Director of Technology, Libraries

at James Madison University (view profile)
Published June 10, 2024
Location Harrisonburg, Virginia
Category Academic  
Job Type Full-time  Paid Internship  
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Education Requirements Qualifications: The successful candidate will have: • Articulated ability to help foster an inclusive and equitable work environment. • Demonstrated ability to lead and supervise a team effectively, including setting strategic direction and mobilizing support for broad departmental initiatives. • Demonstrated proficiency in project management methodologies to plan, execute, and monitor technology projects from inception to completion while fostering a culture of adaptability and innovation. • Experience analyzing and designing technology solutions and services to meet complex and evolving user needs. • An understanding of cybersecurity principles and best practices to protect the institution's digital assets, user data, and privacy. • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. • Master’s Degree or equivalent education and experience in Computer/Information Science, Computer Security, Computer Information Systems or other relevant disciplines. Additional considerations include: • Familiarity with tre
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency 95000
Maximum Compensation in Local Currency 98000
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The Director of Technology
• Leads the development and evolution of the Technology department’s strategy, ensuring alignment with the Libraries mission, vision, and strategic initiatives.
• Collaborates with Libraries leadership and relevant stakeholders to develop and implement technology-related policies and standards.
• Directs Technology initiatives from inception to completion, including needs assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation, and management of the project portfolio.
• Collaborates across all Library units, JMU IT, external constituents, and vendors to achieve organizational objectives and to identify opportunities for technical innovation and improvement.
• Supervises the Technology teams, providing guidance and support to ensure their success in contributing to Libraries and the DATech unit’s mission and vision.
• Directs the design, implementation, and maintenance of Libraries’ technological infrastructure, systems, applications, and web presence.
• Participates in organization-wide leadership activities and efforts, professional development, scholarship, and service activities, as appropriate.