UW Information Technology (UW-IT) is the central IT organization
for the University of Washington, providing critical technology
support to all three campuses, UW medical centers and global
research operations. This includes information technology
infrastructure and services, administrative systems and information
management, networking, telecommunications, data centers,
cybersecurity, academic and collaborative applications, accessible
technologies, IT customer service, and business continuity. UW-IT
collaborates with University partners to advance teaching,
learning, innovation and discovery at the UW. https://www.washington.edu/uwit/
UW-IT seeks a visionary, strategic, and inspiring leader to
become the Associate Vice President for Operations (AVP)
The AVP is a direct report to the Vice President for UW
Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (VP/CIO). The
AVP will provide strategic leadership to the organization in
partnership with the Division Heads for Academic Services; Customer
Service & Support; Information Management; IT Infrastructure;
Office of the Chief Information Security Officer; and Research
Computing and Strategy. The AVP builds, sustains, encourages, and
supports productive relationships with and among both unit and
University-wide colleagues to ensure UW-IT resources are optimized
and advance the University’s mission.
The AVP will be responsible for leading and managing UW-IT’s
core administrative support functions including Communications;
Compliance Assurance and Major Procurements; Facilities Management;
Financial Management - budgeting, accounting, financial reporting
and analysis; Human Resources; Organizational Development; and
Strategic Initiatives and Special Projects, which includes IT
governance. The AVP is charged with aligning administrative support
functions, policies, and procedures, with the strategies, values,
resources and priorities of the University. The AVP serves as a
visible University leader to elevate operations, analyze data and
information, and recommend solutions to help achieve strategic
vision and institutional goals.
UW-IT has an annual operating budget of $110 million, and leads
a department of approximately 450 staff, students and consultants.
The AVP must effectively build consensus among UW-IT leadership to
support budgetary, personnel, and resource allocation goals and
UW-IT maintains a complex financial structure to support full
cost transparency for its services and aligns with the strategic
priorities of the organization. UW-IT’s source of revenue is from
the state appropriation, tuition, grants, licensing, Technology
Recharge Fee, and auxiliary activities. Internal accounting
currently coexists with institutional financial systems to manage
its resources. The implementation of Workday Financials in July
2023 will require significant change management but will result in
a robust suite of tools to manage the business and support data
Position Dimensions and Impact to the
UW-IT provides critical IT infrastructure to the UW and
collaborates with institutional partners to advance teaching and
learning, innovation, and discovery at the University. The position
collaborates closely with high-level leaders throughout the
University, including the Office of Planning and Budgeting, the
Executive Office for the President/Provost, the Vice President for
UW Facilities, and the Vice President for UW Finance. The AVP
participates actively in IT governance to help determine priorities
of its services to the University.
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance,
Accounting, Public Administration or related field or equivalent
Minimum 10 years senior leadership experience across a
complex organization with multiple layers of stakeholders,
encompassing strategic planning, project planning, visioning, and
A track record of outstanding management that
demonstrates financial acumen, organizational sophistication,
superb listening skills, and high emotional intelligence.
Developed a team of experienced leaders with
complementary skills and an ability to realize a shared vision
through strong execution.
Understanding of the culture and technology needs of
organizations that are mission oriented, consensus driven,
creative, or research oriented.
Contributed significantly to further diversity goals,
pursue equity, and create an inclusive organization.
Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills
with the ability to influence through personal credibility,
integrity, and professionalism.
Excellent written and presentation skills, including
presentations to large audiences, senior leadership, and
Strong customer focus and responsiveness to service
standards and operational demands.
Equivalent education and/or experience may substitute for
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Hybrid open office environment.
Under Gov. Inslee’s proclamation, full COVID-19 vaccination
became a condition of employment at the University of Washington
effective Oct. 18, 2021