Director of Strategic Technology Initiatives (Administrator II) / ITS-Enterprise & Cloud Services


Salary: Depends on Qualifications

Location: San Bernardino, CA

Job Type:
Full-Time

Division: Information Technology Services

Job Number:
498360

Closing: Continuous

Overview

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Employment Status: Full-time, At-Will, “Exempt” position, included in the Management Personnel
Plan (MPP).

Work Schedule:  Generally, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00
p.m. (May required to work nights and weekends pending operational needs).

First Review Deadline:
This position will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed beginning January 22, 2021.

Required Application Materials:
All applicants must submit 1). Letter of interest or cover letter, 2). Current
resume or curriculum vitae, 3). Three professional references who can provide assessments of your professional experience, accomplishments,
and prospects for success in this position, and 4). Diversity Statement – may include your interpretation of diversity, inclusion, gender
equity and must include specific examples of how your educational and/or professional experiences, background/philosophy has prepared you
for this role at California State University, San Bernardino (maximum 250 words).
 

About CSUSB
California
State University, San Bernardino is a preeminent center of intellectual and cultural activity in Inland Southern California. Opened in 1965
and set at the foothills of the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains, the university serves more than 20,000 students each year and graduates
about 4,000 students annually. CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has the most diverse student population of any
university in the Inland Empire. Seventy percent of those who graduate are the first in their families to do so.

At CSUSB, you can:

  • Build your future
  • Work with the best
  • Be your authentic self
  • Focus on you
  • Make a lasting
    impact
  • Work for a purpose that is greater than your own
  • Bring everything you are, become everything you
    want

To apply through our new CSU Recruit System, please CLICK HERE.

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Job
Summary

As the Director of Strategic Technology Initiatives, you will serve as the leader for CSUSB’s Project Management Office,
provide leadership for strategic and tactical technology initiatives, and transform business operations across campus through the
intersection of business objectives and technology opportunities. You will manage all aspects of customer implementation projects from
inception through project closure, and work in coordination with ongoing Digital Transformation efforts.
Under the general direction of
the VP & CIO for Information technology Services, you will shape the direction of ITS to align with the strategic priorities of the
university and empower change in business processes. You will focus on strategic objectives and drive measurable improvements.
The
following responsibilities include:

  • Providing Leadership and Mentorship to ITS Project Liaisons.
  • Developing standardized
    project management methodologies within ITS by
  • collaboratively developing standard project templates and artifacts
  • Providing
    regular coaching for all project managers and team members.
  • Assisting in the development of project plans, schedules, status reports
    and
  • deliverables for multiple strategic technology projects.
  • Ensuring project tasks, timelines, scope, and resources are
    properly defined and maintained.
  • Forecasting project resource, scope, and schedule needs.
  • Provide leadership to effective
    assessment of all ITS projects and initiatives

The incumbent will work collaboratively with ITS staff and administrators to provide
project management services to the Division and the campus. This includes working collaboratively with project managers and teams to promote
standard project management methodologies and artifacts. The incumbent will serve as the central point of contact for project status
reporting to all stakeholders. And perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or
    university.
  • Three (3) or more years of experience in direct supervision of staff.
  • Two (2) or more years of experience in
    IT-related project development and management in a complex organization.

Preferred
Qualifications 

  • Enterprise IT-related project management experience is preferred.
  • Experience in Higher Education is
    preferred.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is desired.
  • ITIL (Foundation or higher) certification is
    preferred.
  • Must have leadership and mentoring skills.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Highly
    collegial, consultative; ability to develop and sustain collaborative relationships with diverse teams.
  • Demonstrated commitment to
    creating an inclusive excellence environment.
  • A high degree of communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to
    communicate effectively with all levels of the organization including customers, sponsors, stakeholders, and executives.
  • Encourage
    open communication with staff across teams, foster an atmosphere of trust; is open-minded and fair when handling
    conflicts.
  • Demonstrate strong professional ethics, is flexible and adaptable as a leader/manager, and
    promote
  • teamwork.
  • Ability to facilitate problem resolution and identify opportunities to improve service delivery and
    customer satisfaction.
  • Knowledge of best practices, trends, techniques, and methods of information technology and project
    management.
  • Strong analytical skills to evaluate data, interpret trends, and draw conclusions to prevent or resolve
    problems.
  • Business acumen and the ability to manage human, fiscal, and information resources strategically.
  • Ability to make
    timely informed decisions that take into account facts, goals, constraints, and risks.
  • Ability to apply creative and innovative
    thinking to develop fresh ideas and solutions to workplace challenges.
  • Ability to write and implement policies, procedures,
    standards, and guidelines.

Supplemental Information

A background check (including a criminal records
check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the
background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the
position.

The person holding this position is considered a `mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting
Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

California
State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  We consider qualified applicants for employment
without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual
orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. 

This position may be
“Designated” under California State University’s Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic
Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter.  Visit the Human
Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information: http://hrd.csusb.edu/conflictInterest.html

This position adheres to CSU
policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking.
This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter.
(Executive Order 1096)

Benefits

You have medical, dental and vision plans from which to choose coverage.  You
may cover yourself and your eligible spouse or domestic partner and children.  You are eligible to enroll in coverage if you are
appointed at least half-time and for more than six months.
  If you enroll on a timely basis, coverage begins on the
first of the month after your date of hire. 
You also may enroll during any annual open enrollment
period.

HEALTH CARE

Medical Benefits – You have a choice of
several Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs), depending on location, or Preferred Plan Provider (PPO) insurance plans through the
California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS)).  You and the CSU share the cost of coverage, with the CSU paying the greater
portion of the monthly premium.  You may pay your portion of the cost on a pre-tax basis through the Tax Advantage Premium Plan
(TAPP).

Dental Benefits – You may choose between two dental plans:  a traditional indemnity (fee-for-service) plan
allowing you to see almost any dental provider, or a “dental HMO” plan offering a network of dentists from which to choose.  Currently, the
CSU pays the full dental premium for you and your eligible dependents.

Vision Benefits – Vision coverage includes an
annual eye exam, and glasses or contact lenses every other year.  Currently, the CSU pays the full vision premium for you and your eligible
dependents.

Cobra Benefits – If you lose your eligibility for medical, dental, and vision benefits under specified
circumstances (for example, you leave employment with the CSU), the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1986 (COBRA) and the
Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1989 (OBRA) allows you to continue to receive health care coverage at your expense.  You and your
dependents can receive COBRA benefits for up to 18, 29 or 36 months, depending on the circumstances.

FLEXIBLE BENEFITS
PLANS

FlexCash – If you waive the CSU medical and/or dental coverage because you have other non-CSU
coverage, you can receive additional cash in your paycheck each month.  You will be taxed on this additional income.  Currently, you can
receive $128 FlexCash per month if you waive medical coverage and $12 FlexCash per month if you waive dental
coverage.

INCOME PROTECTION BENEFITS

Long-Term Disability Insurance (LTD) – Long-Term
Disability Insurance (LTD) replaces part of your income should you be disabled more than 180 days, regardless of the cause.  LTD is designed
to supplement other sources of disability benefits, including IDL, Social Security, CAL PERS retirement or any other group disability plan. 
The plan pays 66 2/3 percent of your salary, up to a maximum benefit of $10,000 per month.

SURVIVOR PROTECTION
BENEFITS

Life and Accidental, Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance – The CSU provides you with
$100,000 of basic term life insurance coverage and $100,000 of basic accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance coverage.  The CSU
pays the full cost of this coverage; however, the value of any coverage over $50,000 is considered taxable “imputed income”.  You have the
option of waiving coverage above $50,000.  Coverage is automatic and effective on the first of the month after your date of
hire.

ADDITIONAL CSU BENEFITS

CSU Fee Waiver Program – If you are a full-time
employee, you are eligible each term to waive certain fees at a CSU campus for a maximum of two courses or six units, whichever is greater. 
You may transfer your fee waiver benefit to your spouse, domestic partner, or child, however, not all of the fees may be waived or reduced
for your dependents.

RETIREMENT PLANS

CalPERS Retirement Plan – The California Public
Employees Retirement System is a defined benefit retirement plan that provides lifetime benefits based on members’ years of service, age,
and final compensation. Full-time employees appointed for at least six months, or part-time employees working at least half-time and
appointed for at least one year, are automatically enrolled in the CalPERS Retirement Plan. 

Depending on hire and/or membership
date, employees are placed in one of three retirement formulas.  Each formula determines the employee contribution rate, and the benefit
factor and final compensation period used to calculate retirement allowance.  

Retirement Plans 

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Employee Contribution
2% @ 55.  2% @ 60. 5% less a $513 exclusion.  2% @ 62 (there is not an exclusion) is
6.75% for contribution. 

MPP Public Safety 
3% at 50
(12 months highest
consecutive compensation)
 
2.5% at 55
(36 month average compensation) 
2.5% at
57

(36 month consecutive, subject to cap) 

Employee  

Contribution8% of
monthly salary, less an exclusion allowance of $2388% of monthly salary, less an exclusion allowance of $2389% of monthly salary, less an
exclusion allowance of $238 

Pre-Tax Savings Plans – As a CSU employee, you have three voluntary retirement savings
plans available to you, which allow you to invest pre-tax dollars to supplement your CalPERS Retirement Plan benefit.  They are:

  • The CSU 403(b) Tax Sheltered Annuity (TSA) Plan
  • The Savings Plus 401(k) Thrift Plan
  • The Savings Plus 457 Deferred
    Compensation Plan

You may participate in any or all of the plans.  Each is governed by a different section of the IRS Code
resulting in different rules and provisions.

TIME-OFF BENEFITS – (Paid Leave)

Holidays -
The CSU offers employees 14 paid holidays each year; 13 scheduled on specific days and one you may take any time during the
year.

Vacation – You earn two vacation days (16 hours) per qualifying monthly pay period.  If you have less than 10
years of service with the CSU, you can accrue up to a maximum of 384 hours (48 days); if you have more than 10 years, the maximum is 440
hours (55 days).  Part-time employees accrue vacation on a prorated basis.

Sick Leave – For each month of continuous
service, you accumulate eight hours of credit for sick leave with pay.  Part-time employees accrue sick leave on a prorated
basis.

Maternity/Paternity/Adoption Leave – You are eligible for 30 days of paid maternity/paternity/ adoption leave
starting within 60 days of the arrival of your new child.


California State University, San Bernardino is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who are representative of the diversity of California. California State University, San Bernardino, hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

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