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Director, Information Technology Services, West Plains

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

First date of consideration is August 11, 2017. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Director, Information Technology Services, West Plains
Work Location West Plains Campus
Department West Plains Information Technology Services
Pay Grade 47
Proposed Salary $62,867 Annually
Position only available to current, regular, full-time Missouri State University employees? No, Position is available to all applicants.
Appointment Type Full Time Regular
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt
General Function

The Director of Information Technology Services, West Plains is the senior administrative officer for the Office of Information Technology Services at the West Plains campus of Missouri State University and is responsible for the coordination and use of technology resources for the West Plains campus and for providing support to satisfy the academic and administrative technology needs of the campus and its satellite campuses. The Director participates in the policy development process regarding technology services for students, faculty, and staff and manages a wide range of client support services, including training, networking, telecommunications, administrative software support, and computer management. The Director reviews, coordinates, and approves all technology-related purchases and upgrades, ensuring that new equipment is compatible with existing systems and the University’s strategic plan. The Director provides supervision of staff, budget development, administrative support, and program planning and implementation for the West Plains Information Technology Services department. The Director serves as the liaison to Administrative and Information Services and Computer Services in the Missouri State University System to coordinate large-scale technology initiatives.

Description of Primary Duties


1. Coordinates and supervises the day-to-day operations of the Information Technology Services department, including determining the optimal allocation of available resources.

2. Assures the delivery of responsive, quality academic/administrative computing services to the campus community.

3. Serves as the Missouri State University – West Plains liaison to Information Services and Computer Services in the Missouri State University System to coordinate all large-scale technology-based initiatives, policies, and plans.

4. Ensures that the Information Technology Services department supports the information technology needs of the campus by preparing long- and short-range goals and objectives, managing personnel, budgetary, and technology resources for the delivery of effective information technology services, and evaluating the department’s performance and progress toward accomplishment of the goals and objectives.

5. Oversees the planning, analysis, design, and implementation of campus information technology services, including data, voice, and video components, by working with faculty, staff, and students to determine requirements, achieve milestones, and deploy successful services at the West Plains campus and its satellite campuses.

6. Promotes open and viable channels of communication with all constituents regarding information technology policies, procedures, issues, and concerns.

7. Plans for future growth, integration, and improvement of information technology services by ensuring fiscal responsibility and accountability through coordinating and preparing the annual budgets for Information Technology Services and the West Plains Student Computer and Technology Usage Fee, authorizing the expenditure of funds, and maintaining overall budget control.

8. Determines information technology needs for the West Plains and satellite campuses and their impact on the University resources and promotes the efficient use of campus resources by participating in the development of software and hardware standards and ensuring that infrastructure costs are included in all computer requirement analyses.

9. Plans for the future growth/integration of information technology by serving on appropriate committees on the West Plains campus and University System and participating in developing and coordinating clear, concise campus IT policies, procedures, and guidelines to ensure consistency with University System operations and serves as the Missouri State University-West Plains representative on the system-wide Information Technology Council.

10. Provides leadership and develops a competent, productive and effective staff, directly and through delegation, by hiring, training, and supervising, all employees of the Information Technology Services department and coordinates and encourages ongoing professional development of all employees of the Information Technology Services department.

11. Promotes efficient use of technology funds by preparing bid specifications for West Plains campus technology purchases and ensuring proper integration with the University’s enterprise architecture.

12. Contributes to the fiscal responsibility of the West Plains campus by identifying secondary users for computer equipment selected for replacement, coordinating the transfer of equipment between users, ensuring accountability of resources during the transfer, and minimizing service disruption.

13. Facilitates a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

14. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses required by the Chancellor.

15. Contributes to the overall success of the West Plains campus by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Chancellor.

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications

Education: A Bachelor’s degree is required in a computer-related field; however, an Associate’s degree in a technology-related field and significant experience beyond that required for the position may be substituted for the Bachelor’s degree.

Experience: At least five years of technical computing experience (e.g. management of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, file server and networking infrastructure, information security, and/or user support services) is required. At least three years of supervisory experience is required. One year of project management lead experience is required. Management/supervision of computer systems operations at the college level is preferred. Business management experience is preferred.

Skills: Strong organizational, interpersonal, writing and speaking skills, and the ability to communicate effectively within a university environment is required. A working knowledge of programming languages, relational database technology, and networking is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Additional Qualifications
Link to Job Description
Open Date 07/14/2017
Close Date (If Close Date is blank then the posting is considered open until filled)
Special Instructions to Applicants

First date of consideration is August 11, 2017. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire.

EO/AA and Diversity Statement

Non Discrimination Statement
Missouri State University is a community of people with respect for diversity. The University emphasizes the dignity and equality common to all persons and adheres to a strict nondiscrimination policy regarding the treatment of individual faculty, staff, and students. In accord with federal law and applicable Missouri statutes, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin (including ancestry, or any other subcategory of national origin recognized by applicable law), religion, sex (including marital status, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other subcategory of sex recognized by applicable law), age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law in employment or in any program or activity offered or sponsored by the University. Sex discrimination encompasses sexual harassment, which includes sexual violence, and is strictly prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

This policy shall not be interpreted in a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or military organizations associated with the Armed Forces of the United States of America.

The University maintains a grievance procedure incorporating due process available to any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against. Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Minority/Female/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity employer. Inquiries concerning the complaint/grievance procedure related to sex discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual assault, should be addressed to the Title IX Coordinator, Carrington Hall 205, 901 S. National Ave., Springfield, Missouri 65897,, 417-836-8506, or to the Office for Civil Rights. All other inquiries concerning the grievance procedure, Affirmative Action Plan, or compliance with federal and state laws and guidelines should be addressed to the Equal Opportunity Officer, Office for Institutional Equity and Compliance, Park Central Office Building, Suite 111, Springfield, Missouri 65897,, 417-836-4252, or to the Office for Civil Rights. (Res. Board Policies No. 70-11; Bd. Min. 10-28-11.)

Background Check Statement

Employment will require a criminal background check at University expense.

Posting Detail

Posting Number 20170138FTS
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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this vacancy?
    • Missouri State University Website
    • Web Postings
    • Print Publications
    • Diversity website posting
    • INSIGHT into Diversity
    • (HERC) Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
    • Job Board (, Monster, etc.)
    • Other Professional Conferences or Meetings
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  2. * Please specify the recruitment source where you located this posting.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Are you a current full-time regular Missouri State University employee?
    • Yes, I am a current full-time faculty/staff University employee.
    • No, I am not currently employed by the University.
    • No, I am a current per course faculty member.
    • No, I am a current part-time staff University employee.
    • No, I am a current University graduate assistant or teaching assistant.
    • No, I am a current student University employee.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts - 1
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation-1 (Non-confidential)
  2. Letter of Recommendation-2 (Non-confidential)
  3. Letter of Recommendation-3 (Non-confidential)
  4. Other Documents -1
  5. Certificate/License-1
  6. Unofficial Transcripts -2
  7. Unofficial Transcripts -3