Associate Director of Special Projects and Initiatives
Company: University of New England
Posted on: February 25, 2021
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Position Title Associate Director of Special Projects and
Initiatives Employment Status Full Time Months 12 Campus Portland,
ME Description Provide leadership, oversight, management, and
guidance with IT special projects and initiatives for the
university. Provide mentoring and guidance to the IT Directors,
focusing on coaching Director of Network and Infrastructure and
associated team. Assist Chief Information Officer with strategy
development and associated tactical plans for execution.
Responsibilities --- Provide oversight and management of special
projects and Implementations including projects that need attention
but keep getting pushed to the side due to competing
--- Provide assistance with strategic Initiatives by working with
CIO and other Directors (and possibly other UNE leadership) to plan
for and align future IT infrastructure and IT technologies to the
strategic vision and business needs of the university.
--- Vendor relationship management.
--- Provide mentoring and coaching to ITS Network team and other
identified improvement areas
--- ITS Inter-departmental liaison when and where appropriate
--- Develop and maintain relationships with IT-related vendors to
assist with demonstrations, procurement, and maintenance of ITS
--- Assist ITS Networking team with identification of issues, weak
points, potential issues and develop and manage remediation
--- Assist IT Leadership team with special projects and IT
--- Assist AVP and CIO for ITS with dissemination of project
updates through oral and written communications
--- Identify and showcase new, potential technology solutions to
assist ITS with modern solutions to technology needs and identified
--- Work as part of the ITS leadership team in the development and
implementation of long- and short-term initiatives to better our
workflow and ability to offer superior customer service.
--- Research new technologies and make recommendations to the AVP
and CIO for ITS .
--- Follow safety rules, help identify unsafe working conditions,
stop co-workers who are working in an unsafe manner.
--- Other duties as assigned. Supervision Exercised:
This position does not have any supervisory duties. Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree preferred in technology-related field or a
minimum of 10 years' experience working within and IT organization
managing projects and technology initiatives, or a combination of
education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills
are acquired. --- Excellent working knowledge of networking,
services, and integrated technologies.
--- Technical knowledge required:
o Cisco ASA and Firepower Firewalls
o Cisco IOS and NX-OS edge and core switching
o Cisco Unified Computing System ( UCS )
o Telephony technologies - Mitel
o Banner ERP services
o Microsoft 365 services
o Microsoft Active Directory
o VMware vSphere
o Splunk SIEM
o Storage Area Networks - NetApp
o UNIX /Linux
o Apache Webservers
o SSL Certificate Issuance and Renewals
--- Facility in identifying, prioritizing and solving problems
within a deadline.
--- Ability to understand key concepts and communicate effectively
with technical staff, cross-functional teams, business stakeholders
and senior management.
--- Ability to plan, communicate, and get buy-in for projects,
priorities, and goals. Continually demonstrates high degree of
sensitivity to and understanding of issues around stewardship of
--- Track record of managing multiple priorities within an
environment characterized by changing technical requirements.
--- Exceptional attention to detail and ability to be thorough and
demonstrate complete follow-through in the execution of the program
--- Highly developed oral and written communication skills with an
ability to communicate effectively with both technical and
--- Excellent Project Management skills.
--- Excellent trouble shooting skills.
--- Proven coaching and mentoring experience with technical teams.
EEO Statement Summary Consistent with federal and state law and
University policy, the University of New England is committed to
the fundamental concept of equal opportunity for all of the members
of the University community. The University prohibits and will not
tolerate discrimination in employment, the provision of academic
services or in any other area of University life based on race,
color, sex, physical or mental disability, religion, age, ancestry,
national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or
expression, ethnicity, genetic information, HIV status, or status
as a veteran. Prohibited bias factors will not be permitted to have
an adverse influence upon decisions regarding students, employees,
applicants for admission, applicants for employment, contractors,
volunteers or participants in and/or users of institutional
programs, services, and activities. Posting Number 20161065P Open
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