Enterprise Applications Director – Ellucian Banner

Columbia Advisory Group


Part of the leadership team, involved with planning, directing, and managing the Enterprise Applications team to ensure the development and implementation of cost-effective enterprise systems, applications, integration, data management, and reporting solutions.  Local to the Houston, TX area, willing to work onsite.  Ellucian Banner experience REQUIRED.


  • Work with stakeholders to assess, prioritize, and manage needs regarding the ERP (Banner), CRM (Slate), and other administrative applications to ensure system investments meet business requirements.
  • Manage implementation and integration of system and technology initiatives, in alignment with strategic and operational goals.
  • Ensure that all stakeholders’ requirements are documented and captured to accurately account for feasibility, process work-flow, costs, and budgeting.
  • Review and approve all systems development project requests, and coordinate schedules and related departmental activities.
  • Provide overall direction and guidance to assigned project team members; supervise professional staff.
  • Prepare activity and progress reports regarding all systems analysis and programming areas.
  • Collaborate with other IT management staff regarding enterprise and system-wide computer architecture, capacity, planning, security and usage.
  • Provide a significant level of input regarding hiring/termination decisions, performance management, salary increases and disciplinary actions and/or budget management.
  • Provide input in the administration of related budgets.
  • Responsible for establishing job standards for subordinate staff and effectively evaluating staff under charge.


  • Bachelor’s degree in IT or Business-related discipline required.
  • 7+ years of related work experience working with complex systems and procedures.
  • Higher education industry experience (i.e. work experience at a university or college).
  • Experience implementing and managing Ellucian Banner. 
  • Slate and/or Course Leaf preferred.
  • People management experience.
  • Experience implementing policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Expert knowledge in multiple disciplines, keeping up with industry trends.
  • Local to the Houston, TX area, willing to work onsite.
  • Eligible to work for any U.S. employer without requiring sponsorship at any time.