Chief Information Technology Officer for the School of Pharmacy (Director of IT for a School) - (2000013G)
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), School of Pharmacy is currently seeking a Chief Information Technology Officer for the School of Pharmacy, Office of Computer and Network Services (CNS). Reporting to the Senior Associate Dean of Administration and Finance, the Chief Information Technology Officer is responsible for making programmatic and financial decisions and leading strategic and tactical initiatives that address the school and campus needs. The Chief IT Officer is expected to foster UMB core values and create an environment of cooperation and collegiality within Computer and Network Services (CNS), school, and across the campus community.
The Chief IT Officer is primarily responsible for performing significant managerial functions within the Office of Computer and Network Services. Possess subject matter expertise in information technology professional discipline. Achieve objectives through coordinated efforts of others, typically by managing recruitment, engagement, performance, and development of employees. In addition to managerial functions, develop, implement, and manage goals and objectives. Participate in strategic planning. Determine and enforce processes, practices, and/or policies. Manage operations, workflow, projects, and/or systems that have strategic impact. Accountable for operational and/or financial resources. Accountable for legal and policy compliance.
The Chief IT Officer supports upper level senior professionals in the overall strategic direction and planning of CNS. Develop and execute strategic goals and objectives. Responsible for planning, development, and implementation of strategies. Upper senior professionals rely on expertise and advice to make financial, personnel, and significant strategic decisions. Significant authority to act on behalf of upper level senior professionals as needed. The Chief IT Officer must be able to take highly complex issues and present them to upper management to promote understanding and for decisions on resources.
Established in 1841, the University of Pharmacy is the fourth oldest school of pharmacy in the United States. As a leader in pharmacy education, science discovery, patient care, and community engagement, the School conducts cutting edge research and engages in a wide variety of professional practice activities to improve the health and well-being of citizens in the state of Maryland and beyond.
COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY
We believe every person brings with them unique strengths, experiences, and perspectives and we value these differences. One of our best opportunities to deliver a workplace that is diverse, inclusive, and focused on equality is to hire candidates who share these values.
The successful candidate for this position will be able to describe and demonstrate their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness as well as how they contribute to a respectful, positive workplace.
This exempt regular position offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days, and 3 personal days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
As the Chief IT Officer this position directs the administration of the IT functions within the school. This position will have knowledge of all types of IT systems, applications, databases, instructional technology, networks and may act as expert or advisor for these areas. This position is directly responsible for maintaining file servers and cloud computing.
Oversee specific administrative functions of IT for school.
Oversee the development and implementation of information systems that provide data as required on a consistent and secure basis.
Review reports and informs leadership of progress and project status.
Revise computer operating schedule to introduce testing and operating runs.
Provide strategic direction and leadership for all aspects of IT administration in order to maintain their efficient operation.
Consult with upper level administrators on a regular basis in setting strategic goals/objectives, and/or in fostering improvements in policies/procedures for the entire school/unit.
Proactively represent the school through participation in campus meetings and special projects, as well as the University on an external basis with USM headquarters and other system-wide units.
Maintain IT budgetary responsibility for the school and provide strategic direction and leadership to support staff. Maintain a rolling four-year budget for IT.
Direct the development, testing, and execution of the "disaster recovery" plan to ensure continued school operations.
Collaborate with school leaders involved in projects to ensure cooperation and define nature of the project.
Oversight of file server rooms.
Ensure School complies with USM Security requirements and address IT Audit issues.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Note: This position is considered essential to the daily operations within the School of Pharmacy.
Education: Bachelors in Information Technology, Computer Science, Systems Administration, Computer Engineering or a related field.
Experience: Seven (7) years spent progressively building background in various information systems, programming, applications, and operating systems.
Supervisory Experience: Four (4) years of experience at a management/leadership level.
Other: No substitution of experience for minimum education requirement.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
Thorough knowledge of position requirements. Thorough knowledge of all applicable requirements, regulations, and laws. Skill in effective use of applicable technology/systems. Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts. Ability to support a mission and strategic vision. Instructional, training, and teambuilding skills to strengthen and cultivate relationships. Skill in consultation and change management. Ability to manage and motivate four high level professional/technical personnel, a technician and office manager.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Staffing & Career Services at [email protected] Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy.
Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff - E0711I
Employee Class : Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Financial Disclosure: Yes
Organization: School of Pharmacy - Dean's Administration
Job Posting: Nov 18, 2020
Unposting Date: Dec 19, 2020, 4:59:00 AM
Internal Number: 161881
About University of Maryland, Baltimore
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, global health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.