Strategic Technology Initiatives Specialist

Columbia, SC
Jul 18, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Details
Posting Summary

Posting Number STA00019PO17 Classification Title Information Systems/Business Analyst I Internal Title Strategic Technology Initiatives Specialist Campus Columbia 01 College/Division Division of Academic Affairs and Provost Department International Programs for Students Band 5 Advertised Minimum Salary $34,480 Advertised Salary Range 34,480 Location of Vacancy Part/Full Time Full Time Hours per week 37.5 Work Schedule

8:30-5:00 PM

Some after hour work or weekend work may be required occasionally.

Type of Staff Position Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Basis 12 months Job Search Category Information Technology

About UofSC

The University of South Carolina is a premiere flagship research institution in South Carolina and one of the top 50 “Best Colleges” according to U.S. News and World Report. With more than 46,000 students on eight campuses, the University of South Carolina is a leader in improving the lives of individuals in South Carolina and around the world. Founded in 1801, the University of South Carolina employs almost 14,000 people. At the University of South Carolina, our employees include some of the brightest minds and most accomplished professionals in the world. The diversity of thought and active engagement of our colleagues makes for a dynamic and interesting work environment. The University has been named a best place to work, and a big part of that is the people. Our diverse faculty and staff embody a dedication to serve our students, so that a job becomes a passion with no limits.

Benefits for Temporary Positions

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Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

The Strategic Technology Initiatives Specialist is responsible for managing and maintaining the several data systems integral to the success of the International Student Services. This position ensures data integrity within the International Student Services Office, runs reports, maintains federal immigration systems and databases, ensures compatibility with internal USC systems, and serves as a liaison between International Student Services and other key stakeholders on campus. This employee will manage the International Student and Scholar Management batching system (an Ellucian product), manage the International Student Services website through USC's content management system, and serve as information technology coordinator for the office.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)

Bachelor's degree in Information Technology Systems or related field and 1 year related experience; or equivalency.
Must possess U.S. citizenship or lawful U.S. permanent resident status [as required by U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Department of State.]

Preferred Qualifications

- Degree in computer science, information technology, library and information science, etc.
- Experience with system and database maintenance
- Proficiency in student database such as Banner and PeopleSoft
- Experience working with SEVIS
- Knowledge of international student and scholar office practices, procedures, and policies as well as immigration regulations
- Experience with Banner system and Data Warehouse
- Ability to develop detailed plans for complex projects and meeting deadlines


Must be motivated, analytical, and be able to work independently. Candidate must demonstrate high levels of motivations and work ethic. This position requires problem-solving skills and creativity. Candidate must demonstrate strong communication skills; the ability to coordinate and prioritize competing tasks; the ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with the general public; and the ability to work as a team member. The ability to deal effectively with handling inquiries and the ability to communicate effectively with a culturally diverse clientele is critical. Candidate must be detail-oriented in working with databases and applications.

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1 Desired Start Date 08/01/2017 If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date Job Open Date 07/13/2017 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant Quicklink for Posting EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.

Position Attributes

Hazardous weather category Non-Essential Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive No

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you possess U.S. citizenship or lawful U.S. permanent resident status (as required by U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Department of state)?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree in Information Technology Systems or related field and 1 year related experience; or equivalency?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. List of References and Contact Information
  3. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Letter of Recommendation 2
  4. Letter of Recommendation 3


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