Provides leadership, integrative management, and direction for the SFCC's shared information systems, to include institution-wide strategic planning, budgeting for information technologies, and coordination and integration of all SFCC IT matters. Recommends IT policy at the highest level. Must be committed to serving a diverse population.
This is a contract position - salary negotiable
1. Provides institution-wide leadership and direction in the management and operation of shared information services across the college, in support of the mission and goals of SFCC.
2. Leads and coordinates the development and implementation of integrated, strategic IT plans and policies for the College.
3. Supervises the Office of Technology (OIT) staff in all technology support functions.
4. Leads, guides, and oversees the institutional information technology budgeting process, and provides leadership in cost and productivity analysis.
5. Leads the process of determining the priorities, projects, and future directions of the college's IT functions.
6. Integrates and coordinates the development and implementation of IT programs across the college, to achieve maximum institution-wide efficiencies and synergies; coordinates the identification and prioritization of required IT initiatives among the college's various operating components.
7. Provides direction and leadership in the review of present IT systems and methods, and in the formulation of new and revised systems.
8. Maintains professional contacts with other higher education institutions, external research entities, equipment manufacturers, and professional organizations concerning existing and developing information technologies.
9. Provides guidance and counsel to the Vice President for Finance and Administration in the examination and definition of objectives for existing and/or proposed information systems and the design of improved systems.
10. Maintains knowledge and understanding of current and developing information systems technology, equipment, and systems.
Although the above are typical of the duties and responsibilities normally performed, additional duties and responsibilities requiring the same or lesser skills, knowledge and dexterity may be required.
Works under general direction of the Vice President of Finance and Administration.
Supervises assigned OIT staff.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science (BCS), Information Technology (BSIT), Computer Information Systems (BSc CIS), or a related field.
• Minimum of twelve (12) years of experience directly related to the duties specified.
• Equivalent degreed education may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE PREFERRED:
• Master's degree in Computer Science (MCS), Information Systems (MSIS), or a related field.
• Experience in higher education.
• Experience in network, infrastructure and applications support.
• Experience working with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software for institutional and administrative computing, database systems (SunGard Banner, Oracle), and CISCO networking software.
• Experience working within Continuous Quality Improvement approaches.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Knowledge and understanding of the current and developing strategic information requirements of a college; the academic and administrative functions of a college; financial/business analysis techniques; current trends and developments in information technology; project management concepts, tools and techniques; budget preparation and maintenance; and leadership, management and supervisory techniques. Advanced working knowledge of the information technology environment of a college. Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management; organizing resources and establishing priorities; strategic planning and advanced leadership skills; organizational planning and development skills; and strong technical, interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community; direct multi-department technical and administrative staff; provide strategic guidance and counsel to the college community in the assessment and development of existing and/or proposed systems; develop requests for and evaluate proposals in reference to leading-edge information services technology; and foster a cooperative work environment.