The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) is a pioneering practitioner of purpose-driven science and Cornell University's second largest college. We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education and outreach. The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy and environmental resources; and social, physical and economic well-being. Since our founding, we have been evolving to meet the changing needs of our world. As our areas of study have diversified, we have established top-ranked programs and over 20 majors in community and rural development, environment and natural resources, food and nutrition, applied economics, agriculture, international programs and life sciences. It is vital to us that we match the excellence of our science with the generosity of our spirit. We want to leave the world better than we found it, so we seek out those not simply driven to master their discipline, but passionate about doing so to serve the public good. CALS is fundamentally invested in improving the lives of people, their environments and their communities both in New York state and around the world.
The Associate Director of Business Services & Technology Innovation provides services to designated business partners including CALS Academic, Administration, Finance, and Human Resources units that utilize highly-complex, college and university-wide applications. Responsibilities include partnering with functional units to advance their business needs and goals; aligning IT applications and services to support those objectives; providing research and analysis of existing or new tools to meet functional requirements; and serving as a conduit to escalate and facilitate top priority needs served by IT Services.
Identifies innovative technologies and develops road maps that support delivery of large scale technology initiatives. Directs research into potential technology solutions and implementation by collaborating with external vendors, university, college and department stakeholders to identify IT initiatives that maximize business and mission objectives. Determines effort allocation of IT resources with an emphasis on investing in technology solutions that support revenue growth and achievement of efficiencies that enhance the College academic mission.
Inspires a team of project managers, business analysts and business intelligence analysts and motivates them to be expert problem solvers that collaborate to sharpen abstract customer needs into innovative and mission aligned technology solutions. Develops business case justifications and cost/benefit analyses for in-scope IT initiatives. Develops and administers project operating budgets, providing input to budget requirements to meet business needs and manages execution to approved budget. Defines and communicates project milestones, service level agreements, and manages resource allocation needs to accomplish desired outcomes. Leads and manages delivery of technology solutions across the college, providing recommendations communicating how investments in technology will deliver the greatest impact on academic mission, revenue growth and cost containment.
Applies deep knowledge of academic operations to deliver information that supports and informs college leadership in answering business questions related to financial operations, human resources, facilities, academic operations, business operations. Leverages technologies such as Tableau and OBIEE to deliver custom reports that enables business users to filter through a complex network of disconnected data sources and provides useful analytics to strategic questions.
Assists with various activities including data gathering, trending, modeling, forecasting, and reporting. Creates new dashboards and visualizations to provide insight into underlying business dynamics. In concert with team members, develops analytic solutions, analyzes data sets, cleans and filters data, identifies patterns, extracts features, and designs visualizations to support college needs.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent; three but less than five years of experience, or equivalent. Thinks analytically and logically in solving business problems. Quantitative and software skills utilized for conducting analysis, interpreting results, and formulating solutions. Demonstrable skills in critical thinking and written and oral communication. Ability to help establish realistic goals and deliver work on schedule. Capable of providing a high level of support, engaging in positive interactions and working well with a team.
Master's Degree; three years of experience or equivalent. Knowledgeable of trends in higher education. Experience with Workday, PeopleSoft, Tableau, and SQL server or OBIEE.
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