Oberlin College is seeking proactive, resourceful, and innovative candidates to provide strategic leadership to the Administrative Computing team. The successful candidate will be a key member of the Center for Information Technology (CIT) leadership team and a key contributor to the College’s efforts to leverage technology and information to improve the student experience and drive effective operation. The Director of Administrative Computing Services (ACS) will lead the effort to modernize the applications portfolio in support of digital transformation and data informed decision making. Reporting to the CIO, the Director will lead a team of six FTE including developers and business analysts to lead the activities, products, and services of the College’s administrative computing team. The successful candidate will join Oberlin at a time of significant positive change. Working with the Chief Information Officer and other members of the CIT management team, the Director of ACS will help shape Oberlin’s future technology roadmap and CIT organizational strategy. The Director is an integral part of the College’s IT management structure and will be instrumental in facilitating collaborative change.
Collaborate with administrative colleagues to optimize the existing applications portfolio to enable effective services and processes and improve availability of data.
Partner with Dean of Students to continue to improve the student experience and supporting processes.
Collaborate with the Institutional Effectiveness and Planning team to provide a data analytics and reporting infrastructure and modern integration platform.
Enhance the availability and adoption of digital tools to facilitate communication, collaboration, and engagement.
Continue to build a project management culture and facilitate priority setting and decision making.
Contribute to diversity and inclusive excellence by creating technology services and processes that are inclusive, equitable, and accessible.
Attract, facilitate professional development and progression, and retain talented colleagues from diverse identities, backgrounds, and lived experiences.
About Oberlin College & Conservatory
Oberlin College & Conservatory, an independent coeducational institution, holds a distinguished place among American colleges and universities. Oberlin was the first college to grant undergraduate degrees to women in a coeducational program and, historically, was a leader in the education of African Americans. The Oberlin community is known for its academic and musical excellence and its commitment to social engagement and diversity. From its founding in 1833, Oberlin College has been a school with a mission, or rather, many missions. Beginning with abolition and coeducation, and most recently addressing the challenges of climate change, Oberlin has always been—to quote historian Geoffrey Blodgett ’53—a “peculiar mix of scholarly ambition and stubborn moral idealism.”
Oberlin College is committed to the creation and nurturing of a diverse community of individuals through inclusive excellence. Diversity involves recognizing the value of differences and the inclusion of all members of the community including those that experience discrimination or under representation. This is a core value of the organization as we strive for a culturally diverse student body, faculty and staff that reflect the multicultural nature of the nation and our world and bring unique strengths and abilities, which contribute, to our institution.
Qualifications and Experience
Oberlin seeks candidates with a track record of collaboration, innovation and creativity in the application and management of technology and an understanding of the values of a mission driven institution, and a broad perspective on successful IT practices. Successful candidates will also have strong oral and written communication skills.
Candidates are required to have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience. In addition, candidates are required to have 5-7 years of IT management experience in an organization with multiple stakeholders and diverse technology needs.
It is preferable that candidates have project management experience in an institution of higher education; hands-on management and/or experience with an integrated ERP and student information system. Preferred candidates will also demonstrate the following:
Extensive project management and priority setting experience in a complex environment.
Direct personnel supervision in applications solutions and support.
Experience with implementing and optimizing SaaS applications including their integration with other on-premises and cloud-based applications
Demonstrated ability to manage large and complex projects, involving diverse clientele, under strict and demanding
Excellent management, interpersonal and communications skills.
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Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until a successful candidate is identified.