Reporting to the VP Technology/Chief Information Officer (CIO) and directing a cross-functional team of information technology and academic technology professionals, the Assistant Vice President of Enterprise Academic Technologies at the University of Cincinnati provides collaborative leadership for the development and delivery of the enterprise academic technologies roadmap and framework that is strategic, standardized, sustainable, supportable, scalable, and secure. The Assistant Vice President of Enterprise Academic Technologies provides leadership in working with the VP Technology/CIO and leads team members to manage the enterprise academic technology operations of the organization; ensures operations are clearly aligned with the strategic priorities of IT@UC and the strategic academic and research priorities of the university.
The Assistant Vice President of Enterprise Academic Technologies shall work collaboratively with the Vice Provost for eLearning to ensure the enterprise academic technologies ecosystem appropriately supports the academic priorities and needs of the university. The Assistant Vice President closely coordinates with the Vice Provost for eLearning on a comprehensive set of technology, infrastructure, delivery, and the next generation of digital learning environments that facilitate the diverse teaching and learning missions of the university. In addition to management of existing enterprise instructional technologies and programs, the Assistant Vice President will deliver campus-wide a state-of-the-art, enterprise-wide academic technology environment that supports quality online, hybrid, and blended courses and the next generation of digital academic environments. The Assistant Vice President of Enterprise Academic Technologies will work to ensure the quality and accessibility of the enterprise academic technologies environment through the application of best practices and compliance standards such as Quality Matters; Section 508 of the American Disabilities Act (ADA); and Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization (TEACH) Act.
The Assistant Vice President provides leadership, vision, and direction; develops metrics to assess the effectiveness of the enterprise academic technologies ecosystem; promotes a culture of continuous quality improvement; independently anticipates technological challenges and opportunities by developing, implementing and assessing a comprehensive strategic operating plan; build consensus and develop collegial, collaborative working relationships with a broad range of constituencies.
Duties & Responsibilities
Serve on the Vice President's management team, participating in decisions affecting the units under direct supervision as well as the organization unit as a whole; counsels the VP/CIO on the University's technological challenges and opportunities; serve on various department, division, and university committees; represent UCIT at appropriate university bodies, committees, councils, etc., as requested; plan, direct, provide leadership and execute special projects as assigned.
Ensures the Technology Department is in compliance with federal statutes and regulations, state and local laws, UC policies and procedures, and relevant contractual obligations; develops backup and continuity plans that anticipate emergencies and system problems in order to avoid failures of critical systems.
Plans, prepares, and administers the department budget and exercises proper financial controls
Works closely with IT staff and the VP/CIO to drive the divisions' mission, vision, and objectives; anticipates technological needs in a way that fulfills educational and business requirements; reviews, refines, and establishes processes and protocols to build a strong technological infrastructure and provide exceptional technical assistance; ensures that direct technical support is provided in a professional and timely manner to students, faculty and staff; creates a customer service-oriented culture; recommends process improvement, efficiencies and system to the VP/CIO.
Communicate with Deans, Chairs, and Directors within the university to identify service needs, potential service solutions, and other management services; ensure that related activities are carried out in accordance with generally accepted principles.
Provide direct supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary actions, approve time off, etc.).
Bachelor's degree with ten (10) years or advanced degree with eight (8) years' experience related leadership experience and include three (3) or more years supervision experience.
Leadership experience inclusive of (5) years overseeing enterprise academic technologies in higher education.
Proven track record in the effective development, implementation, management, and evaluation of annual and capital budgets to achieve departmental and University objectives.
Demonstrated ability to identify grant funding opportunities to support research to practice in enterprise academic technology designed to improve learning experiences and outcomes as well as external funding partnerships and opportunities to advance the next generation of digital learning environments.
Expertise in negotiating strategic sponsor partnerships and business agreements that enhance the enterprise academic technologies ecosystem.
Experience in oversight for the implementation, support, maintenance, and delivery of enterprise academic technologies including the Blackboard Learning Management System (LMS) and related technologies. Familiarity with leading the research, identification, and implementation of emerging enterprise academic technologies to enhance student learning environments, course delivery, and student engagement/outcomes.
Knowledge of latest trends in higher education as they relate to enterprise academic technologies. Strong aptitude and ability to leverage information technology and applications.
Demonstrated success in cultivating strategic partnerships and collaborative culture both internally and externally. Excellent customer service, interpersonal, project management, problem solving and critical thinking skills.
Effective consultative, presentation, and collaboration skills. Sensitivity to respond appropriately to the needs of diverse communities.
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