Closes: Monday, October 25, 2021
Target Start Date
Expected Work Hours
Bachelor's degree (B.S.) from an accredited four-year college or university in Computer Science or related field or equivalent academic and industry preparation; five to seven years related experience. Demonstrated experience in information security administration, network management, and systems administration. Supervisory experience.
Previous experience in educational environment is preferred. Ability to speak Spanish preferred.
The Director of Information Technology is responsible to provide vision, leadership, planning and management for the reporting, development, acquisition, implementation and support of information systems. The Director of IT serves as the Chief Information Officer. The Director of Information Technology directs and coordinates activities of workers engaged in computer operations by performing the following duties:
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
- Oversees the management of IT staff, budget, and infrastructure to ensure efficient and effective operations for students, faculty and staff as it relates to technology services.
- Analyzes user support statistics, annual technology evaluations, and other data to implement appropriate measures and ensures delivery of quality client services.
- Maintains network operations, data center, and network closets; configures and installs client and server network software for upgrading and maintaining network for short- and long-term needs.
- Ensures the management of security for the physical networks for the College.
- Directs the planning and performance of network and system availability including overseeing network architecture to provide redundant system in key areas, routine backups, and archival of files stored on the network to assist in recovery efforts across a multi-server environment including IP address schemes, DNS, DHCP, etc.
- Directs the evaluation of various hardware, software, infrastructure, equipment needs, and service resources to identify strengths, weaknesses and potential benefits fit for the College.
- Directs and ensures inventory accuracy and records of physical computing assets including, but not limited to student, faculty, and staff work stations as well as other equipment and components.
- Oversees the planning, installation, testing and maintenance of its endpoint equipment/products; organizes and executes ITS end point equipment deployment.
- Directs networking and personal computer operations through the combinations of directing the College staff, technical know-how or contracted technical assistance.
- Provides leadership in networking and personal computer technology to assist the College in achieving the goals identified in its strategic plan; Meets with users to determine quality of service of technology implementation and makes necessary adjustments to accommodate their needs.
- Develops and manages individualized training plans for all assigned department personnel.
- Communicates with other departments to report and resolve software, hardware and operation problems.
- Establishes and documents general schedules and priorities for system maintenance, updates, and other routine processes.
- Develops and implements policies and procedures related to information systems hardware and software acquisitions, programming standards, communications, and other support projects.
- Participates in construction planning and supervises technology related areas of new construction and renovation projects; communicates with vendors, clients, management, and technology staff.
- Develops IT asset management processes, plans, monitors and records software license and/or hardware assets to ensure compliance with vendor contracts. Provides vision in development of procurement strategies to optimize technology spending across the organization develops and implements procedures for tracking IT assets.
- Develops and maintains documentation including but not limited to service level agreements, white papers for applications/services, schematics and user guides.
- Participates as a member of the Technology Committee for planning the College's future technological needs and strategies, as an integral element of the College's institutional planning process.
- Develop, recommend, and administer information technology policies and procedures; audit information system use for compliance.
- Ensure that all necessary College reporting is completed timely.
- Establish and evaluate performance standards for the College's information technology services.
- Guide the work of technology advisory committees and user groups to identify the needs and resources of the College.
- Ensure that technology resources are used effectively and efficiently.
- Direct the information systems department staff; standard desktop applications, voice-mail, and related technologies.
- Develop and manage the information systems department's operating budget and associated capital budgets in consultation with College staff.
- Maintain, audit, and continuously improve security management for the College's computer systems and networks, including software, hardware, and telecommunications.
- Other duties as assigned.
SECONDARY OR ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES - Maintain the campus firewall and server integration.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY - Provides direct supervision to the IT department staff. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of this unit. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.