Director of Enterprise Applications


Department of Computer & Communication Services

Job Description:  The Director of Enterprise Applications is a position of leadership in the Department of Computer and Communication Services. The Director of Enterprise Applications oversees the development, standardization, deployment, and management of our Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system and other enterprise information systems. The individual is responsible for the end-to-end integration of software solutions to support the delivery of services across the college. This includes directing the development and deployment of secured and high availability information systems to mitigate risks, maintain continuity of operations and maximize availability, usability and security of HSU's information assets. This position will also coordinate maintenance and enhancements of the information systems to leverage resources, knowledge and best practice and works close with leadership, serving as expert to support business process change.

HSU’s CCS department thrives in an environment of great opportunities for professional learning and growth, where employees acquire a unique experience of immersion in new technologies, in an atmosphere of challenging endeavors. CCS welcomes individuals with creativity and a mindset of teamwork and innovation.

Qualifications:   Henderson State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a significant commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. In pursuit of this commitment, successful candidates will possess either (1) a Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology (IT) or a related field from an accredited institution and six (6) years of IT and business/industry experience OR (2) a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or IT related discipline from an accredited institution and ten (10) years of IT and business/industry experience. The successful candidates will have 3-5 years of leadership responsibility managing project teams, and influencing senior-level management and stakeholders. Examples of such leadership include, but are not limited to, success in at least one of the following: (1) a –full- enterprise project implementation (including enterprise project migration, conversion, deployment, and implementation) OR (2) the implementation of one of the major ERP –full- suites (e. g. financials, HR, Students) OR (3) the implementation of at least one module of a suite of the ERP (e.g. only lead financials , HR, or Students system) OR (4) the full implementation of a portal OR (5) Project management: has served in an IT department as “IT Project Manager”.

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

University:  Henderson State University is located in Arkadelphia, a charming, family-centered community of 11,000 residents situated one hour south of Little Rock on Interstate 30. Nestled in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains, the community is home to two universities, a strong public school system, a thriving medical community, two recreational rivers, the iconic Lake DeGray, and is approximately 30 miles from historic Hot Springs National Park, one of the great American treasures. Please visit,, or for more information about Henderson State University and our community.

Application:  Applicants must email a single, PDF-file consisting of the following merged documents:

(1) Letter of interest; (2) Resume; (3) Names and contact (i.e. email address, and phone number] of three references; (4) unofficial transcripts of all degrees to:  Review of applications will begin September 28 and continue until the position is filled.

The final applicant for this position will be required to submit to a background screening including a criminal background check pursuant to university policy. The applicant will also be required to provide official transcripts to Human Resources. Under the provisions of Arkansas’ Freedom of Information Act, applications are subject to public inspection upon written request.