Director, IT Business Operations (Chief of Staff)

Jul. 12, 2018 - Oct. 12, 2018
Location:Boulder, CO
Benefits:Competitive Compensation Package
Type:Full Time
Department:Elevations Credit Union
Description:When joining Elevations, you can expect to work for a company that:

Provides amazing experiences and creates raving fans.
Strives to provide solutions for a better life and promises employees it will be the best place they have ever worked.
Wins awards such as “Best Bank”, “Best Companies to Work for in Colorado” and even the “Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award”, the only Presidential award for quality.
Has a highly-engaged workforce and emphasizes career growth, empowerment and servant leadership.

What’s in it for you:

Competitive pay, organization-wide incentive program, 401k matching, mortgage and auto discounts
4 weeks min. paid time off, work anniversary paid time off, 11 paid holidays, and 16hrs paid volunteer time off
Medical, dental, and vision health plans with FSA or HSA options
Onsite fitness center, Zumba and yoga classes, health fairs with biometrics screening and flu shots
Employee Assistance Program with a variety of services
Career development, trainings, career coaching, job shadowing, mentoring program, tuition reimbursement up to $5,000/year, and a recognition system
Culture of excellence and continuous improvement
We strive to be the best place you’ve ever worked!

Elevations Credit Union, a leading Colorado financial institution, is seeking a Chief of Staff to the CIO who has strong experience successfully driving complex strategies and projects, outstanding cross group organizational skills, strong communication skills (verbal and written), and proven program management skills. You’ll collaborate cross-functionally within technology to develop and manage resource plans, enabling the teams to execute and innovate at high speed and high quality.

You will need to understand industry trends and product strategy to best influence our organization backlog and cascade out to the team. You should enjoy working under pressure in a deadline oriented environment, and be flexible, open-minded, with the ability to manage ambiguity and uncertainty, which are important for success in this role. The role will exercise and develop your general management skills, partnering with and supporting the IT Leadership Team. You’ll be a vital, trusted member of this tight-knit team, an exemplar of cultural alignment and the highest professional standards. Finally, on behalf of the CIO, you’ll be serving as a program manager for key projects, driving both the strategic vision and project execution forward.

Key Traits:

Finance/Budgetary planning
Product and user growth
Product management
Vendor management
Project management

Essential Functions Include:

-Drive key projects as required by the CIO and leadership team including customer engagements, budgetary planning, business analysis and organizational changes.
-Structure headcount, financial budgeting and reporting in partnership with CIO, Finance and budget owners.
-Orchestrate and facilitate team meetings, presentations, meeting agendas, logistics, and follow-ups both within IT and across ECU.
-Drive communications focused on reinforcement of the team’s mission, strategy, culture and progress and employee engagement.
-Facilitate organization excellence by synthesizing team feedback, working on development, diversity and leadership initiatives and acting as a sounding board for all levels of the team.
-Represent the CIO at forums and internal meetings when he cannot be present.
-Financial control - in conjunction with the team - understand the complexities of the department P&L, accruals, client allocations, the impact of capitalization, recovery and fixed price contracts in order to improve operational efficiency and productivity.
-Vendor Management - help coordinate contract negotiation and legal requirements and work with Planning and Controls through to contract execution.
-Program/Project Management - help provide oversight of business critical reporting processes and various other executive / client / management reporting processes. Ensure quality, efficiency and accuracy throughout the reporting process.
-Staff / Resource Management -imbed processes in the technology organization that ensures ongoing headcount is always accurate, and real estate is inventoried and planned.
-Communication - work with the team and respective Technology leads on the communication strategy (e.g. town halls, new hire events) for the department.
-People Strategy - work with the CIO, Technology management teams, and HR to actively support team strategy and expansion.
Qualifications:Education and Experience:

-Bachelor’s degree required; MBA or related graduate degree preferred.
-8+ years as a Business Manager/ Chief of Staff, preferably in the areas of Product Manager, -Program Manager, or a Business Planning role within a technology setting.
-At least 10 years of experience in strategy, stakeholder and project management.
-Ability to communicate and influence all levels from senior executives to individual contributors.
-Understanding of technology industry trends, and strong aptitude to understand and communicate ECU’s product roadmap.
-Experience working with external c-level partners and an understanding of consumer products, exchanges and platforms within finance.
-Ability to work across multiple functions including sales, communications, finance and having experience and knowledge within product, engineering, marketing, legal, HR and operations.
-Effective program management skills with demonstrated abilities to lead complex strategic and operational initiatives.
-Demonstrated success in managing deliverables within aggressive timeframes; ability to cope under time pressures.
-Proven ability to conduct research/analysis, organize findings and build presentations.
-Committed to the highest levels of integrity, ethics and professionalism.

Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

About Us: Elevations Credit Union is a member-owned not-for-profit financial institution serving Colorado’s Front Range. Founded in 1953, we’ve grown from 12 members and less than $100 in assets to an institution with 13 branches and more than 120,000 members that manages over $1.7 billion in assets and is the No. 1 credit union mortgage lender in Colorado. At Elevations, we’ve made a commitment to move away from a product-centered business model and focus instead on creating consumer solutions. Our objective is to provide our members, as well as the entire community, with unbiased consumer information.

EEO Statement: Elevations Credit Union is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical​​​ condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or ​expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs.

Candidates for certain positions may be required to submit to a credit history report in determining qualification for employment with Elevations Credit Union. If the position you are applying for requires a credit history report, any information received in such a report will not be the sole factor in making an employment decision. A history of personal financial irresponsibility may be reason for disqualification insofar as it relates to your potential job duties. Elevations Credit Union is aware that occasionally there are extenuating circumstances that may affect an individual's credit history. We comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the Colorado Employment Opportunity Act.
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