Menlo College’s Director of Information Technology provides the management, and accountability for all aspects of information technology at Menlo in support of the academic and administrative missions and goals of the College. S/he will provide leadership for expanding the use of technology to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of administrative processes, instruction, and student learning. The Director of Information Technology is responsible for engaging the campus community in the development of, and communications about, technology plans and initiatives; managing administrative and instructional technology operations and support staff (including help desk staff); and promoting and delivering high-quality service to students, faculty, and staff. The Director of Information Technology works collaboratively with all members of the campus to further the goals of the college. The Director of Information Technology is a vital contributor to overall institutional success.
Planning and Alignment
Develop, maintain, and implement an IT plan and budget that aligns with the College’s strategic goals and initiatives
Maintain currency on IT best practices and trends, and provide advice and counsel on how new technologies can be used to enhance administrative processes and/or teaching and learning
Manage the IT project portfolio, and ensure that all initiatives are aligned to the College’s strategic plan, have business goals, and success metrics
Seek out partnerships and grant opportunities, as appropriate, to further the College’s strategic use of technology
Establish and maintain a service-oriented, customer-focused IT infrastructure that supports ongoing operations that drive efficiency, quality, customer service, and growth
Develop and maintain operational and financial plans for technical operations and support, including hardware, software, network, personnel, and support services
Oversee the selection, acquisition, development, installation, maintenance, and support of academic and administrative information technology for the College
Ensure the security, integrity, and reliability of all information technology resources, as well as compliance with all applicable internal and external standards and legal requirements
Communication and Collaboration
Work with the campus community to guide, shape, share, and implement a vision for academic and administrative information technologies to achieve the College’s goals and objectives
Solicit advice to ensure that IT initiatives align with academic and administrative priorities, and to promote transparency and constituent participation in IT planning
Frequently and effectively communicate the IT vision and plans throughout the College, using targeted communications that are appropriate to the various stakeholders
Report regularly to College leadership and the campus community about IT projects, initiatives, and activities
Serve as the College’s IT spokesperson and develop positive relationships with both internal and external constituents
Direct Technical Support
Serve as the information security officer
Oversee five direct reports: Database & ERP Administrator, Project & Business Process Manager, System Administrator (Help Desk Manager), Web Applications Administrator, and Web Marketing & Social Media Manager
Manage IT staff, perform ongoing assessment of staff capabilities and skills, and create staff development plans that promote a culture of accountability, technical innovation, and service excellence
At least five (5) years’ experience in an IT/technology-related management or leadership position, preferably in higher education
Current knowledge of, and experience with a wide range of enterprise-level academic and administrative information technologies, and comprehensive understanding of the role of IT in supporting higher education missions of teaching, research, and public service
Broad understanding of network and system architecture – highly preferred
Experience with IT planning, budgeting, and policy development
Proven success in managing large-scale technical projects and implementing major IT initiatives
Strong background in building service-oriented organizations, creating constituent—centered communications programs, and fostering positive client relationships
Excellent written and verbal communications skills, with demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with constituents at all levels
Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, business administration, or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience; master’s degree preferred
Relevant professional certifications, including ITIL and/or PMP, are strongly desired, but not required
Ability to work collaboratively with the leadership of the other units on campus to further the mission of the College
Competitive nature, personal integrity, emotional intelligence, and a sense of humor
A commitment to the mission and values of Menlo College
This full-time, 12-month appointment has a negotiable start date, with a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
HOW TO APPLY OR NOMINATE A CANDIDATE
A complete application will include a letter that describes relevant experiences and interest in the position; current resume; and the names of five references with titles, mailing addresses, business/home telephone numbers, and email addresses.
Individuals who wish to nominate a candidate should submit a letter of nomination, including the name, position, address, telephone number, and email address of the nominee.
Submission of materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. Applications should be directed to:
All prospective Menlo College employees are required to satisfy a criminal background check.
Menlo College is committed to a firm policy of equal employment opportunity.
ABOUT MENLO COLLEGE
Menlo College is a tight-knit community of exceptional, involved people. Faculty members teach and mentor from their perspectives as scholars, entrepreneurs, managers, and community leaders. Menlo College attracts students from all over the world, young adults who are committed to learning, play intercollegiate sports, start and lead organizations, and volunteer in the community. The campus is located 30 miles south of San Francisco in Silicon Valley – one of the world’s most entrepreneurial and innovative locations. Silicon Valley is renowned as an innovation incubator overflowing with opportunities for experience-based learning.
In support of experiential learning, all business majors at Menlo College are required to complete a 6-unit internship prior to graduation. Psychology majors are also strongly encouraged to complete a for-credit internship. The Menlo College Internship Program is designed to help students apply the knowledge and skills they gain in the classroom to professional settings.
Menlo College is consistently included in lists of America’s best colleges, including citations by the U.S. News & World Report and the Princeton ReviewAffordableCollegesOnline.org (AC Online) has brought additional recognition to the quality of the Menlo College experience: AC Online named Menlo as one of the 4-year colleges in California with the best lifetime return on investment (ROI).
Menlo College is a four-year private, coeducational, independent college centrally located between San Jose and San Francisco in the heart of Silicon Valley. We have approximately 700 students; 80% live on campus creating a distinct community made up of students from 23 different countries with an array of ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.Our education affords the students the environment to p...rosper in a highly personalized setting where the student to teacher ratio is 15:1. Also, students can extend learning outside the classroom through our exciting internship opportunities. Students flourish with our emphasis on experiential classroom learning and ?real world? exposure.Recently, Menlo College was reestablished as a business school with a mission "to develop future leaders through a liberal arts-based business education that integrates academic study and fieldwork in a Silicon Valley environment unmatched in its potential for innovation."Menlo College is a four-year private, coeducational, independent college centrally located between San Jose and San Francisco in the heart of Silicon Valley. We have approximately 700 students; 80% live on campus creating a distinct community made up of students from 23 different countries with an array of ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.Our education affords the students the environment to prosper in a highly personalized setting where the student to teacher ratio is 15:1. Also, students can extend learning outside the classroom through our exciting internship opportunities. Students flourish with our emphasis on experiential classroom learning and ?real world? exposure.Recently, Menlo College was reestablished as a business school with a mission "to develop future leaders through a liberal arts-based business education that integrates academic study and fieldwork in a Silicon Valley environment unmatched in its potential for innovation."