UW Information Technology (UW-IT) has an outstanding opportunity for the Associate Vice President (AVP) for Academic Services #154460.
The Associate Vice President (AVP) for Academic Services in UW Information Technology (UW-IT) is responsible for technologies and services that enhance teaching, learning, and research, as well as support vibrant intellectual communities at the University of Washington (UW); the ultimate goal is enhancing the student experience. Working with UW vice provosts, vice presidents, deans, faculty, researchers, computing directors, and administrators, the AVP for Academic Services oversees strategy development and management, technology evaluation, implementation, and ongoing operation of enterprise academic and collaborative applications, and student administrative services. As part of these responsibilities, the AVP for Academic Services collaborates closely with colleges, schools, support services, and other institutions on projects to enhance teaching, learning, and research at the UW and beyond. In addition, this position will share and integrate resources and services, minimize redundancies, improve effectiveness, and ensure technologies are accessible and usable by individuals with diverse abilities and other characteristics, and who use a wide variety of access technologies. The AVP for Academic Services also advises and collaborates with UW faculty and departments on approaches to using technology that improve learning outcomes and advance the teaching and learning missions of the University.
The AVP for Academic Services performs complex managerial, professional, technical, and analytical work, requiring significant knowledge of technology activities at the UW. This position must have an in-depth understanding of unit-wide goal setting, planning, performance management, bench marking, management reporting, organizational development, and outreach activities. Duties include applying management theories, principles, and best practices in the IT environment of higher education.
The AVP for Academic Services is responsible for the following areas within UW-IT:
•Academic Experience Design and Delivery, which is responsible for advancing teaching, learning, and research by investigating computing trends, identifying user needs, and innovating technology solutions. This unit implements and integrates the University's online tools, open source and vendor solutions, and cloud services. This unit's applications include online course delivery tools, research technologies, email and calendaring solutions, Web publishing, collaboration tools, and the University portal.
•Accessible Technology, which is responsible for helping the University ensure that technology-based teaching, learning, and research tools and resources are accessible to and usable by all students, staff, faculty, and clinicians, including those with a wide range of abilities and disabilities. This unit collaborates with other University units to ensure the availability of assistive technology, and consults on the development of accessible websites, other software, and learning spaces. Additionally, this unit conducts regional, national, and international projects to promote the use of accessible technology and practices in teaching, learning, and research.
•Student Information Systems program, which oversees the current enterprise and administrative applications that support the UW’s student administration business processes, including admissions, registration, academic planning, curriculum management, student records, and financial aid. This position will be directly involved with the Student Information System replacement, and will evaluate and manage technology approaches to improve the student experience at the University.
•Acts as Deputy Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the University, supporting the overall operations of UW Information Technology. In the absence of the CIO, acts as delegated authority in support of overall UW-IT operations.
Reporting directly to the Vice President for UW-IT and CIO, this position is key to ensuring that UW Information Technology responds to the evolving needs of the diverse UW community to enhance teaching and learning for students and facility. This position is especially vital to working collaboratively with faculty and senior UW leadership in setting strategy and direction, evaluating innovative approaches, and building consensus for providing enterprise-level technology used to support the teaching, learning, and research missions of the University. This position is the service owner for service offerings in Academic Services, is part of the UW-IT senior leadership team, which participates in enterprise-wide activities, and is a member of the Portfolio Review Board, Expenditure Review Committee, and Resiliency Oversight Group.
Master’s in Education, Computer Science, Information Science or related field
Minimum of 10 years of management experience in Higher Education
Demonstrated strategic agility; can anticipate future outcomes and trends, has broad knowledge and perspective, and articulate a vision of the future state
Experience directing technical staff in complex and highly matrixed environment
Lead, develop, and motivate individuals and focus the efforts of a large organization
Demonstrated project planning, management, and budgeting experience
Experience designing instructional use of technology to support pedagogy
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Six or more years teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses in higher education
Excellent oral and written communication skills and demonstrated experience working and communicating with faculty, executive leadership, and senior professionals
Demonstrated ability to be a collaborative and effective leader
Outstanding ability to work and prioritize in a highly dynamic, decentralized work environment
Demonstrated ability to manage a diverse range of activities in a visible and pressured environment
Knowledge of a variety of research methodologies, including experimental design, contextual inquiry, interviewing and observation, usability testing, focus groups, and surveys
Familiarity with ITIL, and IT service management fundamentals
Experience with agile, test driven, and other software development methodologies
Experience in grant writing and administration
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
This position is considered essential - remote
This position is being offered as a 100%, 12-month per year appointment in UW Information Technology; a part-time appointment in another department at the UW is possible.
Internal Number: 154460
About University of Washington
UW Information Technology (UW-IT) partners with the UW community to support innovation, discovery and outreach. UW-IT is responsible for strategic oversight, planning and direction of the University's IT infrastructure, resources and services, including:Working with academic, clinical, and administrative units to evaluate IT requirements, capabilities and requestsManaging UW central IT infrastructure and services, including information management, data centers, network systems, telecommunications, technology management, technology strategy and office of the chief information security officerWorking with the President, Provost and appropriate governance committees to determine IT strategies, policies, priorities and resource allocations throughout the institutionRepresenting UW's IT interests at the state, national and international levels