Information Technology Director (Academic Technology Director)

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

Hiring Salary Range

$95,856.00 – $124,613.00/annually DOE



Work Schedule

Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm
Summer Hours: Monday - Thursday, 7am-6pm

Work Calendar

12 Months

Benefits Summary

Looking for a place to work where you can make a real difference in the lives of over 200,000 college students every year?  Would you like to be part of an organization that adds $7.2 billion dollars to the economy and supports nearly 100,000 jobs in the fastest growing county in the United States?

Come join our team at one of the largest community college systems in the country. Named one of the best mid-sized employers in the nation, which was the only educational institution ranked in Arizona in 2017. “The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) has been named No. 19 on Forbes magazine’s first-ever “America’s Best Employers for Women”, ranking MCCCD among 300 employers across the nation. MCCCD is the fourth-highest ranked educational institution and the only Arizona-based employer named on the list.”

Our employees are our most valuable asset; that’s why at Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) we are committed to providing a comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of you and your family. Being a member of the Maricopa community you are able to participate in a wide range of benefits that gives you flexibility and choice including medical, dental, vision, life, disability, tuition waivers for you and your dependents, and retirement.

Whether you’re teaching, working, or learning - find your purpose. Join our community and make a difference.

Job Summary

Provides vision, leadership, and oversight for the planning, direction, development and implementation of a wide variety of academic and student-facing technologies, consistent with the strategy for Information Technology Services (ITS) and the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD).  Manages teams and staff to provide forward-thinking, high quality, enterprise-wide outreach, consultation, research, analytics, development, project management, vendor management, and other activities which support and enhance the district’s mission. The Director collaborates extensively with academic, student affairs and IT professionals and leaders across the district to develop strategy and guide the successful selection and integration of technology to support teaching, learning and student engagement.  Demonstrates a commitment to service excellence, innovation and digital transformation, with a proven record of accomplishment in face-to-face and online learning, educational technology, data visualization, LMS, CRM, cloud, Web and Open Source technologies.

Essential Functions

30% - Provides strong leadership, direction and support for the research, evaluation, selection, implementation, integration and administration of enterprise educational and student success technologies to advance Maricopa into a streamlined, competitive, cloud-based future state; directs service delivery in these areas and assures high quality academic and student technology services.

20% - Leads and/or assists with elements of strategic technology planning, policy, and procedure development, report generation, data visualization, metrics and analyses; develops, oversees, and implements goals, objectives, projects, programs, activities and/or materials pertaining to the adoption and effective use of technology-based teaching and learning tools and other student-centric technologies; coordinates, reviews and recommends process/procedure improvements and implements changes to increase efficiency and/or success.

20% - Fosters staff development at all levels of the organization; hires, manages, trains and mentors ITS academic technology staff to meet professional, personal and institutional goals; organizes, assigns, supervises, reviews and evaluates the work of staff; identifies and directs training needs/opportunities and the disciplinary process for assigned function for assigned team(s)/staff

10% - Develops budget requests and performs cost/benefit analyses; monitors expenditures to ensure their adherence to established budgets; identifies and recommends resource allocation requests for district-wide ITS academic and student-facing technologies; seeks cost effective solutions; supervises purchasing, negotiates favorable software and service contracts, and provides effective vendor management

10% - Builds relationships with stakeholders, including academic and student affairs professionals, faculty, Maricopa leadership, industry partners, ITS teams, and college personnel; engages in regular planning and collaboration with customers, partners, and colleagues to assess needs and then develop, refine and/or implement advanced technology solutions to meet identified needs; serves as a district-wide subject matter expert on various technologies

10% - Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution in information technology or any field and six (6) years of professional experience in area related to assignment, which includes two (2) years of supervisory experience.


Associate’s Degree and eight (8) years of professional experience in area related to assignment, which includes two (2) years of supervisory experience.


High School Diploma/GED and ten (10) years of professional experience in area related to assignment, which includes two (2) years of supervisory experience.

Desired Qualifications

A.     Master’s degree from an accredited institution of higher learning

B.     Four (4) or more years of demonstrated intermediate to advanced understanding of educational technologies, e-learning tools, student success technologies and cloud computing services, platforms and technologies

C.    Three (3) or more years of demonstrated experience in leading multiple complex project initiatives concurrently, developing projects from the research stage through to completion, and a demonstrated ability to meet deadlines

D.    Three (3) or more years of proven experience managing staff, mentoring team members and developing and leading cross-functional teams

E.     Experience administering a complex Learning Management System (LMS) or Customer Relationship Management system (CRM)

F.     Experience in higher education, as a provider of academic technology services in a college or university setting

G.    Experience in contract negotiations and vendor management

Special Working Conditions

May be required to work at multiple sites or locations.

May be required to sit for a prolonged period of time; viewing a computer monitor

May be required to work evenings and weekends

Travel to campus during interview/selection process will be at candidate’s own expense.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit a cover letter that details how the applicant meets minimum and desired qualifications.

Applications without a cover letter and do not include detailed employment history information will be incomplete and will not be considered.

Please ensure your resume and cover letter provide the following items:

  • Clearly illustrate how prior experience, knowledge and education meet the minimum and desired qualifications for this position.

  • Provide employment history in a month/year format (e.g., 09/07 to 10/11) including job title, job duties, indicate full or part time experience for each position held and name of employer for each position.

  • Three professional references, preferably current and/or former supervisors. If references are not provided in resume upon application, they will be requested at time of interview.


Posting Close Date

First Review Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Open until filled

EEO Information

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) will not discriminate, nor tolerate discrimination in employment or education, against any applicant, employee, or student because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status (including document abuse), age, disability, veteran status or genetic information.