Assistant Director/Manager, Information Technology - Miles College in Fairfield Alabama

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Miles College

Fairfield, Alabama 35208

United States


Detailed Job Description

Reports to: Director, Office of Strategic Initiatives


• Master’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, information, educational technology, or related field

• Three years’ experience working in the information technology industry

• Training in computer hardware and software systems to include operating systems and applications systems.

• Specific experience in computer hardware and software systems to include operating systems and applications systems

• Minimum of three years information technology experience in government or industry including supervision of technology systems (WAN, LAN, Applications, Hardware).

• Maintain and manage 24/7 Helpdesk, VoIP Telephone System, CCTV Support, and all other IT systems and protocols used by the College

• Possess leadership and management skills as well as the ability to know when to utilize them. Also key are team building and team membership skills. The employee must also be able to work effectively with a wide variety of College, community and governmental agencies as a team player.

• Experience in strategic planning and execution.

• Knowledge of higher education processes, management, budgeting, and business office operations.

• Substantial exposure to data processing, hardware platforms, enterprise software applications, and outsourced systems.

• Good understanding of computer systems characteristics, features, and integration capabilities.

• Experience with systems design and development from business requirements analysis through to day-to-day management.

• Proven experience in IT planning, organization, and development.

• Excellent understanding of project management principles.

• Superior understanding of the organization’s goals and objectives.

• Demonstrated ability to apply IT in problem solving in higher education.

• In-depth knowledge of applicable laws and regulations as they relate to IT.

• Strong understanding of human resource management principles, practices, procedures, and administrative practices.

• Ability to set and manage priorities, excellent written and oral communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, strong negotiating skills

• Exceptionally self-motivated and directed.

• Keen attention to detail.

• Superior analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities.

• Exceptional service orientation.

• Ability to motivate in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

• Ability to manage time well and work under stressful conditions with an even temperament.

• Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with other employees and the public.

• Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

• Must adhere to confidentiality policy.

• Must successfully pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol screening test and be willing to submit to a criminal background check.

• Must be available for on-call, after hours, and weekend work

Essential Job Summary:

• Act as a Network Administrator - Manage users access to the college network, network accounts, email accounts, modem pool accounts, web site access accounts, remote access accounts, modify network user security as users access needs change, old user maintenance, network server maintenance, design and maintain the network wiring backbone and infrastructure, disk management, exercise security measures system backup, network printer access, create and maintain TCP/IP workstation addresses maintain internet connectivity

• Selects, designs, installs, tests, debugs, modifies and maintains the hardware, network, and software necessary to operate and improve the present information management system.

• Oversee network switch monitoring and maintenance - Upgrade and perform maintenance as needed install network operation system patches

• Upgrade server hardware as needed

• Maintain College’s email and scheduling system - Upgrade as needed

• Maintain College’s Anti-Virus programs and data

• Oversees routine preventive maintenance on hardware; problem solving and troubleshooting non-routine maintenance problems.

• Plans, develops, and reviews software applications to support College operations

• Recommends procedures and policies regarding the use of software and hardware.

• Assists in obtaining and preparing data for decision-making, planning and evaluation.

• Maintains and assures the confidentiality of data.

• Assists faculty and staff in conducting classroom research and student outcomes assessment projects; generates institutional reports.

• Performs research related to planning, decision-making, institutional effectiveness, student outcomes assessment, and curriculum development or modification.

• Prepares appropriate written documentation for computer programs, applications, and procedures.

• Accomplishes other tasks as may be required and assigned by the President of the College.

• Provide technical direction to Computer Lab Aides

• Manage Web site development

• Manage, develop and support an additional web server

• Verify that appropriate network protocols, settings and programs are installed on required workstations

• General server administration, support and monitoring.

• Phone System Management

Daily Performance Responsibilities:

• Supervises the Information Technology Staff and student workers

• Proactive Leader - Works well without close supervision

• Works well as a member of a team

• Strong communication abilities, able to collaborate and be a team player.

• Values community, brings a spirit of enthusiasm and energy as well as multi-cultural awareness

• Demonstrates core values of Respect for the Individual, Community Focus, Integrity, Excellence, and Commitment to Learning.

• Possesses good communication skills (writing, spelling, listening, and speaking).

• Able to work evenings and weekends

• Dresses and maintains self in a professional manner

• Demonstrates knowledge and good judgment in matters of college policy and procedures.

• Able to help groups develop strategic plans

• Student focused, understands teaching and learning, supports the use of technology in the delivery of instruction as well as understands the challenges that faculty and students face in its implementation.

• Excellent interpersonal skills in the areas of creative problem solving, conflict resolution, group planning, and decision making processes.

• Follows through to completion of assigned tasks.

• Human resource management

• Proficiency in computer applications - Demonstrates proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, and databases.

• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear.

• The employee is required to walk; use hands to handle, move, fix, or operate computers, objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.

• The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Keyword Phrases

  • Technology
  • Data
  • Manager
  • Director
  • Computer
  • System
  • IT
  • Administrative
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: At least 2 years
Level of Job: Manager
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter
Best if Apply By 5/15/2012