What is the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine and what is Information Technology @ the Veterinary College?
The College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) at Cornell University is recognized internationally as a leader in public health, biomedical research, animal medicine, and veterinary medical education. Ranked as one of the top veterinary college in the nation by US News & World Report, the College will continue to excel in providing education and advanced training that prepare veterinarians and scientists to serve society in critical roles in clinical and diagnostic veterinary medicine, public health, scientific inquiry, and public policy. The college strives to advance animal health through discovery-based research, the delivery of excellent clinical care, and continued vigilance against the spread of diseases. Additionally, clinical services are provided in the Cornell University Hospital for Animals (CUHA, Ithaca), Cornell University Veterinary Specialists (CUVS, Stanford, CT), and Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists (CRES, Elmont, NY), as well as the Animal Health Diagnostic Center (AHDC, Ithaca).
A driving force behind what we do is technology. The entire CVM community depends on our 15 member strong IT group to provide extraordinary support for anything and everything tech related. Veterinary Medicine IT (VMIT) is composed of 5 teams which include; IT security, Systems Management, IT purchasing, Web and Application Development and IT Support. This position will play a critical role in leading what IT is at the college, using these teams to reach their full potential and provide the entire CVM community with the best technology solutions possible.
What you will do:
You as the IT Director will spearhead and champion the services of VMIT to the CVM community. Working closely with Senior Leadership you will recommend and demonstrate ways that technology can be leveraged to make processes run effectively. This role has a direct impact on the overall success of the organization by identifying and responding to technology opportunities through entrepreneurial problem solving and fanatical customer service.
We have a team of 15 IT professionals who need the right leader to ensure that their skills are being maximized to the fullest potential possible. This is where you come in. By providing guidance and mentorship to your direct reports, you will strive to create a culture of inspiration and innovation. The ultimate goal of this position is to push the limits and do all you can to successfully interweave technology into the fabric of the College of Veterinary Medicine.
You will achieve these herculean goals by understanding and implementing the "Three Ways" approach – systems thinking, the right feedback loops and creating a culture. Your efforts will contribute to our ability to provide on an annual basis, the care to 75k+ animal patients, the processing of over 200k tests to detect diseases and protect public health, and develop the infrastructure to help support our research advances in genomic biology, and infectious disease control.
You will work to stylishly guide and ensure all of our systems are connected and "talking" to each other based on the feedback from the faculty, staff and students. By generating this type of support model, you will create a culture of innovation, and one that allows for risk in order to create dynamic change and progress.
Additionally, you will:
Collaborate - Collaboration is key! You will develop effective working partnership's with Cornell's central Information Technology team, other college IT groups and local college leaders
You will live and breathe the Zen of metrics. Understanding your system lies in the numbers, you will not be swayed by hunches or anecdotal instances. You will develop plans based on data not conjecture
Things tend to run more smoothly when you have a plan in place, therefore you will develop a rock solid understanding of Cornell IT policies and procedures to ensure compliance and not be afraid to make modifications and improvements to these policies
You will explain all this tech "stuff" to less-technical stakeholders in a clear and easily digestible way
What you will be:
You will be a nimble, candid, forward thinking technology leader who thrives on putting strategy into action. You will be the type of person who yearns to put their DNA on to their work and truly leave their mark. Ideally, you will have spent time working in a fast paced, high energy, agile environment where you thrived on tackling challenges and inspiring innovation. Additionally, you will have:
A Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or related field with 7-10 years' experience in IT or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Proven leadership experience where you have inspired and motivated teams, lead and sustained organizational or climate shifts in culture among IT or other relevant teams, and influenced decision making.
Solid consulting/business analysis skills. You will be able to listen carefully to key stakeholders, gather requirements, and translate their needs into a concrete action plan.
Just because something may appear to be a challenge doesn't mean it's not possible. You will have the ability to offer creative work arounds and solutions when faced with obstacles.
Demonstrated ability to select, install, and provide direct oversight of complex computer system hardware and software.
Lastly, it goes without saying that communication skills are paramount. You will be working with all different levels of the organization and should enjoy explaining complex technical concepts to both technical and non-technical people.
If you have all those things, great! We have a few more things that we would prefer you to have, but it's ok if you don't.
Master's degree in Information Technology or related field
Experience managing delivery of IT services, implementing policies and procedures, managing projects, and developing operational and strategic plans in a large and complex organization
Prior work experience in a higher education or medical environment
University Job Title:
Info Tech Assoc Dir
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