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Associate Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer

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Index/Position No.: 50300/250020
Level 16
Position Title: Associate Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
Department: Information Technology

Expectations for All Employees

East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee's job performance must support and exhibit the university's core values:

PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential;
RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust;
of people and thought is respected;
is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic;
is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.

Function of Position

Responsible to the Vice President for Finance and Administration for directing, planning, administering, coordinating and controlling Information Technology on all ETSU facilities; supervising overall operation and activities of the Information Technology Department; Information Technology strategic planning; oversight of the Information Technology and Technology Access Fee budgets.

Essential Functions

Advises Vice President for Finance and Administration on information technology related matters.

Works within the Information Technology Governance Committee to develop new university policies concerning Information Technology issues.

Directs daily operations of Information Technology to assure vital resources are available.

Administers all applicable Tennessee Board of Regents and university policies and procedures.

Monitors and controls all Information Technology and Technology Access Fee budgets.

Coordinates development and implementation of ETSU's Information Technology Strategic Plan.

Insures compliance regarding university, State and Federal requirements, guidelines and laws.

Reviews and approves all Information Technology related requisitions and invoices.

Secondary Functions

Serves as ETSU's representative on the Tennessee Board of Regent's Information Technology

Sub Council.

Serves on university governance and special committees.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of all aspects of information technology and telecommunications.

Knowledge of basic personnel administration.

Knowledge of planning methods.

Ability to effectively supervise and manage employees of lower classification.

Ability to effectively relate to all levels of employees.

Ability to plan and implement information technology projects.

Ability to effectively establish task priorities and delegate work.

Supervision Given and Received

Initiates broad programs under general direction, working from policies and general objectives. Supervises administrative and classified employees.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in computer science or related area of concentration with five to seven years experience of upper level management of information technology, preferably in a higher education setting.

March 2011

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