Senior Director Of Academic Technology

The New School New York , NY 10007

Posted 3 months ago

Since our founding in 1919, The New School (TNS) has redrawn and redefined the boundaries of intellectual and creative thought as a preeminent academic center. Our rigorous, multidimensional approach to education dissolves walls between disciplines and helps nurture progressive minds. At our university, students have the academic freedom to shape their unique, individual paths for a complex and rapidly changing world. Our colleges include Parsons School of Design, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, the College of Performing Arts, The New School for Social Research, the Schools of Public Engagement, and Parsons Paris. The New School is committed to diversity in the workplace.

Working at The New School comes with several unique benefits including a generous time off policy and a tuition benefit for employees and their dependents.

The Senior Director of Academic Technology in the Department of Information Technology (IT) is a critical, strategic member of the diverse community within The New Schools IT Department. In this role, you will report to the AVP for Foundation Technology. As a forward-thinking leader in the areas of information technology, client services, and academic support, you will oversee a strong team in the strategic planning and implementation of innovative and reliable technology solutions that are in line with the mission of the university in support of advanced teaching and learning environments. The successful applicant must provide strong leadership, and should be an innovative and diplomatic leader with a strong record of building a motivated and skilled team that supports an information technology culture of collaboration and creativity, delivering and exceeding customer expectations.

Technology services provided include the learning spaces oversight and support, event support, and equipment checkout.

Major Responsibilities

  • Lead the Academic Technology & Client Services team in the development, communication, and execution of Information Technology (IT) strategy.

  • Develop academic technology strategy by partnerships with leading stakeholders throughout the university.

  • Inspire, develop, manage, and support an effective and efficient IT workforce.

  • Actively participate in development of IT governance to establish priorities, develop policies and standards, and allocate resources appropriately.

  • Engage stakeholders to ensure transparency and promote positive partnerships.

  • Oversee teams responsible for all areas of academic technology, including technology in labs and classrooms, university event technical support and coordination, and equipment checkout.

  • Collaborate with faculty, students, and University offices to identify technology needs and forward-thinking innovative solutions to surpass customer expectations.

  • Analyze organizational impact of technology trends and best practices, evaluate impact of future technology solutions on current and future needs, and establish long-term implementation strategies to ensure optimization of services over time.

  • Ensure the success of team projects, making sure that these meet client needs, are inclusive of stakeholders during project lifecycle, are done on time and on budget, and have appropriate post-project support.

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