NACUBO is committed to diversity because it enriches and strengthens how we advance our mission, just as it does for institutions of higher education. We are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other fascinating characteristics that make us different. Our goal is to be the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay and do their best work.
Creativity and cross-team collaboration drive NACUBO’s achievements and contribute to individual success. All staff members are encouraged to think creatively about how they and NACUBO can address mission, member needs, and challenges that will inevitably arise from time to time. They are also encouraged to develop and nurture strong partnerships throughout the association. These partnerships help individuals, teams, and the association accomplish the activities, goals and strategies of the organization and of individual positions.
Imagination, innovation, and curiosity are welcome, and all require some risk taking. NACUBO encourages staff to engage in bold thinking, to put forward new ideas and proposals, and to openly debate the risks – upside and downside – associated with new ideas.
Each member of the NACUBO staff is responsible for creating and sustaining esprit de corps across the organization.
To accomplish all of this, staff will need strong communication and strategic thinking skills. NACUBO is committed to nurturing these skills in all staff members.
The Director of Information Technology is responsible for aligning NACUBO’s technology with its vision and business strategy by integrating organizational processes with the appropriate technologies. The Director of Information Technology will be responsible for ensuring the continuing development of the NACUBO Web site and other Internet-related deliverables.
The Director of Information Technology plans and directs the association’s strategy for its information technology infrastructure, including hardware, software, cabling, website, telephone services, and networks. In addition, the Director of Information Technology manages relationships with external vendors who provide hardware, software, and services to the organization's IT department. Effective vendor management is important for ensuring that the organization's IT systems and infrastructure are reliable, efficient, and cost-effective.
The Director of Information Technology will provide general oversight and management of the technology functions and supervise staff. Position reports to the Vice President for Digital Engagement.
• Collaborates with senior management and all levels of NACUBO’s staff to ensure information technology services are cost effective while meeting the overall needs of the organization’s goals and mission. • Develops and oversees the implementation of long and short-term strategic and operational plans for information technology that align with the NACUBO's strategic priorities, business needs, and resource planning. • Manages external vendors including tasks such as negotiating contracts, monitoring vendor performance, ensuring compliance with service level agreements (SLAs), and resolving any issues that arise. • Responsible for identifying and evaluating new vendors to ensure that the organization is getting the best value for its IT investments. • Leverages and transcends the existing information technology applications/infrastructure environment to a new, more modern architecture to support future strategy and evolving needs of the organization. • Develops, submits, and manages the operational and budgetary requirements for technology solutions to support NACUBOs strategy and business needs. • Develop project implementation schedules and determine needed resources. • Directs and leads an effective information technology team to ensure optimal performance and effectiveness and oversees the activities of the team in the execution of all information technology responsibilities. • Coaches’ information technology staff with a focus on individual job and career development including identifying and supporting successors for key positions. • Continually find ways to improve the infrastructure as well as enhance technology capacity and services; empower staff to use the tools to their best advantage, in the most effective way; and provide leadership and vision for future applications of these rapidly changing technologies. • Performs other duties as assigned.
This position works in a professional office environment. This position routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, shredders, and copiers. This position works in a climate-controlled environment, but internal office temperatures may fluctuate.
1. Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds occasionally. 2. To perform the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee may frequently be required to stand, walk, use hands and fingers to type, handle or feel, and reach with arms and hands. Vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time regular position. Typical days and hours of work are Monday through Friday 8:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. This position may be eligible for an alternate work arrangement (i.e., flextime), please refer to the Employee Handbook for details. There may be occasional evening and weekend work as job duties or projects require it.
Travel is primarily local during the business day, however, some out-of-the-area travel and overnight may be expected.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Please note this position description does not cover, contain, or list, a fully comprehensive listing of duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee in this role. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
• Bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university, preferably in a technology or business-related major.
• 12-15 years’ experience in information systems management and IT personnel; strong leadership and decision-making skills.
• Five years of project management experience is required.
• Knowledge of not-for-profit/association environment desirable.
• Knowledge of various Web languages such as HTML and ASP.NET.
• Knowledge of XML, SQL, and Oracle databases.
• Excellent people/vendor management and interpersonal skills.
The National Association for College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) is the premier membership association serving all areas of higher education’s business and finance offices with professional training, advocacy, research, and consulting services. NACUBO’s membership includes approximately 1,700 institutions of higher education and 40,000 individuals.
Established in 1962, NACUBO has been an association since it succeeded a federation of associations of business officers that had given the profession a framework since 1951. NACUBO now represents more than two-thirds of the higher education institutions in the United States.