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Executive Director for Campus Applications and Data (0669U) 32133
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Mar. 2, 2022
Title Executive Director for Campus Applications and Data (0669U) 32133
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Computing/Informational Services

Executive Director for Campus Applications and Data (0669U) 32133

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Departmental Overview

UC Berkeley's Information Technology (BIT) division is a trusted and strategic campus partner, supporting the teaching, research, and public service goals of faculty, students, and staff, financially sustainable, and providing services for the campus common good.

The Executive Director of Campus Applications & Data (CAD) manages the unit that enables the campus's enterprise and institution-wide data and applications to be aligned, designed, integrated, and managed together. Critical functions and services here include: Data Management & Analytics; Student Information Systems; HR Systems/UCPATH; Financial & Procurement Systems; other Business Applications; Data Integration; Developer Toolkits; IT Service Management; Enterprise Ticketing; and Application / Data Architecture.

The objective of the Campus Applications & Data unit is to manage a continuous cycle of technical improvement and feature enhancements in PeopleSoft application systems and other applications with campus-wide impact. The application's supported include admissions, enrollment, registration, financial aid, student accounts, advising, a student portal, financial services, and human resources. To ensure the success of these mission-critical systems, the department includes a blend of technical and functional experts who test and implement new features, respond to customer issues and campus needs, and keep all systems running optimally throughout the academic cycle.

The Executive Director will work with the CIO and other campus IT governance bodies to review and prioritize the many requests that have been made to address shortcomings and make further improvements in the systems that support Student Administration, Finance, Contracts & Grants and Procurement.

Application Review Date

Application review will begin in early April.


Campus Leadership & Organizational Strategy
  • Develops and drives strategic policies when selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
  • Leads change management by modifying and altering existing procedures and methods.
  • Coordinates with functional departments the system requirements, techniques, and controls for their units.
  • Interacts and coordinates with senior management in various campus departments on service needs and concerns, customer negotiations, and/or influencing and persuading other senior level managers on important topics.
  • Leads other senior managers to establish department strategic and tactical plans and objectives.
  • Plans, designs and implements information systems and establishes direction, policies and procedures for departmental units.

Department Leadership & Strategy
  • Oversees, through department managers, adherence to budgets, schedules, work plans and performance requirements.
  • Regularly consults with the AVC-CIO and other peer managers on matters of significance.
  • Oversees through subordinate managers the analysis of the needs of functional departments and helps to establish priorities for feasibility studies and systems design and implementation to develop new and/or modify information processing systems.
  • Directs and controls the activities of a broad scope organizational department through several subordinate managers and has overall responsibility for functional programs

Engagement with Governance Groups
  • Work with the Enterprise Applications Steering Committee to support stakeholder decision-making around the use of technologies in these areas. This work includes getting input on campus needs, priorities, and funding for enterprise applications.

Required Qualifications
  • Demonstrated progressive growth in responsibility, scope, and complexity of roles, as well as extensive experience managing complex organizations, including accountability for strategic planning, fiscal planning, and budgeting, consensus-building, managing change and leading diverse teams.
  • Requires in-depth knowledge of higher education functions, business strategies, and functional unit goals.
  • Requires extensive and in-depth knowledge of Information Technology principles, theories, concepts, architectures, and technologies to manage technical teams and provide solutions.
  • Requires knowledge of higher education best-practice policies and procedures and the ability to determine a course of action based on these as guidelines.
  • Clearly understands the needs and concerns of the various functional unit constituencies and applies knowledge to best meet those needs.
  • Understands demonstrates, and values diversity and the importance of inclusion as demonstrated through a commitment to apply and incorporate the differences, complexities and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization and ability to work with a dynamic diverse faculty, staff and students.
  • Is a respected senior leader, able to wield influence in the organization, and operates as a team player.
  • Demonstrates a strong personal commitment to excellence, collaboration, team achievements, and effective communication.
  • Must be able to translate and communicate technical information in a clear and concise manner to non-technical audiences.
  • Has outstanding verbal, written, and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal and relationship skills with technical and non-technical personnel from the worker level to the executive level.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment with competing priorities.
  • Interfaces with senior management both within and outside of IT areas.
  • Demonstrates ability to carry out complex assignments requiring an expert knowledge of key business principles and practices, technical knowledge, and political and relationship acumen.
  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Advanced degree preferred.
  • ITIL certification preferred.
  • Peoplesoft ERP experience preferred.

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying. Please upload the document in the Resume section, then skip the (optional) Cover Letter upload section.

Diversity Statement

Please include, as part of your application a brief (1-2 paragraph) statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in your professional experience.

Advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental to our UC Berkeley Principles of Community, which states that "every member of the UC Berkeley community has a role in sustaining a safe, caring, and humane environment in which these values can thrive."

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
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