Associate Director, Administrative Information Systems

Maryland, United States
Salary Not specified
Aug 04, 2020
Position Type
Executive, Other Executive
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Company Description:

Howard Community College (HCC) is an exciting place to work, learn, and grow! HCC has been awarded the distinction as a "Great College to Work for" since 2009 from The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Howard Community College values diversity among its faculty, staff and student population. We are an innovative institution that is committed to responding to the ever-changing needs and interests of a diverse and dynamic community. No matter where you want to go in your career, you can get there from here!

Job Description:


Responsible for supporting the Director of AIS in overseeing the department's technical and operational requirements, project management, and end user support of the college's administrative systems. Provides support with leadership and supervision of Howard Community College's web site and portal. Assist in the strategic planning of administrative information system.


  • Work closely with Director of AIS in administering the department's operational requirements including technical support, staff supervision, budget management, workflow activities and setting priorities.
  • Share responsibility with Director of AIS in managing the college's software applications, databases, and technology to insure optimal operation, security, recovery, and business continuity.
  • Promotes and communicates awareness of campus administrative and web services to all stakeholders.
  • Assists in the strategic planning process for the administrative information system and the integrated related applications.
  • Responsible for maintaining an awareness of the latest technological trends and developments as they relate to the business requirements for the college and administrative system enhancements.
  • Lead implementation of software products and developing recommendations regarding college use.
  • Responsible for working with senior programming staff to test, debug, implement and document complex computer programs and applications.
  • Provide guidance over the development, communication, and implementation of the college's portal for students, faculty, and staff.
  • Responsible for designing file structures, audit trails, reports, test databases, and data backup and recovery procedures.
  • Responsible for recommending changes/enhancements that improve program performance, application processing, or business performance.
  • Co-manage, along with Director of AIS, the leading and participating of project planning and management by consulting with end users and programming staff to assess needs to accomplish programming and business process improvement results.
  • Responsible for providing daily and project-oriented leadership for Senior Programmer/Analyst and end users.
  • Co-manage vendor software upgrades, website improvements, and applications that can be used to enhance the college's business processes.
  • Act as a liaison with administrative system and web enterprise vendors and campus community to keep campus systems at current releases and to provide vendor consulting and training.
  • Participate in College committees to represent AIS.
  • Collaborate with the Public Relations and Marketing department to maintain consistency with college branding, marketing, and content standards.
  • Participate in IT management activities with the HCC IT directors and Vice President when Director of AIS is unavailable.
  • Work closely with the Director in planning work schedules and setting priorities.
  • Implement formal policies, procedures, and standards.
  • Work closely with the Director to review and update AIS long-range plans.
  • Backup for Director of AIS
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • MS degree in information systems, computer science or related field and 3 years experience in IT management, enterprise project management or programmer and/or analyst, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of managing enterprise administrative systems to support business processes as well as technical operations of database management, applications, processes, and supporting technologies.
  • Project management experience and the ability to work with a significant level of detail.
  • Business analysis and documentation experience.
  • Management and supervision experience.


  • Good verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of users and support staff. .
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Regular attendance is a requirement of this job.
  • Performs all duties while considering the impact of any actions on the college's sustainability initiatives in the areas of environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and economic prosperity.

Additional Information:

Hours Per Week: 37.5
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm
Compensation: $72,314 minimum plus excellent health insurance, paid leave and tuition reimbursement.
Grade: 19
Open Until Filled
Best Consideration: 8/14/2020

*Pre-employment criminal background investigation is a condition of employment.

As a participating member of the Maryland Retirement and Pension System, HCC offers two retirement options: The Pension, which requires a 7% employee contribution and The ORP, a 403(b) with a 7.25% employer contribution only. Employees in positions that do not require a bachelor's degree must participate in The Pension. Employees that possess a bachelor's degree and hold professional positions that require a bachelor's degree may choose to participate in either The Pension or The ORP.

Howard Community College (HCC) is an Equal Employment Opportunity & Affirmative Action employer & values diversity within its faculty, staff & student population. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.

HCC understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance with the job application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 443-518-1100.

Application Instructions:

The following are required documents:

  1. Completed Application
  2. Resume/CV
  3. Cover Letter