Position Description

Title:Associate Vice President Information Technology
Department:Information Technology
Reports To:College President
Position ID:13009
Position Term:12 months per year; 40 hours per week
Grade:3 Exempt/Technical
Type of Employment:Regular

Position Summary

Responsible for the supervision, coordination, and administration of all programs and personnel in the Information Technology Unit. Leads the development and implementation of a comprehensive, college-wide Information Technology (IT) program that supports all college functions. Is a key member of the college’s senior leadership team. Responsible for leading the development and implementation of an IT Master Plan that supports the college’s Mission, Core Themes, and Objectives. Directs the acquisition, configuration, operation, maintenance, repair, documentation, and replacement of IT systems and equipment in accordance with the IT Master Plan and good industry practices. Actively participates as a member of assigned college committees and performs all functions and activities within the guidelines and philosophy set forth in the BMCC Mission, Vision and Strategic Plan.

Essential Function

Oversees the recruitment and screening of candidates for employment in the Information Technology (IT) Unit in accordance with established policies; ensures that each new hire is evaluated for retention or recommends termination at the end of his/her probationary period.

Ensures that instructional, communications, business, and other hardware and software systems and networks are maintained in the highest state of readiness and availability; provides for equipment redundancy, backup capability, and emergency power.

Ensures that administrative and operational procedures for IT are developed, implemented, and periodically reviewed.

Leads the development of IT Unit budgets, and works cooperatively with other units in the college to develop an integrated budget; provides for the effective control of approved IT Unit budgets.

Leads a periodic technology-needs assessment in collaboration with the user and technical communities of the college, and recommends the adoption of new technologies. Participates as a member of the senior management team to integrate technology needs into planning at the institution-level, with primary responsibility for developing, communicating, implementing, and updating an IT Master Plan; ensures the alignment of the IT Master Plan with the college’s Mission, Core Themes, and Objectives.

Oversees all aspects of IT operations, including capacity, resource, and deployment planning for all communications and computer equipment, systems, and networks; exercises the overall responsibility for the design and maintenance of the Help Desk system and for the performance of the IT element of the Help Desk.

Exercises the authority for planning, scheduling, organizing, directing, and controlling major IT projects.

Establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with regional educational institutions, businesses, industries, vendors, and public agencies to remain abreast of current and emerging technology issues, challenges, opportunities, solutions, and best practices.

Represents the college to public and private organizations.

Performs other duties, as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Supervisory Responsibilities

Supervises and evaluates department heads, supervisors, staff personnel, and other personnel assigned to the IT Unit; sets professional goals for employees.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Superior oral, interpersonal, and written communication skills

Working understanding of budgetary procedures, fund accounting, public-management processes, auxiliary operations, human resources, facilities management, and enrollment management (student services)

Expert understanding of information systems and technology
Demonstrated ability to make data-driven decisions in the pursuit of organizational goals, including a solid grounding in data analysis techniques

Ability to build a team and to create a working environment characterized by participative leadership, shared responsibility, common purpose, open communication, creative talents, and rapid response, with a simultaneous focus on both the future and the task at hand

Ability to work effectively with other administrators and faculty

Excellent management, organizational, supervisory, and participatory leadership skills, including the ability to assess problem situations and to resolve them quickly and effectively

Must possess excellent strategic-thinking and conceptual skills that facilitate planning and results

Ability to manage multiple tasks, to prioritize effectively, and to function under duress

Broad knowledge of the field of information technology and related subject areas, including the principles of needs identification results planning

Familiarity with modern Intel-based servers and the administration thereof

Understanding of data storage, backup, and disaster recovery principles

Experience with helpdesk and communication technologies / strategies

Understanding of fault-tolerant, redundant, and scalable infrastructure solutions

Familiarity with Microsoft Exchange email system

Awareness of virtualization technologies

Understanding of distributed directories and authentication (LDAP, Active Directory)

Understanding of networking fundamentals

Excellent technical management and documentation skills, including MS Office and VISIO

Capability to learn quickly and to draw meaningful conclusions from independent research

Ability to understand and analyze client requirements and to provide appropriate solutions

Required Education/Experience

An earned Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in a technical discipline or a related business discipline with significant work experience in information technology plus at least five (5) years of progressive responsibility as a supervisor or manager of a technology-related, customer-focused organization

A combination of education and work experience that is comparable to the degree requirement plus at least five (5) years of progressive responsibility as a supervisor or manager of a technology-related, customer-focused organization

Experience in the management of public organizations strongly preferred

Other Aspects of the Position

Must be available to work flexible hours.

Required to attend monthly Board of Education meetings.

A qualified applicant (a) must possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in this position description and (b) must be able to demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the position


This position description covers the most significant essential and auxiliary duties performed by this position, but does not include other work, which may be similar, related to, or a logical assignment for the position. The essential duties of this position may change as the position evolves.

I am qualified for this position as described above.


Revised: 11/2013