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Alumni Relations Specialist

Reports to: Executive Director of Alumni Relations

Department: Institutional Advancement

Scope: The Alumni Relations Specialist supports the goals of the Institutional Advancement (IA) Office to build and strengthen the alumni network through engagement opportunities which foster lifelong mutually-enriching connections, support College priorities and initiatives, create an inclusive community among alumni and students of the College, and cultivate a culture of philanthropy, including events and programs, benefits and services, communications, volunteer opportunities and campus and community partnerships.

This position serves as the front-lines for Alumni Relations- coordinating alumni volunteers, responding to phone and e-mail inquiries, coordinating web site updates and communicating effectively with our alumni population. A highly-valued member of the IA team, the Alumni Relations Specialist responds to the many and varied needs of our alumni.

Responsibilities:
1. Coordinate general communications and external web presence for Alumni Relations.
a. Develops, schedules and distributes e-mail communications, including event announcements, affinity newsletters and other timely e-outreach.
b. Coordinate with the Executive Director of Advancement Engagement to ensure appropriate integration/timing of messaging across all platforms and channels.
c. Maintain electronic programming calendars; proactively schedule and respond to requests for sharing calendar information with staff.
d. Assist with the development, distribution and analysis of e-surveys following all alumni meetings and events to assist with future planning.
e. Serve as liaison for the Alumni Relations Office, handling incoming phone calls and written correspondence, providing prompt responses and forwarding to appropriate staff when necessary
f. Update and maintain the alumni website (http://ilovethehill.mcdaniel.edu) daily, weekly, monthly and as needed to reflect changes in programs and personnel, program initiatives, news, events and other information as necessary to keep information current and interesting.
g. Develop website guidelines for appropriate formatting, design, content and recording standards.

2. Serve as a Raiser's Edge Power User for Alumni Relations
a. Updates alumni volunteer information and maintain event information in Raiser's Edge.
b. Create queries and run reports for alumni communications in accordance with IA policy
c. Track event RSVPs in the database and on event registration spreadsheets.


3. Volunteer Coordinator.
a. Maintain office files for volunteer committees, events, award nominees, and recipients.
b. Coordinate volunteer committee meeting logistics including room reservations and set-ups, catering requests, signage, handouts and registration.
c. Record detailed minutes for Alumni Council meetings.
d. Coordinate more than 70 alumni volunteers who biannually solicit classmates for notes to appear in The Hill magazine. Coordinate communications, reminders and outreach to ensure no deadlines are missed.
e. Coordinate our Alumni Office Volunteers who assist with answering phones, responding to general inquiries, maintaining RSVP lists and other clerical duties.

4. Office Specialist.
a. Coordinate student interns in support of the Alumni Relations unit.
b. Keep inventory and order office supplies for Alumni Relations, managing vendor relationships.
c. Prepare alumni correspondence for staff signature; ensure proper filing and mailing of correspondence.
d. Maintain budget records; reconcile monthly credit card accounts; prepare check requests.

5. Performs all other duties as assigned including support of events/programs as needed.

Qualifications:
1. Excellent customer service skills required; enthusiastic and positive approach, preferred.
2. Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office required.
3. Able to work independently with a minimum of supervision required.
4. Ability to be a team player -- encouraging consensus building, teamwork, collegial decision-making and accountability for results is essential.
5. Bachelor's degree preferred.
6. Experience with relational databases preferred.
7. Experience in web site maintenance a plus.
8. Experience in special event planning and marketing a plus.
9. Experience in membership, program and/or volunteer management a plus.

Physical Characteristics:
* This position requires sitting for long periods of time, as well as some bending and stooping when working with files. This position does have some limited lifting involved but not more than 10 pounds at a time. Quite a bit of finger/hand dexterity is involved in regards to typing and/or filing. The overall setting of the job is in an area conducive to a normal office environment with minimal exposure to adverse conditions.

Associate or Assistant Professor, Computer Science

McDaniel College invites applications for a tenure-track Associate or Assistant Professor position in Computer Science starting in August, 2016. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and scholarly work. The typical teaching load for the position is three courses per semester, and will include supervising Senior Capstone projects and teaching courses at the core of McDaniel's Computer Science major such as Data Structures, Computer Organization, Algorithms, and Theory of Computation. The area of specialization is open, and applicants who will help develop the future of the Computer Science program are especially encouraged to apply. A Ph.D. in computer science or related field is required at the time of appointment in August, 2016. Review of applications will begin January 19th and continue until the position is filled.

McDaniel College is a selective liberal arts college located in central Maryland, an hour's drive from Baltimore and Washington, DC. Its primary commitment is to outstanding teaching and to fostering critical and creative thinking and humane and responsible action. McDaniel College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution and welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity.

Financial Aid Receptionist

Reports to: Director of Financial Aid

Department: Financial Aid

FSLA Status: Non-Exempt


Scope: Responsible for answering basic inquiries from students and parents either over the phone, via email, or in person and assisting as necessary for the smooth operation of the Financial Aid Office.

Basic Responsibilities:
* Answer the majority of incoming calls; Greet all visitors to the office, and respond to basic inquiries in person or through email.
* Handle sensitive student information with confidentiality and discretion.
* Perform assorted administrative tasks and provides back up for Financial Aid Coordinator.
* Perform other duties as assigned.

Specific Responsibilities:
Answer the majority of incoming calls, greet all visitors, and respond to general inquiries in person or through email.
* Answer main Financial Aid number and reply or forward messages as appropriate.
* Greet students, parents, and any other visitors.
* Manage the general Financial Aid email account.
* Answer general financial aid questions regarding the application process, disbursement of aid, student loan procedures, and other financial aid and college questions.

Handle sensitive student information with confidentiality and discretion.

Perform assorted administrative tasks and provide backup for Financial Aid Coordinator.
* Perform duties of Financial Aid coordinator as needed.
* Review all student paperwork for completeness; Collect missing items from students and parents.
* Record and enter all tuition remission forms.
* Provide assistance with the preparation and processing of required federal, state, and local reporting.
* Assist professional staff with Federal Direct Loan Entrance and Exit Interview requirements.
* Assist professional staff with Endowed Scholarship notification.
* Assist in various financial aid tasks.

Perform other duties as assigned.



Qualifications:
* High school diploma or equivalent.
* One year of office experience.
* Excellent customer services skills
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
* Excellent data entry skills.
* Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel
* Ability to learn complex financial aid processes and explain them to parents and students.
* Ability to remain flexible and adjust to the needs of a busy office.

Physical Characteristics:
* This position requires sitting for long periods of time, as well as some bending and stooping when working with files. This position does have some limited lifting involved but not more than 10 pounds at a time. Quite a bit of finger/hand dexterity is involved in regards to typing and/or filing. The overall setting of the job is in an area conducive to a normal office environment with minimal exposure to adverse conditions.

Center for Experience & Opportunity Graduate Assistant

Position: CEO Graduate Assistant

Reports to: CEO Director

Department: Center for Experience & Opportunity


Scope:
The Center for Experience & Opportunity is your one-stop shop for experiential learning at McDaniel College. Experiential learning encompasses all of those things that are done outside of the classroom to deepen what students learning and to prepare them for what comes next. These opportunities include on-campus work and work study,
undergraduate and graduate fellowships and scholarships, pre-professional programs, internships, service learning & community engagement, career development and the job search, graduate school application letters.

Our mission is to connect students to experiences and opportunities designed to enhance their classroom learning, support their career exploration and aspirations, and deepen their connection to local and global communities.

Basic Responsibilities:
Center for Experience & Opportunity at McDaniel College seeks a graduate assistant (20 hours/week) to support student advising, CEO programs and events, and assist with administrative tasks.

Specific Responsibilities:
- Conduct 1:1 appointments with students regarding internship/job search, resume and cover letter reviews, graduate school search and application reviews.
- Conduct Senior Exit Interviews
- Provide overview of CEO services and resources to students, faculty, and staff, and promote CEO supported workshops and events to students and the college community.
- Maintain records and data in CEO Connect database.
- Staff CEO tabling events at various campus locations.
- Support marketing efforts (e.g., disseminate marketing and promotional materials throughout campus).
- Support the CEO Ambassador Program (CAP) and assist with new CAP student recruitment.
- Provide professional development training to student workers and CAP students.
- Work on special projects and provide support to staff, programs and services.
Qualifications:
- Enrolled in a graduate program at McDaniel College in counseling, human resources, or a related field.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Comfortable with public speaking.
- Demonstrate initiative, time management and attention to detail.
- Proficient in MS Office; ability to learn/navigate CEO Connect database; manipulate/analyze data.
- Professional demeanor is a must.

Physical Characteristics:
* This position requires sitting for long periods of time, as well as some bending and stooping when working with files. This position does have some limited lifting involved but not more than 10 pounds at a time. Quite a bit of finger/hand dexterity is involved in regards to typing and/or filing. The overall setting of the job is in an area conducive to a normal office environment with minimal exposure to adverse conditions.

Compensation:
Tuition exchange for 6 graduate credits. The possibility for a stipend also exists.

ASL Studies & Deaf Education Lecturer

The ASL Studies & Deaf Education Department at McDaniel College invites applications for a Lecturer in the ASL Studies program to begin Fall 2016. Candidates should be prepared to teach ASL (Levels I-V) and related courses while managing the ASL Lab during the academic year. Lab responsibilities include the scheduling of graduate assistants/lab mentors along with providing individual mentor time in the lab and handling the logistics/content for each of the scheduled labs. Teaching load is 5 courses per academic year plus lab management.

Qualifications: Masters degree in Deaf related field such as ASL Linguistics, ASL Specialist, Deaf Education, and/or Deaf Studies. Fluency in ASL (ASLPI score of 4 or better by time of appointment), experience teaching Deaf Culture and ASL using the Vista curriculum. Familiarity with Blackboard is desired. The ideal candidate will demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching with scholarly potential and the ability to contribute to curricular and program design.

Application procedures for Visiting Faculty position: Qualified applicants should submit:
* a written letter of application;
* a written curriculum vitae;
* an URL to view your teaching philosophy in ASL; and
* three names and contact information for letters of recommendation.

All material should be submitted to http://www.mcdaniel.edu/employment. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. If you have any questions please contact Mark Rust, Department Chair at mrust@mcdaniel.edu.

McDaniel College, a selective liberal arts college emphasizing high quality teaching and involvement with students, is located near Baltimore and Washington, D. C., and houses the Graduate Deaf Education program, which is in the ASL Studies & Deaf Education Department. The Deaf Education program philosophy supports a bilingual education for Deaf students and has a significant representation of Deaf graduate students. The ASL Studies program is the second largest language program at McDaniel College. McDaniel College's primary commitment is to provide outstanding teaching and to foster critical and creative thinking.

McDaniel College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution and welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity

Associate Director of the Athletics Fund

Scope: Under the direction of the Director of Annual Giving, the Associate Director of the Athletics Fund works to involve alumni, students, parents, and friends in the life of the College and in supporting the College's financial goals with a strong emphasis on Green and Gold Club (athletics) fundraising.

Basic Responsibilities:
Establish and oversee fundraising efforts for the Green and Gold Club (athletics), including the management of fundraising volunteers, and the young alumni program.

Specific Responsibilities:
1. Manage programming and appeals for Green and Gold Club (athletic) fundraising, working in collaboration with the Athletic Director and Coaches. Identifies, cultivates, and personally solicits athletics alumni and parents in support of the Green and Gold Club including leadership gifts of $1,867 or more.

2. Establish and oversee the planning, programming and appeals for young alumni philanthropy. Identifies, cultivates, and personally solicits young alumni in support of the Fund for McDaniel and the Green and Gold Club.

3. Manage a monthly portfolio of 50-75 Green and Gold Club and young alumni prospects in addition to other consistent donors to the college.

4. Follow departmental guidelines for monthly contacts to qualify, cultivate, and solicit top portfolio prospects to achieve established benchmarks.

5. Identify, train and collaborate with key Green and Gold Club volunteers in each of McDaniel's 24 sports to assist with engaging and soliciting former teammates and other alumni athletes.

6. Identify, train and collaborate with young alumni volunteers to assist with increasing the GOLD (graduates of the last decade) membership within the Founders Society.

7. Create effective, multichannel marketing pieces for Green and Gold Club and young alumni efforts working in conjunction with the Executive Director of Advancement Engagement.

8. Coordinate donor recognition with the Director of Advancement Engagement to steward Green and Gold Club and young alumni donors in an effort to improve rates of renewal and upgrades of annual gifts.

9. Collaborate in fundraising efforts with other members of the annual giving team, development and alumni relations staff.

10. Measure performance, monitor and evaluate programs against planned outcomes and participate in benchmarking studies.

11. Participate in annual and long-range planning for the Fund for McDaniel and the Green and Gold Club.

12. Perform all other duties as assigned by the Director of Annual Giving.

Qualifications:
1. Bachelor's degree with five years or more of fundraising, sales or similar experience in college athletics.

2. Proven success in working with volunteers.

3. Willingness to travel and work evenings and weekends to meet with prospects and support programming and events.

4. Strong commitment to private liberal arts education.

5. Effective writing, statistical analysis, database management (Excel), customer service and marketing skills.

6. Creative, articulate self-starter who possesses strong interpersonal, problem-solving, communication, and organizational skills.

7. Ability to work in an environment that encourages consensus building, teamwork, collegial decision-making, and accountability for results is essential.

8. Effective time management, planning and organizational skills are critical.

9. Must possess tact, diplomacy, and discretion in confidential matters.

Physical Characteristics:

This position requires sitting for long periods of time, as well as some bending and stooping when working with files. This position does have some limited lifting involved but not more than 10 pounds at a time. Quite a bit of finger/hand dexterity is involved in regards to typing and/or filing. The overall setting of the job is in an area conducive to a normal office environment with minimal exposure to adverse conditions.

TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter addressing position qualifications and related experience, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references. Review of applications begins February 12, 2016.

McDaniel College is an AA/EOE institution and welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity. Women and Veterans strongly encouraged to apply.

Director of International and Off-Campus Programs

Reports to: Associate Dean, International and Intercultural Programs
Department: Academic Affairs
FLSA: Exempt

The Director of International and Off-Campus Programs manages the daily operations of education abroad and off-campus study, oversees promotion and advising of existing opportunities, provides support to faculty leading short-term study abroad programs, seeks out new international and off-campus opportunities, and assists with programming support for international students. This position supports the overall mission of experiential learning and career development within the Center for Experience and Opportunity and reports to the Associate Dean, International and Intercultural Programs.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

I. Promotion, support and advising for education abroad and domestic off-campus study and internships.
i. Oversees the budgets, data management, the international sections of the CEO's annual reports, and training and supervision of study-abroad focused student workers.
ii. Manages the Terra Dotta off-campus study enrollment management software.
iii. Maintains and develops print and web-based information related to study away opportunities, including scholarship opportunities in collaboration with other offices on campus.
iv. Vets and selects off-campus programs and maintains affiliation agreements with third-party providers.
v. Supports curricular integration and promotes best practices in study abroad, including faculty-led short-term programs during January term.
vi. Develops and enhances our McDaniel-Budapest study abroad program in collaboration with the Director of Academic and Student Affairs in Budapest. Recruits students and cultivates and maintains affiliation agreements with Budapest campus.
vii. Works with academic departments in advising students for education abroad.
viii. Participates in and creates programs to promote education abroad.
ix. Provides pre-departure orientation sessions and re-entry programs for all long-term study abroad students.
x. Implements best practices for risk management in education abroad and communicates this knowledge to students, faculty and staff engaged in travel abroad.
xi. Monitors institutional compliance with all regulations and laws related to student and scholar travel.
xii. Serves as campus representative for the National Security Education Program (NSEP) Boren Scholarship and Gilman Scholarship.

II. Assistance to faculty and staff in leading short-term study abroad programs
i. Supports faculty in creating short-term opportunities abroad for students including third-party provider services, use of Terra Dotta Software, and health and safety best practices
ii. Is available on call as part of a crisis management team in the event of a crisis abroad involving a short-term program participant or faculty member
iii. Works with faculty and staff to develop experiential learning opportunities abroad.
III. International student services
i. Assists with international student support, including the coordination of airport transportation, and participation in international student orientation and programming.

IV. Center for Experience and Opportunity (CEO)
i. Participates in meetings and experientially focused programming connected to the CEO.
ii. Integrates study abroad and other internationally focused programming under the overarching umbrella of the CEO.

QUALIFICATIONS
* A Master's degree is preferred, and a minimum of three years' employment experience in a related office.
* Must communicate effectively through public speaking and writing; plan, organize, and meet deadlines; demonstrate interest in using new technologies and social media for database management, communication and other daily processes; and exhibit strong interpersonal skills.
* Possess a high level of professionalism and a commitment to international education through active involvement with international education associations.
* Demonstrated intercultural competence, and experience living or working abroad (at least one semester)
* Willingness to work some evenings and weekends.
* U.S. Citizenship or Lawful Permanent Resident Status (as per federal regulatory requirements to be a Designated School Official).
* Experience working with international students and some demonstrated knowledge of SEVIS software and related federal regulations a plus.

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
This position requires sitting for long periods of time, as well as some bending and stooping when working with files. This position does have some limited lifting involved but not more than 10 pounds at a time. Quite a bit of finger/hand dexterity is involved in regards to typing and/or filing. The overall setting of the job is in an area conducive to a normal office environment with minimal exposure to adverse conditions.

TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter addressing position qualifications and related experience, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references. Review of applications to begin immediately.

McDaniel College is an AA/EOE institution and welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity. Women and Veterans strongly encouraged to apply.

Associate Director of Alumni Relations, Student and Young Alumni Programs

Reports to: Executive Director of Alumni Relations

Department: Alumni Relations

FLSA Status: Exempt

Scope:
In collaboration with other members of Institutional Advancement, the Associate Director works to develop and manage alumni engagement programs focused on increasing the depth and diversity of alumni relations in support of the College. Recruitment and management of nationwide alumni volunteer leadership, targeted geographic, academic and affinity group programs that address the alumni association's strategic mission and vision is key, along with increasing alumni involvement and participation in the life of the college through a variety of outreach efforts, events and volunteerism. The advancement environment at McDaniel requires teamwork, a positive attitude, perseverance, optimism and the ability to think strategically and creatively. This position reports to the Executive Director of Alumni Relations.


Specific Responsibilities:
1. Coordinates the development, implementation and execution of new and existing young alumni and student events, programs and services designed to foster a lifelong connection between alumni and the college.
2. Develop strategies to increase student involvement with alumni and leadership programs; manage collaborative relationships with campus departments (such as Admissions and Career Services) and student organizations to identify, promote and executive new and existing programs.
3. Partner with the Annual Giving Office to support senior class giving, reunion and young alumni giving including identification, cultivation and stewardship of young alumni donors.
4. Develop, monitor and report on annual program plans for student and young alumni programs in accordance with Alumni Relations, Institutional Advancement and college objectives.
5. Assists in the planning and implementation of student and young alumni components in all Alumni Office programs and events, including Homecoming, Alumni Networking Events in cooperation with CEO, regional initiatives, Senior Week events, etc.
6. Responsible for planning and execution of young alumni engagement programs for GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) alumni. Assists in the planning and implementation of GOLD components in all alumni programs and events including local and regional gatherings and 5th and 10th class reunion programs.
7. Develop, implement and execute a training program for student and young alumni volunteers including processes for volunteer identification and succession planning.
8. Manage program plans and budgets.
9. Serve as a liaison to the McDaniel College Alumni Council, providing staff support to student and young alumni committee/s and assist in the planning and organization of those committee activities.
10. Coordinate assigned Alumni Council committee meetings, agendas and distribution of minutes; contribute to the development of the committee's annual action plans.
11. With the Executive Director of Alumni Relations, plan and implement additional alumni programs which serve Alumni Relations and College initiatives.
12. Performs all other duties as assigned by the Executive Director of Alumni Relations.

Qualifications:
1. Bachelor's degree required. A minimum of five years of experience in program development, event management and/or volunteer management required.
2. Prior alumni relations experience in higher education or its equivalent, preferred.
3. Strong commitment to private liberal arts education required; clear understanding of McDaniel College's mission and vision required.
4. Creative, articulate self-starter who possesses strong interpersonal, problem-solving and communication skills and well-developed organizational skills.
5. Ability to work independently as well as within a team environment. Strong analytical and independent decision making ability is required.
6. Entrepreneurial spirit, positive attitude and energy to implement new strategies and meet ambitious goals.
7. Demonstrated ability to develop and implement programs consistent with the alumni association strategic plan, and to ensure that programs effectively address agreed-upon objectives and priorities, operate within budget limitations, and comply with policies and procedures.
8. Effective word processing (MS Office experience desired), database management (Excel, Access) and customer service skills required. Basic skills in graphic design (PageMaker, Photoshop) and web/social media experience required; knowledge of Raiser's Edge, a plus.
9. Willingness to travel and work evenings and weekends to support programming and events is required.

Physical Characteristics:
This position requires sitting for long periods of time, as well as some bending and stooping when working with files. This position does have some limited lifting involved but not more than 10 pounds at a time. Quite a bit of finger/hand dexterity is involved in regards to typing and/or filing. The overall setting of the job is in an area conducive to a normal office environment with minimal exposure to adverse conditions.

Videographer

Reports to: Associate Vice President of Communications

Department: Communications and Marketing

FLSA Status: Exempt

Scope: The Videographer will develop and create visual storytelling across multiple platforms, using both photography and videography to inform, engage and entertain McDaniel audiences and support McDaniel College's communication and marketing goals.

Responsibilities:
1. Video Pre-Production:
a. Gather and propose ideas and topics for video
b. Initiate content production meetings for new projects
c. Assist in the content development and message strategy
d. Utilize video script writing fundamentals
e. Set and maintain a production schedule prior to shoot

2. Field Video Production:
a. Records material for content using professional video cameras and still cameras
b. Follows production schedule collaborating with clients for revisions as needed
c. Sets up shoot including lighting, sound and other technical details

3. Video Post-production Skills:
a. Performs non-linear editing using Final Cut or Adobe Premiere software
b. Designs after effects as needed including motion graphics, layout, and animation
c. Prepare video for multi-media formats including web, and other digital distribution medium
d. Ensure that all videos meet the needs of a varying audience of ability through the use of captioning and other forms as needed
e. Encode and archive online videos
f. Track video analytics

Miscellaneous Duties:
1. Instruct, guide and supervise student video production interns and work study students on location and in edit suite
2. Coordinate and manage media assets
3. Stay current on the latest video trends and use the medium
4. Be a collaborative and contributing member of the McDaniel team
5. Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
* Bachelor's in Communications, Journalism, Film or equivalent in experience and education.
* Six or more years of experience in story telling via videography.
* Experience with advanced multimedia storytelling techniques on multiple platforms
* Exceptional core video-journalism skills, including a high command of video, sound, camera, lights, computers and software used to produce visual and audio journalism is required.
* Knowledge of social media and how to engage audiences on digital platforms in the public space is essential to this role.
* The Videographer must demonstrate a high command of video techniques through sophisticated craftsmanship.
* Competency in videography principles from scripting through final editing and show proficiency with branding guidelines using video motion software such as Motion, and or After Effects, Premiere and Final Cut Pro in an Apple Mac environment.
* Excellent technical knowledge of non-broadcast video equipment
* Apple Mac editing environment knowledge and experience

Physical Characteristics:
* This position requires sitting for long periods of time, as well as some bending and stooping when filming and working with files. This position does have some limited lifting involved but not more than 20 pounds at a time. Quite a bit of finger/hand dexterity is involved in regards to operating cameras, typing and/or filing. The overall setting of the job is in an area conducive to a normal office environment with minimal exposure to adverse conditions.

To Apply:
Please send a cover letter addressing position qualifications and related experience, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references. Review of applications begins immediately.

McDaniel College is an AA/EOE institution and welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity. Women and Veterans strongly encouraged to apply.

Colleague Programmer/Analyst

Reports to: Director of Enterprise Applications or designee

Department: Information Technology

Scope: The Colleague Programmer and Analyst position, reporting to the Director of Enterprise Applications, will perform general system design and modifications, database administration, and programming to the college's Colleague system. This includes analyzing functional processes of offices, and designing and implementing solutions.

Responsibilities:

* Assist in maintaining Colleague environment for McDaniel, including planning and conducting upgrades and new software implementations. Will assist in conceptualizing and managing the long-term needs of the ERP environment for McDaniel.
* Assist in managing Colleague infrastructure to provide optimal performance, stability, and security to system.
* Research, recommend, and act on best practices in how system is configured, and the technology benchmarks that represent the Colleague environment as a whole for McDaniel.
* Research best practices in leveraging Colleague to solve needs of the college.
* Analyze and test software updates to assure compatibility with system and system customizations.
* Build, maintain, and troubleshoot custom programs to enhance the Colleague ERP system.
* Conduct business process review with offices and provide recommendations and insight into best use of Colleague to address needs and build efficient processes.
* Research and analyze new technologies and applications that will address needs in business offices across the college.
* Write programs and applications, and design user interfaces and screens for the Colleague system.
* Gather and analyze systems and problems and build requirements to inform new solutions and develop functional design specifications.
* Develop and maintain testing methodologies for use during upgrades and patch applications.
* Write and maintain documentation around Colleague system, program code, and system specifications and modifications. Maintain documentation around system standards, including data backup and disaster recovery plans.
* Serve as backup for document imaging application administrator when needed.
* Perform other duties and responsibilities as designated.

Qualifications:
* Bachelor's Degree required, preferably in Computer Science.
* Strong Colleague experience crucial. Colleague system administration experience, and experience with Colleague Web API, including ELF imports.
* Experience programming in such languages as C# or .NET.
* Experience working with Ellucian Colleague products/components including UI, WebAdvisor, E-Commerce, Portal, Self Service, Student Planning, and Mobile.
* Experience working with the following business office/operations in higher education: Financial Aid, Admissions, Registration, and Curriculum Management, Student Planning, and Degree Audit.
* Experience with Colleague Studio, UniData, and Microsoft SQL Server.
* Knowledge of client side development using JavaScript, JQuery, HTML5, and CSS.
* Understanding of project management and documentation skills necessary to assess, manage, design, code, and implement projects in Colleague.
* Solid query and report development skills.
* Solid understanding of how systems integrate, and how to move data between systems.
* Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly (verbal and written) and effectively and project a positive and professional image.
* Demonstrated ability to research and resolve complex technical issues.

Additional/Desired Qualifications
* Strong ability to manage multiple projects and initiatives at any given point in time.
* Ability to research technologies and present solutions to administration.
* Ability to strategically plan and think in terms of operational effectiveness.
* Solid understanding of security concepts, including security of databases, systems, applications, and user authentication.

Physical Characteristics:
* This position requires sitting for long periods of time, as well as some bending and stooping when working with files. This position does have some limited lifting involved but not more than 10 pounds at a time. Quite a bit of finger/hand dexterity is involved in regards to typing and/or filing. The overall setting of the job is in an area conducive to a normal office environment with minimal exposure to adverse conditions.
 
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