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The Director of Management Systems and Data Administration, reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Operations Shared Services, provides leadership and oversight for the division's technology infrastructure, including the development, implementation, administration, and maintenance of policies and procedures that ensure the security and integrity of the division's data and information technology.
The incumbent is responsible for:
Directing all Operations Division functions related to information technology, data administration, and enterprise systems;
Recommending courses of action for achieving strategic objectives within the division in support of university goals;
Experience and interest in leading large scale data initiatives and ensuring appropriate processes and procedures are in place to assure the ongoing maintenance, validity, and usability of associated data;
Serving as the division's liaison to stakeholders throughout the university to communicate and coordinate data-related processes, initiatives, and/or changes;
Cultivating and maintaining professional working relationships with the university's central IT organization and other relevant stakeholders to improve communications and reduce barriers to shared success, and;
Ensuring compliance with all relevant federal, state, and university policies and procedures.
The incumbent has direct oversight (including personnel, budgetary, and strategic leadership) for all units within the Management Systems and Data Administration area. These units include Operations Information Technology, Building and Space Data, Enterprise Systems, Geographical Information Systems (GIS), and the Records and Plans Library.
The incumbent must be detail, action, solution, and results oriented and dedicated to continuous improvement. The incumbent is expected to fulfill identified responsibilities with limited supervision while maintaining effective communication with the Assistant Vice President.
Other responsibilities include:
Independently performing complex administrative and leadership responsibilities;
Independently managing division projects and strategic initiatives, conducting research, analyzing findings, and preparing statistical reports;
Supporting the implementation of Shared Services division-wide and serving with professionalism, a positive attitude, and excellent customer service skills, and;
Developing, interpreting, and recommending for implementation administrative and business policies and procedures.
Advanced degree in business information technology, information systems, computer science, business/public administration, or related field;
Demonstrated experience with the development, implementation, administration, and maintenance of policies and procedures for ensuring the security and integrity of data;
Expertise in data collection, integration, processing and analysis;
Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks concurrently; excellent organizational and delegation skills; and ability to work collaboratively in a higher education environment;
Excellent analytical and quantitative skills with knowledge of computer applications for data analysis and report development;
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of customers in a diverse community;
Demonstrated supervisory experience with the ability to develop and lead a strong team with a unified vision of continuous improvement;
Commitment to high level of customer service, and;
Analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills, with strong attention to detail and ability to see the big picture.
Demonstrated administrative responsibility in higher education or public sector;
Broad understanding of higher education issues and operations, experience working with university governance, and experience coordinating support activities and preparing materials for governing boards;
Demonstrated knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations applicable to a higher education environment; and/or working knowledge of university organizational structure, policies, and procedures;
Knowledge of remote management software; advanced system administration tools; an Active Directory domain environment and/or server configuration and support experience.
Knowledge of Banner systems, HokieMart (SciQuest), HokieServ (AssetWorks), and MicroStrategy;
Knowledge of computer-aided design (CAD);
Experience working with the Library of Virginia and familiarity with state record retention guidelines, and;
Professional license (e.g., ITIL Foundation, CPA, CISA) or other relevant professional certification.
Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Full-time
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