BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute
Employment Opportunities

Manager, Applications & Systems (Merritt Campus)

Type: Full-time, Ongoing
Opening Date For Accepting Applications: Monday, March 18, 2019
Resume Review: Friday, April 5, 2019
Position Start Date: As soon as suitable candidate is found
Salary: $74,648 Annually
Contact: Leah Garcia-Gray
Email: hr@nvit.bc.ca
Phone: 250-378-3308
Fax: 250-378-3332
Address: NVIT
4155 Belshaw St.
Merritt, BC, V1K 1R1
NVIT is BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute. As a leader in Indigenous post-secondary education and a fully accredited member of BC's post-secondary education system, we provide a comprehensive range of programs up to the degree level at our campuses in Merritt and Burnaby. NVIT also delivers programs online and in Indigenous communities throughout British Columbia. Join a growing and innovative institution committed to making a difference in Indigenous education and communities. With an institutional mission to empower learners by strengthening voice and identity through education, NVIT employees honour an atmosphere embedded in Indigenous culture and traditions while cultivating an environment founded on learner centred principles that promote student recruitment, engagement and achievement.

Job Description:

NVIT anticipates the need for a full-time ongoing Manager, Applications & Systems at our Merritt campus and invites applications from qualified candidates.

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Associate Vice President (AVP), Finance & Administration, the Manager, Applications & Systems provides leadership for the implementation and on-going support of NVIT’s ERP (Ellucian Colleague), business applications, Exchange, Moodle, Informer, Sharepoint and other software solutions. The Manager is responsible for the digital experience of end users, including providing hands-on support to faculty, staff, students and visitors, in-person and remotely as required to support community education deliveries and satellite campus(es). The Manager will be responsible for coordinating the creation and updates of business process manuals in relation to Ellucian Colleague and other applications, as well as providing education technology and training to staff and faculty in a variety of methods and topic areas.  In conjunction with the AVP and IT Team, the Manager will apply proven application management skills, communication skills, problem-solving skills, and knowledge of best practices to guide day-to-day and long term issues related to the deployment and support of mission-critical software applications. The Manager’s approach will be grounded in best practices in application management, business systems analysis and project management.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computing Science or related degree and a minimum of five (5) years of progressive experience working within a Windows ® environment with related applications and a minimum of three (3) years of relevant leadership/management experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience (preference may be given to someone with both Windows ® and Mac/Apple® experience);

  • Minimum of three (3) years extensive experience with Ellucian Colleague and associated business applications;

  • Experience with software solutions for a variety of business applications including, Learning Management Systems (Moodle), SharePoint, Microsoft Exchange, Video-conferencing, and Business Intelligence (e.g. Tableau);

  • Experience gathering business requirements and translating them into technical specifications;

  • Experience assessing and implementing software solutions and major upgrades and experience leading diverse groups through the adoption of new technologies;

  • Experience managing interdepartmental projects using formal project management methodologies;

  • Demonstrated leadership, presentation, interpersonal, communication and team building skills along with a commitment to collaboration and consensus building;

  • Experience providing first level technical support to end-users, and;

  • Knowledge of Indigenous culture.

As an Indigenous centre for excellence, NVIT inspires learners to strengthen community.

NVIT gives high priority to Aboriginal candidates. All applicants should be experienced in working with Aboriginal people.