Job Details

California State University, Sacramento
  • Position Number: 4757407
  • Location: Sacramento , CA
  • Position Type: Business - Information Systems and Technology

Senior Director for Enterprise Systems & Data Services

Job No: 533542
Work Type: Management (MPP)
Location: Sacramento
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Full Time, Information Systems & Technology, Telecommute eligible (work onsite as scheduled and/or as requested and telecommute as scheduled)

Working Title: Senior Director of Enterprise Systems & Data Services

Classification Title: Administrator III

Posting Details

Priority Application Date: Sunday, December 10th @ 11:55pm PST (Posting will remain open until filled)

Position Summary

The Senior Director of Enterprise Systems & Data Services, reports to the AVP for Planning & Digital Transformation and serves as a member of the IRT leadership team. The incumbent actively participates in planning, projects, prioritization, and continuous improvement of IRT operations and customer service.

The Senior Director leads and manages the Enterprise Systems (PeopleSoft) team and helps develop and diffuse a culture that is attuned to mission critical activities, strategic goals, and providing excellent service and experiences to faculty, staff, and students. The incumbent will also serve as a project manager/key project resource for multiple, complex campus-wide projects and serves on multiple standing and project committees.

The Senior Director manages a high-performing team of analysts, developers, and modelers. The position is responsible for delivering a sustainable data warehouse and reporting platform to meet current and emerging campus data needs. The platform will meet both strategic and operational needs for data and reports for multiple divisions including Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Advancement, and Budget and Finance. When possible, reports should be designed to meet campus-wide needs that span divisions. The platform currently includes Oracle, Cognos, Informatica, SPSS Modeler, and Tableau.

This position serves as an agent of IRT and creates partnerships between IRT and other divisions on campus, as well as shared governance groups. This position serves as a liaison and key contact for units such as Administration and Business Affairs, Human Resources, University Counsel, Public Safety, and UEI.

This position will serve as a key resource for IRT and the campus in terms of best practices in data governance such as data ownership, data access, data reporting, data definitions, data usage, data privacy, etc. This position will partner with other campus stakeholders to establish enterprise governance framework to control, protect, and enhance the value of data and information assets through their lifecycles.

The incumbent plays a leadership role in coordinating internal and external change management, in consultation with the IRT Communications & Marketing Analyst. The Senior Director also plays a leadership role in facilitating integrations between internal, external, and third-party applications.

The Senior Director works closely with IRT leadership to ensure effective collaboration, innovation, and communication throughout IRT. The position also plays a key role in making IRT operations as efficient and effective as possible. The position will help track software lifecycle management and help avoid duplication in features and functionality.

This position will access information assets containing protected data as defined in the CSU Data Classification Standard only if needed to accomplish an authorized task. Access must be based on the principles of need-to know and least privilege. This position will report any real or potential risk or threat to the security of campus devices, applications, or data to the Information Security Office.

FLSA: Exempt (Not eligible for overtime)

Hiring Range: $11,000 per month - $15,000 per month, commensurate with candidate's education, experience, skills, and training.

CSU Classification Salary Range: $6,250 per month - $20,063 per month

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Salary Grade/Range: 2

Recruitment Type: Regular (At-Will)

Time Base: Full-Time

Pay Plan: 12 months

Work Hours: Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm; other hours as required

Telecommuting Options

Hybrid work flexibility is available at up to 2 days a week remote, on an opt-in basis.

Please visit the following webpage for more information on the CSU Telecommuting Program:

Per our Out of State Employment Policy (see below), a successful candidate must reside within the State of California upon time of hire.

Department Information

Who is IRT?
Information Resources & Technology (IRT) partners with faculty, staff, and students to provide essential information technology services that support mission critical activities and innovative technology solutions that facilitate the accomplishment of strategic campus goals at Sacramento State.

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Required Qualifications
  1. Bachelor's degree in a relevant field such as management information systems, data analytics, computer science, social science, education, statistics, data science, etc.
  2. Demonstrated experience in an IT (Information Technology) leadership role such as director including experience with recruitment, supervision, delegation, and performance management.
  3. Demonstrated experience working in a leadership role guiding IT staff and end users in areas such as systems Analysis, ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems, Reporting/Decision-Support Systems, and related systems.
  4. Experience planning and implementing cloud architecture, programming, security, integrations, strategies for data governance/data analytics, maintenance, roadmaps, and other delivery of applications to address organizational needs and goals.
  5. Demonstrated experience providing excellent service to diverse faculty, staff, and students, cultivating partnerships, and maintaining collegial relationships throughout the organization.
  6. Demonstrated experience with leading change/effective change management, evaluation and continuous improvement of services and
  7. Demonstrated experience with strategic planning, implementation and managing vendor relationships including contract negotiations and compliance requirements.
  8. Demonstrated experience successfully managing, multiple complex projects, prioritizing based on strategic goals, and meeting deadlines.

  1. Demonstrated excellence in writing, speaking, and presentation skills.
  2. Demonstrated ability to own, manage, and solve complex problems in a creative and timely manner.
  3. Knowledge of ERP systems, Database systems, data governance, reporting tools, data warehouses, cloud-based services, integration platforms, programming languages and applications
  4. Commitment to maintaining a welcoming and inclusive work environment with diverse colleagues and constituents including faculty, students, staff, and members of the community.
  • Ability to pass background check

Preferred Qualifications
  1. Master's degree in a relevant field or discipline.
  2. At least ten years of progressively complex experience leading enterpise or University-level IT services & systems.
  3. Five years' experience in a director-level role leading a data warehouse or business intelligence team.
  4. Demonstrated experience supporting enterprise reporting and developing reports and dashboards.
  5. Demonstrated knowledge of laws and standards relevant to higher education and the position, such as HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability), PCI (Payment Card Industry), GLBA, and FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) and applying that knowledge in the enterprise systems environment.
  6. Demonstrated understanding of higher education organizational structures and mission; experience with shared governance and faculty engagement.
  7. Demonstrated experience with software as a service and/or cloud hosting, software development platforms and using data for decision making
  8. Demonstrated experience managing budgets, vendor relationships, and maintenance contracts.
  9. Demonstrated experience leading and developing other leaders and staff in a collective bargaining environment.
  10. Demonstrated experience with IT service management and project management software; Familiarity with agile project management concepts desired.
  11. Knowledge of Section 508 accessibility, security best practices, universal design and human-centered design.
  12. Familiarity with California State University Information Security Policy and Standards.
Documents Needed to Apply*
*Failure to upload the required documentation may lead to disqualification:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Diversity Statement

Diversity Statement:

You will be prompted to respond to the following Diversity Statement prompt as part of your application: Sacramento State values diversity and inclusion and has made a university-wide commitment to being an inclusive institution. Please provide a statement that outlines your work to achieve more equitable outcomes and close historic and predictable equity gaps in higher education. Please include personal and/or professional examples highlighting your support and achievement of antiracism, diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

About Sacramento State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California's capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the "Farm-to-Fork Capital," is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State is a Hispanic and AANAPISI serving institution with about 31,000 students coming not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1,800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission:

"As California's capital university, we transform lives by preparing students to lead, serve, and succeed. Sacramento State will be a welcoming, caring, and inclusive leader in education, innovation, and engagement." As the regional hub of higher education, Sacramento State is dedicated to learning and student success; teaching, research, scholarship and creative activity; justice, diversity, equity and inclusion; resource development and sustainability; dedicated community engagement, and wellness and safety.

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued. Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

Background Check Disclaimer

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

COVID19 Vaccination Policy

Effective May 2023, per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all California State University, Sacramento employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications.

Out of State Employment

Sacramento State University, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees (up)on date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.
CSU Telecommuting Program Sacramento State is participating in the CSU Telecommuting Program. The opt-in program is available for positions within the Management Personnel Plan (MPP), Non-Represented Employees, Academic Professionals of California (APC) union, or California State University Employees Union (CSUEU). All CSU employees, regardless of telecommuting status, must still comply with the CSU's Out of State Employment Policy.
Eligibility Verification

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. California State University, Sacramento is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (ie. H-1-B Visa).

Note to Applicants:

Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.

Advertised: November 01, 2023 (9:15 AM)
Applications Closes: Open Until Filled

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