Department: Information Technology Services
Reports to: Vice-President, Finance and Support Services
Position: Permanent Full Time
Job Reference #: 202205-01
Location: London, Ontario. This position must be available to work from campus.
This position offers an exciting leadership opportunity within the King’s Senior Administrative Team to collaborate within the King’s community, affiliated University Colleges and Western University to deliver information technology services for students, employees and faculty.
The Director of Information Technology Services will provide strategic leadership in the management, planning, coordination, supervision and evaluation of Information Technology Services. They will specifically provide oversight to the management of King’s computer software systems, servers, and networks, for the implementation and integration of enterprise systems and associated subsystems, web site design, E-learning support, media technology services and operational support activities.
The Director of Information Technology Services will develop, implement, communicate and evaluate information technology policies and procedures. They will constantly monitor the Information Technology Services plans, policies and guidelines and modify as necessary to meet the needs of King’s. The Director will be accountable for continuous improvement of the cyber security program through identification of risk, recommendations for improvement, automation of alerts and remediation and communication with other IT functions.
The Director will lead the Information Technology Services team by developing annual and long-range departmental plans, procedures and methods for meeting goals and providing services. They will lead the implementation of best practices in project management and will be responsible for providing guidance and oversight in project lifecycles from intake to delivery and closure. Specifically, they will consult with the Academic Dean’s Office and faculty on needs related to digital pedagogies, technical class-room requirement and overall support for King’s teaching and research strategies.
Effective September 7, 2021, all employees and visitors to campus are required to comply with King’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related discipline.
- A minimum of 5-years in a management or supervisory role within an ITS environment.
- Excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication, negotiation, risk management and dispute resolution skills.
- Strong problem solving and decision-making ability with experience coordinating/leading projects, including designing and re-designing processes, as well as implementing changes in computer systems.
- Demonstrated discretion and tact when making decisions for the organization and department.
- Competent leadership and team building skills with a strong understanding of the needs of King’s IT users.
- Flexibility in adapting to change and in participating in consultative decision-making decisions.
- Evidence of ongoing professional development and participation in industry associations.
Submit a letter of application and resume. References required upon request. Please quote the Job Reference # in your application. Internal applicants for the Contract position need Budget Unit Head approval prior to application (23.C of PAOA Terms and Conditions of Employment). Interested persons may apply to: Human Resources, King’s University College, 266 Epworth Avenue, London, Ontario, N6A 2M3.
Job candidates will be asked to provide a satisfactory vulnerable person’s police clearance within 3 months of hire date.
Job description available upon request.
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS:
Posting will remain open until filled.
King’s is committed to advancing the Catholic intellectual tradition and welcomes faculty, staff and students from all faiths and backgrounds.
King’s University College is committed to Employment Equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons and persons with disabilities.
King’s University College is committed to recognizing the dignity and independence of all and seeks to ensure that persons with disabilities have genuine, open and unhindered access to King’s employment opportunities. If you require an accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at 519-433-3491 for assistance.
Job Type: Full-time