Executive Director/Chief Information Officer

Executive Director/Chief Information Officer

Employer

Durham Technical Community College
1637 Lawson Street
Durham, NC 27703
Phone: 919-536-7200

Job Location

Durham, North Carolina 

Salary/Grade

$107,000 -$140,000 annually

Benefits

Full-Time Benefits

Job Category

  • Executive/Administrative/Managerial

Application Period

Opens: Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Closes: Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Target Start Date

Monday, May 17, 2021

Expected Work Hours

A minimum of a 40-hour work week as determined with the supervisor to allow the employee to fulfill the assigned duties and responsibilities, including occasional evening and weekend hours. Summer schedules may vary to enable four-day or four-and-one-half

Reports to

Vice President, Finance and Administrative Services

Employment Type

Full-Time Position

Minimum Qualifications

 

This position requires a minimum of an associate’s degree with a bachelor’s degree preferred. Recommended areas of study are Information Technology, Business Administration or a related field; however, other disciplines are acceptable as long as the applicant possesses the appropriate level of experience as outlined below.

This position requires a minimum of 10 years of experience with an associate’s degree or 5 years with a bachelor’s degree and related leadership experience in information technology services with increasing levels of responsibility.

Preferred Qualifications

This position requires a minimum of 10 years of experience with an associate’s degree or 5 years with a bachelor’s degree and related leadership experience in information technology services with increasing levels of responsibility.

Position Description

JOB DESCRIPTION                                                                  March 2021

 

Position Title:          Executive Director/Chief Information Officer 

Department:            Information Technology Services

FLSA Type:              Exempt

Reports to

Vice President, Finance and Administrative Services

Direct Reports

Senior Director – Instructional Technologies, Director – Technology Infrastructure, Applications Developer, Colleague Systems Analyst, Technical Support Analyst.

Minimum Qualifications

This position requires a minimum of an associate's degree with a bachelor’s degree preferred. Recommended areas of study are Information Technology, Business Administration or a related field; however, other disciplines are acceptable as long as the applicant possesses the appropriate level of experience as outlined below.   

Work Experience

This position requires a minimum of 10 years of experience with an associate’s degree or 5 years with a bachelor’s degree and related leadership experience in information technology services with increasing levels of responsibility.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Evidence of strong interpersonal and public relations skills;
  2. Effective oral and strong written communication skills;
  3. Excellent problem-solving and critical-thinking skills;
  4. Ability to manage multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and possess strong organizational skills;
  5. Ability to think creatively, engage others, and put ideas into action;
  6. Ability to effectively lead and supervise employees;
  7. Ability to present technical information to diverse audiences, effectively;
  8. Ability to analyze and resolve complex issues, both logistic and interpersonal;
  9. Familiarity with desktop, notebook, handheld, and server computer hardware;
  10. Familiarity with local and wide area network design, implementation, and operation;
  11. Familiarity with operating systems such as Windows, Unix, and Linux;
  12. Demonstrate understanding of and experience with enterprise resource planning software such as Ellucian Colleague;
  13. Knowledge of various office productivity software programs such as word processing, databases, spreadsheet programs, and communications software such as Microsoft Office;
  14. Familiarity with various computer peripherals such as printers, monitors, modems and other equipment;
  15. Personal integrity, honesty, and the ability to maintain confidentiality; and
  16. Demonstrate understanding of and commitment to the philosophy, mission, and purpose of Durham Technical Community College and the North Carolina Community College System.

 

Essential Functions, Job Duties, and Responsibilities

 

Executive Director of Information Technology Services

This position serves to direct, plan, organize, supervise, and manage all activities of the Information Technology Services (ITS) department and its employees.  The Executive Director ensures the effective, efficient and secure operation of all data processing systems.

 

Chief Information Officer

The Chief Information Officer (CIO) provides technology vision and leadership in the development and implementation of information technology.   

 

The essential functions for these roles include, but are not limited to the following:

 

  1. Manages the implementation of campus-wide information systems;
  2. Coordinates all projects related to selection, acquisition, development and installation of major information systems for the college. Provides advice on evaluation, selection, implementation and maintenance of information systems, ensuring appropriate investment in strategic and operational systems. Evaluates systems to measure their success;
  3. Reviews all hardware and software acquisition and maintenance contracts, solicits involvement and participation of other management team members as appropriate;
  4. Develops and maintains policies and standards aimed at maximizing effectiveness and minimizing costs related to the acquisition, implementation and operation of IT systems;
  5. Develops, when possible, purchase or lease agreements for hardware, software, maintenance and telecommunication services;
  6. Develops and monitors the approved annual operating and capital budgets for information and technology systems;
  7. Maintains contact with IT suppliers and maintains knowledge of current technology, equipment, prices and terms of agreements to minimize the investment required to meet established service levels. Evaluates alternatives, performs appropriate cost benefit analysis, and recommends solutions that maximize effectiveness and minimize costs commensurate with acceptable risks;
  8. Responsible for the technology vision and planning process that regularly evaluates existing technology, information systems, and staffing, researches new solutions and technologies and recommends changes;
  9. Develops and enforces policy and procedures to ensure the protection of the college’s IT assets and the integrity, security and privacy if information entrusted to or maintained by the college;
  10. Recommends changes to software applications based on analysis of their impact to all users’ requirements;
  11. Ensures that all information systems and networks operate according to internal standards, external accrediting agency standards, regulatory agencies and legal requirements;
  12. Develops and maintains system recovery plan in the event of power failure, damage to system, etc.;
  13. Oversees the development, maintenance, and communication of systems documentation, policies, and procedures;
  14. Communicates ITS plans, policies and technology trends throughout the organization;
  15. Serves as liaison to the North Carolina Community College System Office in regards to college technology;
  16. Performs other duties as assigned by the executive leadership of the college.

 

Physical Demands

 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. The physical and mental demands described as follows are representative of those that must be met by an employee in performing the essential functions of this job:

  • Ability to sit and/or stand for long periods of time.
  • Ability to lift, at times, 30 lbs.
  • Good eye/hand dexterity.

 

Normal Working Hours

 

A minimum of a 40-hour work week as determined with the supervisor to allow the employee to fulfill the assigned duties and responsibilities, including occasional evening and weekend hours. Summer schedules may vary to enable four-day or four-and-one-half-day work weeks.

 

Essential Personnel – Essential personnel are employees who, regardless of category, are necessary for operations during states of emergency.  This is an essential position.

How to Apply

 

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