SIS) solution, integrations and data management of student retention products, and other Institute-wide solutions. In addition to leadership, management, and supervision, the Director also acts as a senior technologist and consultant for particularly difficult or critical issues.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
• Works with administrative units to track their existing business systems and emerging needs; seeks solutions for strategic and operational needs. Maintains an inventory of, and documentation for, current institutional business processes, IT systems, and both planned and proposed changes.
• Helps manage the Enterprise Applications budget.
• Identifies and collects measures of institutional business processes and IT systems to track current performance and confirm outcomes.
• Manages a planning process to identify opportunities across units for improvements in business processes and IT systems to streamline, reduce costs, improve function or otherwise improve value.
• Researches and prioritizes new Enterprise Applications projects and services for discussion.
• Manages/chairs Institute’s Technology Change Management program and committee.
• Staff to, and ex officio member of, Institutional project committees, as appropriate.
• Works with appropriate unit, technology, and school leadership to manage specific projects which develop institutional administrative infrastructure. Follows up with units and schools to assure successful completion of plans.
• Working closely with administrative unit leadership, staff, and schools, assures development of administrative system architecture, infrastructure, standards, and monitoring. Works with unit leadership to coordinate development, delivery and improvement of services across units.
• Works with vendors to identify and propose Enterprise Applications and implementation plans most appropriate to the Institute.
• Manages and maintains existing homegrown application stack (mostly .NET tools) and works to retire them in favor of sustainable third-party products and solutions.
• Manage outside contractors when appropriate for projects
• Collaborates heavily with CalArts Information Technology (CAIT) on all projects, as a contributor, manager, and thought leader.
• Part of CAIT senior leadership.
• Position is eligible for remote work; Director must be able to attend at least quarterly meetings on-site at CalArts.
• Excellent planning and process facilitator.
• Ability to lead groups, to work with multiple constituencies, to lead committees and teams.
• A successful record of leadership of complex units and agendas.
• Excellent interpersonal skills. Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
• Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment.
• Demonstrated critical thinking skills required.
• Fluent and experience with SQL, APIs, Windows & SQL Server management, Single Sign-On protocols
• Application design and development background a plus
• Experience with ERP management required, familiarity with Ellucian Colleague a plus
• Deep experience in administrative business processes and systems.
• Experience with software implementations and implementation practices.
• Experience with business processes and the IT application development lifecycle. Disciplined project management. Service-minded and self-motivated.
• Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
How to Apply
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Equity & Diversity
California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) seeks to employ faculty who can engage our diverse communities of learners at the highest levels of artistic endeavor and critical thinking. Across the range of practitioners from artists to scholars and librarians, we welcome candidates who possess a demonstrated worldview and cultural competency to support teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students of varied backgrounds, capabilities, perspectives, social identities and gender expressions. CalArts is an equal opportunity employer.
CalArts has a multidisciplinary approach to its studies of the arts through six schools: Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/Video, Music and Theater. CalArts encourages students to explore and recognize the complexity of the many aspects of the arts. It is supported by a distinguished faculty of practicing artists and provides its Bachelor and Master of Fine Arts students with the hands-on training and exposure necessary for an artist's growth. CalArts was founded in 1961 and opened in 1969 as the first institution of higher learning in the United States specifically for students interested in the pursuit of degrees in all areas of visual and performing arts.