The Director of Information Technology will provide leadership and vision for the planning, development, and use of information technology in support of the Academy’s academic and administrative priorities.
Directs and oversees the design, development, operation and support of information technology systems and programs supporting core operations and decision support including architecture management, application management, security and infrastructure and operations support management.
The Director of IT will report to and work closely with the CFO. Together with campus leadership they will ensure ongoing enterprise information technology goals are aligned with institutional priorities and operating requirements.
Develops and maintains strong partnerships with Academy leaders, individual offices and departments within the Academy to optimize and support their creative, confident, and effective use of technology in teaching, learning, administration, and service.
Leads and develops the ITS team to excel at providing quality and reliable information technology services and resources, providing excellent customer service and partnership, effective communication, and supporting the adoption of operational best practices.
Directly oversees ITS management team including hiring, mentoring, developing, coaching and retaining quality staff.
Manages the Academy’s centralized ITS budget, monitoring performance against budget over time, and ensuring budget compliance.
Maintains currency on emerging technologies to strategically assimilate, integrate, implement and support a complement of systems capable of responding to the Academy’s operational needs and decision support.
Establishes an environment of systems and applications designed with flexibility to adjust to the evolution of emerging school technology solutions
Responsible for the ongoing development of the IT strategy and roadmap, ensures integration with strategic planning processes and resulting business strategy
Maintains understanding of existing and emerging technology and data compliance requirements evaluating implications for the Academy and implementing compliance solutions.
Oversees vendor management of firms that supply technology or technology services to the Academy
Serves as the employee liaison for the Information Technology committee of the Trustee’s. This includes preparing meeting materials and leading all committee calls and committee presentations
Leads the information technology and data risk committee within the Academy’s institutional risk management program
Facilitates regular communication with the Academy community regarding technology plans, projects, policies and procedures.
BS in Management Information Systems, Computer Information Systems or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Graduate work in business administration is preferred. PMP certification preferred.
Requires at least 7-10 years of management and supervisory responsibility of an information technology department.
The position requires demonstrated successful leadership experience productively working and communicating with stakeholders from across the organization, as well as management of a full-service technology department.
Proven successful experience in strategic technology planning, budget management, technology forecasting/projection and execution.
Skills & Knowledge
Strong interpersonal skills with ability to develop and maintain collegial relationships.
Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills.
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills as well as a strong customer focus.
A strict adherence to confidential policies is required.
Ability to work independently and handle multiple priorities and deadlines simultaneously.
Willingness and ability to learn additional applications as needed.
High degree of organizational skills with the ability to be flexible and multi-task with accuracy.
Ability to follow verbal and written directions, maintain a professional demeanor and restraint at all times, including stressful situations.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusivity and to serving the needs of a diverse and inclusive community with diplomacy and tact.
Internal Number: 308
About Phillips Exeter Academy
Phillips Exeter Academy, a co-educational residential school serving students in grades 9 through 12, and post-graduate level, was founded in 1781 by John Phillips. Exeter has a tradition of academic excellence, a distinguished faculty, and a long history of educating young people to find their place in the world. The 671-acre campus with academic and residential buildings, a 309,432 volume library, playing fields and green lawns is located in Exeter, a southern New Hampshire town which retains its 18th-century New England charm. The Academy enrolls more than 1000 students from around the world. Exeter offers a rich curriculum with over 400 courses taught by over 200 faculty in eighteen academic departments. The Academy employs approximately 495 staff who support the living, learning and teaching environment of a diverse student body. The Academy's longstanding commitment to excellence has made the school one of the finest in the country. To learn more about Phillips Exeter Academy, visit http://www.exeter.edu/.
The Academy is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, marital status, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, vet...eran status, national origin, genetic information, or physical or mental disabilities which do not prevent performance of essential job tasks.
The Academy is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering an equitable, diverse and inclusive community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. Applicants who share this goal are encouraged to apply.