Overview

Job Locations:
System Computing Services – South
System Computing Services – North

Thank you for your interest in employment with Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE), System Administration and System Computing Services. We want your application process to go smoothly and quickly. We ask that you keep in mind the following when completing your application:

  • Draft applications are saved automatically and can be accessed through your candidate home account.

  • Final applications must be submitted prior to the close of the recruitment. Once a recruitment has closed, applications will no longer be accepted.

If you need assistance or have questions regarding the application process, please contact our Human Resources department at (775) 784-4901.

Job Description

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) invites applications and nominations for the position of Workday Enterprise Director. This is a renewable, full-time, non-tenured, administrative position and reports to the Chief Information Officer and Executive Director of SCS.  The position will be located in Las Vegas or Reno, Nevada.  

The NSHE is comprised of eight institutions: two universities, a state college, four community colleges and a research institute.  The public system of higher education in Nevada continues to experience growth with significant challenges and opportunities in serving over 105,000 students and 15,000 employees.

The major purpose of this position is to oversee the development, standardization, and management of the Workday administrative information system to mitigate risks, maintain continuity of operations and safeguard NSHE’s information assets. The Workday Enterprise Director is also responsible for strategic planning, initiatives, and goal setting, execution and follow up review with stakeholders. The Workday Enterprise Director oversees the Business Analyst team, the Integrations and Report Writing team, the Quality Assurance team, and a Project Manager. This position coordinates between institutions to continually refine business functions across both HR and Finance to reflect best practices as well as to drive efficiency and operational effectiveness.  This position will also oversee the maintenance and enhancements of the Workday systems to leverage resources, knowledge, and best practice.

STARTING SALARY:  Grade E (starting salary range approximately $170,000 – $200,000.00; depending on experience). A benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life, and retirement.

APPROXIMATE STARTING DATE: January 1, 2024

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  A successful candidate will have earned a Master’s degree in computer science, business administration or related field from a regionally accredited institution, with six (6) years of professional experience demonstrating progressively increasing leadership and management responsibility (or) a Bachelor’s degree in computer science, business administration or related field from a regionally accredited institution, with eight (8) years of professional experience demonstrating progressively increasing leadership and management responsibility.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Demonstrated success in building collaborative customer relations and ensuring customer satisfaction among an array of stakeholders.

  • Demonstrated success in management of large, complex, multi-site technology projects. Experience in Workday Finance, HCM, or Payroll modules.

  • Experience in business analysis and report writing.

  • Experience in higher education ERP systems.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:  Successful candidates must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities.  It is recommended that applicants for this position address each of the following items in the letter of application:

  • Business process engineering concepts and application.

  • Knowledge of finance, human capital management, and payroll practices.

  • Experience in developing or managing a variety of complex IT solutions for Finance, HCM and Payroll.

  • Knowledge of the Workday platform, including multiple modules, configuration practices, and report-writing.

  • Strong contract administration and vendor management skills.

  • Proven strategic planning and execution skills.

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills applicable to executive communication, stakeholder communication, technical documentation, and large-scale campaigns.

  • Skilled at building and leading high-performing teams.

  • Ability to develop, maintain, and improve strong and collaborative relationships with stakeholders.

  • Demonstrated success in leading large, complex programs with multiple projects, contracts, vendors, stakeholders, and organizations.

  • Ability to orchestrate collaboration among stakeholders at multiple levels and in multiple organizations.

  • Ability to successfully navigate complex socio-political organizations and dynamics.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The duties of this position will include, but not be limited to:

  • Customer Relations – Provides excellent customer service to all constituents. Documents customer concerns. Resolves concerns. Fosters trusting and collaborative relationships with customers, coworkers, and supervisors. Anticipates customer concerns. Initiates and leads solutions to prevent or resolve concerns. Ensures a high degree of customer satisfaction as a primary responsibility. Customer Satisfaction is a key metric that informs the overall performance of the Workday team. Excellent customer relations are essential to the high performance of the information system and the team.

  • Communication – Without need for supervision, effectively communicates, and listens to team members, constituents, partners, stakeholders, vendors, and leadership. Is available and accessible to team members, supervisor, and customers. Maintaining multi-directional lines of communication is essential to ensure effective and efficient operations within the Workday enterprise information systems.

  • Program Management – Program management includes overall planning, prioritization of requests, and continuous quality improvement of the Workday administrative information system.  May involve strategic planning, risk management, issues management, cost management, quality management, prioritizing project goals and timelines, and performance management.  Assists in advising the institutions of Workday practices and improvements.  Failure in any one of these areas could negatively impact services across NSHE.

  • Process Improvement – Leads to continuous process improvement within the Workday information system and across institutional business processes where efficiency and effectiveness can be better leveraged, and Workday guiding principles can be met.

  • Team Leadership – Builds and leads a high-performance team. Monitors and evaluates employee performance. Sets and models high standard for performance. Directs goals. Coaches and corrects poor performance. Recommends disciplinary action when needed. Manages the team’s workload and ensures staff are trained to provide adequate support coverage for the various systems and services for which the team is responsible.

  • Vendor Management – The incumbent plans, prepares and manages related budgets and acts as the primary contact with the software, hardware and consulting vendors working in support of the Workday information system.  The incumbent oversees and guides vendor and consultant performance to ensure adherence to contract terms, conditions, and timelines.  Managing these roles and vendor partners is essential to successful maintenance of the Workday IS.

TO APPLY: The application process will be handled through the Workday on-line search process.  Application materials must include a current resume, detailed cover letter, and names, addresses and telephone numbers of four professional references willing to be contacted.  Applicants should fully describe qualifications and experience, since the initial review will serve to evaluate applicants based on documented, relevant qualifications and professional work experience.  Applications will be considered incomplete without all requested materials.  References will only be contacted for those who advance to the final phase of the search and with prior consent of the applicant.  The review of materials will begin immediately.  Materials should be addressed to Sherry Olson, Human Resources, and are to be submitted via on-line application at https://nshe.nevada.edu/system-administration/departments/human-resources/careers/ . For assistance with NSHE’s on-line applicant portal, contact Sherry Olson at (775) 784-4901.

INTERNAL APPLICANTS:  Current employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education MUST use the “Find Jobs” process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at NSHE institutions.  Once you log into Workday and type “Find Jobs” in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site.  Locate the specific job posting by typing the requisition number (e.g. R0000000) in the search box

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications may be submitted until the position is filled.  The review of materials will begin immediately, however, for full consideration applications should be submitted by November 19, 2023.

For more information about the Nevada System of Higher Education, please visit our website at www.nevada.edu.  The Nevada System of Higher Education hires only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the U.S.  The NSHE is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Exempt

Yes

Full-Time Equivalent

100.0%

Required Attachment(s)

Application materials must include a current resume, detailed cover letter, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of four professional references willing to be contacted. 

Posting Close Date

01/31/2024

Note to Applicant

A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.

As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.

All document(s) must be received on or before the closing date of the job announcements.  Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents.