IT Manager

Recruiter
Colorado State University
Location
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
Posted
19 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
16 Nov 2017
Ref
50802
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Posting Details

Posting Detail Information

Working Title IT Manager Research Professional Position No Posting Number 201700814AP Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional Number of Vacancies 2 Work Hours/Week 40 Proposed Annual Salary Range 100,000 - 115,000 Desired Start Date 12/01/2017 Position End Date (if temporary) Open Posting Date Open Until Filled Yes To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 10/30/2017 Description of Work Unit

The Information Systems (IS) Department provides the information technology, resources and support to effectively meet the central computing and information needs of the administrative and academic offices at Colorado State University. Central administrative services provided by the IS Department include support for human resources, financial management, integrated student systems, data warehouse and reporting/analytics, mobile computing, and research services.

Position Summary

The Information Systems (IS) Department invites applications for two IT Managers. The positions differ only in the specific team and staff assignments. These positions are members of the (IS) management team, reporting to the Director of IS. Responsible for managing multiple teams/work units, including technical staff involved in application development, database management and security, and systems/infrastructure management.

The IT Managers will prepare and guide staff within assigned work units to meet the challenges of current and new technologies. Participate in the budgeting process to acquire and maintain the resources required to meet strategic goals of the department and the university. Interact with and manage vendors providing resources and services to the department and university. Oversee project management activities in assigned units to insure that accurate and timely results are delivered to the University community.

These are experienced level manager positions in the University’s central IS Department requiring excellent communications, people management, planning and professionalism working under pressure in a highly visible environment.

Required Job Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related area; plus minimum 5 years working in an enterprise-level information technology unit supporting enterprise level business systems.
  2. Project management experience with large scale implementations and experience with managing multiple request backlogs and priority setting with stakeholders.
  3. Must be a team player, analytical thinker, organized, ability to deal with critical situations when they arise, and be able to take initiative to solve problems quickly and completely.
  4. Solid understanding of the overall workings of a technology unit including application development, system implementation, hardware acquisition and implementation, budgets, vendor relations, and contract management.
  5. Strong collaboration skills with the ability to work productively and amicably with areas inside and outside of the IS unit.
  6. Strong inter-personal and communications skills with demonstrated customer focus through the establishment of strong working relationships and collaborative problem solving.
  7. The ability and willingness to address performance and behavior issues as they arise.

Preferred Job Qualifications

  1. MIS or MBA degree with at least 7 years of IT experience related to enterprise application development, implementation and support.
  2. PMP certification from the Project Management Institute or Master Certification in project management from an accredited college or university.
  3. Leadership experience with a team or in a project manager role for a large project involving a major implementation of an application systems or related infrastructure.
  4. Knowledge and/or experience in working with diverse vendors and negotiating contracts and agreements.
  5. Management/leadership training and/or experience in an IT setting with at least 5 direct reports.

Diversity Statement

  • Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category

Manage and Supervise Teams/Staff

Duty/Responsibility

  • Responsible for overseeing and providing leadership to multiple IS teams involved in the following areas: application/web development; application automation; business intelligence/data warehouse; database administration; and systems/infrastructure support.
  • Develops or modifies work processes, makes assignments, sets priorities, and reviews quality and completeness of work.
  • Identifies and develops appropriate skills and knowledge for assigned staff to insure they are productive members of their teams, the department, and the university community.
  • Establishes staff work schedules, reviews and approves leave, and insures effective and cordial working relationships among staff and clients.
  • Conducts regular, formal performance appraisals with assigned staff, and insures they receive appropriate feedback on their performance, progress related to individual goals, and adhere to university and unit policies.
  • Determines appropriate raise level for AP staff.
  • Recommends and carries out disciplinary measures as appropriate and in accordance with University policies.

Percentage Of Time

30 

Job Duty Category

Department Management, Collaboration, and Coordination

Duty/Responsibility

  • Participates in department management and leadership teams by attending meetings to devise, review, and execute strategic and operational plans.
  • Works collaboratively with management team and other members in unit to analyze and determine staffing needs, and is involved in the recruitment and selection of talent, both internally and externally, to fulfill these needs.
  • Works together with department management team to insure there is a safe and productive working environment that is inclusive, fair and absent of discrimination and harassment.
  • Works collaboratively with IS management/budget teams in management of the unit budget, setting appropriate priorities for expenditures ensuring staff needs are met as well as critical systems purchases, maintenance and support.
  • Works with management and leadership teams to develop and oversee unit policies and procedures. Maintains awareness of and carrying out of applicable state and University policies within unit.
  • Works to insure the security of the IS Department physical space, computing infrastructure, both at the desktop level and in data centers and ultimately the safeguarding of the University’s data.

Percentage Of Time

30

Job Duty Category

Project leadership and oversight

Duty/Responsibility

  • Performs IS project oversight including planning, coordinating and monitoring of IS work activities in support of the University community insuring all systems meet stakeholder, University business and data needs.
  • As part of management team is responsible for reviewing, approving, and staffing of projects. May function as project manager as appropriate.
  • Works collaboratively to define project management processes and standards to be used in department.
  • Utilizes software tools to automate management of projects and work activities and provides leadership and mentoring in the use of these tools.

Percentage Of Time

20

Job Duty Category

Central IT Liaison with Stakeholder Areas

Duty/Responsibility

  • Works collaboratively with University managers in planning, advisory, governance, and technical groups to determine systems requirements and opportunities that support the University’s business and strategic plans.
  • Advises University managers who operate distributed computer applications by conferring with them and their computer professionals regarding personnel utilization, appropriate software and hardware selection, implementation strategies, systems guidelines and programs for the future. Assure that distributed systems are compatible with central administrative systems by interpreting central directions, policies and guidelines.
  • Participates in activities related to procurement of central administrative systems.

Percentage Of Time

10

Job Duty Category

IT Knowledge and Professional Development

Duty/Responsibility

  • Assesses the usefulness of new or emerging information technology for University information systems by participating in technical and professional development, reading professional publications, attending conferences and seminars, and consulting with vendors and other IT professionals in peer organizations.
  • Maintains own professional and technical knowledge in order to enhance job effectiveness and productivity.

Percentage Of Time

10

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, please apply to this posting by 10/30/2017, 11:59 pm (MT) with a cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications, resume and 3 to 5 professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Travel - occasional travel to conferences, seminars, vendor meetings. etc. Search Contact Pat Spooner, Pat.Spooner@colostate.edu or (970) 491-1587 EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Executive Director of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

References Requested

References Requested

Minimum Requested

3

Maximum Requested

5