Associate Director, Technology

Job Level
Mid-level position
Job Category
Associate / Assistant Director
  • Technology
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • All Areas of Technology
0102- PRE Office Of The President  
Officer Full-Time Regular  
General Administration  
***An internal candidate has been identified and has applied for the position; however, we are still accepting applications and will consider all qualified candidates.*** 

The Associate Director, Technology is responsible for overseeing and managing the work of the Technology team in the Office of the President and acting as project manager for all related work the office undertakes, including development, launch, and management of web properties and services. 


1. Oversees the Office of the President technology service and project management staff. 

2. Liaises with Columbia University Information Technology (CUIT) and external vendors. Manages contractual agreements with vendors. Fosters and manages relationships with internal and external partners and constituents. 

3. Responsible for internal oversight and management of all Office of the President technology, including computers, hardware, software, systems, wireless devices, peripherals, and related equipment. 

4. Develops detailed web and/or technology project plans and objectives for the Office of the President, including evaluation and definition of scope, stakeholders, timeline, and necessary resources, all while minimizing project risk. Coordinates resources of internal and external partners to ensure on-time and successful project execution.  

5. With regularity, captures and reports out on a variety of data, from web properties (Columbia Commencement website, World Leaders Forum website, among others), internal systems, and other sources, in order to support Office of the President technology initiatives and needs. 

6. Liaising with the Office of Communications and Public Affairs and CUIT, serves as primary point person and project manager for all live streaming of Office of the President-managed events, including World Leaders Forum and University Commencement.  

7. Maintains detailed and comprehensive documentation for all project management work and for Office of the President technology inventory.  

8. Works with staff to develop strategies and plans to enhance client services, improve user effectiveness, and foster innovation. 

9. Executes ongoing research regarding and analysis of Office of the President technology products and web properties and services, in consideration of University and industry best practices. 

10. Performs other duties as assigned.  

Bachelor's degree required. Minimum 4 years of related experience.  
Project management and content development experience required. Proficiency with Drupal, MS Office Suite, Photoshop, and other Adobe products required. Proficiency with FileMaker Pro preferred. Must have familiarity with SEO concepts and web analytics systems. Advanced knowledge of basic computer hardware and experience with operating systems including Apple OS X, iOS and Windows are necessary. Superior verbal and written communication, research, and organizational skills required, in addition to a very high level of attention to detail. Must demonstrate working knowledge of a range of diagnostic utilities and exhibit an ability to absorb and retain information quickly and convey it to others in user-friendly language. Must be able to coordinate simultaneously multiple projects with competing priorities, in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented work environment. Must be a team player. On occasion, may be called upon to work non-traditional hours. Confidentiality and discretion are required.  
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