Director, Information Technology Enterprise Architecture (FT), AFREDIREAIT

Director, Information Technology Enterprise Architecture (FT), AFREDIREAIT
The College of DuPage is a comprehensive community college located 27 miles west of downtown Chicago, vitally connected to our local area for over 50 years. We prepare students for a lifelong passion for learning on our 273-acre campus which is home to nine associate degrees and a wide variety of professional and technical certificates. Many of these credentials prepare students to seamlessly articulate into the baccalaureate programs of our higher education partner institutions.

College of DuPage is committed to student success and values an inclusive and welcoming community environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workforce. Our connection to the larger metropolitan area is essential to our success and provides a wealth of diverse cultural and recreational opportunities.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
The Director of IT Enterprise Architecture is responsible for designing systems and application architecture and providing vision, problem anticipation, and problem-solving ability to the organization. This role designs strategies and policies to meet overall business goals. Oversees the network services, software development, and operations aspects of the Information Technology Services Department, and is responsible for the planning, management, implementation, and direction of enterprise technology initiatives in support of both academic and administrative operations and systems. Duties and responsibilities include strategic and tactical planning, operations, and budgeting for information technology and telecommunications. Reports to the Vice President Planning, Performance, and Technology.

Provides information technology resources for college-wide technology planning, provides rationale to collaborative decision making to Vice President of Planning, Performance, and Technology; maintains positive working relationships with College constituencies and external stakeholders; while ensuring consistency with the mission statement of the College.Oversees creation of the Information Technology Strategic Plan including planning for future information technology services and the requirements of the College; oversees the timely implementation of approved plans and measures progress against information technology goals.Manages the architectural aspects of Information Technology Services Department, Network Services, and Software Development and leads governance and infrastructure services for the IT Department. Maintains an effective service organizational structure; provides the opportunity for professional growth andserves as an example to the staff. Supervises relevant Information Technology Services personnel.Provides leadership for technology initiatives college wide and ensures efficient integration of various systems; recommends campus-wide policies for information technology services to the Vice President of Planning, Performance, and Technology; maintains information technology policies; works with advisory committees, faculty, staff, administrators, and students to ensure IT maintains service delivery objectives.Responsible for technical infrastructure, support, student and administrative system maintenance, computer, network and telephony operations, IT security, and application systems interfaces within the enterprise network.Keeps the College informed of new developments, products, systems, and services in the fields of cybersecurity, instructional and administrative information technology, and articulates strategic vision in practical terms.Manages coordination and approval of the shared budget for Information Technology Services operating expenses and Information Technology plan expenses.Oversees contracts and maintenance renewals for all enterprise-wide software and hardware used by the College.Responsible for the hiring, termination, and promotion of employees.Evaluates employees' performance annually.Carries out any other duties assigned.


  • Education
    • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Information Technology, or related fields or equivalent required.
  • Experience
    • 10 years of related experience with 7 years of progressively responsible supervisory experience in a large organization with administrative, telecommunication, and information technology responsibilities required.
    • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations.

Computers and related peripherals with associated application systems.Administrative office, varied working hours with 24/7 availability.Must be physically able to operate a variety of machines and equipment including computer, office equipment, telephone, etc.Physical demands include sedentary work, campus meetings, and day and overnight travel.Tasks may require extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation.This position requires a background check and drug screen.

Competitive starting salaries are dependent on education and experience. College of DuPage also offers a generous benefits plan.

To apply please submit your electronic application, unofficial transcripts, current curriculum vita, a cover letter including a list of three references.

Applications accepted until 11:59 p.m. CST, April 23, 2024

This position requires a pre-employment background and drug screen.

College of DuPage is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to diversity and creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

College of DuPage does not discriminate against individuals in employment opportunities, programs and/or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, veterans' status, marital status, disability, military status, unfavorable discharge from military service, or on any other basis protected by law.

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About College of DuPage

Since its inception in 1967, College of DuPage has matured into something very special. It's a community college with far-reaching impact. We're firmly rooted in the community that provides our mandate, yet committed to reflecting the needs and demands of an ever-changing world.  

From our faculty through to our Board of Trustees, we understand the importance of remaining relevant on multiple levels: interpersonal, academic, civic, cultural and economic. With a steady eye on regional, national and international developments, College of DuPage fulfills its mission as an educational and economic agent of change for the residents it serves.

Beyond all other considerations, though, we are educators, devoted to the idea that knowledge is transformative. We believe there are few things more powerful than a mind engaged. We are excited by the possibilities ignited when knowledge is imparted through meaningful discourse, in the service of realizing each and every one of our community member's full potential.

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