The Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies (LA&PS) is the largest Faculty at York University with over 23,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and almost 100 programs delivered through 24 Departments, Schools and Colleges, plus the IBM Markham learning site. York University is known for championing new ways of thinking that drive excellence in promoting and enhancing, teaching, research, and student success. Through innovative course design, diverse experiential education and learning opportunities, and within a supportive community environment, our students receive the education they need to create big ideas that have an impact on the world.LA&PS eServices supports more than 1,300 faculty workstations, significant research infrastructure both in hardware and software, 120 student service, administrative, faculty and research websites, 2,300 course sections on various learning management platforms, more than 600 lab workstations, key academic process software applications, and approximately 300 regular staff on a variety of platforms and operating systems, including mobile devices, all ranging across multiple campuses/sites/buildings and engaged in several international collaborations. With a budget of $3.5 million and ownership of and accountability for LA&PS information and learning technology architecture, integration, data, and infrastructure functions, the Director, Information & Learning Technology will lead their teams in the design and oversight of an ecosystem of platforms and tools that enable the academic and administrative experience of LA&PS. With a client-centered emphasis on strategic thinking, innovation, process streamlining, universal design and cost-effectiveness, the Director is responsible for planning, integrating and delivering information and learning technology strategies, services and processes that directly support LA&PS' strategic direction. This is achieved and enhanced through collaboration and consultation with central University Information Technology (UIT) and information technology (IT) leaders from across the University, which also ensure alignment with the University's overarching IT strategy, priorities and enterprise architecture. With the understanding of our existing systems and challenges, the Director will design a future technology roadmap that meets the Faculty's academic, research and administrative operations and objectives. The Director works collaboratively with their teams, leaders from across LA&PS and campus colleagues to foster a client focused culture of excellence, inclusion and continuous improvement, and represents the Faculty within the University regarding technology standards, policies and planning. Their efforts, combined with those of their team, will have a direct positive impact on the campus experience for students, faculty and staff, and position the Faculty as a leader in IT architecture renewal and innovation within the University.
Post-secondary education in a relevant discipline is required (e.g. 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 strongly preferred.
Minimum 7 years of proven advanced information technology leadership experience, with a minimum of 10 years working in information technology service provision and/or advanced information technology project management capacity. Demonstrated experience with strategic planning and execution, process mapping and digital transformation, change management, risk analysis and designing, data management and data governance, business intelligence and reporting, 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. experience in strategic planning and implementing multi-year technology investment plans and experience leading teams in a unionized environment.
Proven success in building relationships and fostering a positive, inclusive organizational team culture within a dynamic and complex environment. ability to effectively work with and influence all levels, including developing partnerships. results oriented with a strong track record of collaboration and driving to successful outcomes. excellent communications (oral and written), contracting and negotiating skills. ability to advise on technological trends and best practices, and align priorities and resources with objectives and strategies. 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. commitment to excellence, with the ability to conceptualize and action initiatives to improve and streamline processes. high degree of integrity with the ability to handle confidential and politically sensitive issues and difficult situations in a tactful and diplomatic manner. demonstrated strong leadership, coaching and team building skills in order to foster, motivate and support an environment of high performance, trust and collaboration. flexible and adaptable with exceptional detail orientation and organizational skills. and strong solutions-focused problem solving skills. Advanced proficiency with Microsoft 365 (i.e. Outlook, Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint).
High pressure of volume with numerous competing demands. handles time sensitive and confidential materials. High level of accountability for job duties and responsibilities for self and others.
This position requires the candidate to produce a verification of degree(s), credentials(s), or equivalencies from accredited institutions and/or international equivalents at the time of interview.
York implemented a revised CPM Compensation Framework in 2019. The Framework is a salary grid consisting of 6 or 8 steps (depending on job grade) which is reviewed annually with possible adjustments, and a lump sum Performance Based Recognition Award. Employees will receive the grid adjustment and depending on performance, eligible permanent employees may move to the next step of the grid and may receive a lump sum Performance Based Recognition Award.Visit the CPM Compensation page on the HR Website to find out more about York's CPM Compensation Program.
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