York University Lake Ontario
Feb 20, 2018Full time
Director, Information & Learning Technology (CPM-10967) York University is known for championing new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Our 53,000 students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world. Meaningful and sometimes unexpected careers result from cross-discipline programming, innovative course design and diverse experiential learning opportunities. York students and graduates push limits, achieve goals and find solutions to the world's most pressing social challenges, empowered by a strong community that opens minds. York U is an internationally recognized research university - our 11 faculties and 24 research centres have partnerships with 200+ leading universities worldwide. We are currently recruiting for a Director, Information & Learning Technology to work with the Office of the Dean in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies for this exciting opportunity. Are you an Information and Learning Technology professional? Do you possess an understanding of information technology governance, systems development methodologies, inventory management and asset tracking, data management, policy development and implementation, and regulatory/legal issues for technology? Do you possess exceptional interpersonal skills including the ability to build relationships and foster an inclusive team oriented environment? Do you have experience working in information technology service provision and/or advanced information technology project management capacity? experience using Python and PHP with Oracle or MySQL? Do you possess experience participating in large-scale IT projects? Do you possess excellent analytical & evaluative skills? If so, keep reading! In this role, you will be responsible for planning, developing, integrating and delivering information and learning technology strategies, services and processes that directly support LA&PS' strategic direction. The Director works collaboratively with their eServices team, leaders from across LA&PS and campus colleagues to foster a client focused culture of excellence, inclusion and continuous improvement, which supports the Faculty's academic, research and administrative operations and objectives. The Director has accountability for developing and safeguarding the Faculty's information and learning technology services, systems, processes, analytics and equipment (including computer labs), and for researching and planning the next generation of learning and academic support systems for the Faculty. They lead the development and implementation of the LA&PS computing plan and technology strategy and represent the Faculty within the University regarding technology standards, policies and planning. Their efforts, combined with those of their team, have a direct positive impact on the campus experience for students, faculty and staff. The Director provides coaching, guidance and leadership to the eServices team in their support of Schools, Departments and Colleges across the Faculty. The Director works closely with the Executive Director, Strategy & Administration to develop the strategic direction and with their team to ensure goals and results are achieved with a strong client service focus. To be considered for this opportunity, you will possess: A Post-secondary education in a relevant discipline (eg Computer Science or Information Technology), or an equivalent combination of related education and experience. Project Management Professional (PMP) designation and a relevant Master's degree is preferred. In addition, the successful incumbent will possess a minimum 7 years of proven leadership experience, with a minimum of 10 years working in information technology service provision and/or advanced information technology project management capacity. Experience with strategic planning and execution, process mapping and transformation, change management, and designing, building and managing a dynamic infrastructure that has improved service, reduced costs and managed risk is required. Preference will be given to candidates with advanced experience in microcomputing/Workstation hardware and software installation and support, including LAN installation, configuration and systems administration; experience identifying and implementing learning technologies in an academic setting; and experience leading teams in a unionized environment. To apply to this exciting opportunity or for full position details, apply below . We offer comprehensive benefits and access to superb educational and recreational facilities. York University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals within the University's employment equity categories of women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and aboriginal persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code. York University is committed to employment equity and diversity and a positive and supportive environment. York University offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you are contacted by York University regarding a job opportunity or testing, please advise if you require accommodation. 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