Vice President of Information Technology
In-office at Clark College with hybrid option available
Clark College is Southwest Washington’s largest public institution of higher education with an open-enrollment framework welcoming students of all ages and backgrounds pursuing their educational or career paths. With a mission to service the community and guide individuals to achieve their educational and professional goals, Clark inspires learners to excel, transforms lives, and strengthens our increasingly diverse community.
Clark College uses equity, justice, and anti-racist practices as a foundation to ensure all faculty, staff, and students feel welcomed, included, and engaged. The college employs a strong belief that diversity is critical to ensuring that multiple viewpoints are represented and considered in decision-making. They offer a great benefits package and opportunities to engage in professional development, build equity competencies, and practice wellness. Clark College strives to create cultural climate that challenges power, privilege, and inequity. View Clark’s Commitment to Social Equity here.
The Vice President of Information Technology (VPIT) serves as a member of the Executive Cabinet reporting to the college President. The VPIT oversees the entirety of the college’s Information Technology (IT) Services department, facilitating technical strategy and structural implementation, and supervising four direct reports (e.g., Technical Operations, Project Manager, Security Manager, and Executive Assistant). The VPIT also serves as the Chief Information Security Officer for the college.
Salary range for Vice President of Information Technology: $127,952-$148,155
- Provide leadership and oversight for the operating units in the IT Services Department including helpdesk support, desktop support, classroom media and Infrastructure Services (e.g., Data center, data network, server administration, private cloud services, telephone, and cabling network), application development, website administration, LMS administration (CANVAS) and Information Security
- Research, plan, implement, and evaluate all IT systems and solutions that will most effectively serve students, and administrative and instructional units
- Consult with college units, divisions, and departments, and IT Services staff to identify problems and solutions related to information systems
- Lead all college IT strategic planning activities and act as a technical/administrative resource for IT Governing Committees and Ad-hoc Groups (e.g., Strategic planning, research, and policy development)
- Communicate and guide strategic and operational goals to managers and employees within IT Services
- Perform employee evaluations of direct reports and review the evaluations of all department employees
- Manage IT Services operating budgets and approve all department expenditures
- Develop and present for approval changes to the base operating budgets and new funds requests for the Department.
- Review and interpret federal and state laws and regulations related to IT to ensure that the college is in compliance
- Produce standards, policies, and procedures governing all IT at the college
- Act as a liaison between the college and the State Board for Community & Technical Colleges (SBCTC) IT Division, and the Washington State Department of Enterprise Services
- Serve as the institutional representative on the Washington Association of Community and Technical Colleges (WACTC) IT Commission
- Participate on committees and ad-hoc groups of the SBCTC and other state agencies to conduct strategic planning, research technology alternatives, and develop IT policy for the SBCTC system.
- Create and conduct annual reviews of the IT Security Program and IT Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Plan
- Proactively work towards putting IT security measures in place to ensure highest risks are avoided, and ensure appropriate and immediate security stance is taken
- Provide recommendations for remediation of risk in non-IT areas (e.g., Securing responsibilities related to securing data records and retention)
- Strategically support the Human Resources Department with compliance, data breach, and investigation
- Develop position descriptions, and hire new exempt and classified staff employees
- Chair all IT Governance committee meetings, respectively (e.g., IT Council and Technology Fee); prepare agendas, proposals, budget documents, and other materials needed to conduct committee business; and convey recommendations of the IT Council to the college President and Executive Cabinet for consideration and disposition
- Demonstrated experience partnering with external constituents to plan, develop, and secure IT solutions
- Proven knowledge applying IT standards of practice in a diverse and decentralized professional and/or intellectual organization
- Strong technical planning and strategic innovation knowledgebase
- Experience with diverse backgrounds and persons to support the integration of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion framework