Master's Degree in Information Technology or related field, plus seven years related experience. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.
Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:
Leads the Client Services (CS) department in providing customer facing technology support services for the University community including service desk, desktop/workstation services, technology training, computer lab management, classroom management, Information Technology Service Management (ITSM) administration, University website, and IT division marketing/communications.
Primary Responsibilities (Staff Positions Only):
Provides leadership, vision, and strategic planning for the implementation of and improvements to university IT Client Services (CS) functions. Develops understanding of SHSU culture to build effective alliances, coalitions and strategic partnerships. Collaborates with campus academic and functional leaders to align the CS departmental operations, services and objectives with campus academic, functional and strategic needs. Promotes CS culture that facilitates, promotes, and sustains collaboration with the campus community and within the IT Division. Collaborates with the Vice President for Information Technology's office in the development of the Information Technology Services Strategic and Operational Excellence Plans. Contributes to the Vice President for IT's vision and objectives by leading the development and implementation of customer-centric Information Technology Service Management (ITSM) strategies and valued technology services for users. Develops and documents CS mission consistent with the Division's strategic plans, while applying ITSM and other frameworks' best practices. Develops CS value proposition with clear objectives and supports: activities, policies, and procedures. Produces and oversees the development of operational, policy and service delivery documentation (e.g. service catalogue, knowledge articles). Provides effective leadership, vision, strategic planning, direction, and mentorship to the CS staff to realize the above mission, goals and objectives. Assists the Vice President for Information Technology with leading the development of public relations and branding programs for the IT division. Maintains familiarity with regulatory, governmental, university system, and campus guidelines to ensure compliance delivery by the CS department. Develops, documents, and implements internal control procedures to ensure fiscal, regulatory, confidentiality, in partnership with the Information Security Officer. Responsible for CS departmental budget planning, justification, documentation, and control. Coordinates the university's planning for information resources with that of the State of Texas and the internal needs of the university. Organizes, plans, and evaluates personnel, work assignments, supervision, training, and technical direction of work. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Internal Number: 25642
About Sam Houston State University
For more than 140 years, Sam Houston State University (SHSU) has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The measure of a Life is its Service," echoes across SHSU's eight colleges and beyond campus through student research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more. SHSU is an inclusive institution whose mission is to provide high quality education, scholarship, and service to student and to regional, state, national and international constituencies.
SHSU offers over 90 bachelor degree programs, over 55 masters and 11 doctoral programs, including the nation’s first PhD in Forensic Science, SHSU offers an exceptional college experience. SHSU is classified as a "Doctoral Research University" by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. The Chronicle of Higher Education named Sam Houston State University among the nation's best universities to work for in nine consecutive years "Great Colleges to Work For" survey results.
SHSU is a university that thinks big but feels small. With a student population of over 21,500 students, SHSU prides itself with creating a close community. Located in the "piney wood" region of East Texas,... Huntsville is less than an hour's drive north of Houston, which enables the university community to maintain a small town atmosphere with easy access to the nation's fourth largest metropolitan area.
Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace.
A member of The Texas State University System