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 Subject : Director, Enterprise Applications, Job ID 30021.. 04/23/2019 04:01:46 PM 
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Commitment to Mission
This job carries with it the obligation to uphold the Mission of Lone Star College (LSC) in carrying out the duties of the position. A commitment to positive interpersonal behaviors, professional communication, diversity, integrity, leadership, stewardship, respect and accountability to LSC students and employees is essential.

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The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” is designed to recognize colleges that have been successful in creating great workplaces and to further research and understanding of the factors, dynamics and influences that have the most impact on organizational culture at higher education institutions.

Lone Star College was recognized in five areas: Confidence in Senior Leadership; Diversity; Facilities, Workspace & Security; Job Satisfaction; and Work/Life Balance.

Campus Marketing Statement
Lone Star College-System Office-University Park

Lone Star College offers high-quality, affordable academic transfer and career training education to 99,000 students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of nearly $3 billion.

LSC, which consists of six colleges, ten centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online, was named a 2017 Great Colleges to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education. To learn more, visit

Lone Star College-System Office employees are based at one of two System Office locations; The Woodlands and University Park. Both are the site for multiple administrative departments and system-wide training programs.

Location address is 20515 SH 249 (SH 249 and Louetta Road) Houston, Texas 77070-2607.

Job Description

The Director, Enterprise Applications is as an integral part of the Enterprise Applications leadership team and serve in a leadership, advisory, and management capacity for the innovative and effective use of licensed and internally developed software applications. Oversee all aspects of Enterprise Application Services for the assigned vertical product line(s), including administration, planning, development, product evaluation and recommendation, implementation, maintenance and lifecycle management. Serves as the liaison with business units for systems support, solution discovery, service management, risk management and relationship management. Oversee all activities that optimize the value, cost and risk of applications. Provide leadership, guidance, and consultation in streamlining business processes, including digitalization, implementing new enterprise applications (on-prem and cloud), maintaining legacy systems, managing demand and resource allocation, securing systems, and managing timely upgrades and project delivery. Maintains a balanced focus between operational excellence and transformational change.

Collaborates with business/process owners and end users of the ERP system(s) to help determine needs and system/process maturation
Provides leadership and oversight of the ERP system(s) in support of the daily operations for the assigned vertical product line(s)
Manages staff consisting of System and Business Analysts, User Liaisons, and Developers. Responsible for staff development, establishing performance expectations and metrics, and implementing a continuing plan to improve the overall performance of the department
Provides project management and oversight for departmental and system-wide projects requiring analysis, feasibility studies, code development, implementation, maintenance, process/procedure development and planning
Responsible for budgetary oversight for departmental budgets
Leads the analysis and design of multi-tier applications, and the integration of third-party solutions as well as legacy systems
Responsible for the implementation of security, performance monitoring, change management, and update/upgrades of the ERP system(s)
Meets with vendor representatives to discuss issues, service agreements and resolve issues in a timely manner
Ensures institutional and/or departmental standards are met and provides justification for any deviations
Responsible for other reasonable related duties as assigned

Experience with Oracle/PeopleSoft ERP Systems
Knowledge of CS, HCM, FSCM, IH and other Oracle products
Demonstrated knowledge of ITIL/ITSMF practices
Experience with systems and project planning and implementation
Strong negotiation and vendor management skills
Proven administrative experience to multitask and manage a number of competing priorities within project timelines and deliverables
Experience with Issue and Risk Management
Proven skills in problem solving ability and team building skills
Ability to perform a wide variety of projects simultaneously
Ability to lead cost unit budget process
Ability to communicate vision and motivate people to implement vision
Demonstrated ability to align resources to the needs of the organization
Customer Service Focused
Highly self-motivated
Ability to work independently and as a team member
Ability to effectively communicate at all levels within the organization including senior/executive management


The work is sedentary. Typically, the employee sits comfortably to do the work. However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items, such as papers, books, or small parts; or driving an automobile. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.

Equipment used includes, PC workstation running on a LAN in a Microsoft Windows environment, calculator, phone and other general office equipment
Interface with internal and external contacts as needed to carry out the functions, including:
College/District Staff – The Director will work with a variety of district wide staff including other Executives and Directors, special committees and task forces, chief academic affairs officers and chief student services officer at each of the colleges, and other college and district staff to develop and or sustain dynamic and evolving technology needs within our district
External - The individual will need to work with vendors, colleagues in other colleges and universities, school district technology administrators, and other administrators as appropriate
Work is performed in a climate-controlled office with minimal exposure to safety hazards; travel to the Lone Star locations and to external meeting locations will be required

Bachelor’s degree or higher in related field
At least 5 years of related work experience in leading a complex IT department
Experience with PeopleSoft (Oracle) ERP Systems
ITIL Foundation Certification or industry recognized equivalent experience

Higher Education industry experience
Master’s degree in related area
Benefits Marketing Statement
By joining our top-notch institution, you will enjoy being a part of an organization that offers a supportive, collegial work environment and excellent work/life balance. This includes a full comprehensive and competitive benefits package, a generous number of paid holidays and vacation days, wellness programs, tuition waiver, professional development opportunities and more.

Special Instructions
All applicants for Full Time Faculty and Adjunct Faculty positions are required to provide a cover letter and unofficial transcripts for consideration for employment with Lone Star College.

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How to Apply

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