The Senior Intranet Architect will design, develop, plan, install, configure, monitor, and maintain the Grinnell College SharePoint intranet. The successful candidate will join the Grinnell College Enterprise Systems team and have substantial knowledge of SharePoint architecture, functionality, configuration, and branding. Able to analyze information architecture and understand business requirements, the Architect will also configure and maintain organizational taxonomies, site collections, policies, and procedures; and create effective solutions for business needs. The Senior Intranet Architect will work closely with colleagues to brand, install, debug, and maintain necessary third-party software packages. Strong communication, customer service, troubleshooting, and organizational skills and the ability to complete assigned work with minimal instruction and supervision.
The Enterprise Systems Team The Enterprise Systems team is responsible for the development, support, management, and creation of business-critical systems, including the College’s ERP system, LMS, and intranet. The team has expertise with business process analysis; data integration; scripting; platform architecture; analytics and business intelligence; and deep knowledge of specific enterprise application suites. Focused and energetic leadership helps this team thrive at providing exceptional service while maintaining a positive collaborative approach to working within ITS and with campus partners.
Information Technology Services
Information Technology Services oversees the majority of technology, audio-visual, and telephone services for Grinnell College, and provides service and strategic support through its functional teams: Enterprise Systems; Information Security; Network Services; User Services; and Core ITS Services. ITS has a professional staff of about 40 and has benefitted from significant strategic investment by the college in recent years. The college’s senior leadership team have recognized the benefits of a stronger technology presence on campus and in our remote working locations and worked hard to create and promote a collaborative culture at Grinnell College.
The ITS organization comprises a dedicated and talented staff committed to supporting the mission of Grinnell College and who exemplify the college’s position as a learning liberal arts college. As such, professional development is a crucial component to the department’s philosophy, which is demonstrated both financially and by the mentor-style approach to management that the ITS leadership employs.
Those who thrive in Grinnell College’s ITS organization are professionals with a positive approach and attitude who are motivated to deliver practical results and ultimately meaningful learning outcomes. Team players, yet able to work under their own initiative, they are flexible to changing requirements, are well organized, and good troubleshooters. Embracing and valuing diversity, they are instinctively inclusive and collaborative, help others around them, and are not afraid to offer or receive constructive criticism. Clear and accurate written and verbal communication skills are essential, as is a demonstrated customer service orientation.
Grinnell College Since its founding in 1846, Grinnell College has become one of the nation’s premier liberal arts colleges, enrolling 1,700 students from all 50 states and from as many international countries. Grinnell’s rigorous academic program emphasizes excellence in education for students in the liberal arts; the college offers the B.A. degree in a range of departments across the humanities, arts, sciences, and social studies. Grinnell has a strong tradition of social responsibility and action, and self-governance and personal responsibility are key components of campus life. More information about Grinnell College is available at www.grinnell.edu.
The Community of Grinnell Grinnell is a positive and forward-thinking community. A vibrant Iowa college town of just under 10,000 people located midway between Des Moines and Iowa City on Interstate 80, Grinnell is a convenient place to enjoy life in a small community while living a short hour’s drive away from big-city amenities. Living in Grinnell means enjoying an exceptional quality of life where commutes are short, housing is affordable, life is meaningful, and you are part of the community. For more information about Grinnell, please visit the Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce Web site (www.grinnellchamber.org).
ITS hires self-motivated and committed candidates who will grow with us. Grinnell College offers a relocation allowance for employees who must relocate to accept our employment offer.
All offers of employment by the College to candidates for faculty and staff positions are provisional, subject to a satisfactory background check.
For full consideration, applications must be received by November 13, 2020. While applications may be accepted after this date, it is not guaranteed that they will be considered.
Five years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Development experience with PowerShell, InfoPath, Workflow, and SharePoint Designer. • Working knowledge of various web design/graphic design tools. • Classic vs. claims based authentication concepts including Active Directory Federated Services. • Knowledge of complete M365 environment, and service integrations. • Enterprise search capabilities and proper configuration for best performance. • Quota management and resource throttling. • Understanding of third party solution maintenance and sandboxing. • Roles knowledge of test and production environments in SharePoint and options for promoting from test. • Demonstrate best practices for software upgrade and patching.