Job Description


• Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in a related field required. Master’s degree preferred.
• Minimum of 2-3 years experience as MIS Director, Information Technology Manager, Information Technology Specialist, Computer Programmer/Technician, or equivalent required.
• Working knowledge of multi platform, TCP/IP, LAN/WAN environment using current generation of PC products required.
• Working knowledge of learning management systems is required. Blackboard System experience preferred.
• Proven experience with local area network, user PC workstations, printers, Microsoft and other vendor software licenses, planning and purchasing of computer and network hardware and software, interfaces to the Internet (Alabama SuperComputer and other), in-house learning management system, teleconferencing equipment and software, electronic podiums, teaching stations, internal web sites, podcasting, Wiki platforms, VoIP, server systems, Windows servers (multi-generation), Windows operating systems (Windows XP and Windows 7), Internet Connectivity, Network Administration, and firewall installation and monitoring required.
• Working knowledge of Ellucian Banner System required.
• Ability to communicate non-technically with end users required.
• Excellent oral, auditory, and written communication skills required.
• Possess basic skills for managing telecommunications system required.
• Working knowledge of Microsoft SharePoint Services preferred.

DESIRED PROFILE: Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate through their experiences and accomplishments:
• An understanding of and commitment to the philosophy and mission of a community and technical college.
• A sensitivity and commitment to cultural diversity.
• The ability to handle multiple tasks and various situations in a calm, professional manner.
• The ability to project a professional and congenial demeanor.
• The ability to work well under pressure and deadlines.

• The Director of Information Technology Services shall perform the duties as specified in conformity with policies established by the Alabama State Board of Education and the J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College Faculty and Staff Handbook.
• Day to day management of the college technology infrastructure.
• Provide supervision to Information Technology personnel.
• Provide technology leadership for the College, including development and maintenance of the College’s Technology Plan.
• Provide technical support to end users of the Ellucian Banner System.

• Provide technical support in maintaining e-mail system and access rights to PC workstations and internal networks and network resources.
• Maintain various servers (included but not limited to SharePoint, email, library)
• Provide technical support to maintain the college’s web page.
• Provide support for integrating technology into the instructional program.
• Manage back-up and security systems.
• Install, maintain, and support videoconferencing and teleconferencing equipment, in-house learning management system, electronic podiums, and teaching stations.
• Develop a disaster recovery plan.
• Supervise and maintain operations of AS400 to include system administration, user administration, and user support.
• Evaluate and recommend technology improvements for the college.
• Assist instructors with the technical aspects in the delivery of distance learning.
• Establish rapport and maintain a positive working relationship with administrators, faculty, staff, students, and community agencies.
• Retain and submit documentation as requested to support accreditation efforts.
• Perform other duties as assigned by Supervisor and/or President.

SALARY: Appropriate placement on Alabama State Salary Schedule C
Salary range $63,431 – $103,788

APPLICATION: Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and must submit a complete application
packet in order to be considered for this position. Applicants who fails to submit all required
documents by the deadline listed below will not be considered. A complete application packet includes:
• A completed and signed DSCTC application.
• Current resume.
• Official and sealed transcripts from all institutions where collegiate credit has been earned. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable to meet the posted closing deadline. However, all official and sealed transcripts must be received in the Office of Human Resources prior to the first interview or the application packet will be considered incomplete and the applicant will be disqualified.
• Three signed letters of recommendation relevant to the position. Letters should be dated within the past three years, printed on letterhead of the signer’s organization, and have an actual signature (no computer generated signatures). One letter must be from a current or former supervisor which verifies required experience. Reference letters must be from different individuals than the three names listed in the “reference” section of the application.
• A (300) word synopsis on the topic “My Understanding of the Role of the Community College”.

J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College employment forms are available online at or from the Office of Human Resources. The completed application packet should be returned to:

J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College
Attn: Office of Human Resources
3421 Meridian Street, North
Huntsville, Alabama 35811
Telephone (256) 551-5214

APPLICATION Monday, September 30, 2013 at 4:30 p.m.

ANTICIPATED October, 2013

Applicants must adhere to the College’s prescribed interview schedule and must travel at his/her own expense. Employment will be contingent upon the receipt of a clearance notification from the criminal background check. J. F. Drake State Community and Technical College is an active participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify). E-Verify electronically confirms an employee’s eligibility to work in the United States as required by the Department of Homeland Security.
J. F. Drake State Community and Technical College is an equal opportunity employer. It is the official policy of the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education, including postsecondary institutions under the control of the State Board of Education, that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, handicap, gender, religion, creed, national origin, or age, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program, activity, or employment. J. F. Drake State Community and Technical College will make reasonable accommodations for qualified disabled applicants or employees. The college reserves the right to withdraw this job announcement at any time prior to awarding.

Company Information
Name :

J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College

Description :
J.F. Drake State Technical College is a student‐centered, two‐year public
institution of higher education offering certificate and associate degree
programs, as well as specialized training for business and industry.
Additionally, the college seeks to satisfy the diverse needs and academic
pursuits of the community by offering adult education and transitional
studies, noncredit short‐term courses, college/university transfer, and
continuing education courses that provide the citizens of north Alabama
with flexible and innovative, academic, career and technical education at a
reasonable cost.
Type :
Direct Employer
Address :
J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College
3421 Meridian Street, North
Huntsville, AL 35811
Application Information
Apply direct or by mail :
Attn: Katie Chance
J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College
3421 Meridian Street, North
Huntsville, AL 35811
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Director of Information Technology Services