Associate Dean of Technology Strategy & Digital Services
Johns Hopkins University
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Internal Number: 110668-en_US
We are seeking an Associate Dean of Technology Strategy & Digital Services who will be responsible for developing and implementing a long-term vision and strategy for Information Technology and Digital Services at the Sheridan Libraries and University Museums. The ideal candidate is a skilled organizational leader with experience successfully completing large scale, complex projects requiring multi-disciplinary coordination and significant collaboration with researchers, vendors, and staff. The Associate Dean works with peers across campus and with external partners to develop collaborative solutions that support data-intensive research, open science, and the discovery and preservation of digital assets. The position provides oversight of technology units that create innovative systems as well as maintaining a robust, integrated, and secure technology infrastructure, and of digital services that support faculty and students in their use of digital tools and techniques in their scholarship and learning.
The Associate Dean reports to the Dean of the Sheridan University Libraries, Archives, and Museums and is a member of the executive leadership team, participating in Library-wide planning and decision-making. The position's portfolio includes Library Data Services, the Digital Research and Curation Center, the Open Source Programs Office (OSPO), and Library Systems and Applications.
The position has a dotted line relationship with the Johns Hopkins University Chief Information Officer to facilitate alignment with campus policies and infrastructure.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Support the research and teaching mission of Johns Hopkins University by ensuring reliable operation of Library systems used by faculty, students, and staff, and directing ongoing improvements to user experience, accessibility, resource discovery and access, data archiving, operational reporting and analytics, collection management, and process optimization.
Act as a thought leader on campus in the development of innovative digital infrastructure and services to support data science, open scholarship, digital humanities, the discovery and preservation of digital collections
Build and sustain partnerships with faculty and staff across campus, with peer institutions, with the community, with national and international organizations, and with funding agencies; work with these partners to develop coordinated or integrated solutions and technical infrastructure.
Act as an advocate across campus for the Library's role as a partner in the development of technological solutions for research and teaching and develop metrics and case studies to communicate our value and capabilities.
Promote the Open Source Programs Office and its services by acting as a champion for open source, open scholarship, and open data
Oversee the division, ensuring that leadership and staff are supported and well organized to collaborate effectively in support of the library, its patrons and its partners.
Engage in strategy, planning, and decision making, in the selection and use of software systems, hardware infrastructure, and cloud infrastructure.
Actively participate in the leadership of the Libraries, Archives, and Museums through participation on the Dean's Council and other senior leadership committees.
Engage across the Library, University, and the global research community to ensure the Library is well informed of trends and opportunities in digital information services.
Position colleagues and staff for success in relationships with other internal and external constituents
Actively participate in, and represent the Libraries at relevant national and international professional associations
Inspire and maintain a focused, collaborative, and highly knowledgeable workforce, and nurtures a culture of innovation, evidence-based investments, and responsive program development.
Lead the development of divisional strategic, operational, and tactical planning, resource allocation, and assessment, ensuring that division goals advance the Library's overall strategic plan.
Contribute to fundraising initiatives and events.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Supervisory and management experience; ability to organize, direct, motivate, and evaluate performance of staff.
Ability to successfully manage multiple projects and people on a cross-functional, cross-organizational basis.
Capability to establish strategic objectives, set performance standards, and organize and motivate a staff team and its individual members to achieve both project-based and operational goals.
Superior interpersonal and communications skills, both written and verbal.
Ability to develop and deliver clear presentations to internal and external leadership.
Ability to translate client needs to IT professionals as well as the ability to translate the capabilities of technology to clients.
Ability to lead, direct, and motivate teams effectively.
Ability to act with diplomacy and influence others.
Excellent team building and collaboration skills.
Ten years IT experience, including 5 years management experience.
Additional education (Master's in a related field) may substitute required experience and additional related experience may substitute required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
JHU Equivalency Formula, 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
An advanced Degree in a Technology or Business field and proven experience leading large scale, complex projects.
15+ years of progressively responsible positions in IT or technology-related role.
Experience in an academic environment.
Classified Title: Associate Dean-MGM Job Posting Title (Working Title): Associate Dean of Technology Strategy & Digital Services Role/Level/Range: ADMOFF/01/EX Starting Salary Range: Min $126,000 - Max $220.800 Annually (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 8:30a-5:00p Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Hybrid/Homewood Campus Department name: Digital Research & Curation Center Personnel area: Libraries
Total Rewards The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University's good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here: https://hr.jhu.edu/benefits-worklife/
Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines: JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
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