Vice Chancellor of Information Technology- Central Services
Yosemite Community College District
Vice Chancellor of Information Technology- Central Services
Salary: The executive salary schedule for the Vice Chancellor of Information Technology is $169,043 to $205,588 per year, plus a $2,374 annual stipend for an earned doctorate. Employment will begin on a mutually agreeable date.
Complete job description and application available online at: https://yosemite.peopleadmin.com/postings/2731
Scope of Assignment
The Vice Chancellor of Information Technology will bring strategic vision,
technical acumen, and strong communication and interpersonal skills to the role as the Yosemite Community College District builds upon the existing IT services that support teaching, learning, research, operations, administration and other YCCD services.
Reporting to the Chancellor, and a member of the Chancellor’s Cabinet, the VC of IT will oversee the strategic application of all aspects of academic and administrative technology at YCCD. The VC of IT will provide vision, leadership, oversight and management of the District’s information technology services, infrastructure, hardware, and software while closely collaborating with users across the Colleges and throughout the District.
Typical background patterns that would
provide the knowledge, skills, and abilities
Minimum Education: Master’s degree required, terminal degree preferred, from an accredited college or university in Business, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or a related field; and
Experience: Ten or more years of relevant Information Technology senior management experience, preferably in higher education; and Demonstrable strong, open, collaborative leadership style in supporting interpersonal and group relationships.
Sensitivity to and knowledge of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds within the California community college environment. Excellent verbal and written communications skills, presentation skills, organizational skills, and interpersonal skills.
Example of Duties
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Provide day to day senior leadership for the District’s Information Technology (IT) organization, which includes district-wide academic computing, administrative computing, helpdesk, infrastructure, IT
security, media services, networking, telecommunications, technical services, web services and IT operations. Responsible for the strategy, oversight and management of the District’s Information Technology through the application of industry best practices, knowledge and analysis of key initiatives and projects.
• Develop a collaborative IT strategic planning and implementation process within the District that will fully leverage current and emerging technologies such as cloud, mobile, social and other technologies.
• Provide overall leadership, mentoring, and direction to department staff of 45 FTE staff and a number of student employees and outside service providers. Maintain a high level of performance through effective recruitment, selection, training, professional development and evaluation of the staff.
• Conduct on-going assessment of the current physical technology infrastructure and making recommendations as to next steps for replacement, upgrading, or outsourcing.
• Responsible for the oversight and management of the District’s ERP system, Colleague by Ellucian, running in a Windows/SQL Server environment.
• Plan, organize, and manage district-wide technology functions to facilitate and enhance the collection, management, manipulation, storage, reporting, and distribution of computerized data used for analysis.
• Manage the existing and secure new contracts with vendors for the District’s academic, administrative and instructional technology systems, monitor module implementation, operational effectiveness, and system upgrades.
• Ensure proper controls and procedures are in place for FTES and MIS reporting and documentation, including all related support for analysis, monitoring, preparation, and training.
• Develop, maintain, and evaluate policies, procedures, and standards required to provide flexible and cost-effective information technology services essential to quality instruction, and administrative processes.
• Review and enhance strategies for IT security, business continuity and disaster recovery processes for technology systems.
• Lead the collaborative process to evaluate, develop, and manage technology use policies and procedures for the District.
• Work collaboratively with appropriate campus committees and managers to develop a program to maximize training, access, and use of technology.
• Collaborate with both colleges and provide leadership regarding the acquisition, installation, operation, and maintenance of hardware and software systems.
• Work collaboratively with appropriate campus managers and committees to develop and maintain effective electronic research procedures and technology.
• Contribute to the District’s achievement of accurate enrollment management.
• Develop and promote opportunities for IT.
staff development and professional growth.
• Working closely with the District Leadership Team, develop, monitor, and manage the annual technology budget and maintain budget controls and required documentation for categorical expenditures to ensure that strategic IT initiatives can be appropriately funded and successfully implemented.
• Prepare agenda items for the Board of Trustees relating to information technology and arrange for Board reports from the colleges/District regarding information technology.
• In conjunction with the IT staff, establish and maintain relationships with outside service providers, vendors, agencies and consortia to ensure that the District receives superior service and competitive pricing.
• Supervise staff, participate in the selection of personnel; provide information for evaluations and performance appraisals; provide technical guidance and direction; assist in transfer, promotion and salary decisions for Information Technology.
• Serve as a member of the Chancellor’s staff, cabinet, and other committees as designated by the Chancellor.
• Chair district-wide information technology related committees.
• Perform other related duties as required.
Skills and Abilities:
• Provide leadership to all IT teams, including academic technology, administrative applications, data center, desktop support, helpdesk, media services, networking, operations, programming, telecommunications, and other related technology areas. Ensure the preparation, coordination, and prioritization of data requests for state and federal compliance reports, as well as data for program review, research, and planning purposes.
• Provide leadership in staff development and training, staff evaluations, mitigating personnel issues, resolving conflict, and facilitate teamwork.
• Work collaboratively to strengthen intra-college, community, and district-wide staff relations.
Desirable Professional Characteristics
Desirable Personal and Professional
The Search Committee will consider a candidate’s educational background, professional experience and accomplishments, reputation, and leadership characteristics in its search for a new Vice Chancellor of Information Technology.
Criteria and Qualifications for the position include:
• Experience in an academic environment in an IT leadership role.
• Understanding and use of technology to advance the District’s mission.
• Broad experiences in technology management and implementation.
• A sophisticated understanding of the role and importance of research in a California community college district.
• Evidence of strong communications skills.
• Strong project management background and orientation.
• High degree of professionalism and integrity.
• Commitment to participatory governance.
• Experience in teaching, preferably at the Community College level.
• Experience with Colleague by Ellucian ERP system.
YCCD is an Equal Opportunity Employer