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Assistant Vice President: Enterprise Service Strategy
University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland
 
 
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Date Posted August 11, 2022
Category
Executive-Administrative Vice President
Employment Type Exempt Regular
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Position Number:

127481

Title:

Assistant Vice President

Functional Title:

Assistant Vice President: Enterprise Service Strategy

Category Status:

33-Exempt Regular

Applicant Search Category:

Staff

University Authorized FTE:

1

Unit:

DIT-Enterprise Planning and Continuous Improvement

Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Background Checks

Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. Information reported by the background check will not automatically disqualify you from employment.

Vaccine Protocol

The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University System of Maryland (USM) recently announced that students, faculty, and staff on USM campuses this fall, including UMD, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at return.umd.edu and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or to obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption will result in the offer of employment being rescinded.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Assistant Vice President (AVP) of Enterprise Service Strategy (ESS) within the Division of Information Technology (DIT) provides campus-wide leadership and vision for technology strategy, planning, and adoption. The AVP provides an enterprise view, striving to identify systems and processes that operate outside the enterprise ecosystem and representing potential risk and inefficiencies. As part of this role, the AVP for ESS acts as the primary point of contact for new project ideation with campus leaders. In addition to providing executive-level advisory services, the AVP leads the business process improvement, project management, service assessment, and change management units within DIT. They are also responsible for providing operational awareness, evaluating key services areas, and making recommendations on continuous improvements of IT capabilities for the Division and campus.

The AVP of ESS is also responsible for DIT’s service delivery strategy, including management of the service delivery framework and related processes as well as functional leadership of the technology platforms which deliver those services (e.g., ServiceNow, Salesforce). This includes the development of service life-cycle, assessment, and delivery frameworks. While services are delivered from multiple areas of DIT, the AVP of ESS is responsible for the strategy and framework under which they all operate.

The ESS units provide management consulting services to the breadth of campus, including strategic planning, process improvement, management, consulting, project ideation, project management, organizational analysis and improvement, and service assessment. The AVP is responsible for business development and maintaining a positive P&L line.

Project management responsibilities include management of project ingestion, evaluation, staffing, scoping, and execution of DIT and campus IT projects. The AVP will lead efforts to create transparency on project performance and increase project success. In addition to managing the DIT portfolio of projects, they are responsible for providing external professional services to campus around project definition, planning, and execution.

The business process improvement responsibilities include assessing and making recommendations for improvement to administrative and academic IT-enabled processes across campus. The AVP is responsible for building a plan to support these efforts and leading enterprise-level projects when necessary. They are responsible for establishing a process-focused approach to challenges and provide such services in support for technology implementations.

The change management responsibilities include creating a strategy for, and leading, the change control functions as well as providing organizational analysis and change management services within DIT and across campus. They provide oversight and assessment of service delivery processes, including ideation, operationalization, and disposition. This includes managing the change management processes, service delivery assessment, and service delivery strategy.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Masters’s Degree
  • 15 years’ experience in the IT industry.
  • 8 years IT leadership or management experience
  • 5 years leading a professional services consulting group
  • 5 years IT experiencing leading change and reengineering efforts
  • 5 years IT experience running enterprise-wide projects
  • Demonstrated experience with staff development and oversight
  • Experience with organizational-level strategy development

Preferences:

Preferences:
  • Advanced Degree in Information Systems, Business, Engineering or equivalent preferred
  • Organization Change Management experience
  • Knowledge of Change Control Board functions and procedures
  • Significant experience in higher education

Additional Information:

Salary range is in the low to mid $200ks.

**This position does not provide sponsorship for Visas.

Job Risks

Not Applicable to This Position

Physical Demands

Typical office duties: ability to type, sit for extended periods of time, work long hours and weekends on occasion

Posting Date:

07/21/2022

Open Until Filled

Yes

Best Consideration Date

08/25/2022

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
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