Associate Vice President, Enterprise Applications

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
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Information Technology
Office of the Vice President/CIO
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The Pennsylvania State University ( seeks a highly motivated leader with exceptional leadership, strategic, operational, and interpersonal skills and an expertise in enterprise application to join the leadership team of University’s information technology group as the Associate Vice President of Enterprise Applications. Role Summary: Reporting to the University’s VPIT-CIO, the Associate Vice President will be a key member of the Penn State IT senior leadership team and will provide University-wide leadership in the development and support of 21st-century business systems and practices. The role will ensure that the enterprise systems support the strategic mission of the University across teaching and research. The successful candidate will work closely with University stakeholders to understand how to best meet the needs of business units across the institution. Responsibilities: Oversee a portfolio of administrative technology services and associated projects and service roadmaps, with effective management of the IT staff, contractors, vendors, and stakeholder networks associated with each service. Lead and supervise the Enterprise Applications management team, including priority and goal setting, performance management, mentoring, recognition, and professional development. Redefine the University’s strategy for software and systems integration. Integrate and coordinate development, implementation, operation, and maintenance of enterprise applications, and assure that services have appropriate resources, current portfolio includes: Software Engineering, Collaboration Tools (O365 and G-Suite), and Document Management, Applications Integrations, and Business Systems Analysts. Additional enterprise applications are queued up to be a part of the portfolio of the Associate Vice President. At the appropriate time after completion of the three major ERP systems (Student, HR, and Finance) the leadership and ongoing operations will transfer to the Associate Vice President. Align Enterprise Applications with the standards developed within Enterprise Service Management to foster consistent adoption of service management and support services. Required Qualifications and Experience: The ideal candidate for this position will have a proven track record of leveraging the expertise of functional stakeholders, ideally at both leadership and technical/operational levels. They will showcase the knowledge and willingness to continually stay on top of the latest industry products and technologies and create an inspiring team environment with an open communication culture. They will also bring an understanding of current best practices in data management, analysis, and reporting that comprises both technical and business considerations. The Associate Vice President will be a visible, University-wide leader in all application planning, development, and support that advance the teaching, research, and service missions of the University. Strong experience with simultaneously balancing immediate business priorities/projects while driving the overarching strategic vision of Penn State is required, along with a demonstrated history of building and maintaining effective teams and successfully leading and driving strategic change in complex, fast-moving organizations. An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution and at least 10 years of relevant professional experience are required. Professional activity at the national level is expected; experience in a large, complex, distributed organization is required.

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These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088