Director - Information Technology

Job Level
Senior position
Job Category
  • Technology
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Information Technology
Position Summary

The Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking a Director of Information Technology. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Dean.

The College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University is a high caliber veterinary medical school providing professional education towards DVM, MS, and PhD degrees; world-class biomedical and clinical research; and tertiary level clinical practice. The college operates a Large and Small Animal Teaching Hospital and the Oregon Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory that service clinical cases from around the world. The College operates within a total budget (from all sources) of approximating $25 million annually, supporting educational programs, veterinary medical and diagnostic public services, and research programs with broad impacts related to animal and human health. The College employs approximately 215 faculty and staff, plus student workers, and instructs approximately 290 veterinary students.

The IT Director is a member of the College’s leadership team, partnering with other college leaders to help make broad-level decisions concerning the College’s mission, vision, values, objectives, and policies. The IT Director provides overall leadership, supervision, evaluation, monitoring, and provisioning of IT services, information management, information privacy and security for the College. They have a passion for working with people and technology to drive innovation. This position translates information among groups and identifies risks, while creating opportunities for engagement and partnership. This position will assist College units in determining and supporting technology that advances instruction, research, new ideas, efficiencies, and enhanced programs and services for students and employees. This position maintains a close partnership with OSU Information Services (central IT) and serves as the College’s primary technology liaison within OSU’s IT community.

Position Duties

55% Administrative

  • Stay apprised of new technologies and how they can be integrated into existing systems using the most cost effective methods. Assess feedback from users of systems to make additional modifications to increase efficiencies.

  • Design, programming, development and maintenance of Veterinary Teaching Hospital information management system to assure a complete patient care, customer billing and statistical history system through online computer databases.

  • Design, programming and development and maintenance of the Oregon Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory information management system to assure complete electronic access and storage of results testing and customer billing.

  • Manage and maintain the ongoing software development and maintenance of software systems and databases that support the college staff and hospitals.

  • Monitor and conduct necessary backups of all data-stores and monitor door access and security camera systems and assure connectivity to campus network and outside networks.

  • Assess, plan and implement a yearly budget plan to include replacement, new and added technology assets to support and further the educational experience of students at the college and to provide support and assistance to staff in accomplishing their missions.

25% Supervisory

  • Effectively manage and supervise the IT department and its employees to assure access to college-wide computers and electronic systems that includes full connectivity to desktops, hospital and diagnostic lab databases, door access and video surveillance system.

  • Review, assess and plan for changing technologies and advise and consult with other managers and users at the college in maximizing these assets.

  • Plans, approves, and assigns work of IT technical staff, prepares and signs performance evaluations, and recommends hiring/firing. Assigns and approves work assigned to other systems developers/programmers assigned to project as needed. Establishes and maintains objectives and goals for the IT department that are linked to College goals and objectives.

15% Leadership

  • Contributes to organizational decision-making in consultation with other departmental leadership in the areas of mission, vision, values, policies, procedures, budgets, and personnel needs.

5% Committee and other duties

  • Serves on OSU’s IT Coordination Committee. Leads and/or serves on other committees as needed. Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum/Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in information technology, computer science, business administration or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Five years of experience in Information Technology.

  • Demonstrated experience leading an IT team in providing excellent customer service and support to end users and customers.

  • Experience in a supervisory role working in a team-based environment.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to communicate technical information to a non-technical audience.

  • Independent problem-solving, self-direction, and ability to manage multiple tasks, including experience in project management.

  • Demonstrated understanding of cultural responsiveness, diversity, social justice and/or support for traditionally marginalized populations which may or may not be related to IT.

  • Ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures.

  • Experience in general financial accounting procedures.Flexible and creative problem solving skills.

  • This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.

Preferred (Special) Qualifications
  • Master’s degree

  • Experience in IT in a health care system, preferably in a hospital setting.

  • Certification in PACS administration or equivalent work experience.

  • Experience working with users in an academic setting.

  • At least 2 years of experience in a supervisory role working in a team-based environment.

  • Experience supervising employees represented by a collective bargaining unit.

  • A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

Working Conditions / Work Schedule  
This position requires a clear and unambiguous commitment to compliance of all National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) regulations for Division I (FBS) universities.  No