Assistant Director of the School of Information 5354BR Golisano College of Computing & Info Sciences GCCIS - School of Information
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Department/College Description The College: Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences at RIT is one of the most comprehensive computing colleges in the nation. The college is housed in modern facilities in Rochester, NY, that include leading programs in computer science, game design and cybersecurity. As home to the country's first undergraduate programs in software engineering and information technology, as well as the recently opened Global Cybersecurity Institute, Golisano College has long been a leader in computing education and research. Faculty, staff and students have access to specialized studios, labs, and equipment that are among the most complete and current of any university in the world. Moreover, Golisano College graduates go on to work at the world's leading tech firms and have developed groundbreaking technology like the Kinect for Xbox 360 and game-changing innovations like jQuery. The college is home to the departments of Computer Science, Computing Security, and Software Engineering, as well as the School of Information, the School of Interactive Games & Media, and a college-wide PhD program, providing abundant opportunities for research collaboration within and beyond the college.
The Department: The School of Information (the iSchool) is one of six administrative units within the College of Computing and Information Sciences; the School creates and applies knowledge in the field of information science, to bring together people, information, and technology. The iSchool oversees academic and curricula development for both undergraduate, and graduate students, pursuing degrees in three undergraduate BS programs, three graduate programs, and two advanced certificate programs - including programs in computing and information technologies, human-computer interaction, data science and analytics, and web and mobile computing. The iSchool provides leadership, administrative, financial, and logistical support to more than 700 undergraduate and graduate students with 30 faculty and 6 staff in Rochester, and also provides support of the School's degrees at RIT's global campuses in Croatia, Kosovo, and UAE. The School is among the university leaders in terms of grant generation and publications, and faculty include winners of university awards for teaching and research, as well as professional leaders, including ACM SIG chairs. The School is also home to several labs and research centers, especially in the areas of human-computer interaction, accessibility, and data analytics. The School also plays a large research and delivery role in the university's Computing for All efforts, to foster greater inclusion in computing and information sciences.
Detailed Job Description The Assistant Director of the School of Information is broadly responsible for the overall management and supervision of a subset of the complex portfolio of curricular operations of the School of Information, specifically for its online degree programs, interdisciplinary programs and courses, and its 'Computing for All' offerings courses for non-computing students. The Assistant Director:
Manages and supervises the operations for degree programs offered in partnership with other colleges and units across RIT, with multiple RIT global campuses, and or with external partners.
Responsible for ensuring that all partner units and colleges participate fully in decisions and resource planning.
Coordinates communications and reporting in support of School of Information operations, especially in regard to facilities, scheduling, human resources processes, event planning, student outreach, and other activities, including supporting the Director in managing the School's relationship with its industrial advisory board.
Supports other special projects as assigned.
Provides direct supervision for the Student Experience Coordinator of the School of Information, as well as coordination of a staff specialist providing enrollment and other support services for students in online courses and programs offered by the School.
Liaises with the Director of Technical Operations of GCCIS, in regard to curricular and research needs of the iSchool.
Responsibilities relating to online curriculum include:
Provide a creative, strategic vision for how the iSchool provides outreach to prospective students and provides services and advising for current students engaged in online degree programs.
In consultation with the Director, coordinate relationships and communications to liaise with RIT Online, RIT Innovative Learning Institute, and external organizations.
Provide assistance to iSchool faculty preparing or offering online courses, including identifying relevant technology and online education resources.
Assist the School Director in the annual budget request and future planning for online curricular offerings.
Responsibilities relating to Computing for All curriculum include:
Manage and supervise all operations of the School of Information's 'Computing for All' offerings, including the 'Principles of Computing' immersion and courses offered to students outside computing degree programs.
Work with the Director to innovate and implement a strategic vision for 'Computing for All' curricula.
Monitor and review course offerings for integrity and demand.
Investigate industry demand to identify opportunities for new courses or other forms of revenue-generating training, webinars, or seminars.
Assist in scheduling and budgeting for 'Computing for All' courses, in communication with any other RIT units or colleges which utilize these courses for their programs, and work with the Director regarding course coverage.
Manage the dispensation of 'Computing for All' courses, and abide by operations accounting practices for encumbrance, expenditure, and reconciliation of budgetary items as set forth by the Director.
Work with iSchool staff and other university personnel to effectively market the courses to eligible students.
Responsibilities relating to partnerships include:
Liaise and support communications to ensure that all partner units and colleges participate in decisions and resource planning relevant to interdisciplinary degrees.
Provide interim reports to the School Director, including providing assistance assisting in preparing budgetary or enrollment reports for programs that are offered in partnership across other RIT units and colleges.
Assist the School Director in the creation of the annual budget request and future planning for interdisciplinary degree program and curricular offerings of the School.
Responsibilities relating to operations include:
Coordinate communications and information gathering in support of School of Information operations that require strategic oversight, especially in regard to facilities, academic scheduling, human resources processes, event planning, and other School activities.
Coordinate communications by liaising between School faculty and the Director of Technical Operations of GCCIS in regard to the iSchool's educational and research requirements for information technology and software.
Coordinate gathering and modeling of requirements from among School faculty and staff to support the School Director in designing and implementing academic teaching schedules and to resolve potential issues in the scheduling process.
Coordinating the gathering of information and materials in support of annual personnel evaluations, tenure/promotion processes, faculty and staff job application materials, course/degree enrollments, budgetary reports, or other School operations.
Coordinate the communications to support the Director in managing the relationship between the School and its Industrial Advisory Board.
Special projects as assigned. Other duties as assigned.
Required Minimum Qualifications
Minimum 3 -- 5 years' experience working in a higher education academic environment
Robust presentation, verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
Strong organizational skills, demonstrated ability for attention to detail, to multi-task, to be self-motivated and creative, and to follow through with minimum supervision.
Knowledge of budget management principles
Master's degree in EITHER a computing discipline (e.g. information technology, computer science, information science, etc.) OR in a field relevant to business or higher-education administration (business administration, public administration, human resource development, etc.)
Required Application Documents
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