The University of Iowa seeks an Executive IT Director who will provide strategic vision, leadership, and oversight for the Administrative
Information Systems department within its organization. The Executive Director provides critical direction for the strategic management of
enterprise-level applications, databases, identity, and analytics solutions. The service portfolio includes internally developed, vended and
cloud-based solutions. has an annual operating budget of almost $12M and is composed of 10 workgroups and approximately 90 staff and
students consisting of application developers, system administrators, database administrators and data science professionals.
Executive Director position requires strong leadership skills, understanding of complex business processes, knowledge of emerging
technologies as well as an ability to mentor/coach staff and build strong campus partnerships. They will work with institutional executives,
internal ITS leadership, and academic and administrative units to develop and deliver the institution’s administrative data and systems
goals. Key campus partners include colleagues in University Human Resources, Finance & Operations, Provost Office, Office of Vice President
for Research, and OneIT Administrative and Collegiate IT leaders.
ITS-AIS is one of six functional units in ITS reporting directly
to the Vice President and Chief Information Officer.
ITS-AIS is a phenomenal place to lead, grow, and deliver impact. It’s an
organization that values results and teamwork, mentors our people, and supports them as professionals. Our mission is to create a welcoming
and supportive workplace where everyone feels empowered to be their authentic selves and share ideas. We strive to cultivate a workforce
culture of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We embrace this commitment as mission-critical, not just compliance-driven, and
embed it in hiring, incentive, retention, and career-development practices and initiatives.
This is a Professional and Scientific
full-time position classified as an Executive IT Director (PIM4).
ITS values work-life balance and strives to provide flexible work
options where possible. This position is eligible for a combination of on-campus and remote work. Work arrangement options will be discussed
during the hiring process.
Education Requirement: A Bachelor’s degree. An equivalent combination of education and
related experience may also serve to meet these minimum requirements.
- Technology experience (typically 13+ years) including management education or experience.
- Demonstrated and considerable
experience successfully leading a large technology team, department, or organization.
- A passion for and in-depth knowledge of
administrative processes, systems, and services, including enterprise applications, databases, identity, and analytics.
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience with software development methodologies and technologies in a hybrid environment of vended,
internally developed, and cloud software solutions.
- Demonstrated knowledge of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems (finance,
human resources, research, and student systems) development, support, and integration.
- A strong customer service orientation and
ability to develop positive working relationships and strong rapport with various campus constituents.
- Demonstrated and
considerable experience successfully managing, developing, and retaining technical staff.
- Demonstrated ability to set priorities
and manage multiple projects simultaneously within given resource/time frames.
- Excellent people skills and ability to communicate
effectively, both orally and in writing, with diverse technical and non-technical staff.
- Experience managing budgets and vendor
- Demonstrated job-related experience with and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the work/academic
- Strong leadership, team building, coaching and mentorship skills
All interested applicants must submit a resume and cover letter (under submission relevant materials) that clearly
address how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal
background check and education verification. Five professional references will be requested and required at a later step in the recruitment
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply
and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex,
pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual
with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. For additional information contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, (319) 335-0705.