This position is responsible for the design, development, implementation and maintenance of application system initiatives in a sustainable, extensible manner – enabling the association to serve members, customers, and employees. Coordinates with other divisions to ensure implementation of systems and solutions that are aligned with stakeholder business requirements and corporate objectives. Prioritizes key IT projects and tasks to ensure commitments are met while providing high quality and cost effective results that meet the organization’s strategic objectives.
I. Maintenance Activities (25% of Time)
Evaluates and maintains applications to ensure data integrity, resolve problems and improve overall performance.
Collects formal and informal user feedback for use during the review cycle. Performs risk analysis and determines system capacity for existing requirements and plans for future needs for modifications to the existing system.
Coordinates with other divisions to analyze and manage impact of special projects on the ACHE application ecosystem. Ensures data and process integrity during implementation of special projects.
Evaluates and maintains new systems integrations with legacy systems and applications.
II. Development Activities (25% of Time)
Works on programs that may span a broad range of systems. Requires expertise in multiple technology domains and possesses an increased level of business knowledge
Leads development team in technical design and implementation, ensuring the end result meets current and evolving business and technical requirements.
Develops technical project plans, analyzes and projects long-range solution requirements, develops and tests solutions, implements on a test basis, revises as necessary, prepares technical documentation, and installs final release for operation.
Utilizes agile technology techniques as appropriate for development project(s) and business stakeholders.
III. Special Project Activities (20% of Time)
Serves as Project Manager for a variety of long-term projects for MIS.
Defines project, prepares preliminary plan, performs operational issues and risk analysis, and prepares a formal plan for review and approval.
Identifies, recommends, and coordinates vendor and consultant activities. Provides technical support and performs project control functions throughout project.
IV. Management Activities (30% of Time)
Conducts research and analysis of technological developments and the applications to business operations.
Educates project team members on divisional goals and corporate objectives, educate the business on the value of information technology.
Identifies, proposes and oversees the execution of business solutions as well as interprets documents communicating business needs and requirements.
Prepares written reports, evaluations, and studies for use by management in decision-making and strategic planning. Assists with planning MIS goals and objectives for the year.
Assesses stakeholder needs through direct interaction, and identifies opportunities to develop the business through the effective use of technology
Manages a team consisting of a Software Engineer and an Internet Administrator.
Assists the Vice President, MIS in developing annual budgets, planning special events, preparing short and long-range plans.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS
Baccalaureate degree in information systems. Masters degree preferred.
5-7 years relevant technical experience in a leadership capacity required.
5+ years of experience programming and/or systems analysis experience. Must have a broad level of understanding surrounding information systems and application architecture standards.
Database/Programming Skills: Database design, Association Management System programming (netFORUM Enterprise preferred) , SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) preferred.
3+ years of experience with a software development methodology (agile preferred)
Must have experience working in a variety of project methodologies, including but not limited to, Agile, Waterfall and Interactive.
Project management experience with emphasis on data integrity and software integration
Must have strong written and verbal communication skills.
Must have strong customer service orientation.
Must have strong team orientation.
Good time management and organizational skills.
Must possess sound judgment, discretion and a high degree of professionalism.
Ability to memorize a wide variety and type of information.
Ability to make decisions.
Ability to respond quickly to situations influencing decision-making.
Ability to work overtime/extended work hours.
Must have regular and predictable attendance.
About American College of Healthcare Executives
The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of more than 40,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. ACHE is known for its prestigious FACHE® credential, signifying board certification in healthcare management, and its educational programs including the annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership, which draws more than 4,000 participants each year. ACHE's established network of more than 80 chapters provides access to networking, education and career development at the local level. In addition, ACHE is known for its periodicalss, the Journal of Healthcare Management and Frontiers of Health Services Management, as well as groundbreaking research, career development and public policy programs. ACHE's publishing division, Health Administration Press, is one of the largest publishers of books and journals on all aspects of health services management including textbooks for use in college and university courses. Through such efforts, ACHE works toward its goal of being the premier professional society for healthcare executives dedicated to improving healthcare delivery.
Located in down...town Chicago, the association has a staff of 100, a budget of $24MM and total assets of $49MM. Values of the organization include integrity, lifelong learning, leadership and diversity. The organization is governed by a 15-person Board of Governors.
Professionalism and educational advancement are core staff beliefs, with ongoing career development and enhancement. Several senior staff have been in their positions for more than 10 years, representing significant continuity and organizational commitment. ACHE staff members are recognized both nationally and locally within the association community as role models for the profession. For additional information, please see www.ache.org.