The Director of Information Technology is accountable for the strategy and operational success of the Information Technology function, and will oversee the design, implementation, maintenance, performance, security, availability and recoverability of the company’s information systems. The Director of Information Technology maintains the necessary infrastructure by ensuring the stable and secure operation and support of the Seminary core computer systems, telecommunication services, network infrastructure, intranet, and related software and hardware systems. The Director of Information Technology drives improvement and maximizes productivity through the efficient use of staff and technology, and identifies and anticipates future information system needs and technology solutions based on changing strategic directions. (This position may be hired at the Senior Director level with 10+ years experience and sufficient previous experience.)
Maintain organization's effectiveness and efficiency by defining, delivering and supporting strategic plans for implementing information technologies.
Direct technological research and development by studying organization goals, strategies, practices, and business needs of a variety of departments and users.
Recommend information technology strategies, policies, implementations and procedures by evaluating organization outcomes; identifying problems; evaluating trends; anticipating requirements.
Oversee and ensure effective and efficient operation of IT infrastructure, telecom system, classroom technology, and large database software systems such as the student information system (SIS) and customer relationship management (CRM) system, as well as third party technology implementations and outsourced services.
Communicate with departments and individual users to identify needs and evaluate alternative technical solutions and strategies, as well as negotiate project scopes and deadlines.
Complete projects by coordinating resources and timetables with user departments and data center.
Verify application results by conducting system audits of technologies implemented.
Preserve assets by ensuring the creation and implementation of disaster recovery protocols, back-up/recovery procedures and information security/control structures.
Accomplish financial objectives by forecasting requirements, preparing budgets, scheduling expenditures, analyzing variances and initiating corrective action.
Ensure the fast, efficient and effective delivery of technical support to customers.
Maintain quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards.
Steward IT staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees; maintain a safe and secure work environment.
Accomplish information technology staff results by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; initiating, coordinating, and enforcing systems, policies, and procedures.
Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices; participating in professional societies
Broad experience and knowledge of information technology functions and systems as well as knowledge of technologies specific to higher education.
Advanced analysis, problem solving, project management and organizational skills.
Ability and desire to champion change and manage the effective implementation of new ideas.
Ability to understand many different business needs/processes and assist departments in choosing special purpose hardware and software implementations in alignment with organizational IT strategies and coordination.
Excellent communication, presentation and negotiation skills.
Ability to recruit, train, lead, mentor and develop IT staff and optimize output of a team of technology professionals. Ability to interpret and apply complex technical information.
Sufficient knowledge of IT operations and the wide array of activities necessary to provide efficient systems and applications while providing excellent customer service: maintain, support and administer servers, network equipment, and related equipment; functional business software administration; network design; security best practices; databases and programming languages.
Ability to communicate technical concepts to non-technical personnel and negotiate adequate solutions.
Leadership, team building, mentoring skills.
Commitment to Denver Seminary’s mission and statement of faith.
Additional Salary Information: Medical/dental/vision;
Retirement - 5% employer match;
23 days of PTO
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