District Director of Information Technology Systems

Job Level
Senior position
Job Category
  • Information Technology
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Network / Systems

The Director leads the district-wide Information Technology Division ensuring it fosters an innovative teaching and learning environment in support of college and district strategic initiatives.  This position will: safeguard the security of CCS IT systems, guide cyber-security planning, interface with the State Board for Community and Technical College IT organization and statewide technology systems, maintain continuity of operations, provide for timely disaster recovery, supervise IT Directors, manage assigned budgets, and recommend district-wide IT procedures. This position reports to the Public Information Officer.

  • Manage CCS' data processing, technology and digital network and cloud-based systems. Manage IT support of statewide ctcLink ERP remediation and upgrades. *
  • Serve as a Cabinet-level advisor to district-wide management on all matters relating to information systems and technology. *
  • Represent CCS Information Technology at the state level, serving on the statewide IT Council. *
  • Ensure security processes and tools are in place, constantly monitored, and updated to safeguard the integrity of CCS IT network, data and systems. Direct risk evaluation and compliance management processes. Ensure compliance with the security standards and requirements of the Washington Office of the Chief Information Officer and State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. *
  • Is responsive to technology requests and questions and is able to respond diplomatically, in plain language, in a manner that balances a spirit of high customer service with an understanding of fiscal and staffing limitations. *
  • Facilitate the development of a long-range district-wide master planning process to include computer technology, network and office automation systems. Identify and implement best practices for optimizing infrastructure and operation costs, improving system performance and ensuring service-level requirements are met. *
  • Investigate, coordinate, recommend and gain approval for all district information technology acquisitions, equipment and systems within established district and state agency guidelines and institutional needs. *
  • Consult with district-wide management and staff to identify problems and solutions related to information systems.  Advise current and potential users of information technology on capabilities and limitations of available hardware, software, applications systems and services. *
  • Establish and monitor procedures for controlling and prioritizing use of all information technology resources and office automation systems. Recommend policies and procedures regarding information technology, data security and technology use by employees. *
  • Lead the development and implementation of data loss and data breach plans and procedures. *
  • Develop IT budgets for approval of the PIO.  Responsible for ensuring approved budgets are implemented and approve expenditures within the unit. Develop information technology forecasts, plans, and budgets for the district. *
  • Supervise and mentor IT Directors (train, schedule, evaluate, discipline and respond to grievances).  Adhere to classified contracts and all district rules and regulations ensuring efficient operations of the IT Division. *
  • Inform and educate staff about behavior and performance expectations, provide timely and accurate feedback regarding performance, and ensure performance and behavioral problems are corrected promptly and effectively. *
  • Stay current with developments in new technologies and platforms. *
  • Develop and maintain strategic relationships with regional and statewide higher education partners. *
  • Support and advance the CCS strategic plan, and perform other duties as assigned. *

 '*' Indicates this is an "essential duty".




  • A Masters' degree in Computer Science, Business Administration or another closely related field from an accredited institution.
    An equivalent mix of education and experience that demonstrates the candidate meets all competency requirements for this position.
  • Five years of related experience.
  • Experience in effectively managing personnel and financial resources.
  • Strong oral and written communication and listening skills.
  • Broad Information Technology technical knowledge.
  • Ability to provide counsel and technical advice to information technology users.
  • Knowledge of sound fiscal management through acquisition of appropriate information technology equipment.
  • Acceptance of the responsibility to promote the welfare and best interests of students at all times.
  • A demonstrable understanding and acceptance of the mission, values, goals and objectives of CCS.
  • The ability to perform assigned duties in a manner consistent with applicable laws, regulations and goals of the institution, community and technical college system.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering and supporting a teaching, learning and working environment that honors diversity, equity and inclusion.


  • Experience working in higher education or working for state agencies.
  • Project management training and certification.
  • LEAN Training and certification.
  • Experience working in a union environment.
  • Expertise and knowledge in at least one aspect of technology, i.e., computer science, software engineering, information systems or another aspect.



TOTAL COMPENSATION $117,763 - $122,474.  Total compensation is an estimate based upon base compensation, current employer-paid health and related benefit contribution rates and median retirement fund contributions.  The actual total will vary depending upon each employee's enrollment choices.

An offer of employment will not carry with it any responsibility or obligation on the part of the District to sponsor an H1-B visa.  Person hired must be able to provide acceptable documentation of U.S. Citizenship or lawful authorization to work in the United States. This is an absolute condition of employment. In addition, the Community Colleges of Spokane maintains a drug-free work environment and prohibits all smoking in the college buildings and state-owned vehicles. Must be able to successfully work in and promote a multicultural work and education environment.  Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted.  Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.


  • Work is performed in a normal, temperature controlled office environment.
  • Work is sedentary in nature.
  • Frequent use of computer and exposure to terminal screens.
  • Visual focus and strain.
  • Work involves constant interruptions and requirement to answer on demand questions by phone, in person, or electronically.
  • Frequent repetitive hand/wrist motions and finger manipulation.
  • Frequent oral and auditory communication with others


  • Contract 12 month position
  • Position is exempt from Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Requires criminal background check
  • Ability to travel locally as well as occasional out-of-town travel
  • If using personal vehicle for travel proof of driver's license and car insurance required



To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required competencies and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:

  • CCS online application.
  • Cover letter addressing your qualifications as applied to the responsibilities of this position. *
  • Comprehensive resume. *
  • Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references.*
  • College transcript(s) if applicable - unofficial/copies of transcripts are acceptable for initial application, official copies must be submitted upon acceptance of job offer.