Director of Academic Technology Services
Position Type: Permanent Staff
Department: Office of Information Systems-SOM - 420401
Appointment Type: EHRA Non-Faculty
Vacancy ID: NF0002579
Position Summary: The Director of Academic Technology Services for School of Medicine IT will perform a critical leadership role in advancing the SOM's Academic Technology Program - providing strategic development and implementation, making key department-wide decisions, and being responsible for the effective management of financial and human resources within the Academic Technology Department. Reporting to the CIO, the Director is responsible for high-level decision making that sets the overall direction and goals for the unit. The goal is to provide high quality, best practice systems and support to enhance its teaching and learning processes in classroom settings in support of the SOM's academic and research mission. The Director will develop and implement programs by collaborating with faculty and other IT professionals to enhance education and engagement through the innovation and the effective use of technology and new media in teaching and learning spaces throughout the School of Medicine. This position requires outstanding communication skills as the Director will be expected to move the organization forward by persuading other decision-makers whilst collaborating with faculty, students, and information technology professionals, and by communicating clearly and persuasively with executive-level stake-holders both within and without the School of Medicine. The Director completes his/her strategic leadership through the evaluation of industry trends and organizational leadership. He/she must be able to assess feasibility of large-scale projects by accurately evaluating the costs, risks, and benefits. This position is ultimately responsible for the development, distribution, and timely execution of detailed project plans for the smooth deployment and transition to new technologies.
Application Deadline: 07/22/2017
Education Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Telecommunications, or a closely related field. Master's degree or higher preferred.
Qualification and Experience: Required: Six years of progressive experience in the field of Information Technology which has included some supervisory or management. Familiarity with network design and support requirements for very high bandwidth networking applications. Extensive knowledge of the activities, processes, resources, and technologies involved in academic technology management and leadership. Familiarity with both physical (classroom) and virtual (online) learning environments. Extensive experience in academic systems implementation and support. Management and liaison experience in an IT environment. Demonstrated experience leading and managing technical staff through subordinate managers. Demonstrated experience leading large, complex projects or programs. Demonstrated experience in managing and meeting budgets. Preferred: Experience supporting a bring-your-own-device environment. Experience in telecommunications voice/voicemail support. Experience supporting Apple OS X 10, IOS, and Android platforms. Experience using an incident tracking system. Experience working in a higher-education or medical setting.
Equal Opportunity Employer: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
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