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Associate Vice Chancellor Information Technology

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Associate Vice Chancellor Information Technology🔍Houston, Texas, 3100 Main📁Executives📅2100186 Requisition #📅Mar 29, 2021 Post DateJob Summary

The Associate Vice Chancellor for Information Technology, reports to the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and is responsible for assisting the CIO with coordination of designated Information Technology (IT) functions including: IT department team leadership and oversight for assigned key technology support service areas that include IT Administrative Services, Enterprise Campus Technology Services and Project & Change Management Services; and as deemed necessary by the CIO, department leadership support tasks for Innovation & Enterprise Auxiliary Services, Enterprise Business Application Services, Cyber Security, and Network Infrastructure and Systems Administration. Oversees operations management related to planning, organizing, directing and controlling of daily routine operations for assigned service areas. Provides frequent supervision and consultation of the large volume of special projects and has direct responsibility for project and change management oversight. Provides leadership and oversight of staff including the following functions: financial management oversight assistance, quality assurance and compliance, project management, information systems audit, systems support services, and end-user training and assistance.

Responsible for the design, execution and effectiveness of a system of internal controls which provides reasonable assurance that operations are effective and efficient, assets are safeguarded, financial information is reliable and compliant with applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures.

Manages Talent Engagement activities for direct reports in regard to: recruiting and selection, hiring and termination, training, development, mentoring, counseling, and performance evaluations.


Manage all aspects of the IT department as defined by the CIO.

Provide leadership to Information Technology in support of administrative, student support, and academic concerns.

Assist in the development of District-wide long and short range plans for IT support services.

Direct project and change management processes and assist with the evaluation of the merits and costs of information technology projects, establish priorities, allocate resources, monitor the progress of projects, and make adjustments to schedules and scope of work as needed.

Oversee and manage processes and plans associated with the service level agreements and performance metrics.

Keep up with technological advancements in information technology and evaluates the applicability of new approaches to the information systems of the District, and initiate changes in approaches to applications and system design, hardware capacity or configuration, and resource allocation as needed.

Assist with the development of system-wide policies, procedures, standards, practices, and security measures to assure the integrity and reliability of computerized information, communications, and systems.

Chair assigned advisory committees composed of faculty, staff, and administration and establish joint approaches to meeting District-wide needs for information technology operational support systems.

Assist the Chief Information Officer and Procurement in negotiations for the acquisition, lease, modification, installation of software, hardware, and related products for the District's current and future hosted and on premise information systems.

Assist with the evaluation of vendor proposals for purchases of systems, software, and technical services to assure adherence to technical specifications and to assure that expenditures are in the best interest of the District.

Coordinate the implementation of user-oriented training on the capabilities, use, and availability of system data, equipment, and resources.

Successfully collaborates with and provides customer focused technical advice and guidance to District and campus administrators and staff on the design, installation, modification, and operation of college-based information systems projects to ensure institutional goals are aligned with information technology plans.

Assist with the development of strategic relationships with various constituencies across the state of Texas as well as in the higher education and corporate community.

Perform other duties, tasks and assignments as required.


Education & Experience

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Management Information Services, Business Administration, Higher Education Leadership or related field required
  • 8 years of progressively responsible administrative experience managing complex Information Technology departments in a higher education environment required
Licensing & Certification

  • Valid Texas Driver License
Special Skills

  • MS Office Programs
  • Information Management Systems
  • Budget Management

  • Acting as a Champion for Change
  • Thinking like an Entrepreneur
  • Driving for Results
  • Leveraging Opportunities
  • Setting a Strategic Vision
  • Attracting & Developing Talent
  • Inspiring & Motivating Others
  • Acting Strategically
  • Demonstrating Beliefs & Principals
  • Managing Resources
Working Conditions

General office. May frequently be required to walk; stand; sit; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision. Use of personal computing equipment, telephone, multi-functioning printer, photocopier, file cabinets, and calculator. Manual dexterity, ability to lift up to 25 pounds, ability to reach and bend, and use 2-step stool while safely lifting and lowering boxes. Ability to travel to and from meetings, training sessions or other business-related events. May be required to work after hours to include weekends and holidays.

SECURITY SENSITIVE: This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

The Organization

Houston Community College is one of the largest institutions of higher education in the country with 23 operating locations and more than 100,000 students each semester, including more international students (nearly 8%) than any community college in the country. HCC provides academic courses for transfer to four-year institutions, technical degrees and certificates in more than 70 fields of work, continuing education, corporate training, lifelong learning and enrichment programs, the largest adult education program in Texas and a diversity of Distance Education offerings (18,000 online students and growing). Since opening in 1971, more than 2 million students have obtained education and training from Houston Community College.

HCC’s international profile was recently featured in a New York Times article: “Few campuses illustrate globalization better than Houston Community College, which tops the institute’s list of colleges that grant associate degrees. HCC has 5,208 international students from 200-plus countries, more foreign students than any other two-year college. And among all institutions of higher education, four- or two-year, it ranks 29th, ahead of prestigious destinations like Stanford, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, George Washington University and the University of California, Davis.”

Houston Community College’s Vision “to be a leader in providing high quality, innovative education leading to student success and completion of workforce academic programs – and to be responsive to community needs and drive economic development in the communities they serve,” continues to be realized daily, as more students get placed into jobs and with more exemplary workforce programs than any college in Texas (twenty-six have been rated exemplary by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board), first in the nation in producing minority graduates in the country among 2-year public community colleges, more classes taught by PhD’s, and the nation’s most innovative financial aid programs. HCC’s ROI to the community is $5 for every $1 invested; past students have contributed $4 billion to the community. One of HCC’s campuses - Coleman College for Health Sciences - has a stated vision to be the preeminent health sciences community college in the nation, providing its students unsurpassed access to world-renowned health science resources as a member institution of the Texas Medical Center – the world’s largest medical district with one of the highest densities of clinical facilities for patient care, basic science, and translational research of any location on the planet.

The Opportunity

Houston Community College System (HCCS) --- a unified system of academic college education, career and technical education, adult education, distance learning, customized business / industry instruction with on-site workforce training to advance the business community, and international educational partnerships --- is seeking an Associate Vice Chancellor CORE Information Services for this expansive college system. Chosen leader will advance the institution’s proud tradition of excellence in academics, student life, and community service.

Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Information Technology, the Associate Vice Chancellor CORE Information Services oversees three key technology support service areas that include Project Management, Applications Development and Systems Support. Provides frequent supervision and consultation of the large volume of special projects and has direct responsibility for project completion. The Associate Vice Chancellor CORE Information Services provides leadership and oversight of staff of the CORE Information Services department, which include the following functions: applications systems analysis, design, and programming, Software systems analysis and programming, Database management, quality assurance and compliance, project management, Information systems audit, Systems support services, and end user training and assistance.

This executive is responsible for the design, execution and effectiveness of a system of internal controls which provides reasonable assurance that operations are effectives and efficient, assets are safeguarded, financial information is reliable and compliant with applicable law, regulation, policies and procedures.

Other Personal Attributes

  • An open, energetic, well grounded, innovative, success oriented personality with a record of setting and surpassing objectives.
  • Vision, initiative and self discipline, with confidence and charisma to lead, encourage and enable. Inspires conviction and enthusiasm in others, and instills vision for great achievement.
  • Proven experience making sound judgments in a complex environment.
  • Successful experience in managing and resolving conflict.
  • Skilled consensus builder with capacity to initiate and foster collaborative partnerships.
  • Places a high value on people. Possesses a strong moral compass and unquestioned integrity. Possesses a sense of humor, humility and a servant heart.
  • Prefers transparency in operations and decision-making processes.
  • Sensitive to, understands and encourages cultural diversity throughout the college, system and community.
  • A recognized advocate for students with outstanding mentoring skills.
  • Credits success to co-workers, takes responsibility for less than positive outcomes.
  • An enabler and facilitator with outstanding diplomatic skills.
  • Excellent follow through skills with record of responding to constituents in a timely way.
  • A calculated risk taker and strategic thinker.
  • Communicates information clearly and succinctly. Ability to sell a point in a non polarizing manner. Effective social skills.
  • Trustworthy, with the ability to readily engender confidence and trust.
  • Possesses instinct to be politically astute, yet not political.

Select candidate will discover an environment where professional satisfaction and career achievement are paired with optimal quality of life in an economically thriving and highly desirable metropolitan area in vibrant, diverse Houston, allowing students, faculty and staff to draw on a wealth of resources. The city is rich in the arts and culture, thanks to its world-class performing arts organizations and renowned museum exhibitions, and is also a major economic and business hub. Twenty-one Fortune 500 companies are headquartered in Houston - second only to New York City. Family members of all ages will find the elements that contribute to a safe and enjoyable lifestyle. It's all here for the academic executive professionally prepared to grasp this superb opportunity.

EEO Statement

Houston Community College does not discriminate on the bases of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and gender expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran’s status. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

David Cross, Director EEO/Compliance, Title IX Coordinator
Office of Institutional Equity

PO Box 667517

Houston TX, 77266

713 718.8271 or [email protected]

HCC values its employees and their contributions, promotes opportunities for their professional growth and development, and provides a positive working and learning environment that encourages diversity, innovation and creativity, and inclusion.

Individuals with disabilities, who require special accommodations to interview, should contact (713) 718-8565.




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Posted: 3/31/2021
Application Due: 5/30/2021
Work Type: Full Time