Director of Technology Services

Employer
Northeast Higher Education District
Location
Minnesota, United States
Salary
$67,300.00 - $115,900.00
Posted date
Sep 2, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Technology Administration/Other
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time

Northeast Higher Education District (NHED) is seeking to fill the position of a full-time, permanent Director of Technology Services - Management Info Systems Supv 2 (MMA).

Work location:

Home office can be located at any of the campuses of the Northeast Higher Education District, as determined with the Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Effectiveness. 

Travel to all campuses of the Northeast Higher Education District will be required.

 Position Summary:

The Director of Technology Services provides planning, coordination, oversight, leadership, and supervision for the Technology Services department of NHED Colleges, consisting of six campuses.

This position leads the development of the technology strategic planning efforts for the College, developing long and short-term plans for the college technology services, including infrastructure, security, classrooms, applications, and website.  This position will advise the college leadership on new technology, current technology purchases, and technology trends in higher education, security, and potential technology risks.  The position will supervise, lead and manage the technical staff to ensure the department operates at an optimal level and supports the needs of the campuses.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field.
  • Experience in advanced network systems, telecommunications.
  • Supervisory or lead work experience.
  • Working knowledge of Active Directory, Windows and Linux operating systems, network and web-based applications, and a hands-on ability to diagnose and repair a wide variety of networking hardware and software systems.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills to clearly convey information to a wide variety of clientele ranging from novice to expert.
  • Project management skills sufficient to create clear and attainable project objectives, build project requirements, oversee the cost, time, and scope of projects, manage project constraints, and communicate progress and results.
  • Strategic management and planning skills sufficient for the integration and use of technology to support learning, services for students, and research and management decision-making.
  • Ability to work non-standard hours required to deal with project work and IT operations during evening and weekends.
  • Commitment to diversity as well as a demonstrated ability to work successfully with persons of diverse backgrounds including sensitivity to their needs and concerns.
  • Budget development and management experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Leadership and knowledge of IT management principles, practices, processes, and trends in order to effectively manage the department and support the educational mission of the College. 
  • Experience in higher education.
  • Knowledge of Minnesota State policies, procedures, and programs.
  • Knowledge of best practices in website development.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn complex systems and procedures and implement their use in a production environment.
  • Industry Information Security Certifications, such as Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

 Application Procedure:

Applicants must apply using the People Admin online application:  https://nhed.peopleadmin.com/postings/1540

Please attach to your application:

  • Cover Letter
  • Current Resume
  • References

Deadline to Apply: September 17, 2021

The five colleges of the Northeast Higher Education District, which includes Hibbing Community College, Itasca Community College, Mesabi Range College, Rainy River Community College and Vermilion Community College, are in the process of merging into a single accredited college* which will be operational fall 2022.
*Pending HLC and Board of Trustees approval

The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.
For more information on insurance benefits, please visit https://mn.gov/mmb/segip/ 

For more information on this posting, please visit: https://www.nhed.edu/human-resources/employment/nhed 

AA/EO, Veteran Friendly

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