Mission Viejo, CA United States
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Director of Information Technology - Administrative Systems

South Orange County Community College District

Job Title: Director of Information Technology - Administrative Systems
Job Location: Mission Viejo , CA
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Computer services, info technology
Deans, directors, registrar
Application Closing Date: 01/09/2018
Date Posted: 2017-12-08
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Director of Information Technology - Administrative Systems
South Orange County Community College District

South Orange County Community College District

Director of Information Technology - Administrative Systems
Initial Screening Date        01/09/2018

Pay Range: 20 - at $130,992 to $184,296 (salary placement in the salary range will be based upon comparable experience and qualifications; increases are given annually thereafter up to highest step)

Classification Benefits:    
The District offers a comprehensive package of insurance benefits to eligible employees, which includes medical and dental insurance, a vision-care plan, life insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, and a long-term disability income-protection plan. All premiums are fully paid by the District. Mandatory retirement incentive is with California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).

PLEASE NOTE: In order to be considered for this opening, you must apply through the District website at https://jobs.socccd.edu

Summary Description:
To serve as one of three Directors of Information Technology who provides District-wide leadership, vision, direction and support in a specialized area of information technology to further the goals of the District; as director in the area of Administrative Systems, conceptualize, plan, develop, staff, implement, support, modify, enhance and improve a wide range of District-wide systems and applications software that cross functional boundaries and provide stability, reliability and continuity of District-wide services; provide direction and coordination for special projects and associated vendor partnerships; provide focus and attention in the innovative use of technologies, which enhance the service orientation and competitive position of the District.

To foster a culture of collaboration, mutual respect, innovation, and continuous improvement throughout the District; lead by example; actively participate in and support District-wide participatory governance components and activities and other collaborative processes; encourage professional excellence among the staff and promote an organizational culture of customer service, innovation, and quality services.

Receive general direction from the Vice Chancellor of Technology & Learning Services or Chancellor’s designee.

Exercise functional and technical supervision over internal and contracted staff as assigned.

Provides training and technical work direction to members of special project committees as required.

Knowledge of:

  • Budget preparation and control.
  • Community college mission and functions.
  • Cost/benefit analysis techniques.
  • Current concepts, principles, practices and procedures of design, advanced systems analysis, application programming and data administration.
  • Current concepts, principles, practices and procedures of project management, software engineering, computer-assisted software engineering (CASE) tools and information management.
  • Current information technology capabilities, characteristics, systems, and practices.
  • Documentation standards and procedures.
  • Interpersonal skills including tact, patience and diplomacy.
  • Latest trends, including multimedia design and development techniques.
  • Mission, functions, operations, administrative programs, activities and services of a community college district, including human resources, budget and accounting, purchasing, payroll, staffing, admissions, registration, student records, matriculation, and financial aid.
  • Modern information technology capabilities, trends, characteristics, systems, hardware and software.
  • Oral and written communication skills, including public speaking and presentation.
  • Principles of administration, supervision and training.
  • Project management theory and practice.
  • State and federal laws and District policies affecting information technology.
  • State and federal reporting requirements.
  • Systems analysis, design and programming.

Ability to:

  • Analyze complex situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
  • Assure compliance with State and federal laws and District policies.
  • Communicate clearly, concisely and effectively, both orally and in writing, with diverse constituencies within and outside of the District.
  • Demonstrate competent use of computers, including project management, personal productivity and basic office software.
  • Effectively plan, develop, implement and evaluate programs, services and activities for area of assignment.
  • Encourage professional excellence among the staff and promote an organizational culture of customer service, innovation, and quality services.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Evaluate emerging technologies and make recommendations relating to their use within the District.
  • Identify, evaluate and resolve complex system problems.
  • Interface with user groups to determine and develop computer solutions to administrative issues and information needs.
  • Interpret, apply and explain District policies and legal regulations and requirements.
  • Lead and facilitate group meetings effectively.
  • Lead design teams related to developing new or improved administrative IT systems and software.
  • Lead special projects related to developing new or improved information technology systems.
  • Maintain current knowledge of technological advances in the field.
  • Monitor the work of external contractors and assure conformance to contract requirements.
  • Organize, coordinate and manage complex projects.
  • Prepare and present complex ideas and processes both orally and in written form.
  • Prepare and present reports and recommendations.
  • Provide information and direction to others with varying levels of information technology knowledge.
  • Provide leadership in envisioning, conceptualizing, planning and developing new or improved IT systems and software for District and colleges.
  • Sort through technical issues and develop cost-effective, effective and reliable solutions.
  • Train, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel.
  • Understand and effectively and collaboratively work in a complicated multi-college environment, as well as within a system of community college districts.
  • Use independent judgment to plan and accomplish goals.

Job Requirements

Education and Experience Guidelines:
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in infrastructure. telecommunications, software engineering, computer science, information technology or closely related field, including or supplemented by specific and recent training in information security forensics. A master’s degree in a related field or recent evidence of continuing education in area of assignment is desirable.

More than five years of increasingly responsible management experience directly-related to systems analysis, design, development, programming, software engineering, data administration and information management which demonstrates an ability to manage complex technical projects and assigned staff in a large organization, including or supplemented by at least two years of experience with higher education information systems. Teaching experience in higher education is also desirable.

License or Certificate:
A valid California driver’s license.

Information and Application Process Instructions

To Apply:
Please visit the District’s Employment Opportunities website at https://jobs.socccd.edu for a detailed job description, to learn more about the District and to complete an on-line application.  

NOTICE TO ALL CANDIDATES FOR EMPLOYMENT: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603, requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country.  EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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