Overview

Job Location:
AUSTIN, TX

Job Posting Title:

Director, Enterprise Business Solutions

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Hiring Department:

Enterprise Business Information Technology Solutions

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Position Open To:

All Applicants

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Weekly Scheduled Hours:

40

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FLSA Status:

Exempt

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Earliest Start Date:

Immediately

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Position Duration:

Expected to Continue

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Location:

AUSTIN, TX

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Job Details:

General Notes 

Flexible work arrangements and remote/hybrid work options are available for this position.

Enterprise Business IT Solutions (eBITS) manages systems and provides IT support services related to financials, accounting, human capital management, purchasing and procurement, and other central business services.

In eBITS, we believe in fostering a culture of community, authenticity, and excellence. We achieve this through a commitment to a common set of expectations defined as The Workplace We Want.  We strive to maximize diversity and inclusivity in our workforce and daily operations to align with the University’s commitment to respecting all individuals and valuing each perspective experience. We seek out alternative viewpoints and respect the perspectives and experiences of individuals.

The University of Texas at Austin provides an outstanding benefits package. Those benefits include:

  • Competitive health benefits (employee premiums covered at 100%, family premiums at 50%)
  • Voluntary Vision, Dental, Life, and Disability insurance options
  • Generous paid vacation, sick time, and holidays
  • Teachers Retirement System of Texas, a defined benefit retirement plan, with 8% employer matching funds
  • Additional Voluntary Retirement Programs: Tax Sheltered Annuity 403(b) and a Deferred Compensation program 457(b)
  • Flexible spending account options for medical and childcare expenses
  • Robust free training access through LinkedIn Learning plus professional conference opportunities
  • Tuition assistance
  • Expansive employee discount program including athletic tickets
  • Free access to UT Austin’s libraries and museums with staff ID card
  • Free rides on all UT Shuttle and Austin CapMetro buses with staff ID card

For more details, please see: https://hr.utexas.edu/prospective/benefits and https://hr.utexas.edu/current/services/my-total-rewards .

Must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for any employer without sponsorship.

Purpose

Provide leadership, strategic guidance, and overall direction for enterprise systems supported by eBITS.

Responsibilities

  • Lead and manage a dynamic and high-performing team of application analysts responsible for meeting campus enterprise business system needs.
  • Oversee and monitor the effective and timely execution of enterprise system stewardship activities needed to support administrative processing and business transformation priorities.
  • Partner with eBITS Senior Leadership on strategic planning, budgeting, and resourcing activities.
  • Collaborate with leadership, team members, and campus stakeholders to discuss and prioritize issues and enhancements, align activities to FAS and university goals, coordinate activities, identify risks, resolve or escalate problems, and make decisions appropriate to the position.
  • Conduct research, analysis and provide recommendations on software products and services for supported business areas.
  • Participate in the adoption, development, and implementation of SaaS and cloud-based applications.
  • Engage with business and IT governance and advisory groups like the HR/Payroll Advisory Group, Council of University Business Offices (CUBO), HR Consortium, and the Business and Administrative IT Leadership Council) (BAITLC).
  • Other related functions as assigned.

Required Qualifications 

  • Experience in a leading team responsible for SaaS or cloud-based application stewardship at an enterprise level.
  • Demonstrated experience building and maintaining a high-performing team and functioning as an effective leader in a dynamic work environment through developing and maintaining a collaborative, engaged, service-oriented, results-driven culture.
  • Experience with software tools commonly found in systems organizations such as Oracle’s RightNow product, Service Now, JIRA (including JIRA Service Desk), Slack, and Microsoft’s suite of tools.
  • Experience working with business leaders to understand their overarching strategy and define how technologies can enable success.  Experience facilitating work groups to design or transform business processes, general work processes, or related skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to translate complex or technical terminology and concepts into easily consumable form for stakeholders for whom systems or processes are a small part of their work but where comprehension is important.
  • Excellent written, verbal, relationship, and presentation skills.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • More than one year of Workday HCM/Payroll product experience at a research (R1) higher education institution.
  • More than one year of experience with ERP Financial systems.
  • Strong understanding of higher education human resource and payroll regulations and policies.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in negotiating and partnering with groups with different interests and conflicting needs to achieve a satisfactory outcome for all parties.
  • Experience with operational or project methodologies such as LEAN, Kaizen, Agile, and the “Spotify Model.”
  • Demonstrated success leading teams of at least 10 people.

Salary Range

OPEN

Working Conditions

  • May work around standard office conditions
  • Repetitive use of keyboard at a workstation
  • Hybrid position: Remote work is supported, but there may be times when work from UT Austin’s campus will be required.

Required Materials 

  • Resume/CV 
  • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor 
  • Letter of interest 

Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded.  Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.

Important for Current university employees and contingent workers: As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questions presented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.

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Employment Eligibility:

Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.

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Retirement Plan Eligibility:

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

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Background Checks:

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

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Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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Pay Transparency:

The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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Employment Eligibility Verification:

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form.  You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States.  Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment.  Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.

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E-Verify:

The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university’s company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197. For more information about E-Verify, please see the following:

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Compliance:

Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in HOP-3031.

The Clery Act requires all prospective employees be notified of the availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report. You may access the most recent report here or obtain a copy at University Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe Street, UTA 2.206, Austin, Texas 78701.