University of Colorado Denver Campus

Auraria Library

Information Technology and Web Services (ITWS) Department Head

Position #300194 – Requisition #17843
 

The Auraria Library is seeking applications for a Information Technology and Web Services (ITWS) Department Head. This full-time, University Staff (non-classified) Information Technology and Web Services (ITWS) Department Head oversees the work of the Information Technology and Web Services Department. The Information Technology and Web Services Department is made of two units: the Web Services Team and the Information Technology Team. The Web Services Team is responsible for the web development, maintenance, and support for the mission-critical Library website as well as other public and internal facing applications of the Library. The Information Technology Team is responsible for the entire Library’s desktop and IT infrastructure services. The Department Head ensures that computing and infrastructure technology for the end-user and for Library staff are operating with maximum efficiency and effectiveness. The Information Technology and Web Services, Department Head oversees the administration and maintenance of existing systems and the Library’s technology budget of about $250,000.

 

Auraria Library is committed to diversity within its community and welcomes applications from minority candidates. The Library seeks candidates who embrace a multi-cultural, diverse, and inclusive workplace, and who strive to incorporate those values in their work and interactions.

 

Information Technology and Web Services Department consists of five full-time employees and approximately 5 student employees. This position will directly supervise five full-time employees. 

 

This position is expected to contribute to the development and implementation of the Library’s vision and goals. The Information Technology and Web Services, Department Head engages in fulfilling the research and educational missions of the Auraria Library and the three institutions on the Auraria Campus – the University of Colorado Denver, the Metropolitan State University of Denver, and the Community College of Denver. This position is in the Digital and Scholarly Services Division of the Library and reports to the Digital and Scholarly Services Associate Director. 

 

Reports To

Digital and Scholarly Services, Associate Director

 

Supervision Exercised

Web Services Team (3 University Staff) 

Information Technology and Desktop Support Team (2 University Staff) 

Student Employees

 

Job Duties

Leadership in Web Services

  • Leads Web Services Team in providing consultation, support, and problem resolution to ensure that Library websites are usable, functional, integrated, interoperable, and serve the Library’s goals.

  • Oversees web infrastructure, development, implementation, including ensuring effective, compliant, secure, efficient operations, including Drupal migrations.

  • Ensures the reviewing of current and prospective web services vendors (e.g. Pantheon) to assess service and pricing, renegotiating discount/pricing structures when able.

  • Envisions the future of web services.

Leadership in Information Technology

  • Overall responsibility for managing Library’s server infrastructure and VM environments. 

  • Oversees the Library’s 400+ Windows and Apple computers, including network authentication via Active Directory. 

  • Leads Information Technology and Desktop Support Team in providing consultation, support, and problem resolution to ensure that Library IT is serving the Library’s goals. 

  • Manages the development and implementation of Library information technology including ensuring effective, compliant, secure, efficient operations.

  • Ensures the reviewing of current and prospective IT vendors (e.g. Bibliotheca, Envisionware) to assess service and pricing, renegotiating discount/pricing structures when able.

Organizational Leadership

  • Works collaboratively to strategize, select, purchase, integrate, and implement new and/or replacement technologies and tools for Library users and staff such as the Internet of Things, workflow forms, library knowledge management tools/intranets, RESTful applications, institutional repository, help ticket systems, and staff communication tools, and visionary pilots. 

  • Manages the Information Technology and Web Services annual budget including making cost/benefit recommendations and decisions to maximize the use of available resources; negotiating contracts; tracking IT/web related subscriptions; and generally understanding budgetary principles. 

  • Participates on Library and campus-wide committees. 

  • Represents the Information Technology and Web Services Department on various internal and external committees (e.g., Senior Leadership, Discovery Committee).

  • Identifies opportunities to collaborate with departments outside of the Digital and Scholarly Services Division to support their work (e.g., works with Discovery and Metadata Department to create workflow tools, confers with Access and Public Services, Department Head to improve technology services in the public space).

Supervision

  • Supervises five university staff and student employees. 

Other

  • Recommends strategic directions and implementations specific to web services and information technology in collaboration with the Digital and Scholarly Services Associate Director.

  • Collaborates with the other Department Heads to plan, develop, and implement cross-departmental public services with the aim of excellent over-all user experience.

Salary and Benefits: 

The hiring range for this position is established at $90,000 - $100,000 and is commensurate with skills and experience.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.

 

Benefits: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits

Total Compensation Calculator: http://www.cu.edu/node/153125

 

Diversity and Equity:

Please click here for information on disability accommodations: http://www.ucdenver.edu/about/departments/HR/jobs/Pages/JobsatCUDenver.aspx
 

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.
 

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

 

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's or higher in computer science, information systems/technology, library science or in a related field. 

  • Significant experience in the areas of IT and/or web services such as information technology infrastructure, desktop support, programming, web design, or computer information systems. 

  • Progressively responsible experience at the management level in the areas of IT and/or web services. 

  • Supervisory experience. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience leading IT and/or web projects in a higher education or a library setting. 

  • Experience with Drupal, institutional repositories, and integrated library systems. 

  • Experience with federated identity management services, server infrastructure and VM environments, active directories, deployment of Windows and Apple workstations, and/or networking. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge and understanding of key issues, best practices, and emerging technologies critical to information technology and web services in an academic environment.   

  • Ability to lead and manage complex teams.

  • Knowledge and understanding of key issues and trends that affect academic libraries or higher education.

  • Ability to work well both independently and in a collaborative environment and to contribute to professional service.

  • Exemplary interpersonal and written communication skills plus a demonstrated commitment to professional development/achievement.

  • Ability to collaborate to create an exciting, future-oriented library.

  • Knowledge of web client and server applications, databases, web programming environment, HTML, CSS, SML, PHP, Git, scripting languages, and Drupal. 

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally. 

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.

  • Outstanding customer service skills.

  • Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion.

 
Special Instructions to Applicants: *Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers * REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS: 1). A cover letter/letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications. 2) A current resume/CV. 3) List of 3-5 professional references. Questions should be directed to Sample Name at Sample@ucdenver.edu Reference checks are a standard step in our hiring process. You may be asked to provide contact information, including e-mail addresses, for up to 5 references if you are referred to the Hiring Authority for an interview. We will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references.    Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References Application Materials Instructions: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  

Job Category: Information Technology 

Primary Location: Denver 

Department: U0001 -- DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS - 30124 - LIB LIBRARY 

Schedule: Full-time 

Posting Date: Nov 26, 2019 

Unposting Date: Ongoing 

Position Number: 00300194

SUMMARY

Location:
Colorado
Job Category:
Department chair
Areas of Responsibility:
Web
Information Technology
Services / Service Management
Job Level:
Academic position
Job Sector:
Information Technology
Systems / Operations
Information Technology