Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) is a community of Information Technology professionals committed to understanding our users and devoted to making it easier for faculty, students, and staff to teach, research, learn, and work through the effective use of information technology. We are recruiting an IT workforce that has both breadth in their ability to collaborate and innovate across disciplines – and depth in specific areas of expertise. HUIT offers opportunities for IT professionals to learn and work in a unique technology landscape and service-focused environment. If you are a technically proficient, nimble, user-focused and accountable IT professional who also connects with the importance of collaborating well in a team environment we are looking for you!
Reporting to the Director of Administrative Systems (Enterprise Applications) in Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) Administrative Technology Services, the Associate Director for Financial Management Systems oversees Harvard's core enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems including Oracle E-Business Suite Financials, Oracle Hyperion EPM, Procurement Systems, Capital Planning Systems, and related integration with third-party products. The Associate Director will provide a hands-on role with the direct oversight of a team of business analysts, developers and 2-3 managers that support institutional configuration, financial transactions, business processes, integrations, and customizations. The Associate Director will also provide input to the strategic roadmap and have an active role on the Financial Administration Leadership Committee.
Collaborate with the senior leadership team on organizational priorities and long-range departmental planning.
Meet frequently with product managers, practice managers and senior business analysts to provide direction and advice regarding the ongoing support and enhancement of the Financial Services offerings.
Develop effective relationships with business stakeholders through a strong understanding of business processes and desired business objectives. Partner with senior business leadership to analyze existing business processes and identify areas for applying additional/new application functionality.
Lead the continuous improvement of processes used to support and enhance financial management systems including: requirements gathering and documentation, development, configuration, integration, quality assurance testing, release management and incident management.
Lead the development of a multi-year strategy for the University's financial systems, including assessment of upgrade or replacement options, implementation of new capabilities, and ongoing enhancement based on user needs.
Spearhead various business process analysis and re-design processes to ensure Harvard's ability to capture value from information systems.
Lead the ongoing governance for financial management systems, including executive governance, communities of practice, user groups, etc.
Provide leadership in all phases of proposed new initiatives, including business case development, proposal development, organizational and team design, stakeholder engagement, etc.
Manage the resource allocation process, including skills and availability matrices, matching appropriate resources to requests, and communicating allocations to senior leadership, resource managers, and staff members.
And other duties as assigned.
May require some nights/weekends due to releases to production.
Administrative Systems, Enterprise Applications is an information technology and consulting services organization providing comprehensive problem identification, solutions design, on-going support and maintenance, enhancements and implementation of Financial Services with a focus on Harvard's decentralized financial management community. We provide product and project management, business analysis, application administration and configuration, and Tier II production support services for Harvard's centrally managed financial applications, which include: Oracle E-Business Suite Financials (GL, AP, AR, Assets, iPro), the Harvard University Budgeting System (Hyperion Planning), financial warehouse reporting and business intelligence, and various custom applications
Please note: Harvard University requires pre-employment reference and background screening.
Harvard University Information Technology is unable to provide work authorization and/or visa sponsorship.
This position has a 180-day orientation and review period.
Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services.
Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
Join Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) to assure Harvard's leadership in IT!
More about HUIT:
Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) is responsible for the strategy, planning, and delivery of information technology across the University.
To make it easier for students, faculty and staff to learn, research, teach, and work through the effective deployment and use of information technology.
Salary Grade: 060
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required.
8+ years relevant experience. Should include demonstrated experience implementing or managing large-scale ERP systems such as Oracle E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft Enterprise, etc.
Must possess advanced desktop skills, including MS Excel and Project.
Demonstrated expertise in program and project management for information technology and/or business process change projects, including developing project schedules and budgets, tracking progress and costs, producing status reports and metrics dashboards for varied audiences.
Experience leading the strategic and operational planning process for delivering financial systems within a large, complex organization.
Experiencing hiring, developing, and leading high performing teams.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to build strong relationships across stakeholder groups, including "c-level" audiences, technical and functional (business) leadership, team members, and third-party vendors. Strong work ethic, analytical and problem solving skills.
ITIL v3/2011 Foundation desired (certification within six months of hire is required).
PMI and or Scrum certification a plus.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. T...he University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.