Director of Information Technology

Director of Information Technology


Haywood Community College
185 Freedlander Drive
Clyde, NC 28721
Phone: 828-627-2821

Job Location

Haywood Community College, 185 Freedlander Drive, Clyde, NC  28721


$51,358.00 - $67,407.00


HCC participates in the NC State Employees Health plan and TSERS Retirement Plan

Job Category

  • Executive/Administrative/Managerial

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, April 15, 2021
Closes: Friday, April 30, 2021

Target Start Date

Monday, June 14, 2021

Expected Work Hours

M-F ; 8:00 am - 4:00 pm ;

Reports to

Vice President of Student Services

Employment Type

Full-time permanent staff

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or closely related field
  • Demonstrated success fostering collaboration among work groups, as a supervisor, and in developing and/or administering an information system network for an organization
  • Demonstrated skill in large-scale project management 
  • Skilled communicator with end-users of all technology levels
  • Ability to make sound decisions

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science or closely related field
  • Five years of direct information technology management experience
  • Prior work experience in higher education, and technical knowledge encompassing computer systems hardware and software, etc.

Position Description




The Director of Information Technology is responsible for leadership and coordination of the information technology (IT) services of the College and has primary responsibility for short-term and long-term planning, design, and implementation of IT related services. Serves as a member of the President’s Administrative Council. Perform work in accordance with the stated vision, mission statement, and core values of Haywood Community College.


Anticipated start date is 6/14/21.



Leadership and Administration

·         Provides direction, supervision, guidance and leadership on all functions within the information technology department
·         Participates in the employment, evaluation, and development of all IT employees
·         Coordinates and oversees long-range planning activities for the technology infrastructure of the College
·         Provides project management for technology deployment or implementations and is responsible for assuring the maximum availability and reliability of the college’s technical networks with the resources available
·         Works collaboratively with other departments to identify end-user needs and to efficiently implement technical solutions and upgrades
·         Maintains and develops standards for desktop computing, user support services and training and keeps applicable College policies and procedures up to date
·         Evaluates and recommends vendor contracts in accordance with policy and procedure for hardware, software and technology related services as needed
·         Prepare and maintain fiscal, personnel, audit, and administrative reports; ensure that reports are completed in a correct and timely manner
·         Prepare and oversee the IT department budget
·         Lead by example those qualities demonstrating professionalism and competence with high ethical standards
·         Participate in College and community activities and events
·         Guide the planning and goal setting process for Information Technology; establish and fulfill objectives in line with the College mission and goals
·         Actively communicate technology-related information to the campus community including but not limited upcoming enhancements, IT training opportunities, security threats, service disruptions and/or planned upgrades, etc.
·         Attend Board of Trustee meetings and offer IT updates as requested
·         Represent the interests and issues of Information Technology to the President, Vice-President, the Executive Team, the Administrative Council, and the general College community; position Information Technology to be responsive to and supportive of College administrators, faculty, and students
 Information Technology

·         Ensure that the information technology operating systems, software, equipment, and technical support services enhance student learning, administrative functions, and student development services for students, staff, and faculty
·         Develops information security and network security guidelines and maintains oversight for ongoing monitoring. Keeps up to date with possible risks, ensuring that all available safeguards are recommended and in place
·         Work with IT staff to ensure that the College web-site is developed in collaboration with the Director of Marketing and that it encourages user access to and use of College information, services, and instruction
·         Involve faculty, students, and staff in defining technology standards of operation and excellence
·         Maintain the vitality of the College Technology Plan and the College Business Continuity Plan
·         Ensure the College is in compliance with the technology parameters set by the North Carolina Community College System and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges


Other duties may be assigned as deemed appropriate and/or necessary by the Vice-President of Student Services

How to Apply

The following is necessary for consideration:


  • Official Haywood Community College employment application online found at our jobs page: 
  • The application must be complete for consideration - do not reference resume. A resume is suggested but does not take the place of any questions or details that you need to provide in order to be qualified for the position.  Unofficial transcripts must be included for the application process. Most unofficial transcripts can be downloaded from college/university websites. Official transcripts of all secondary education must be submitted to Human Resources within 10 days of any offer of employment. 
  • References may not be current HCC employee. Candidates must provide three professional references with email addresses.  At least one reference must be a current or previous supervisor. 
  • College screening committee is responsible for application review, interviews, and recommends the candidate to HR. Upon completion of the hire process in HR, President approval is required in the hire of a candidate. 
  • HCC is a tobacco free campus

HCC is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sex, age, disability, genetic information and veteran status

Job Post Contact

185 Freedlander Dr

Clyde, NC 28721