The College of New Jersey is seeking an experience IT Business Operations Specialist to work in the Information Technology Business Office, which is a highly technical and customer service oriented environment.
The Information Technology Business Operations Specialist will be responsible for preparing, reviewing, negotiating, monitoring and tracking all aspects of IT contracts ensuring that federal, state and college guidelines are met. The qualified individual will also be responsible directly or indirectly for coordinating all software licensing purchases and budget monitoring, compliancy, inventory and reporting. Additional responsibilities will include general business office responsibilities such as preparing purchase orders and working with vendors to obtain quotes for hardware and software. The selected candidate will work both independently and as part of a team on some projects. The position reports directly to the Director of Information Technology Business and Computer Operations.
Experience in contract preparation and negotiations, accounting/budget process, and/or purchasing
Maintain software asset inventory, identifying licensing entitlements
Maintain original product media, licenses and related invoicing
Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor’s degree or applicant may substitute experience on a year-to-year basis.
At least two years’ experience in office administration, preferable within a Higher Education organization
Strong technical and analytical skills
Strong knowledge of MS Office products, particularly excel
Experience working directly with outside vendors and contractors
Must be very detailed oriented and able to meet deadlines
Must be able to communicate effectively with students, faculty, staff, administrators and external vendors and contractors.
Higher Education work experience preferred
The College offers a generous benefits package that includes health, dental, vision and prescription plans as well as pension, paid leave time and tuition savings programs. This position is a New Jersey Civil Service position with the state title Professional Services Specialist 1A. The starting salary for this position is $67,714.29, range 27, step 1. It is included for membership in the Communication Workers of America (CWA) bargaining unit. Permanent appointment to this position is contingent upon the successful completion of a 4-month probationary period to assess the ability to perform the essential functions of the position. Salary for an internal candidate will be determined in accordance with Civil Service rules.
Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references. Resumes will be considered until February 16, 2017. Resumes received after that date will only be accepted if a suitable candidate has not been identified. Final offer of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background check.
Under a new residency bill signed into law by Governor Chris Christie, any individual hired on, or after September 1, 2011, will be required to establish a principal residence in New Jersey unless their position is exempt. New employees will have a full 365 days to establish such residence, from the effective date of hire. Any new employee who believes that they have a critical need to live outside of New Jersey, or that a move to a permanent residence within the state would constitute a hardship, may request an exemption from the provisions of the law by appealing to a five-member committee to be established by the State for the purpose of hearing such appeals.
To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.
TCNJ is a highly selective, public institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. TCNJ emphasizes the residential experience for its 5,900 undergraduate students, who benefit from a 12-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of only 20 students. TCNJ is one of only five public institutions included on Barron's Profiles of American Colleges list of the 75 "most competitive" colleges and universities in the United States, and of those five, TCNJ is the only primarily undergraduate institution included. TCNJ's campus encompasses 289 beautiful tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing, NJ, which is located between Trenton and Princeton in the historic Delaware Valley, and is convenient to Philadelphia, New York, the Jersey shore, and the Pocono Mountains.