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Requisition Number 13-0096
Post Date 8/28/2013
Title Senior Director - Applications Development
City Atlanta
Description Location:

Position based at 1275 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309


Not available for this position.


Not available for this position.


Normal internal office environment; approximately up to 5% travel required (can be up to 1 – 3 days or more in a month, including weekends, depending upon scheduling requirements). The individual selected for this position must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and be able to navigate areas of the country by using a map or other direction methods. Ability to travel by car or airplane required.

Senior Director - Applications Development

Financial Services/Information Technology

Job Summary:

Under the limited direction of the Vice President, Information Technology, the Senior Director, Applications Development is responsible for BGCA business applications. This position is responsible for aligning IT activity with business goals, developing and supporting information systems, and establishing and maintaining Information Technology practices and staffing to ensure the success of project and support deliverables, deadlines, and budgets. In addition, the Senior Director, Applications Development plans and manages multiple projects and activities.

Job Functions:

Strategic Planning

Partner with BGCA management on strategic planning, identifying new information systems projects and establishing priorities.
Develop and manage a project portfolio that centralizes, and collectively manages a group of current or proposed IT projects and determine the optimal resource mix and schedule to achieve an organization’s operational and financial goals.
Plan and direct the development of new application systems and maintenance and enhancement of existing systems. This includes proposal and contract preparation, cost/benefit analysis, systems analysis, design, and programming and implementation activities.
Establish and support the organization’s information technology applications development environment including methodology, standards, tools, and design principles, purchased packages and performance criteria.
Ensure reliable service through change and problem management practices and managing to expected service levels.
Ensure that development of applications meets customer expectations and objectives and that scope, budget, schedules and resource requirements are managed within agreed limits.
Manage client relationships to ensure performance levels are established, appropriate support is provided and needs are satisfied in a responsive manner.

Lead/Manage Business Operations of Service

Hire, train, supervise, evaluate and develop assigned staff according to BGCA’s policies and procedures, ensuring the overall smooth functioning of the Information Technology department, and consulting appropriate Human Resources staff as indicated.
Negotiate vendor applications software contracts and license agreements.
Keep informed on information technology trends and propose how they can be used BGCA to further its mission and goals.
Keep the Vice President, Information Technology Delivery and impacted customers promptly informed of any critical issues.
Perform special projects assigned by the Vice President, Information Technology Operations.
Demonstrate BGCA mission driven values of integrity, excellence and inclusion and integrate into work environment and ways of work.
Adhere to organizational policies and procedures as described in BGCA’s Employee Handbook, Ethics Policy and elsewhere.

Skills and Traits

Strategic Vision

Has keen grasp of BGCA strategy and direction
Aligns strategy of service with BGCA strategy
Articulates the vision effectively
Understands the systemic impact of decisions
Utilizes critical thinking and judgment


Finds new solutions to old problems
Continuously improves processes and efficiencies
Appreciates and recognizes creativity
Maintains open mind to new ideas and tools

Relationships and Teambuilding

Builds trust and rapport quickly
Relates well to people of varying backgrounds
Demonstrates success in developing meaningful relationships with vendors
Works collaboratively with internal and external teams
Shares information in an open and transparent fashion
Is tactful and respectful
Has a network of contacts
Addresses conflicts constructively


Expresses self clearly and concisely
Adapts messages to the audience
Presents in interesting and engaging ways
Focuses attention on important items


Treats others fairly and consistently
Deals with others in an honest manner
Accepts responsibility for actions
Confronts unethical behavior
Acts according to stated intentions


Creates and communicates tactical objectives and action plans
Monitors progress
Drives for success and achieves results
Holds self and others accountable for completing tasks on schedule

Determination, Adaptability and Tenacity

Anticipates and overcomes obstacles
Exhibits resourcefulness and finds alternatives
Takes appropriate risks
Learns from challenges
Maintains positive outlook under pressure
Puts in extra effort when necessary

Passion, Commitment and Knowledge of BGCA and Movement

Demonstrates dedication to the BGC Movement
Gives compelling testimony to the value of the cause
Shows care and concern for youth
Moves others to commit to the cause
Sacrifices own needs for greater good

Implementation of technology

Strategic view of technology’s importance in relation to other business areas.
Understands budget development & management
Understanding of the structure of software systems and architectural interdependencies
Systems and software development and quality assurance best practices and methodologies and strategy.
Analyzing and creating solutions to complex business problems.
General knowledge of contemporary development software (Office, SQL Server, .NET, Project, Visio).
Consultation, collaboration and negotiation skills.
Excellent verbal and written communications skills, interpersonal interactions, and meeting facilitation
Strong expertise in Managing multiple projects and activities

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required with a major in computer science, business administration or a related field.
Minimum of ten years of progressively responsible, comprehensive experience in information systems.

Environmental and Working Conditions

Normal internal office environment; Approximately up to 5% travel required (can be up to 1 – 3 days or more in a month, including weekends, depending upon scheduling requirements).
The individual selected for this position must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and be able to navigate areas of the country or abroad by using a map or other direction methods to urban or remote locations.
Ability to travel by car or airplane.

Physical and Mental Requirements

High energy level, comfortable planning, managing and performing multi-faceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities; good reasoning abilities, sound judgment and the ability to work under time pressures.
Physical requirements include sight, hearing, sitting for four plus hours per day and other physical factors required in performing essential functions of the position.
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