Under the general direction of the Assistant Dean Finance, Administration and Strategy Development, has primary responsibility to provide high level technical oversight, strategic technology planning, and analytical support to the School of Education (SOE); manage the School's IT services, monitor program and business process trends and issues, identify the practical implications of new technologies, and relate technical capabilities to academic program and business goals. Manage, plan, staff, organize, and monitor the implementation and operations of the School's information systems, and develop the School's strategic technology plan.
The IT Director will lead and coordinate technology and information systems matters across the School; identify associated priorities, opportunities and risks; determine, develop and implement technology-related policies, plans, and operational procedures.
The Director will formally report to the Assistant Dean for Finance, Administration and Strategy Development and also be accountable to a faculty advisory group.
The Director will be responsible for the security of all SOE computer systems, both physical and network security, and will serve as the primary IET contact for all IT security matters in the School. The Director will be responsible for emergency planning and recovery for all computer systems.
The Director will advise business leaders regarding recommendations and options for IT infrastructure and delivery of IT services in all areas: research, instructional, and administrative. This includes addressing standard campus and SOE methodologies and solutions, as well as non-standard, where appropriate. The Director will work with faculty to facilitate best possible IT solutions for their various research and instructional needs.
Work at a computer terminal for extended periods of time.
Lift computer equipment weighing up to 50lbs.
Work in a busy office environment with frequent interruptions.
Typically work outside of normal M-F, 8-5 working hours. Adjust to shift re-assignments due to operational needs.
Occasional off-site travel required.
Travel between campus and off-campus locations.
Background Check Required:
This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.
Experience managing a customer service-oriented IT unit, including website and application development and delivery, systems administration, cyber-safety, and desktop support.
Experience managing and executing short and long-range technology plans or projects, managing ongoing systems and services, and transitioning and transforming delivery of information-based services.
Experience that demonstrates advanced interpersonal communication skills to develop working relationships and alliances, facilitate cooperation, and provide motivation for engagement amongst diverse stakeholders.
Experience and skills with software development, systems architecture, systems administration, database administration, network administration, data center management, systems security, systems analysis, desktop support, and technical support.
Experience working with faculty in a university setting.
Experience with budget planning and oversight.
Supervisory experience recruiting, building technology teams selecting, training, motivating, assessing performance and communication skills.
Experience with strategic planning and change management, including planning, analyzing and evaluating programs and approaches.
Extensive experience in decision-making, problem-solving and project management.
Knowledge of UC Davis policies, procedures and systems and in particular policies, procedures and systems of the SOE.
Experience making large group presentations and training both technical and non-technical groups at all levels of the organization for diverse constituents.
Experience developing and implementing organizational strategic technology program based on independent research, consultation and analysis.
Skills to effectively organize work in order to achieve timely progress on multiple projects simultaneously; including distributing effort appropriately among projects, meeting deadlines, and maintaining a high level of productivity.
Experience in meeting facilitation.
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