Director of Strategic Technology Initiatives/ITS-Office of Strategic Technology Initiatives California State University, San Bernardino
Employment Status: Full-time, At-Will, 'Exempt' position, included in the Management Personnel Plan (MPP).
Work Schedule: Generally, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (May required to work nights and weekends pending operational needs).
First Review Deadline: This position will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed beginning January 22, 2021.
Required Application Materials: All applicants must submit 1). Letter of interest or cover letter, 2). Current resume or curriculum vitae, 3). Three professional references who can provide assessments of your professional experience, accomplishments, and prospects for success in this position, and 4). Diversity Statement - may include your interpretation of diversity, inclusion, gender equity and must include specific examples of how your educational and/or professional experiences, background/philosophy has prepared you for this role at California State University, San Bernardino (maximum 250 words).
About CSUSB California State University, San Bernardino is a preeminent center of intellectual and cultural activity in Inland Southern California. Opened in 1965 and set at the foothills of the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains, the university serves more than 20,000 students each year and graduates about 4,000 students annually. CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has the most diverse student population of any university in the Inland Empire. Seventy percent of those who graduate are the first in their families to do so.
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Department Info The Office of Strategic Technology Initiatives (OSTI) provides support for technology initiatives and project management at CSUSB. OSTI provides technology solution consulting and has a comprehensive toolkit to help CSUSB manage projects successfully. In addition, OSTI provides either hands on or consultative project management services to empower world-class technology solutions.
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Typical Activities Job Summary As the Director of Strategic Technology Initiatives, you will serve as the leader for CSUSB's Project Management Office, provide leadership for strategic and tactical technology initiatives, and transform business operations across campus through the intersection of business objectives and technology opportunities. You will manage all aspects of customer implementation projects from inception through project closure, and work in coordination with ongoing Digital Transformation efforts. Under the general direction of the VP & CIO for Information technology Services, you will shape the direction of ITS to align with the strategic priorities of the university and empower change in business processes. You will focus on strategic objectives and drive measurable improvements. The following responsibilities include:
Providing Leadership and Mentorship to ITS Project Liaisons.
Developing standardized project management methodologies within ITS by
collaboratively developing standard project templates and artifacts
Providing regular coaching for all project managers and team members.
Assisting in the development of project plans, schedules, status reports and
deliverables for multiple strategic technology projects.
Ensuring project tasks, timelines, scope, and resources are properly defined and maintained.
Forecasting project resource, scope, and schedule needs.
Provide leadership to effective assessment of all ITS projects and initiatives
The incumbent will work collaboratively with ITS staff and administrators to provide project management services to the Division and the campus. This includes working collaboratively with project managers and teams to promote standard project management methodologies and artifacts. The incumbent will serve as the central point of contact for project status reporting to all stakeholders. And perform other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university.
Three (3) or more years of experience in direct supervision of staff.
Two (2) or more years of experience in IT-related project development and management in a complex organization.
Enterprise IT-related project management experience is preferred.
Experience in Higher Education is preferred.
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is desired.
ITIL (Foundation or higher) certification is preferred.
Must have leadership and mentoring skills.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Highly collegial, consultative; ability to develop and sustain collaborative relationships with diverse teams.
Demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive excellence environment.
A high degree of communication skills, both written and verbal.
Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization including customers, sponsors, stakeholders, and executives.
Encourage open communication with staff across teams, foster an atmosphere of trust; is open-minded and fair when handling conflicts.
Demonstrate strong professional ethics, is flexible and adaptable as a leader/manager, and promote
Ability to facilitate problem resolution and identify opportunities to improve service delivery and customer satisfaction.
Knowledge of best practices, trends, techniques, and methods of information technology and project management.
Strong analytical skills to evaluate data, interpret trends, and draw conclusions to prevent or resolve problems.
Business acumen and the ability to manage human, fiscal, and information resources strategically.
Ability to make timely informed decisions that take into account facts, goals, constraints, and risks.
Ability to apply creative and innovative thinking to develop fresh ideas and solutions to workplace challenges.
Ability to write and implement policies, procedures, standards, and guidelines.
Supplemental Information A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
The person holding this position is considered a `mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.
This position may be 'Designated' under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information: http://hrd.csusb.edu/conflictInterest.html
This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)
California State University, San Bernardino offers a challenging and innovative academic environment. The university seeks to provide a supportive and welcoming social and physical setting where students, faculty and staff feel they belong and can excel. The university provides students the opportunity to engage in the life of the campus, interact with others of diverse backgrounds and cultures, as well as participate in activities that encourage growth, curiosity and scholarly fulfillment. Through its branch campus in Palm Desert, the university mission extends to the Coachella Valley.