Director of Media Technology

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jan 20, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Summary

The College of Media, Communication and Information (CMCI) at CU Boulder encourages applicants for a Director of Media Technology! The Director provides strategic leadership, staff supervision and technical expertise across CMCI in technology areas spanning instruction, media production, office and research equipment, and software.

This role provides strategic leadership for technological needs through collaboration with college leaders, and is responsible for collaborating with departments and centers to identify technology needs, as well as planning for technological innovation in media production, classroom instruction, and research and equipment software. The Director consults with faculty whose positions address technology-influenced pedagogy and whose pedagogy is technology-reliant to understand their needs and to develop solutions to support those needs. The position also works closely with finance staff to manage budget and expenditures around technology and with the Dean's Office to manage facilities planning and use of CMCI’s physical spaces as related to technical equipment and technology to support pedagogy and production.

The Director serves as liaison to campus for IT and participates in conversations about technology and teaching platforms. The position is expected to track the national trends around technology use in higher education, especially in colleges with fields of media, communication and information. This position leads the staff team involved in media production and technology, which includes equipment distribution, purchasing, laboratory management, video and documentary media, and equipment use within specific departments.

Success in this position demands results related to identified needs and solutions, innovation, thoughtful contribution and critical thinking, including topics that fall on the IT and facilities periphery and speak to broader business needs and requirements.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The College of Media, Communication and Information (CMCI) was founded in 2015 to address ground-breaking change in the way people communicate, the tools they use and the impact that change has on society. The college has six departments that offer undergraduate and graduate degrees: the Department of Advertising, Public Relations and Media Design; the Department of Communication; the Department of Critical Media Practices; the Department of Information Science; the Department of Journalism and the Department of Media Studies. In addition, there is a graduate program in Intermedia Art, Writing and Performance. The college’s interdisciplinary approach unites students and faculty from these seven academic specialties to solve emerging problems in the constantly evolving world of communication and technology.

CMCI strives to be a community whose excellence is premised on diversity, equity and inclusion. We seek candidates who share this commitment and demonstrate understanding of the experiences of those historically underrepresented in higher education. We welcome applications from minoritized racial and ethnic identities, ciswomen, non-normative genders and sexualities, persons with disabilities, and others who have encountered legacies of marginalization.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Planning, Collaboration, and Communication for Technology:
  • Working collaboratively with the dean, college leadership, and departmental leadership, develops and implements a 5-year strategic plan for technology and facilities, including a projected budget that aligns both with the CMCI strategic plan and the strategic imperatives and budget of the CU Boulder campus;
  • Collaborates with college leaders, academic departments and programs to anticipate facilities, space, technology and equipment needs;
  • Effectively communicates with chairs, faculty and staff across the college about technology;
  • Works collaboratively to find opportunities and implement innovative solutions that further pedagogical excellence and integrates the use of technologies within and between CMCI’s facilities;
  • Establishes and chairs a college “technology and equipment committee” whose membership represents each unit and program of the college.

Technical Knowledge, Planning and Procurement:
  • Maintains a comprehensive inventory of college technology resources and assesses use and deployment of these;
  • Coordinates the development and management of vendor contracts;
  • Aligns CMCI technology resources with campus resources;
  • Stays attuned with campus planning and industry innovations;
  • Demonstrates and maintains a high level of up to date technology skills and knowledge of current trends to ensure effective utilization and development of college and campus technology resources.

Supervision and Performance Management:
  • Supervises college staff team of media, technology and communications professionals;
  • Provides support and development opportunities for team members and aligns staff duties with changing college needs;
  • Collaborates with academic departments to ensure that staff resources in this area support departmental needs.

What We Can Offer
  • Salary Range is $75,000- $89,000.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits , including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder .

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What We Require

  • Bachelor’s Degree in media, technology, or related field;
  • Five or more years of experience with progressively increasing responsibilities in the areas of technology use and development for media, communication, and/or information applications;
  • Experience supervising professional staff;
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute.

What You Will Need

  • Demonstrated knowledge of national and regional landscape for media and information technology in higher education;
  • Knowledge of media and information technology;
  • Knowledge of media hardware and software compliance, pricing and purchasing, and security standard methodologies;
  • Demonstrated experience with budget planning and justification, as well as budget reconciliation;
  • Ability to direct, motivate, develop and evaluate staff;
  • Ability to manage and direct organizational priorities;
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Previous experience in higher education including experience procuring funding from campus and grant sources;
  • Experience managing physical IT and media assets and inventory;
  • Knowledge of technology use and development within higher education planning;
  • Demonstrated engagement with professional organizations related to media technology or information technology;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of national and regional landscape for media and information technology in higher education;
  • Experience collaborating with university high-level administrators to drive campus innovation and promote visibility of the college as a leader in media and technology teaching and learning;
  • Demonstrated history of innovation, business solutions, and cost saving strategies.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. A current resume.
  2. A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position.

You will not be asked to upload references at this time.

Please apply by February 15, 2021 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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