NACUBO is committed to diversity because it enriches and strengthens how we advance our mission, just as it does for institutions of higher education. We are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other fascinating characteristics that make us different. Our goal is to be the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay and do their best work.
Creativity and cross-team collaboration drive NACUBO’s achievements and contribute to individual success. All staff members are encouraged to think creatively about how they and NACUBO can address mission, member needs, and challenges that will inevitably arise from time to time. They are also encouraged to develop and nurture strong partnerships throughout the association. These partnerships help individuals, teams, and the association accomplish the activities, goals and strategies of the organization and of individual positions.
Imagination, innovation, and curiosity are welcome, and all require some risk taking. NACUBO encourages staff to engage in bold thinking, to put forward new ideas and proposals, and to openly debate the risks – upside and downside – associated with new ideas.
Each member of the NACUBO staff is responsible for creating and sustaining esprit de corps across the organization.
To accomplish all of this, staff will need strong communication and strategic thinking skills. NACUBO is committed to nurturing these skills in all staff members.
The Application Development Manager is responsible for the planning and managing of business application solutions projects and maintenance of implemented systems, which includes the management of the functionality of the organization’s websites and associated applications. In this role, the incumbent will interact and collaborate with team members and other NACUBO staff on applications and system issues.
• Contributes to department planning processes, including annual goals and budget, project prioritization, and other governance activities.
• Manages all aspects of systems analysis, design, development, deployment, maintenance, enhancements, QA testing and training for all mission-critical applications, including portions of the association management system.
• Responsible for managing and/or overseeing projects and development efforts to integrate the NACUBO applications with Association Management System and other applications.
• Performing regular monitoring and checkups of applications and systems; and present a plan of action for maintenance and implementation of fixes and preventive measures for issues found.
• Works with the systems provider (Mindshift) to update, test, and maintain the NACUBO systems hardware, software, and certificates
• Anticipates and identifies issues that may prevent systems from meeting customer requirements and expectations, and then implement any corrective or preventative actions.
• Collaborate across the association concerning the design and development of applications and provide industry standard and best practice-based solutions and recommendations.
• Delegates work effectively, communicates expectations clearly, and provides guidance and support to the Web Specialist.
• Establishes and maintains professional working relationships with consultants and vendors/suppliers.
• Manages CMS and website related systems including Databases, Web Servers, Search Indexes, DNS, Analytics Data, Licenses and Security Certificates; and performs maintenance, system checks, backups and all necessary activates to establish smooth business operation.
• Works with the Chief Technology Officer to ensure the integrity, accuracy, reliability, and security of NACUBO corporate data and databases.
• Responsible to present project plan and manage and implement the project for system upgrades, patches updates and changes depending on the system and industry provisions.
• Stays current on knowledge of best practices and technology solutions of interest to NACUBO as well as remain highly technically competent in all levels of implemented technologies
This position works in a professional office environment. This position routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, and copiers. This position works in a climate-controlled environment, but internal office temperatures may fluctuate.
1. Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds occasionally. 2. To perform the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee may frequently be required to stand, walk, use hands and fingers to type, handle or feel, and reach with arms and hands.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time regular position. Typical days and hours of work are Monday through Friday 8:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. This position may be eligible for an alternate work arrangement (i.e., flextime), please refer to the Employee Handbook for details. There may be occasional evening and weekend work as job duties or projects require it.
Travel is primarily local during the business day, however, some out of the area travel and overnight may be expected.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Please note this position description does not cover, contain or list a full comprehensive listing of duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee in this role. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
The National Association for College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) is the premier membership association serving all areas of higher education’s business and finance offices with professional training, advocacy, research, and consulting services. NACUBO’s membership includes approximately 1,600 institutions of higher education and 40,000 individuals.
Established in 1962, NACUBO has been an association since it succeeded a federation of associations of business officers that had given the profession a framework since 1951. NACUBO now represents more than two-thirds of the higher education institutions in the United States.