Under the general guidance of the Chief Information Officer (CIO), the Director of Strategic Initiatives functions as a strategic partner for the CIO and all four IT sub-units. The candidate is charged with overseeing the business analysis and project management for technology initiatives that span multiple IT sub-units and that have broad institutional impact. Examples include various data security and process automation projects.
In addition, the Director will oversee research and development of emerging technologies and conduct feasibility analysis to determine if the use of new technology is practical and strategic for the broader Law School community. The candidate will work closely with the Director of IT Services to develop support and training programs for new technology promoted and implemented by the LawNET IT Department.
The complete listing of qualifications is available on UCLA's official job posting.
Demonstrated skill in analysis, including business requirements, technical assessments, and cost-benefit analysis. Thorough knowledge of the development of analysis artifacts such as wireframes, prototypes, use cases, and process models.
Demonstrated ability to keep abreast of technical change and innovation, and to conduct targeted technical research to meet team and organizational goals.
Demonstrated experience in project management of systems and IT projects. Strong knowledge of project management methodologies and tools is essential.
Advanced technical (Tier 2/3) knowledge in PC and Mac hardware, software, network/LAN technology, and A/V to provide targeted and specialized training, escalation support and advanced technical guidance.
Experience configuring and administering systems for workflows, low-code automation and incident management such as SharePoint, Zendesk, and PowerApps.
Working knowledge of centralized management tools for PC configuration control, application deployment, unattended OS installations/imaging, asset management, etc. Benefits UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy - http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct