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Director, User Experience & IT Support Services (Administrator II)

Employer
California State University, Chico
Location
Chico

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job no: 537460
Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Chico
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time

Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:

California State University (CSU), Chico is a comprehensive and residential public university, holding Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) designation. Chico State operates as part of the 23-campus CSU system, which educates the most ethnically, economically, and academically diverse student body in the nation. The University enrolls over 15,000 students, with over half identifying as first-generation college students.

Chico State is committed to recruiting outstanding candidates who reflect the intersectional identities of our student body. The ideal candidate will embrace our values predicated on the primacy of student success and the elimination of equity gaps, have demonstrated experience working with diverse populations, and will contribute to policies, programs, and practices that support an inclusive, accessible, and equitable learning and working environment. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, veterans, and those with diverse abilities are encouraged to apply.

Job/Department Summary:

Reporting to the Vice President for Information Technology and CIO, the Director of User Experience and IT Support Services plays a pivotal role in leading Chico State’s Information Technology Support Services (ITSS) Department with a strong emphasis on customer service and stakeholder engagement. This key leadership role is responsible for direct information technology support across the institution and the strategic, long-term planning for user engagement and user experience for the department. This entails providing strategic vision and operational plans to successfully lead, develop, and support campus IT service models which meet the needs of campus, create new service practices & partnerships, and provide cutting-edge information technology while delivering outstanding service. This role holds responsibility for maintaining technology standards and managing the activities necessary to ensure seamless, efficient, and effective operation of technology support while being a champion for innovation in service quality.

Collaborating closely with the VPIT/CIO and the Division of IT Leadership team, the Director ensures that service offerings are aligned with the evolving needs of the university community. Acting as a direct representative of the VPIT/CIO, the Director advocates for high-quality IT solutions and actively engages with stakeholders to understand their needs and concerns. By prioritizing customer satisfaction and operational efficiency, the Director plays a crucial role in shaping the university's IT landscape to meet the diverse needs of its stakeholders.

Required Education and Experience:

The equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in instructional technology, computer science, business information systems, management information systems, or a related field
AND
Eight to ten years of full-time professional experience supporting customers and desktop computing solutions; creating and managing central support structures, and leading technical computing projects and budgets, including three years of supervisory/management experience, including all areas of personnel management.

Preferences:

Preference may be given to applicants with the following as they may be considered specialized skills:

  • Bilingual.
  • Extensive experience managing IT service departments/organizations, including service desk, deskside and desktop support, and technical services environment.
  • Proven ability to supervise staff and student assistants.
  • Familiarity with IT Service Management frameworks and practices, particularly Incident Management, Problem Management, and Continual Service Improvement.
  • Experience in strategic budget analysis, recommendations, and planning for technology projects.

Time Base: Full-time

Pay Plan: 12/12

Work Schedule: Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm, Summer: Mon-Thurs 7:00am-5:30pm.

CSU Classification Salary Range: $57,744 - $185,388 per year. (Admin II)

Anticipated Hiring Range: Not expected to exceed $130,000 per year. Salary commensurate with education and experience of the individual selected.

Benefits: This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible).

CSU, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick leave, vacation, health insurance). For more information please visit https://www.calstate.edu/csu-system/careers/benefits/Documents/employee-benefits-summary.pdf

Additional Information:

California State University, Chico, in accordance with CSU policy, requires that the successful candidate complete a background check (including a criminal records check, sexual offender registry check, and/or fingerprinting) prior to assuming this position. Failure to satisfactorily complete or pass the background check may impact the job offer or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for posted positions identified as sensitive. This position is considered a sensitive position based on CSU guidelines. Incumbent is responsible for the safety and security of Level 1 data, sometimes also referred to as Level 1 protected data. This is confidential information that is in most cases protected by statutes, regulations, or other legal mandates.

This position is a Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act (HEERA) designated managerial position and comes under the Management Personnel Plan (MPP) of the California State University. Individuals appointed to management positions serve at the pleasure of the President or designee. They are excluded from the collective bargaining process, are not subject to probationary service, and do not receive tenure or permanent status. This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

The duties of this position will include participation in a decision that may have a material/financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, this is a “designated position” under the California State University’s Conflict of Interest Code and the incumbent will be required to file a Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest and is subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission. (Group/Category: Information Resources-Assistant/Associate Vice President/Provost or Director(all levels), CAT 1,2)

The person holding this position is considered a “Limited Mandated Reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 (revised July 21, 2017) as a condition of employment.

About Chico State:

Graduate and undergraduate programs boast high-quality research experiences, exceptional faculty mentoring, and civic and global engagement opportunities. The campus motto, “Today Decides Tomorrow,” is brought to life by inclusive pedagogy, experiential learning, and co-curricular programming. The Chico Experience prepares students to be critical thinkers, engaged citizens, and inspired stewards of environmental, social, and economic resources. Together, they will become leaders solving the challenges of the 21st century.

The campus is located in Northern California, 90 minutes from the state capital, Sacramento, and a three-hour drive from the San Francisco Bay Area. Chico offers year-round natural beauty, outdoor leisure activities, and a thriving arts, music, and events scene. We acknowledge and are mindful that Chico State stands on lands that were originally occupied by the first people of this area, the Mechoopda, and we recognize their distinctive spiritual relationship with this land, the flora, the fauna, and the waters that run through campus. We are humbled that our campus resides upon sacred lands that since time immemorial have sustained the Mechoopda people and continue to do so today.

The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.

Chico State is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (i.e. H-1B Visas).

Open Until Filled (Review of Applications will begin 04/18/24. Applications received after that date may be considered.)

Advertised: April 04, 2024 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close: Open until filled

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