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Senior Systems Administrator
Summary
Title:Senior Systems Administrator
ID:2243
Job Type:Full-time/exempt (salaried)
Company:RDV Corporation
Description
The Opportunity
This position exists to develop, support, and implement the technology strategy for the Foundations Division of RDV Corporation. Working closely with Foundations Directors, a System Analyst, and program teams, this position will be responsible for project leadership of all technology enhancements and implementations. Outreach initiatives include, but are not limited to, DeVos Urban Leadership Initiative (www.dvuli.org), SpringGR (www.springgr.com), Amplify GR (www.amplifygr.org), Believe to Become (www.believe2become.org), and Gatherings of Hope (www.gatheringsofhope.org).

Culture of Care
As an employee of our Foundations team, you will experience a workplace that is energetic, compassionate, and collaborative. Our goal is to simplify the life of the family we serve and work effectively together to make a positive impact in all of the greater communities we serve. We are a team of highly competent professionals who are gracious, trustworthy, and the best at what we do.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Understand and maintain an appreciation for the Foundations’ collaborative, compassionate, and service-driven operating environment.
  • Stay current on the range of existing and potential technology applications used within the Foundations Division.
  • Review existing technologies and internal processes; recommends areas for improvement, added value, efficiencies, and cost savings.
  • Consider the “big picture,” business processes, program relationships, and opportunities for synergy across various workgroups when developing and offering technology solutions.
  • Identify ways for Foundations departments to share technology, taking advantage of economies of scale and eliminating duplication.
  • Lead the discovery process to find optimal solutions to improve business outcomes within the Foundations Division.
  • Consistently works closely with Foundations Directors to make sure requests and work is prioritized across all departments.
  • Develop and share a projects calendar with the Director of Technology Services and Foundations Directors.
  • Educate and gain the consensus of Foundations Directors regarding technology strategy, prioritization of projects, timelines, and team involvement.
  • Manage each technology project through the full project life-cycle. 
  • Monitor progress and communicates project status to primary stakeholders and project sponsor.
  • Conduct regular project meetings with applicable team members to create project plans, communicate expectations, set goals and timelines, identify “roadblocks”, and obtain project updates.
  • Engage regularly with the Technology Services team by participating in team meetings, exchanging knowledge, and identifying and implementing best practices.
  • Develop and maintain vendor relationships needed for successful implementation and support of technology solutions and business goals.
  • Perform vendor due diligence and system security analysis before recommending the use of any provider or solution.
  • Identify and present total cost and hours required for all projects to the Foundations Directors.
  • Seek budgetary approval and manages all projects to the approved budget and timeline.
  • Identify solutions to remove or mitigate project roadblocks.
  • Utilize and manage various consultants as needed.
  • Create an inventory of all Systems used in the Foundations Division.
  • Has direct management responsibility for the Systems Analyst. Mentor, coach and encourage the professional growth and development of the Systems Analyst.  
  • Develop strong working relationships with others within the Foundations group and be inquisitive about the use of technology in each of their roles.
Elements of Success
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.  An educational and/or training emphasis in Information Technology required.
  • 7+ years of progressive experience in information technology, with at least 2 years of management experience.
  • Project Management Certification (PMP) preferred.
  • Remain current with technology trends and industry developments.
  • Previous experience in a not-for-profit environment desirable.
  • Strategic thinker.
  • Demonstrated project management leadership.
  • Proactive communicator.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage and lead team members.
  • Proven success with contract review and negotiation.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Creative problem solver.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Strong time-management and coordination skills. 

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