Provides operational leadership, direction, and administration of multiple information technology services departments under the Vice President, Administration and Fiscal Services. Develops, recommends and implements institutional technology and services directions, policies, and strategies. Represents the VP, Administration and Fiscal Services and IT across and outside the University. Ensures human resource administration, management of professional staff and management of department budgets.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Directs and coordinates the management and operation of shared information systems infrastructure, including academic and administrative computing and campus voice, video, and data communications network systems.
Sets priorities, initiates new projects, and issues directives regarding information technology services.
Directs continuing review of present systems and methods and formulation of new and revised systems, examining techniques in use and determining appropriate changes to effect improvements, reduce costs, and enhance efficiency.
Collaborates with administration and advisory groups to maintain a current dialog regarding technology issues, policies, priorities and resource allocations.
Maintains professional contacts with other universities; research bodies; city, state, and federal agencies; equipment manufacturers; and professional organizations concerning computer applications and equipment.
Develops and manages annual budgets and performs periodic cost and productivity analyses.
Plans, develops, and implements strategies for generating resources and/or revenues for the organization.
Designs, establishes, and maintains an organizational structure and staffing to effectively accomplish the organization’s goals and objectives; recruits, employs, trains, supervises, and evaluates unit staff.
Provides guidance and counsel to administrators in examination and definition of objectives for existing or proposed systems and in design of improved systems.
Writes technical requests for information and requests for proposals for leading edge technologies; evaluates proposals and negotiates contracts for equipment and systems.
Maintains currency of knowledge with respect to relevant state-of-the-art technology, equipment, and/or systems.
Other Duties and Responsibilities
Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
The Assistant Vice President for Technology reports to the CFO /Vice President for Administration and is responsible for the supervision of diverse technical team of about 40 full-time employees. This position interacts with students, faculty, staff, administrators, and other University constituencies on a daily basis.
An earned Master’s Degree from an accredited institution and at least five years of progressively responsible management experience in an IT organization required. Demonstrated experience with identifying and communicating a vision and mission for technology that is aligned with University priorities. Demonstrated abilities in the planning, development and implementation of IT goals. Demonstrated ability to build and motivate effective technical teams. Knowledge of current IT security and legal issues. Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication; ability and willingness to communicate openly and ability to effectively communicate complex technical information.
Additional Desirable Qualifications
IT leadership experience in a higher education environment. Earned doctorate from an accredited institution.
The Assistant Vice President for Technology is provided with adequate office facilities and resources. Regular office hours plus frequent evening and weekend work are the norm with expectation to respond to emergency situations 24×7.
Special Information/Instructions to Applicants
Review of applications will begin March 1, 2013 and will continue until position is filled. Morehead State University is an EO/AA educator and employer with a strong commitment to community engagement.