Director of Information Technology
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Director of Information Technology
Accepting applicationsAbout this position
Reporting to the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Director of Information Technology (DIT) is responsible for overseeing system-wide planning, development, implementation, coordination, and technical support of SWU information technology (IT) functions. This position will lead strategic initiatives that support an effective, coordinated, and efficient technology environment on the main campus and SWU Online. The DIT will work in close collaboration with academic leadership and administrative management team to provide a secure and accurate database infrastructure that integrates sensitive data from various sources to support a culture of data-informed, evidence based planning and assessment. This position may have flexibility for working remote or for working on the main campus in Central, SC. This position is classified as full-time, salaried, exempt with benefits. Projected hire date is July 1, 2023.
The DIT is responsible for implementing and overseeing operational standards for enterprise-wide infrastructure and applications, including Jenzabar EX/EXi/JICS; ensuring adequate coordination, budgeting, and implementation of upgrades and new applications; and monitoring developments in technology. The DIT will also be responsible for providing technical expertise and support to IT and institutional research (IR) staff.
- Set objectives and strategies for the IT department.
- Collaborate with the appropriate partners and stakeholders to assess and recommend technologies that support SWU’s mission.
- Oversee and lead a team of IT professionals to ensure proper deployment and operation of networking hardware, file servers, and overall uptime and availability of computing resources to users.
- Ensure that the SWU’s internal technological processes and customer-facing services comply with community expectations and applicable laws and regulations for privacy, security, and social responsibility.
- Select and implement suitable technology to streamline all internal operations and help optimize their strategic benefits.
- Design, and customize where appropriate, technological systems and platforms to improve customer experience.
- Plan the implementation of new systems and provide guidance to IT professionals and other staff within the organization.
- Approve purchases of technological equipment and software and establish partnerships with IT providers.
- Oversee the technological infrastructure (networks and computer systems) in the organization to ensure optimal performance.
- Direct and organize IT-related projects.
- Monitor changes or advancements in technology to discover ways the university can gain a competitive advantage.
- Analyze the costs, value and risks of information technology to advise management and suggest actions.
- Participate with IT personnel in disaster recovery planning, development, exercises, and actual events for MySWU (JICS).
- Participate in professional groups and organizations including regional and national users group meetings and listservs to raise the university’s visibility with external entities and gain information relevant to the university’s technology environment.
- Participate in professional development training opportunities that keep all staff current with emerging technologies and product advancements.
- Other duties, as may be assigned.
About our ideal candidate
- A bachelor’s degree and 5 years of information technology experience in higher education is required. A master’s degree is preferred.
- Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills with the ability to work collaboratively in a diverse group of individuals.
- Exceptional project management and organization skills.
- Must demonstrate excellent organizational and communication skills.
- Ability to solve problems and work collaboratively in a diverse group of individuals.
- Highly desirable are database management and report writing experience within a Microsoft SQL Server environment.
- Experience with Jenzabar EX/EXi/JICS preferred.
- Familiarity with integrated database management systems, including reporting.
- Exposure to and understanding of web-based, mobile and PC applications including but not limited to the use of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
Pre-employment Screening. Employment is contingent on the completion a criminal background screening.
- Mission and Lifestyle Expectations. The university is a Christian liberal arts institution in the Wesleyan-Holiness theological tradition. In light of SWU’s unapologetically Christ-centered mission, all employees are expected to embrace the university’s Statement of Faith, respect its Wesleyan heritage, and adhere to its lifestyle expectations.
- Physical/Environmental Requirements
- May require occasional evening and/or weekend work. Some overnight travel is required.
- Requires a high level of visual acuity for work with computer hardware and software. The level of physical exertion is classified as medium as there are times when lifting up to 50 pounds is required along with frequent lifting or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds.
BEFORE YOU APPLY
Applicants should be prepared to provide a brief written personal Christian testimony. In addition, please be prepared to provide the following digital documents:
- Cover letter
- Curriculum vita or resume
Official transcripts will be requested upon offer of employment.
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It is the policy of Southern Wesleyan University to provide and maintain equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions (including but not limited to lactation), disability, genetic information, veteran-status, age, or any other classification protected by state, federal, or local law, unless a bona fide occupational qualification applies. The University reserves its right to operate as a church-related institution and to develop policies consistent with the religious tenets of its sponsoring denomination, The Wesleyan Church, and is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (Title VII, Section 702-703, United States Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended). University Mission
Southern Wesleyan University is a Christ-centered, student-focused learning community devoted to transforming lives by challenging students to be dedicated scholars and servant-leaders who impact the world for Christ. In addition to specific academic requirements, SWU provides quality undergraduate and graduate programs in a distinctively Christian environment that fosters the integration of faith, learning, and living. Candidates for employment must support the Christian mission of the university and give evidence of successful professional experience, mature faith, and consistent Christian lifestyle.
To view the university's profile, visit About SWU. To learn more about The Wesleyan Church--it's history, beliefs, and position on current issues--visit wesleyan.org/about. Applicants for employment are encouraged to view the following links providing additional information about how our campus community lives out these beliefs and practices.
Statement of Purpose
University Core Values
Christ Centered: Purpose, Scholarship, Community, Transformation
- Purpose: A specific calling for a unique role in our world.
- Scholarship: Academic excellence in an innovative faith-centered environment.
- Community: Belonging to a connected and compassionate body of learners.
- Transformation: Christ’s redemptive work in individual and corporate life.
We believe that every individual has a God given purpose, brought to fruition by the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit and the challenge of scholarship. As we participate in a consecrated community of learners we are continuously transformed into the image of Christ both individually and corporately.