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SUMMARY: 

The Director of Technology establishes, strategically plans, and administers the overall policies and goals for the Information Technology Department.  Analyzes the needs of various departments and determines ways to meet NSBE’s objectives by modifying existing or developing new information processing systems. The Director of Technology is also responsible for generating budget, usage, and analytical reports in collaboration with the National Technology Chairperson.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Oversees the Technology department, including infrastructure, budget, and applications

• Implements and oversees the execution of the strategic technology plan

• Develops, maintains, and tests disaster recovery plans

• Recommends and develops plans for systems development, maintenance and operations, hardware and software purchases, budget, and staffing

• Manages the development, implementation, installation, maintenance, and operation of informational, cloud, and functional systems for the organization

• Develops, implements, and monitors management information systems policies and controls to ensure data accuracy, security, and legal and regulatory compliance

• Identifies consultants, negotiates, and manages contracts with consultants and vendors for services and products

• Provides support to end-users in the selection, procurement, usage, and maintenance of software programs and hardware

• Manages computer operation scheduling, backup, storage, and retrieval functions

• Reviews reports of computer and peripheral equipment production, malfunction, and maintenance to determine costs and impact, and address problems

• Develops training programs that keep staff and leadership up to date on NSBE’s technology systems, software, and programs

• Works to deliver products and services on time and on budget

• Manages and oversees all stages of the development lifecycle for new projects

• Helps to prioritize short- and long-term objectives

• Manages the maintenance and upgrades or phasing out of existing systems

• Oversees maintenance of hardware and software systems

• Stays up to date on security risks to ensure data security

• Reports progress and challenges to senior management

• Sees that all reported issues are resolved quickly and efficiently

• Performs other related duties as assigned by Senior Management

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

● Directly supervises all individuals working in the Technology Division

● Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws

● Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems

QUALIFICATIONS:

● Minimum of 5-10 years of related experience and/or training in process management, planning and implementation in academia, or the non-profit or for-profit sector

● Master’s Degree (MA) in computer science, information technology or related field and/or 4-10 years of related experience

● Must possess a minimum of 5 years of experience managing cloud applications, developing web applications, implementing database solutions and/or managing a hybrid IT solution

● Certificates, licenses and registrations are desired

● Ability to manage others, delegate responsibility and provide support

● Ability to meet deadlines

● Have a high level of energy, positive attitude, and possess a selfless attitude for the benefit of the organization

● Must demonstrate a clear talent for understanding, motivating and inspiring our clients, consultants, leadership and staff

● Ability to gain the respect and confidence of other team members

SUMMARY: 

The Director of Technology establishes, strategically plans, and administers the overall policies and goals for the Information Technology Department.  Analyzes the needs of various departments and determines ways to meet NSBE…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    August 9, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    August 2, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Managerial

Salary

Based on education, certifications and levl of experience.

Level of Language Proficiency

English

English

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Alexandria, VA
Associated Location
Alexandria, VA, USA

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