Head of IT Systems - Global Schools & Educati

Bethesda, Montgomery, Maryland
Jun 10, 2014
Jul 16, 2014
Full Time
Head of IT Systems – (Global Schools and Education Systems) Bethesda

International Baccalaureate – Bethesda, Maryland

Are you seeking an opportunity to utilize your professional leadership and IT skills to help make a difference in the world? If so, then we may have the ideal opportunity for you. The International Baccalaureate (www.ibo.org) is a not-for-profit educational organization offering curriculum, professional development and assessment worldwide. The IB is a recognized leader in the field of international education. IB's programs encourage students to be active learners, well-rounded individuals and engaged world citizens.

The International Baccalaureate is seeking a Head of Schools and Education Systems based in our Bethesda Maryland Global Centre. The Head of Schools and Education Systems is part of the IT senior management team and shares responsibility with the IT Director in the overall management of the department, with a particular responsibility to manage all matters pertaining to IB’s schools and education systems. This requires close consultation with senior IB staff in order to ensure the development and support teams provide appropriate IT services within the context of the IB strategic plan.

The Head of Schools and Education Systems works with IB staff and customers to understand business requirements and translate them into world class solutions and systems service support. The position also works with external suppliers for specific projects.

The IB has a unique opportunity for you to combine your significant Full, end-to-end responsibility for the IB’s Schools Division applications and systems, including demand management, solution development (BUILD) and service delivery (RUN). This includes the leadership and management of the solution architect, as well as internal and external resources for systems development and systems support functions.

We recognize that we are seeking a unique individual who meets the technical requirements, but also has a dynamic personality to work with diverse, global and academic based stakeholders. Please carefully review the requirements for this position, if you meet all of them and you are seeking an opportunity such as this with a mission focused organization, please apply!

- Degree or equivalent experience in an IT discipline.
- Minimum of 15 years total IT experience, including minimum of 5 years people management experience.
- Deep and broad knowledge of several application platforms, specifically including a wide range of school and education applications.
- Extensive experience and knowledge of analysis and application development (at least 10 years)
- Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to chair meetings, make presentations, resolve conflict situations and to communicate complex technical issues using simple and clear language.
- Proven project management skills.
- Proven people management experience and skills.
- Extensive knowledge of the policy, framework, management structures and reporting procedures for all aspects of the applications and related activities.
- Knowledge of the global software supply market
- Knowledge of current and evolving development methodologies