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This position reports directly to the Executive Director of Resource Planning & Management (EDRPM). The AD will ensure all administrative IT processes, practices, and policies are administered consistently across the division, in accordance with institutional guidelines and applicable laws and regulations and in alignment with UMOR’s mission, vision and values. Functional areas include strategic planning, vendor management and proposal development, budget oversight, application selection, software systems development, project management, and hardware lifecycle. The Assoc Director (AD) will lead the day-to-day operations of the administrative IT function for the U-M Office of Research (UMOR).
Strategy Development and Implementation
Develop a divisional IT Strategy with implementation plan ensure a unified technology approach focusing on continuous improvement, new technology decisions and adoption, policy, business continuity, and budget management including spending analysis and projections. to
Consulting and Solutions Development
Develop and provide training curriculum and job aids to complement governing policy and support competencies. Develop minimum IT competency standards for UMOR staff. Oversee implementations including timelines, training, documentation, and consultation as necessary. Serve as UMOR liaison with vendors. Evaluate, authorize, and procure new solutions. Working with UMOR and U-M partners, conduct analysis to determine needs and effective, streamlined solutions including automated workflows. Serve as lead UMOR IT/Business Systems analyst.
Internal Control Development and Oversight
Consult with UMOR units and provide advice and guidance on IT issues, including network and security oversight and management where appropriate.. Oversee network planning and budgeting. Develop and share UMOR Continuity of Operations Plan, working with UMOR leadership and UM IT contacts. they relate to ITManage space and facilities in UMOR as Maintain current technology configurations. Develop process for managing administrative hardware and software assets, including licensing, inventory, and procurement and life cycle management.
This position will provide leadership within UMOR units on IT related issues and serve as the liaison with ITS ough various means including direct communications, web presence, and shared documentation/reference materials.Ensure communication about IT issues and factors is timely and useful to UMOR units th and other campus level IT initiatives. and others on campus concerning InfoReady, MiWorkspace, security
Perform other duties as assigned including, but not limited to, special projects. Work directly with EDRPM to interdepartmental working groups, university-wide IT communities of practices, and other staff engagement and development initiatives related to IT administrations.
PLEASE NOTE:This position is a term-limited, two-year position.
Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
In depth knowledge of University administrative IT environment including governing policy and procedure.
Working knowledge of University policy and procedure.
Experience working in an academic or research environment.
3 to 5 years experience increasingly responsible experience in the operation and management of IT services.
Ability to assess technology needs in a strategic manner, informed by current and planned business needs.
Excellent communication skills.
Excellent organization skills and demonstrated attention to detail.
Ability to manage a large volume of work, including tasks involving confidential or proprietary information, in a busy environment.
Demonstrated having leadership role(s) in cross-organizational and cross-enterprise committees and leadership groups.
Experience in understanding, supporting and implementing application services in an enterprise-wide architecture.
Experience with supporting applications used in a higher education or research environment.
Experience with data sharing and integration efforts.
Experience in managing vendor infrastructure, applications and understanding of technical requirements.
Promote a model of customer service behaviors and attitudes that foster collaboration and break barriers which may impede good service delivery.
Track record of participation in governance programs and committees, cross-organizational and cross-enterprise committees and high-level leadership groups.
Graduate degree in related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience evaluating and recommending new technologies in an ever-changing and diverse environment.
Create, manage, and lead resource and capacity management across a broad range of operational and project-oriented commitments.
Able to provide leadership and delivery of large, complex, cross-organizational and enterprise-wide technical research services.
Track record of achieving high customer satisfaction.
Familiar with U-M Office of Research Policies and Practices and with university administrative and business tools such as Concur, timekeeping, and other tools that would enable effective oversight and hiring practices.
Understanding of regulatory compliance for sensitive data (ITAR, etc).
Experience in leadership and professional development training.
Ability to create, compose content, effectively display, and get the message across; ability to deliver presentation to groups ranging in size from small to large and attendees ranging from care delivery professionals, health care organization and industry leaders, government officials, and other stakeholder audience members.
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The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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