Student Information Systems Lead

Vacancy summary: 
Central European University is seeking a strong transformation and change leader to manage the introduction of ERP software that manages the student lifecycle. This is a significant transformation project for CEU. The implementation is currently underway, and requires a senior-level manager. The Student Information Systems Lead is responsible for managing the ongoing implementation of the Student Information System and preparing the University for a unified, cross-unit managed efficient student information as ‘business as usual’ service and needs to both manage the change and process improvement as well as the technical aspects.
Position for: 
Staff
Full-time
Application deadline: 
Aug 11, 2017

 Student Information Systems Lead

Starting date:

Immediate, one year contract (renewal to be considered)

Application deadline:

August 11, 2017

Full Or Part Time:

Full-time

Central European University is seeking a strong transformation and change leader to manage the introduction of ERP software that manages the student lifecycle. This is a significant transformation project for CEU. The implementation is currently underway, and requires a senior-level manager.  

The Student Information Systems Lead is responsible for managing the ongoing implementation of the Student Information System and preparing the University for a unified, cross-unit managed efficient student information as ‘business as usual’ service and needs to both manage the change and process improvement as well as the technical aspects.

 The Lead will serve as the central coordinating point for the Student Information Systems and the key stakeholders:

  • Staffing the Student Information Systems Steering Group, reporting to the Vice President for Administration, Vice President for Enrollment Careers and Alumni and the Dean of Students on the activities, progress and risks associated with the project. 
  • Managing the Student Information Systems Development Group, responsible for the subject matter expertise for the implementation.
  • Coordinating the Student Information Systems User Group, responsible for providing user input and coordinating user training. 
  • Managing the vendors and external resources.

 

The Lead will be empowered to represent the Student Information System management across the University, working directly with faculty, staff and students, and providing regular briefings via the Systems Steering Group to the Systems Advisory Board and as appropriate to the Rector and Provost.  

Specifically, the SIS Lead will be responsible for:

  1. Overseeing project management:
  • Ensuring that the implementation delivers efficiency benefits
  • Ensuring that the project meets the requirements within agreed identified timescale, cost and defined quality standards and to stakeholder satisfaction
  • Overseeing management of the Student Information Systems Development Group (currently, consisting of two full-time database technical staff plus one analyst/developer and six part-time subject matter experts supporting project and daily work load)
  • Managing two full-time process and change leads, working together on core administrative processes and devolved user administration processes
  • Overseeing management of the service provider (deliverables, financials, resource  allocation)
  • Identifying and resolving, or escalating if not resolved, any risks or issues in the project
  1. Coordinating user engagement via the Student Information Systems User Group
  2. Managing/supporting additional stakeholder engagement (e.g, Advisory Committee)
  3. Communications for the system

 

Desired skills and qualifications: 

  • Significant experience (5+ documented, on specified projects) leading large transformational ERP implementation projects across multiple functions/disciplines, preferably in a higher education environment
  • Evidence of the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing and to influence and persuade at all levels of staff seniority, including proven leadership and influence skills including the ability to manage when there is no direct reporting relationship
  • Knowledge or understanding of software development lifecycle principles and methodologies
  • Strong results orientation
  • Expertise in defining and improving processes
  • Ability to make difficult decisions and to involve others sufficiently in the decision-making process
  • Familiarity and experience with ITIL (ITIL Foundations) 
  • Experience in service/process review, design and engineering
  • Familiarity with project management tools (preferably JIRA, Sharepoint, MS Project)

Compensation: 

We offer a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience as well as a dynamic and international academic environment. The initial contract is for 1 year with the possibility of renewal.

How to apply: 

Applicants need to submit:

  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • Contact information for two referees

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Margaret Bolter (bolterm@ceu.edu) or Mirjam Siderius (sideriusm@ceu.edu).

Please send your complete application package to:

advert@ceu.edu - including job code in subject line: 2017/070 Student Information Systems Lead

 

CEU is an equal opportunity employer.

About CEU

Central European University (CEU) is a graduate research-intensive university specializing in the social sciences, humanities, law, public policy and management. It is located in Budapest, and accredited in the United States and Hungary. CEU’s mission is to promote academic excellence, state-of-the-art research, research-based teaching and learning and civic engagement, in order to contribute to the development of open societies in Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and other emerging democracies throughout the world. CEU offers both Master’s and doctoral programs, and enrolls more than 1,400 students from over 100 countries. The teaching staff consists of more than 180 resident faculty, from over 50 countries, and a large number of prominent visiting scholars from around the world. The language of instruction is English.

For more information, please visit www.ceu.edu

How to apply: 
Applicants need to submit: • CV • Cover letter • Contact information for two referees Informal enquiries may be addressed to Margaret Bolter (bolterm@ceu.edu) or Mirjam Siderius (sideriusm@ceu.edu). Please send your complete application package to: advert@ceu.edu - including job code in subject line: 2017/070 Student Information Systems Lead