Senior Director, Student Systems and Educational Technologies - UIS

Washington D.C.
Dec 07, 2016
May 05, 2017
Executive, Director
Full Time

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.


The Senior Director, Student Systems and Educational Technologies is a newly created position for University Information Services (UIS). The position will be responsible for managing and operationalizing the student focused applications for Georgetown University (GU), including student information systems and the core enterprise educational systems, both on premises and on-line.

A key responsibility for this position will be to partner with administrative and academic leaders to determine the IT solutions that help them improve the delivery of their services to their constituents. This includes:

  • Participation in definition and business case development.
  • Analyzing and identifying appropriate applications in response to requirements, risks, and cost.
  • Planning, designing, developing, documenting, and implementing secure cost-effective IT solutions that best satisfy user needs and that are consistent with GU policies, architecture, and standards.
  • Ensuring that information security policies, principles, and practices are an integral and fully incorporated component in the applications domain.
  • Managing projects from an operational/business perspective and establishing and monitoring performance measures to ensure successful and timely implementation.

This position reports directly to the VP and Chief Information Officer. Reporting to this position are the Director, Student Systems, the Director, Educational Technologies, and the Senior Director for Online Initiatives and Innovation.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent with relevant course work in Computer Science, Information Systems or related field(s). Graduate degree desirable.
  • Minimum of ten years of relevant technology management experience.
  • Must possess a strong knowledge of student and educational technology systems, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and experience working in a team environment.
  • Must demonstrate ability to ensure quality of work force through the development and implementation of standards and documentation as well as professional development plans.
  • Must possess a commitment to service and quality, and the ability to integrate these concepts into the unit culture.
  • Experience in higher education or related industry required.
  • Must demonstrate strong project/personnel management and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in the following desired: client/server distributed processing, project management.

Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certification:

  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in team building and staff management experience.
  • Demonstrated capacity to develop and execute information systems project plans that meet requirements on time and under budget.
  • Significant prior experience with student information systems and pedagogical systems such as course or learning management systems, digital library initiatives, or experience in an academic environment preferred.
  • Significant experience with web-based technologies including HTML, JavaScript, XML.
  • Experience in working on 'cutting edge' projects to service ‘enterprise' customers strongly preferred.
  • PMP Certification or equivalent experience desired.

In addition to the challenge, what`s in it for you?

  • Competitive Base Salary
  • 403(b) plan with excellent employer match
  • Tuition assistance plan for employees and children
  • Outstanding professional development opportunities
  • Excellent dental and healthcare plans for employees and their families

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EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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