Vice President, Information Technology

Montclair, Essex County / Upper Montclair, Essex County
Jul 10, 2014
Administrative Jobs
Technology, IT Support & Training
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Building on a distinguished 105-year history, Montclair State University is proud to be a leading institution of higher education in New Jersey. The university’s six colleges and schools serve more than 19,000 undergraduate and graduate students in 300 majors, minors, concentrations and certificate programs. Situated on a beautiful, 250-acre suburban campus just 14 miles from New York City, Montclair State combines the instructional and research resources of a large public university in a dynamic, sophisticated, and diverse academic environment. POSITION OVERVIEW: The Vice President for Information Technology reports to the University President and is responsible for all aspects of management, planning and program development of information technologies across all operating divisions of the University. Five major units comprise the Information Technology Division: Enterprise Software Services (ESS), Enterprise Technology Services (ETS), Technical Support Services (TSS), Technology Training and Integration (TTI) and Institutional Research (IR). The Technical Support Services and Technology Training and Integration units comprise the customer service and support functions with responsibility for management of student computer laboratories, all audio visual media distributed throughout the campus, instructional and learning support services, a comprehensive training program which includes professional development opportunities for faculty and staff related to the use and integration of technology into the curriculum and administrative processes and the University Help Desk. MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES The primary responsibility of the Vice President is the effective management of all facets of the University’s Information Technology ecosystem and the personnel. As part of this responsibility, the Vice President assumes the lead role in the University’s strategic planning efforts for information technology and oversees execution on all aspects of the plan. The Vice President’s operational priority is coordinating efforts to integrate information technology into the University’s fundamental mission of teaching, learning and research. Specifically, the Vice President will: • Provide vision and leadership for the University’s overall information technology strategies. • Align IT goals with the University’s overall mission and operating goals and link IT goals to divisional information technology plans. • Maintain and nurture collaborative working relationships with managers and academic administrators, as well as faculty, student and staff communities. • Serve as the University’s principal technology architect; provide leadership in developing, communicating and implementing strategic plans for all aspects of academic and administrative computing, as well as networking and telecommunications. • Design, develop and maintain a stable and standardized information technology infrastructure, including a comprehensive technology assets renewal and replacement program and oversee the provisioning of appropriate technologies for all capital projects. QUALIFICATIONS: • The Vice President must have relevant degrees and at least ten years of experience, preferably as a senior manager of a comprehensive information technology services organization in a large enterprise. • A proven record of successfully managing an information technology organization at another college/university, or major components of one, is essential; similar responsibilities in a non-academic environment will be considered if the experience can be demonstrated to be applicable. • Strong project management and quality assurance skills with a proven record of successfully completing large scale software and infrastructure provisioning projects in a large enterprise is essential. For further details regarding the responsibilities and qualifications for this position, please visit: