Job Details
Director, Information Technology
2017-18-5
Administrative Support/Management
IT
09/27/2017
10/27/2017

MANAGEMENT VACANCY

PERMANENT/FULL-TIME


Job Description Pending Board Approval

Salary Depending Upon Experience

 

Under direction of the Vice President of Administrative Services, provide leadership for planning and implementing information technology to support the instructional, administrative and operational programs and services of the District “Ellucian Banner” system, including data center operations, voice and data communications systems, administrative computing systems, network services, e-mail, intranet and internet services, virtual servers, storage area network, disaster recovery and back-up, technical support services, classroom services, computer software and hardware acquisition, inventory, emergency communications, maintenance and repair, computer system design and installation. Effectively direct, manage, coordinate and supervise the Information Services operations of the College; formulate, interpret and administer policy and procedures.

  • Plan, direct and manage the IT Operations for the District, including:
    • Development and implementation Strategic Technology Plan,
    • Provide IT support for technology infrastructure for college
    • Plan, develop,  support, and evaluate all hardware and software
    • Troubleshoot and resolve technology related problems
    • Oversee technical equipment operations including wired and wireless communications, cellular and radio as well as equipment purchases
  • Provide leadership, supervise and annually evaluate staff in areas of assignment; continually develop the skills of information services staff.
  • Develop and enforce policies and procedures to ensure the protection of college technology assets and the integrity, security and appropriate confidentiality of college data.
  • Work with District administration to develop proposals for providing new or improved information services for administration, instruction and student services; meet with staff responsible for campus functions to plan, design, and enhance information systems as required. 
  • Coordinate district-wide schedule for required local, state, and federal electronic reporting; provide statistical reports as designated by the college; supervise the preparation of state required reports including the District’s Management Information System (MIS) submissions. 
  • Provide District leadership through policies, standards, protocols and user rights and responsibilities for the acquisition and use of technology in collaboration with campus constituencies.  Serve on district committees and professional organizations.
  • Develop and administer budgets for all supervised areas; recommend staffing, equipment and supplies.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

The Director of Information Technology provides leadership and strategic vision for planning and implementing information technology to support the instructional, administrative and operational programs and services of the District. The Director of Information Technology directs an array of services including data center operations, voice and data communications systems, administrative computing systems, network services, e-mail, intranet and internet services, virtual servers, storage area network, disaster recovery and back-up, technical support services, classroom services, computer hardware and software acquisition, inventory, emergency communications, maintenance and repair, computer system design and installation. 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Earned Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field from a regionally accredited college or university and five years experience managing comprehensive IT operations or similar IT administrative applications services operations;

OR

2. Earned Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university AND three years of experience managing comprehensive IT operations or similar IT administrative applications services operations;

    AND

3. Experience at a college, university or government agency and working with higher education enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions, higher education business processes; business analytics, and data warehousing.

Experience may be substituted for a portion of the education requirements at the sole discretion of the College.

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Experience working with Banner in higher education environment.
  2. Project management experience
  3. Effective oral and written communications skills
  4. Demonstrated ability to manage financial resources with a record of fiscal responsibility and accountability
  5. Demonstrated understanding of, sensitivity to and appreciation for, the academic, ethnic, socio-economic, disability and gender diversity of students and staff attending or working on a community college campus.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Knowledge of: operations, services, and activities of a comprehensive technology and information services program for education; principles and practices of mainframe, micro and networked operating systems; communications systems and networks and related technology; programming languages; use of technology to support administrative functions; budget preparation and management; strategic planning; supervisory principles and practices.
  • Develop and implement strategic and operational plans through project management.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Maintain current knowledge of technological trends and advances in the field to provide direction for future District technologies.
  • Analyze fiscal information to develop and maintain budgets.
  • Plan and organize to meet changing priorities and deadlines.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
  • Resolve issues in an expeditious manner.
  • Prepare reports by gathering and organizing data from a variety of sources.
  • Analyze complex information technology procedures and develop logical conclusions.
  • Establish and maintain departmental recorded and files and prepare reports.
  • Understand emerging IT technologies and the possible impact to existing District information systems, instructional processes and business operations.

 

PROBLEM SOLVING:

Common problems solved by the employee:

  • Solicit constructive input from stakeholders with differing priorities and perspectives as part of the decision-making process.
  • Work with staff and stakeholders to provide systems analysis and design.
  • Attend a conference on the cutting edge of changes in technology.
  • Lead District projects for new technology, software and/or hardware.

Less frequent and more complex problems solved by the employee:

  • Resolving issues between two departments with competing priorities.
  • Lead team to restore system if student/faculty/staff data was breached.
  • Implement Banner for District
  • Review and discuss the Strategic IT Plan with the Board of Trustees

Problems/situations that are referred to this employee’s supervisor:

  • Data breach when law enforcement and/or compliance issues are involved
  • Media calls regarding District’s technology systems
  • Resolve issues between cabinet members

 

LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Valid California driver’s license

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Environment

  • Office environment
  • Constant interruptions

Physical Demands

  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard
  • Hearing and speaking to exchange information
  • Sitting or standing for extended periods of time
  • Seeing to read a variety of materials
  • Bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching to file materials

 

 

BENEFITS:

The District offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental and vision coverage to employees and qualified dependents.  

In addition, the District provides vacation, sick leave and paid holidays.  The employee participates in the California Public Employee Retirement System through District and employee contributions.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  The first review will begin on October 27, 2017 at 1:00pm.  For an applicant to be considered during the first review, the Human Resources Office must receive all required documents.  It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all requested materials are received.  Materials submitted in addition to those listed below will not be considered in the screening process.  All documents included in the application file become property of the College and will not be returned.  Only completed application packets will be forwarded to the search committee.  All inquiries and applications will be held in the strictest confidence.  

 

SELECTION PROCESS:

After the preliminary screening, selected candidates will be invited to the campus for an initial interview with the Search Committee. Candidates to be interviewed will be selected from applicants who most closely meet the minimum and desired qualifications.  Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview.  The Search Committee will recommend a slate of finalists to the Superintendent/President for a final interview.

 

The District reserves the right to re-advertise the position or to delay indefinitely filling of the position if it is deemed that applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool or if funding is not available.

 

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations in completing the application or interview process must notify the Human Resources Office in advance.

 

College of the Siskiyous is an equal opportunity employer. The policy of the District is to encourage applications from ethnic and racial minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and Vietnam-era veterans. No person shall be denied employment because of ethnicity or race, color, sex or gender, gender identity, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical conditions, status as a Vietnam-era veteran, ancestry, or political or organizational affiliation.

 

College of the Siskiyous is accredited by the Accrediting commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

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