Technology Coordinator

Tacoma, Washington State
Sep 12, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


University of Puget Sound

Technology Coordinator

Job ID: 3760

Location: Career and Employment Services

Full/Part Time: Full-Time



Career and Employment Services (CES) at the University of Puget Sound offers a unique opportunity for a problem-solving, technology-savvy, collaborative, and innovative thinker. The Technology Coordinator serves as the functional technologist for a team of individuals who support the career development of Puget Sound students. As such, the Technology Coordinator is responsible for developing, sustaining, and continually analyzing the effectiveness of the integrated CES data and information delivery systems that support job/internship searches, career exploration process, and survey collection. Puget Sound is a PeopleSoft institution, and we use a variety of PeopleSoft modules to perform our work. We seek a team member to manage data, maintenance, and reporting in support of CES work. Third-party systems are essential tools for CES and the Technology Coordinator must be able to implement, administer, and provide ongoing support for all departmental applications.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Thinks creatively to ensure the best use of technology. Continually improves technology tools and services in support of our constituents. Serves as first-line support resource for all departmental technology-related issues with applications, third-party systems, hardware, etc. Researches the root cause of system issues, leads troubleshooting efforts, and coordinates with Technology Services and/or appropriate third-party vendor when necessary. Takes a primary role in recommending, planning, developing and implementing systems that support CES operations. Works collaboratively with staff members in Technology Services and Human Resources when necessary to ensure integration with institutional data, application and processes as well as compliance to university technology standards and directions. Coordinates and oversees current system projects. Maintains specifications for desired updates or new functionality and coordinates annual and periodic requests for programming assistance and application development. Coordinates regular system testing, gathering test data, performing initial testing, coordinating user testing, reporting and following up on test results. Maintains CES data and application system security. Uses appropriate tools to develop ad-hoc queries, reports, and data models. Establishes schedules for regular report runs and manages collection and distribution of reports; reviews, interprets, troubleshoots, and summarizes reports as needed. Works with the Student Employment Advisor to manage recruiting in PeopleSoft for student staff. Manages setup of job data for hired students in PeopleSoft and associated work-study awards.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Profession-specific knowledge, skills, and abilities Knowledge of current technology trends and best practices Ability to use innovative thinking, and sound judgment in developing innovative solutions for technology challenges and the pursuit of opportunities Ability to work independently and as a team member Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks with frequent interruptions to meet deadlines Ability to appropriately handle confidential information and/or sensitive situations Ability to foster confidence and trust Interpersonal and communication skills that foster harmonious relations with constituents Ability to manage complex projects Ability to quickly learn new software General knowledge and understanding of Human Resources practices and procedures which may include recruitment, payroll, and HRIS (compensation, benefits, compliance).


  • Bachelor's degree in related area and one year of related experience OR equivalent combination of training and experience. Demonstrated competence in working with complex database systems and query tools. Proficient user of computers and computer software programs such as Microsoft Office. Intermediate skill level with Microsoft Excel, preferred. Experience with PeopleSoft preferred. Knowledge of project management and developing process documentation. Exceptional organizational, analytical, problem-solving, planning and execution skills with frequent interruptions Higher education experience preferred (career services, student employment, human resources, financial aid, or related field). Must demonstrate a strong customer service orientation and outstanding written and verbal communication skills. Supports and contributes to the success and development of colleagues. Must demonstrate strong critical thinking, debugging and troubleshooting skills. Ability to respectfully work, communicate and provide leadership within a diverse campus community

Diversity Statement:

  • We acknowledge the richness of commonalities and differences we share as a university community; the intrinsic worth of all who work and study here; that education is enhanced by investigation of and reflection upon multiple perspectives. We aspire to create respect for and appreciation of all persons as a key characteristic of our campus community; to increase the diversity of all parts of our University community through commitment to diversity in our recruitment and retention efforts; to foster a spirit of openness to active engagement among all members of our campus community. We act to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity; to ensure full educational opportunity for all who teach and learn here; to prepare effectively citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world.

Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. To learn more please visit:

Compensation and Benefits: Decisions about starting salaries are made based on the extent and relatedness of the candidate's education and experience and on internal equity and market considerations.

This position is non-exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package. For more information, visit:

Application Deadline: Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified.

Required Documents:

When prompted to upload required documents, please upload resume. All additional documents can be uploaded within the application before submission. Applications submitted without the required attachments will not be considered.

  • Resume Cover Letter

All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry and if applicable for the position, drug screen, physical test and functional assessment.

The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.

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How to Apply
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About Puget Sound
Puget Sound is a selective national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. A low student-faculty ratio provides Puget Sound students with personal attention from faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching and offer 1,200 courses each year in more than 40 traditional and interdisciplinary fields, including graduate programs in occupational and physical therapy and in education. Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of just five independent colleges in the Pacific Northwest granted a charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious academic honorary society. Visit "About Puget Sound" ( to learn more about the college.

As a strategic goal and through our core values, University of Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. EOE/AA



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