Director of Information Technology
Consistently recognized as one of Canada’s leading undergraduate universities, Mount Allison University offers degrees in Arts, Commerce, Science, Fine Arts, and Music and has an approach to teaching and research that is immersive and student-focused.
Mount Allison prides itself on its achievements in information technology over the years, having been the first university in Canada to wire student residences, the first university in Canada with ubiquitous wireless across campus, and an early adopter for server virtualization, amongst other accomplishments. Now, the University is seeking its next Director of Information Technology to lead its IT team.
Reporting to the Vice-President, Finance & Administration, the Director of Information Technology leads, supports, and promotes the strategic use of Information Technology to advance the University’s mission. The Director leads three managers and a group of 17 individuals organized into three functional groups – User Services, Networking, and Applications. They will work to understand, foster, and sustain relationships with key stakeholders, including students, faculty, staff, other universities, outside agencies, various levels of government, and vendors. The Director will develop, adapt, and promote a vision to meet the future technology needs at Mount Allison University, overseeing the leaders who manage the day-to-day operations of the department and recommending strategies, priorities, and projects that will best achieve the University’s strategic goals and objectives.
As the ideal candidate, you bring a minimum of 10 years of leadership experience coupled with a bachelor’s degree in a technology-related area, business, or a related field of study. You have a proven track record in IT strategic planning, budgeting, and team leadership in a client-focused environment, and you have experience in all aspects of information technology planning, development, and implementation, including; enterprise resource planning, systems architecture, telecommunications, database administration, web and social media development, and security and compliance issues, as well as working in an ERP environment.
Your technical background gives you the foundation needed to understand complex systems, but it is your broad business acumen, team leadership skills, and exceptional interpersonal and communication abilities that have enabled your success throughout your career. Most importantly, you believe deeply in the value of post-secondary education and Mount Allison’s commitment to excellence and you are excited by this opportunity to play a key leadership role at a top undergraduate university.
If you’re interested in this opportunity, contact Andrea Forbes-Hurley or Leah Cunningham at 1-866-822-6022, or please apply online by clicking “Apply Now” on the button below.
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