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Director, Information Technology

Position Deleted on 12/18/2012. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Chicago, IL
Admin - Computing - Management/Director
Application Due:
Full Time
Location: Malcolm X College
Employee Type: Full Time Staff
Department: OIT
Union Status: Non-Bargained For
Hours: 40 hours per week
Salary: $76,500 - $90,000
Closing Date: Friday, December 28, 2012

The City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) District 508, is the largest community college system in Illinois and one of the largest in the nation, with 5,800 faculty and staff serving 120,000 students at seven campuses and thirteen satellite sites city-wide. The City Colleges of Chicago is currently in the midst of a collaborative effort to review and revise CCC programs and practices to ensure students leave CCC college-ready, career-ready and prepared to pursue their life's goals.

CCC includes seven colleges: Richard J. Daley College, Kennedy-King College, Malcolm X College, Olive-Harvey College, Harry S Truman College, Harold Washington College and Wilbur Wright College. The system also oversees: the Washburne Culinary Institute, the French Pastry School, two restaurants, five Child Development Centers, the Center for Distance learning, the Workforce Institute, the public broadcast station WYCC-TV Channel 20 and radio station WKKC-FM 89.3FM.

The Information Technology Director for Malcolm X will plan, direct, implement, and manage computer systems and operations which support the needs of the college, while following the goals and objectives to interface District-wide. This role will be instrumental in helping to design and implement technologies to help support the campuses Healthcare programs. This includes the design and implementation of technologies to support the build out of the new campus. They will also provide managerial support and assistance to employees throughout the colleges using any automated equipment, both hardware and software. Finally, they supervise professional and clerical employees as assigned by the college.

Develops, plans, implements, and manages policies, procedures, and operations on the effective use of the college's computer network and systems for administrative, academic, and student services and support needs. Establishes and maintains computer security and accessibility for the users of the system. Consults with users (employees and students) to determine problems, and methods of enhancement and/or resolution; Ensures that computers are operational. Maintains inventory of all computer equipment at the college; Serves as college
contact for purchasing new or enhanced computer equipment; Establishes methods for the college to follow in servicing and ensuring computers are working.

Establishes and maintains college's budget for computer automation and enhancement. Serves as primary contact between the college and the Office of Information Technology to ensure district-wide standards and policies are implemented and enforced. Supervises, directs, and reviews the work of assigned professional and clerical staff to ensure that the services provided by the office are completed; Provides staff with plans and decisions to improve working relationships throughout the office and throughout the District.

Conducts all personnel activities for positions as assigned by the college. Participates in district, office, and/or team meetings to assist in identifying problems, discussing and testing alternatives, and developing solutions that meet the goals of the college and district. Implements recommendations for applications and technical support services; Communicates special needs/concerns of the college/District to office staff as appropriate. Maintains expert knowledge on information systems; users of the college; and policies, rules, and regulations of the District. Develops and conducts on-going user training sessions on automation and its associated technology as required; Meets with users to determine and develop special training strategies to assist them in the work processes. Assists in special projects as they relate to the automated needs of the college or District.

Performs other duties as assigned.

All CCC employees are required to adhere to CCC Customer Service Excellence standards.

Completion of Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited institution and current, relevant certification required. Five plus years in networking, desktop support, wireless technology/network, academic application support in an academic setting.

Demonstrated commitment to diversity and multiculturalism in one's work experience. Experience preferred working within a unionized setting. Demonstrated ability to create a learning environment that fosters student success. Demonstrated ability to develop a technologically integrated environment that fosters innovation within a learning organization. Three years of management experience in an IT environment. Healthcare IT experience preferred.

How to Apply
For consideration, all interested candidates, including current CCC employees, must submit a current resume, a legible copy of your college transcript(s), if a degree is required (Unofficial transcripts initially accepted, official transcripts must be provided at time of interview.), and a cover letter in MS Word or PDF format. Submit by electronic mail only to the below email address, type the position title that you are applying for in the Subject heading, and indicate Full Time or Part Time position:

HR Administrator

Chicago residency is required for all full-time employees within 6 months of hire. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Vacancies may be pending budget approval.

Due to the high volume of resumes that we receive, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in CCC!
City Colleges of Chicago is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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