The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Associate Director of Enterprise Systems, Office of Information Technology [R0116668]
PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY
Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us online at: http://www.unlv.edu
COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY
The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity, and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.
ROLE of the POSITION
The Associate Director of Enterprise Systems provides leadership and operational direction both within the Enterprise Systems unit and in the Office of Information Technology (OIT) as a whole. The Associate Director supports the mission of the university by helping to set and advance OIT strategic goals that align with those of the institution. The Associate Director is responsible for making programmatic and financial decisions and leading strategic and tactical initiatives that address emerging campus needs. The Associate Director is expected to foster OIT values across the organization and create an environment of cooperation and collegiality within Enterprise Systems, with other OIT units, and across the campus community.
The Associate Director of Enterprise Systems provides leadership for a complex organization that has responsibility for mission-critical campus system infrastructure (i.e., servers, storage, database, data warehouse), application administration, identity management, and campus card services. The Associate Director is responsible for the architecture, deployment, and maintenance of central computing infrastructure, as well as enterprise and departmental databases. Leadership includes providing direction for campus systems including plans for short-term and long-range growth, implementation, support, and appropriate integration of new technologies. This position is actively involved in OIT service strategy, design, and transition as well as operational planning and execution. The Associate Director is responsible for ensuring that members of Enterprise Systems understand the overall structure and operation of OIT as a whole in order to contribute fully to the mission of the organization.
This position requires a Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university and a minimum of 5 years of related professional experience and 5 years of related managerial experience. Experience in higher education is preferred.
Credentials must be obtained prior to the start of employment.
The incumbent must have:
Experience managing complex information technology services organizations, preferably within a university setting.
A commitment to staff development and the skills necessary to provide mentoring and support for continuous career development.
Experience as a manager or supervisor of technical professionals and projects within a technology environment.
The ability to manage fiscal resources both individually and in collaboration with members of a leadership team.
Demonstrated experience evaluating and implementing new practices and technologies to improve an organization's programs and services.
Excellent customer service skills as demonstrated by the ability to work directly with constituents and vendors to understand and resolve functional and/or technical issues and concerns and meet customer needs.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively with a wide range of individuals, including senior technical and non-technical leadership.
The ability to plan for and execute decisions to ensure the unit is fully staffed with personnel that have the skills necessary to respond with solutions that support university and OIT goals.
Planning and Priority Management
The individual holding the position must have:
Experience in preparing and implementing mid- to long-range plans based on multiple sources of input that reflect the overall goals of the university, OIT, and the unit for which the position is responsible.
Experience that reflects the ability to: be flexible, provide realistic resource requirements, develop methods for prioritizing ever-changing needs, create measurable objectives, and be accountable.
The ability to prioritize multiple requests for services from a broad constituent base including Vice Presidents, Deans, and Directors of major administrative units (e.g., Academics, Finance, Human Resources, Student Affairs, Facilities).
The Associate Director:
Should be able to provide current information on the technologies and tools available to meet university and OIT goals.
Should have experience developing and maintaining vendor relationships to ensure purchase of appropriate products and services, reasonable prices, and excellent service and support.
Must be able to stay abreast of emerging technologies to keep the university as close to state-of-the-art as feasible.
Interpersonal Skills and Communication
The incumbent must have:
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with non-technical and technical audiences.
A commitment to communicating effectively within the unit, across the OIT organization, and with the campus community.
The ability and willingness to promote and sustain awareness of the services offered by and responsibilities of all units within OIT.
Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
Commitment to Service
The Associate Director must:
Be able to provide evidence of leadership in providing quality customer service.
Have a commitment to service as an organizational value and an ability to assist staff in reflecting the value of service in day-to-day activities.
Demonstrate a commitment to maintaining collegial relationships within OIT and with other units on campus.
Enterprise Systems Specific Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
The incumbent must have:
Demonstrated experience in leading architecture, implementation, and continuing management and support of large enterprise systems.
Experience in the design and development of simple, (re-)usable, service enabled, maintainable, and scalable solutions that meet requirements, adhere to applicable policies, and comply with information technology best practices.
Extensive knowledge across a broad range of identity and access management technologies.
Strong analytic and problem-solving ability.
A track record of problem-solving and developing solutions to drive business results.
Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions with a starting salary of $122,000. Position is contingent upon funding.
Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.
Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin on July 22, 2019 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Don Diener Search Committee Chair and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or email@example.com.
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UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.