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Applications Specialist

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Job Duties

The duties assigned to this position include, but are not limited to, data entry, scheduling, documentation of processes, website/page maintenance, provide set up and configuration of applications, provide support for the testing of new and existing software applications under development or consideration for purchase, survey administration, and developing and managing effective working relationships with other departments, groups, and personnel with whom work must be coordinated or interfaced. Meet professional obligations through efficient work habits such as, meeting deadlines, honoring schedules, coordinating resources and meetings in an effective and timely manner, and demonstrate respect for others. All work responsibilities are subject to having performance goals and/or targets established.

Job Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Information Systems; or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience
  • Experience supporting business computer applications (Qualtrics, SIS CRM, PowerBI, etc.)
  • Advanced Excel skills utilizing VLookup, pivot tables, charts, and data visualizations
  • Advanced SQL reporting skills

Desired Qualifications:

  • Industry certifications in software, systems, or network disciplines
  • Experience with Ellucian Banner and ODS
  • Experience with IBM Cognos BI or other enterprise BI solution
  • Share Point administration experience

Other Qualifications:

  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Visa sponsorship and relocation allowance is not available for this position. 
  • Report to work obligations to support the department and may require work during HPU’s winter break, if necessary.
  • This position may be considered an essential position with report to work obligations depending on the type of emergency, campus closure, or evacuation.
  • Must meet training and background check qualifications and comply with the Protection of Minors policy.
  • Upon hire, candidate must have reliable personal transportation to facilitate travel between to all HPU worksites and other locations as required by the position. This includes a valid driver’s license and a personal vehicle that is legally registered and insured
  • Able to work all shifts and extended hours.
  • Successful candidate will be able to work in an environment that utilize excellent time and stress management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Ability to work with/for multiple employees and meet deadlines
  • Must possess excellent analytical, organizational, and strong verbal and written communication skills

Institution Description

Hawai'i Pacific University is a learning community where staff, faculty, and more than 5,000 students come together from around the world to learn and work in a spirit of caring, honesty, freedom, and 'ohana (family). The University has three major campuses - downtown Honolulu, windward Hawaii Loa in Kaneohe and the Oceanic Institute in Waimanalo - and six satellite campuses on military bases, located on the island of O'ahu.

Cooperation, communication, and collegiality are the foundation of our community. We fulfill the responsibilities of our educational mission through mutual trust and respect, innovation and involvement, expertise, and intellectual fellowship. We offer all members of our community the opportunity to excel, including resources and rewards commensurate with individual contributions and potential. As a team, we are committed to serving our local and global communities and embrace our values of aloha, pono, and kuleana.

We seek talented and energetic people who thrive on challenge and innovation in supporting the mission and values of our university. HPU offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package. 


TUITION WAIVER  Hawai'i Pacific University provides tuition waiver for eligible full-time employees (100% waiver) and spouse/dependent children (80% waiver) who decide to pursue their higher educational goals at the University.

 18 DAYS OFF  Hawai'i Pacific University recognizes 13 holidays and provides an additional 5 days off between Christmas and New Year's. That's 18 days annually in addition to accumulated vacation and sick leave benefit.


  • Comprehensive Health Insurance coverage
  • Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, and AFLAC Voluntary Benefits
  • Retirement Plan with annual discretionary employer contribution after one year of employment.
  • Discounts with affiliated vendors and business partners including 24 Hour Fitness, Hawaiian Airlines, and Waikiki hotels.
Application Due Date: 2023-05-01
Job Start Date: 2023-04-03
Salary: $48000 - $63000
City: Honolulu
State/Province/Region: HI
Institution: Hawaii Pacific University
Reports To: Director of Institutional Research
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Institutional Research, Assessment, and Planning

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