Associate Vice Chancellor of Information Technology - Los Rios Community College District in Sacramento California

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Los Rios Community College District

Sacramento, California 95825

United States


Detailed Job Description

Los Rios Community College District

Associate Vice Chancellor of Information Technology

The Institution:

Located in California's capital, The Los Rios Community College District serves a growing population of 1.8 million within a 2,400 square mile service area. With more than 80,000 students enrolled in credit programs, Los Rios is the second-largest community college district in the state and the fourth largest in the nation. It is governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees.

The district includes four colleges: American River, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake and Sacramento City. It is recognized as a leader in developing partnerships with business, industry and government. The district operates a Small Business Development Center, a Center for International Trade Development and the Training Source, a division that provides employee training for private business and government agencies.


The District Office supports the work of the colleges and other sites throughout the district through the chancellor's office, human resources, fiscal services, information technology services, facilities maintenance, and institutional research departments. District information technology (IT) is responsible for district applications such as PeopleSoft Human Resources, Financials, and Campus Solutions; the district network; and operation of two data centers. Approximately 49 permanent IT personnel are assigned to the District IT department. District IT administrators and staff work closely with college IT administrators and staff to support college IT infrastructure, instruction, student services and administrative services.

Sacramento is the capital of the most populous state in the union and the hub of California's political and economic life. The area enjoys a year-round temperate climate, and its central geographic location gives easy access to San Francisco, the Pacific Ocean, the Sierra Nevada, Lake Tahoe and the Mother Lode country.

The area also offers many cultural and social opportunities. Sacramento has outstanding theaters, art galleries, professional sports, outdoor recreation and a restored Old Sacramento, home of the annual Sacramento Music Festival.

Advanced educational opportunities are readily available at local universities such as: the University of California, Davis; California State University, Sacramento; Drexel University and McGeorge School of Law.

Sacramento is a leading growth area with expanding industries in biotechnology, clean/green technologies and health care. It offers many attractive residential areas and regional parks.

Position Summary:
Under the general direction of the Vice Chancellor of Education and Technology, the Associate Vice Chancellor of Information Technology provides administrative leadership in the planning, organization and evaluation of the district's technology services. Reporting directly to the Associate Vice Chancellor of Information Technology are the Directors of Production Services, Application Development and Technical Services.

Provide innovative and operational leadership for strategic planning, implementation and improvement of technologies in support of instruction, student services and administrative services.

Research, analyze and maintain current knowledge of new technologies that can enhance district operations and services. Serve as technical advisor to the district regarding technology priorities, projects, policies, procedures, activities, needs, issues and opportunities; work collaboratively with administrators, personnel, and outside agencies to exchange information, coordinate activities and programs and resolve issues; establish, develop and maintain professional relationships with technology related companies and organizations.

Coordinate and direct projects, resources, services, personnel and communications to meet district-wide technology needs and assure smooth, timely, reliable and efficient services.

Maintain confidentiality, security and integrity of all electronic information assets and IT infrastructure; help develop and then administer related policies, procedures and guidelines; research and assess future technology options to maintain high data quality, integrity and security.

Develop and prepare the annual IT budget proposal; analyze and review budgetary and financial data; control and authorize expenditures in accordance with established requirements; research, obtain and maintain grants and other funding sources for technology systems and services.

Monitor and analyze technology programs, systems, and activities for financial effectiveness, operational efficiency, capacity and planned replacement to meet planned district priorities; direct the development and implementation of technology planning and project management processes to include constituent involvement.

Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel, coordinate and review staff work assignments to assure compliance with established standards, requirements, collective bargaining agreements and procedures.

Ensure ongoing training for personnel to maintain up-to-date technical expertise.

Increase productivity and effectiveness by promoting continuous improvement, managing organizational change and incorporating new technology solutions using assessment of best practices and feedback from internal users and external customers. Engage staff in completing effective department program reviews and annual unit plans. Use outcomes of the reviews to continuously improve IT services.

Participate on technology related participatory governance committees and chair ad hoc committees as assigned by the Vice Chancellor of Education and Technology.

Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Vice Chancellor of Education and Technology.

Assignment may include day, evening, and/or weekend working hours.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. Have a bachelor's degree in computer science, management information systems or related discipline from an accredited institution completed by January 13, 2014; or, other bachelor's degree with extensive computer science or management information systems experience.

2. Have a total of five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience, reasonably related to the administrator's administrative assignment, including at least three (3) years of administrative experience in a large educational, governmental, commercial or industrial organization. Experience should include responsibilities in planning, operational and project management, supervision and budget administration of information technology field.

3. Have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles.

4. Master's degree preferred.

Application Instructions:
To receive full consideration applicants applying to this administrative Los Rios Community College posting are required to submit:

1. A completed LRCCD Administrative application.
2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work ** (graduate advising documents and grade reports will not be accepted as unofficial transcripts). NOTE: Los Rios employees are also required to submit unofficial copies of transcripts.
3. Resume
4. Two letters of recommendation
5. Letter of interest

**Note: Individuals who have completed colleges or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees and other relevant documents. A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreign course work is used to meet minimum qualifications even if the foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or university in the United States.

Do not submit additional materials that are not requested.

All Positions: Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful clearance from a criminal background check, freedom from tuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States prior to the first day of work. The District may select additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacancies or needs occur during this recruitment/selection process. When education is a requirement for the position, official academic transcripts from the accredited college/university must be submitted within 60 days of hire.

Administrative/Executive/Faculty Positions: Contingent on funding and eligibility, successful candidates selected for an interview may be eligible to apply for partial reimbursement of travel expenses.

Administrative/Executive Positions: Administrative positions may be subject to the District's Conflict of Interest Code, and a statement of economic interest is required within thirty (30) days following appointment to the position. Management/Executive positions are exempt from overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Additional Salary Information:
No additional salary information to note

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To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

LRCCD embraces diversity as one of the core values of the organization.

The Los Rios Community College District is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, political affiliation or belief, or marital status.


Keyword Phrases

  • Chancellor
  • Information
  • Technology
Employment Type:Higher Education Executives
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: At least 5 years
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume