| Advertised Summary Job Description: Reporting to the Vice President for Public Safety, the Executive Director of Technology Projects, and Technology Systems is responsible for insuring that all elements of systems design, development, integration, and implementation of technology-based security solutions for all departments and schools on the Morningside, Medical Center, and Manhattanville campuses are properly executed. The Executive Director Determines policies and procedures necessary to carry out the mission of Public Safety technology systems and technology projects in consultation with the VP. The Executive Director will also have overall responsibility for insuring that all Public Safety technology systems and initiatives throughout the Department, including the development of technical requirements for all security camera installations and card access systems for the Morningside, Medical Center and Manhattanville campuses are properly implemented and maintained. |
The Executive Director of Technology Projects and Technology Systems is the overall leader of the Public Safety Technology Department. The Executive Director hires, manages, and sets expectations, strategy and goals for the team. He/She makes decisions regarding the allocation of staff and resources, based on priorities set by the VP, Public Safety. The Executive Director oversees the activities and duties of the Director of Technology Projects and his staff, whose responsibilities include, providing expertise in the design, planning and installation of security equipment in new construction projects, renovations, and in existing University space where tenants are interested in enhancing the security infrastructure of their work area. The Executive Director ensures that all Technology Projects solutions are compatible with the needs of the Investigations Unit and the Technology Systems unit as it relates to requirements for superior equipment and installation standards in video technology. With respect to Technology Systems, the Executive Director oversees the activities and duties of the Director of Technology Systems and his staff including Service Technicians, and outside contractors in implementing security systems which will include (but not be limited to): access/identification cards, security locks and access systems, and security cameras. The Executive Director will set performance goals and standards for the Director, Technology Projects and the Director, Technology Systems and will conduct annual performance evaluations. The Executive Director, Technology Projects and Systems must work with the campus community, other campus IT leaders, key IT vendors, and off-campus providers to coordinate the design and delivery of technology-based security solutions for the campus community.
as well as in-house training for technical staff on security equipment. The incumbent also acts as the primary liaison with senior management across the university in all matters related to property/building access for employees, students and faculty; and will consult with these stakeholders in researching and developing access control initiatives and camera placement strategies. In addition, he/she will be responsible for developing and scheduling resources for all Department of Public Safety technology programs.
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required. Advanced degree is highly desirable. Minimum of 10 years related experience required; preferably in technology systems and technology project implementation and maintenance in a complex organization. Supervisory experience required. Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills are required. Must be able to manage multiple tasks efficiently and productively in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment. Proven ability to work in a client-service environment required. Demonstrated excellence in a variety of competencies including video surveillance technologies, access control systems, project management, computer technology and software systems and staff supervision is essential. The incumbent must also possess the ability to work effectively, tactfully, and equitably with a broad constituency of students, faculty, and staff in a University setting and work with changing priorities, manage numerous programs and events simultaneously and independently, exercise initiative and use discretion.
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As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
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