Assistant Director Applications (Hybrid) - WUIT

companyWashington University In St. Louis School of Arts&Sciences
locationMissouri, USA
PublishedPublished: 2/3/2024
Full Time

Scheduled Hours


Position Summary

In WashU IT Enterprise Applications, our goal is to promote an engaging work environment that motivates our team members to reach their full potential by bringing their whole selves to work. We encourage a culture of excellence that celebrates diversity, innovative thinking, and collaboration. We are dedicated to exceeding expectations of our university partners and communities we serve, which is only achieved by working together and respecting one another. We seek candidates who embrace diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace where everyone feels valued and inspired.

Provide analysis, planning, organization, communication and management necessary to support all aspects of the design, implementation and on-going support of Research Administration applications. Manages a professional staff. Participates in management discussions and planning at the department level. Acts on behalf of Director in their absence.

Job Description

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Business process analysis, system design, implementation and on-going support of departmental applications.
  • Management of projects and system support including supervision of staff.
  • Ensuring data integrity and security of these systems.
  • Participation in management discussions and planning at the department level to ensure that adequate resources are available to meet business requirements.
  • Direct the application development and administration activities and manage the resources of a team within the Departmental Applications technology team.
  • Oversee system modification and major system analysis and design including data base system design and technical support.
  • Disciplined project management methodology including documentation and implementation standards required to meet project milestones.
  • Recruitment and development of professional staff and ongoing evaluation. Direct the development and delivery of training that will enhance the technology, proficiency and system understanding of a team within the applications technology team.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduate degree.
  • Experience working in a University environment.
  • Ability to adjust to abrupt changes in priorities and strategy.
  • Exercises good judgment and common sense in determining priorities.
  • Strong business analysis/project management skills and experience.
  • Strong technology background that aligns with the business objectives of departments within the University.
  • Possesses excellent people skills when working with internal and external contacts.
  • Excellent time management, resource planning and project management skills required for seeing projects through to completion.
  • Possesses strong business analysis skills and excellent technical background to allow understanding and employment of technology solutions in business functions.
  • Flexible and willing to work extended hours as necessary and recognize the need to do so.
  • Strong technical aptitude with major technology platforms.
  • Experience with design, creation and implementation of databases.
  • Experience with design, programming and implementation of business solutions.
  • Ability to conduct oneself in a professional manner.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Ability to establish objectives, prepare action plans and communicate such plans clearly and effectively to all staff levels (management, technical and clerical).
  • Strong business analysis/project management skills and experience.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field, plus six years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Background with business information systems at a management level preferably in an academic environment.



Salary Range

$94,100.00 - $165,600.00 / AnnuallyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.


If you are unable to use our online application system and would like an accommodation, please emailCandidateQuestions@wustl.eduor call the dedicated accommodation inquiry number at 314-935-1149 and leave a voicemail with the nature of your request.

Pre-Employment Screening

All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.

Benefits Statement


  • Up to 22 days of vacation, 10 recognized holidays, and sick time.
  • Competitive health insurance packages with priority appointments and lower copays/coinsurance.
  • Want to Live Near Your Work and/or improve your commute? Take advantage of our free Metro transit U-Pass for eligible employees. We also offer a forgivable home loan of up to $12,500 for closing costs and a down payment for homes in eligible neighborhoods.
  • WashU provides eligible employees with a defined contribution (403(b)) Retirement Savings Plan, which combines employee contributions and university contributions starting at 7%.


  • Wellness challenges, annual health screenings, mental health resources, mindfulness programs and courses, employee assistance program (EAP), financial resources, access to dietitians, and more!


  • We offer 4 weeks of caregiver leave to bond with your new child. Family care resources are also available for your continued childcare needs. Need adult care? We’ve got you covered.
  • WashU covers the cost of tuition for you and your family, including dependent undergraduate-level college tuition up to 100% at WashU and 40% elsewhere after seven years with us.

For policies, detailed benefits, and eligibility, please visit: https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/

EEO/AA Statement

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those from underrepresented groups. It is the University’s policy to provide equal opportunity and access to persons in all job titles without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.

Diversity Statement

Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment – fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.