Mt. San Jacinto Community College - San Jacinto, CA

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Recruitment: # 12-029

Reporting to the Vice President of Business Services, the Dean of Information Technology provides operational leadership, direction and management for the administrative computer services for the District, including mainframe operations, network operations, infrastructure configuration, personal computing/ training, telephony, technology analysis and implementation.

This is a management position, exempt from overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, with the responsibility of assuring timely and accurate departmental budgeting and management; infrastructure and quality of service for voice, data and video applications; administrative helpdesk and training oversight; district desktop computing hardware and software; hiring, training and evaluating personnel. The incumbent develops goals and objectives to improve Information Technology function; supervises the Computer Applications Supervisor, Network Technology Supervisor, administrative support and regular support staff in Information Technology. The incumbent provides oversight and support for District technology services.

  • Directs and coordinates the management and operation of shared information systems infrastructure, including academic and administrative computing and campus data network systems
  • Sets priorities, initiates new projects, and issues directives regarding information systems 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
  • Maintains professional contacts with other universities, research bodies, equipment manufacturers, and professional organizations concerning computer applications and equipment
  • Develops and manages annual budgets for the organization and performs periodic cost and productivity analyses
  • Plans, develops, implements and maintains District Voice over IP telephone systems and personnel
  • Designs, establishes, and maintains an organizational structure and staffing to effectively accomplish the organization's goals and objectives; recruits, employs, trains, supervises, and evaluates staff
  • Provides guidance and counsel to District 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
  • Serves as Chair of the Information, Communication and Technology sub-committee
  • Works with the Director of Research on computer-related projects
  • Serves as chief information services officer for the District and assumes primary responsibility for data flow to the State Chancellor's Office
  • Works with other educational institutions for the purpose of sharing ideas and software
  • Maintains currency of knowledge with respect to relevant state-of-the-art technology, equipment, and/or systems
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

The incumbent should possess knowledge of:
  • Current technological developments/trends in area of expertise
  • Current and developing Information Technology requirements of a higher education institution
  • Faculty and/or staff hiring procedures.
The incumbent should possess the following skills:
  • Employee development and performance management
  • Strategic planning
  • Organizing resources and establishing priorities.
The incumbent should possess the ability to:
  • Develop and prepare short- and long-range plans and communicate them to others regarding hardware, software, staff and facilities for the Information Technology Department
  • Develop, recommend, approve and monitor Information Technology operations and related budgets
  • Review current systems and perform needs assessment interviews and analysis
  • Generate and promote standards in the procurement of hardware and software as well as departmental processes and procedures
  • Foster a cooperative work environment
  • Ensure the development and maintenance of system-wide documentation; consult with and focus others in the procurement of information technology and protect systems capabilities
  • Provide overall direction for software systems analysis, design, development or procurement
  • Supervise Information Technology staff, make assignments, provide information and job training to staff members regarding policy, procedures and objectives; review progress and compliance with deadlines and monitor for accuracy, and lead the evaluation process for Information Technology staff
  • Report on the status of current projects to management
  • Supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments
  • Initiate and direct technical projects in support of strategic and operational goals
  • Coordinate and integrate computer systems development, enhancement and modifications from an overall Information Technology perspective
  • Identify and secure alternative funding/revenue sources
  • Provide strategic guidance and counsel to District administration in the assessment and development of existing and/or proposed systems
  • Develop requests for and evaluate proposals in reference to leading-edge Information technology
  • Negotiate contractual arrangements for the provision of computer technology
  • Coordinate all information technology and related training efforts
  • Plan for and attend site visitations, other computing centers and vendor sites for the purpose of reviewing hardware/software systems
  • Represent the District at meetings with the State Chancellor's Office to provide input and receive information on State systems
  • Coordinate District data, voice and video communications
1. Master's degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent foreign degree , AND
2. Three (3) full years of increasingly responsible experience directly related to the administrator ’ s assignment, AND
3. A sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of college students.

  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage financial resources with a record of fiscal responsibility and accountability
  • Demonstrated advocacy for students and students’ needs
The salary range is from $107,529 - $121,025 annually (Steps 1 – 5 on the appropriate salary schedule). Initial placement on the salary schedule will be commensurate with education and experience. The maximum salary noted may be exceeded if the District determines an extraordinary need or circumstances warrant a higher placement. The top step for this position is Step 7 ($128,395 annually). Classified administrators serve under contract and make contributions toward PERS (a retirement plan). Benefit package includes comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, life insurance, sick leave, and 22 days of vacation per year. A dministrators serve district-wide and may be assigned to the San Jacinto Campus, the Menifee Valley Campus, or any District facility.

A pplication Procedures

Each candidate must submit:
1. Completed district administrative application form;
2. Unofficial transcripts of ALL upper division (Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate) college-level work. (Successful candidate will be required to submit official transcripts at time of hire.) (Note: Foreign transcripts and degrees must include an evaluation by a United States clearing house.)
3. Cover letter outlining your education and experience relevant to this position;
4. Current resumé;
5. T hree (3) current letters of reference specific to this position;

It is the applicant’s reasonability to ensure that all required application materials are received. A resume will not substitute for the information required on the application form. All materials included in the application package are f or this position only and t he materials will not be returned, copied, or considered for other openings

District administrative applications (printable PDF) and other application materials are available on our website at . Applicants may also request application materials be mailed by contacting the Human Resources Department at (951) 487-3165 ext. 114 (24 hour job line); e-mail: ; f ax: (951) 654-5971, or TDD: (951) 487-3160 .

Please submit your completed application packet to:
Mt. San Jacinto Community College District
Human Resources Department
1499 N. State Street
San Jacinto, CA 92583

To ensure consideration, an application must be received in Human Resources by June 10, 2013 Application screening will begin shortly after June 10 , 2013 and only the most qualified candidates will receive further consideration.

Applicants who need assistance in the application and/or hiring process should contact the Human Resources Department as soon as possible. The District will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities.

The Board of Trustees assures that all employees and applicants for employment will be provided equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, or veteran status.



Mt. San Jacinto Community College is a single-college, multi-campus district that serves the needs of students within a 1,700-square-mile area of western Riverside County. This is one of the fastest growing community colleges in the state and it is expected to continue growing for some time. Currently, the District serves more than 22,000 students a year on two campuses, San Jacinto and Menifee Valley, Temecula Education Complex and numerous locations throughout the district. The District also has the San Gorgonio Pass Service Center to provide registration, testing and other services for residents of the San Gorgonio Pass area.

The District provides a comprehensive education that includes transfer to four-year universities, technical, vocational, non-credit and community service programs.

Mt. San Jacinto College, a California Community College, offers accessible, innovative, comprehensive and quality educational programs and services to diverse, dynamic and growing communities both within and beyond traditional geographic boundaries. We support life-long learning and student success by utilizing proven educational methodologies as determined by collaborative institutional planning and assessment. To meet economic and workforce development needs, MSJC provides students with basic skills, general and career education that lead to transfer, associate degrees and certificates. Our commitment to student learning empowers students with the skills and knowledge needed to effect positive change and enhance the world in which we live.

Applicants who need assistance in the application and/or hiring process should contact the Human Resources Department as soon as possible. The District will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities.

The Board of Trustees assures that all employees and applicants for employment will be provided equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, or veteran status.


The area provides a diverse geography that includes recreational lakes, mountains, desert and wide-open spaces. MSJC is located about 100 miles southeast of Los Angeles and 50 miles west of Palm Springs. There is freeway access to ocean beaches, skiing and cultural offerings in San Diego, Los Angeles and Orange County. Weekend recreational opportunities are a few hours away in Las Vegas, Arizona and nearby mountain resorts. Local theater productions and art galleries provide year-round entertainment, including the famous Ramona Festival and Pageant.

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