Administrative Careers - Academic Advising, Administrative Careers - Information Systems/Technology
4 Year Degree
As the chief technology officer for the University, this position assists the Vice President for Finance and Administration in developing technology policy, strategy and plans in support of and coordination with the President’s Cabinet. Directs the service units related to campus computing, networking, central computing, telecommunications and administrative data applications.
ESSENTIALDUTIESANDRESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned by proper personnel.
Leads the University planning effort for technology strategies in delegation from and support to the Vice President for Finance and Administration.
Coordinates institutional planning for long- and short-term information and related resource needs for academic and administrative areas, including, but not limited to, computer hardware and software acquisition, application development, telecommunications hardware and software acquisition, technical and professional staff support, and related issues involving the allocation and commitment of institutional financial resources. This includes the annual preparation, through the Vice President for Finance and Administration, of a five-year technology budget plan.
Coordinates with unit managers the development and maintenance of institutional databases, including design, control, access, transmission, and security of University information, and related applications. Coordinates the development and maintenance of a strategic management information system for the University.
Provides for the preventive maintenance and repair of all computer, network, and telecommunication hardware and software systems and for alternative (back-up) services to all users in the event of interruption or breakdown of primary systems. Develops and recommends policies regarding the allocation of resources, hierarchy of priorities, and implementation of strategies in response to emergency conditions surrounding critical institutional technology service needs.
Develops, recommends, and implements policies and procedures to ensure the availability, performance, reliability, integrity, and security of all University computer, network and telecommunications resources, including databases, hardware, software, network wiring, and related technologies and systems.
Assists the Vice President for Finance and Administration, as directed, in the communication to trustees, faculty, staff, students and other constituencies of the need for, and the nature and condition of, technology systems at the University, external influences and developments, strategic plans, initiatives, and formal recommendations.
Serves as a member of Technology Services reporting directly to the Vice President for Finance and Administration. Serves on the following bodies: Academic Technology Committee; Business Process Redesign (BPR) Steering Team; others as appropriate.
Supervises employees in Technology Services. 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.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
A degree in computer science, information systems management or related field required.
Minimum of 3 years of experience with increasing responsibilities for management and support of information systems and information technology, direct management of a major IT operation is preferred.
Experience with Network and Firewall management preferred.
Significant experience in a Higher Education setting is desirable, specifically in technology and information systems planning to support university goals.
General knowledge of business processes and their interrelationship gained through three or more years of related experience.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
Will have familiarity with desktop, notebook, handheld, and server computer hardware; knowledge of local and wide area network design, implementation, and operation; ability to manage/operate network and Firewall, if needed; familiarity with operating systems such as Windows, Macintosh, Unix, and Linux; ability to analyze and resolve complex issues, both logical and interpersonal.
Effective verbal and written communications skills geared toward coordination and education.
Individual will exhibit a life and service that is in full accord with the Spring Arbor University Concept and Community Covenant.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Experience working in multicultural academic environments preferred and individuals from diverse populations are encouraged to apply.