Sr. Director of Information Technology
Information Technology | North East, MD | Full Time
Founded in 1968 to meet the post-secondary and continuing education needs of Cecil County residents, Cecil College has been serving the community and shaping its future for nearly 50 years. The College is governed by a Board of Trustees appointed by the governor. The College’s fifth president, Dr. Mary Way Bolt, reports directly to the Board of Trustees.
Cecil College is centrally located in Maryland’s most northeastern county, just one half mile from Interstate 95. It is easily accessible from Philadelphia and Baltimore, as well as from Wilmington, Delaware.
With a diverse student population, Cecil College enrolls approximately 2,500 credit students and 3,400 non-credit students. Cecil offers associate degrees, certificate programs and non-credit classes. Cecil offers a variety of associate degree and certificate programs.
Through its open admissions policy, Cecil College provides learning opportunities for all who have the desire and ability to benefit from its courses and programs, regardless of age, gender, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, or socioeconomic status.
Reporting to the Vice President of Community Relations and College Advancement, the Sr. Director of Information Technology will work with Executive Management and the Department of Information Technology to identify priorities for technology, manage the implementation of these solutions, and will work with other members of the college to improve these processes. The Sr. Director of Information Technology will lead the College in the effective and innovative use of information and communication technology resources in teaching, learning, services, and operations. The Sr. Director of Information Technology will work on continuous improvement of procedures to support the needs of the college.
· Oversee day-to-day operations of the Department of Information Technology, including but not limited to the College’s computing and networking infrastructure, software development and implementation, voice and data communications, vendor relationships, and ensuring the integrity and security of systems across multiple buildings, campuses, and remote workers.
· Maintain an understanding of the mission, direction, and activities of the college to develop an IT strategy in consideration of goals and priorities.
· Partner with faculty, staff, and administrators to ensure the continuous delivery of IT services through the oversight of service level agreements with vendors, and monitoring of IT systems performance, to ensure the continuous functioning of mission critical operations.
· Responsible for managing the IT budget, including identifying and securing funding sources through College budget process as well as facilitating the procurement process when needed.
· Responsible for IT security including the security of Cecil’s internal and external IT infrastructure including but not limited to supervising and detecting and identifying intrusions. Make certain the college is compliant with all local, state, federal, international and other mandated regulations as it pertains information technology.
· Oversees the periodic review and enforcement of IT Governance, IT Standard Operating Procedures. (SOPs), and Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP).
· Manage and train staff on new development practices and new technology tools. Mentor staff for development.
· Explores new technologies and keeps current regarding trends and best practices for information technologies that may be of interest to the College; leverage opportunities that are possible through the effective use of technology.
· Participate as the Cecil College IT representative in the local and state IT affinity groups.
· Other duties as assigned.
· Bachelor's degree in Management, Computer Science or related field from a regionally accredited institution. A Master’s degree in a related field is preferred. Individual must commit to completing a master’s degree program from an accredited institution within 2.5 years of start date.
· A minimum of seven (7) years of experience in an information technology leadership position for a complex organization, preferably in an institution of higher education.
· Possess excellent skills to supervise and manage IT personnel, budgets, equipment, and facilities, effectively, efficiently and strategically.
· Understanding of a wide range of information and communication technologies used in a college, such as academic/instructional programs and tools, administrative computing software, database management systems, communication and networking tools, software development processes, web development, computer/digital device support and management.
· Proven network and security experience.
· Experience in leading software development, database, and IT operations.
· Knowledge of budget management and the ability to identify and secure alternative funding sources.
· Excellent verbal and written communications skills, including listening, and an ability to communicate well with and at all levels of the institution.
· The ability to form alliances and relationships with key campus and county constituents.
· The ability to make sure that all information technology efforts are operationally in line with the institution’s goals.
· The ability to work collaboratively and effectively with all members of the college community.
· Experience in IT governance is preferred.
For best consideration, please apply to this position by March 1st, 2021.