Assistant Vice President of Information Technology Services
Earlham College

Richmond, Indiana

Job Details

Job Location: Earlham College - Richmond, IN

Position Type: Full Time

Education Level: 4 Year Degree

Job Category: Administrative Faculty

Earlham College seeks an experienced and skilled strategist and manager to fill the position of the Assistant Vice President of Information Technology. The AVP of IT will supervise Information Technology Services (ITS) and serve as the College's Chief Information Officer. Campus wide Information Technology Services (ITS) includes the printing center, the campus store, and postal services. ITS is responsible for all academic, administrative, and business technology, including Ellucian Banner, help desk, telecommunications, networking, classroom technology, and information security. The AVP of IT is responsible for leading the College's effort to efficiently and appropriately collect, store, and share data and information across all functional units, creating a global data model that enables Earlham to use information strategically. The AVP of IT reports to the Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration and to College Cabinet when appropriate. Earlham is a small Quaker liberal arts college in Richmond, Indiana with a long track record of excellent teaching and student/faculty research. Earlham is a place where progress and decisions are made in a participatory, collaborative way. Committees operate using consensus as their deliberative and decision-making structure, a commitment to and valuing of this type of governance is essential for everyone at Earlham. Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Supervising, developing, and recruiting talented ITS colleagues
  • Collaborating to develop, communicate and implement technology policies
  • Enhancing the security of data across campus
  • Partnering with key individuals and in the development of digital literacy for our students
  • Leading the consultative processes of designing Earlham's technology strategy, implementing that strategy
  • Negotiating and administering contracts with vendors for a variety of technology services and equipment
  • Representing Earlham through consortiums such as the Great Lakes College Association, Consortium of Liberal Arts Colleges, and similar organizations
  • Bachelors degree in computer science or a related discipline (with an MBA or other advanced degree preferred)
  • Experience using technology to support teaching, administration, and research in higher education
  • Experience in higher education IT management, leadership, and supervision; including enterprise scale systems and the migrations and connections between them
  • Working knowledge of the strategic issues facing higher education and IT practices in higher education
  • Experience with open source software
  • Effective interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills
  • Experience managing large capital and operating budgets
  • Experience identifying and managing technology-related risks including those related to information security, privacy, and disaster recovery
  • An understanding of the values of a liberal arts institution
  • Must be able to travel for vendor, consortium, and training purposes as required
Candidates who meet some but not all of the desired qualities for this position are encouraged to apply. To Apply:Please submit the following application materials through the Earlham College Career Portal:
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Contact information for three references
The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Earlham College requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or apply for and receive a qualified exemption within two weeks of the employment start date. Earlham College is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse community, one that reflects the makeup of society at large and that particularly welcomes and supports individuals from groups that have been historically marginalized because of factors such as race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, and physical ability. The College strongly encourages applications from women and people of color. As an institution with a Quaker identity, the College also solicits applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Earlhams Work Authorization Policy Earlham utilizes E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility for all newly hired employees within the United States.

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