Director of Information Technology University Center for Academic and Workforce Development (UCAWD)
The State University of New York (SUNY), the nation’s largest and most comprehensive system of public higher education, invites applications for the position of Director of Information Technology in the office of the University Center for Academic and Workforce Development (UCAWD) in Albany, New York. The mission of UCAWD is to promote the social and economic well-being of the academically and economically underserved residents of the State of New York by developing and maintaining quality education and workforce training programs and services through our Educational Opportunity Centers (EOCs) and Advanced Technology Training And Information Networking (ATTAIN) labs.
The Director of Information Technology (IT) is an experienced IT leader, responsible for providing technological oversight and supervision of the IT Department within the University Center for Academic and Workforce Development (UCAWD). The ideal candidate must be an innovative and dynamic individual with demonstrated hands-on IT skills, project management experience and outstanding organizational and leadership skills. The goal of the IT Director position is to ensure IT systems and staff are effective and functioning within the limits of budget, time and specifications of the UCAWD vision and mission.
Reporting to the Director of University Center for Academic and Workforce Development, and in consultation with SUNY System Administration’s Office of Information and Technology, duties and responsibilities will include but not limited to:
Coordinate IT priorities with the Senior Management Team, and work with other UCAWD functional units to further the overall goals of UCAWD
Development of a UCAWD IT strategic plan that establishes realistic goals based on the needs and available resources
Provide UCAWD with information and recommendations on relevant developments in the fields of IT and telecommunications and their implications for traditional instruction, distance learning and workforce training
Develop IT policies and practices in coordination with all UCAWD programs in order to implement orderly planning, purchasing and installation of IT to support UCAWD’s strategic initiatives and distance learning programs
Ensure the reliable operation of UCAWD’s academic and administrative systems
Train and support users to enable the effective and efficient use of UCAWD’s IT applications
Provide web-site and/or web-based technology development and support UCAWD enterprise email solutions
Responsible for UCAWD operation of technology hardware and telecommunications infrastructure
Build/Coordinate a comprehensive IT team with technicians from UCAWD programs to provide the necessary training and support
Use the System Development Life Cycle to continue modifying and improving the IT infrastructure based on changing needs
Coordinate UCAWD IT issues with University Campus and other System Administration IT staff
Manage IT related activities among statewide UCAWD program sites and their partner institutions
Oversee and provide updates to UCAWD on any IT consultant work
Manage and facilitate other IT-related job responsibilities
The successful incumbent is expected to demonstrate competence in the following:
Extensive knowledge of IT infrastructure design, IT strategic needs and assessment
Project management involving the coordination of complex projects across multiple agencies within a statewide system
Build and maintain relationships with internal and external customers, such as UCAWD field operations staff, partner institutions, agencies, and vendors.
Create cost-efficient IT contracts and purchasing agreements on behalf of the system
Proven ability to motivate and lead/supervise a team of IT professionals
REQUIRED – Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of six years of supervisory experience as an IT Director or similar managerial role in an educational or business setting. Strong knowledge of IT infrastructure design and IT strategic needs and assessment. Experience working on a team to manage projects from inception to implementation. Ability to establish and adhere to priorities and follow through on project plans. Excellent organizational and leadership skills. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Possess initiative and the capacity to function without extensive task-by-task supervision.
PREFERRED – Experience managing system-wide IT projects. Specific knowledge of Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and network security platforms. Ability to work with a culturally diverse population.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications. Excellent fringe benefits.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume and are invited to apply at www.suny.edu/SUPEmployment. The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue until the position is filled.
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