Xavier University of Louisiana is accepting applications for the position of Associate Vice President Technology. This position reports to the Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) the Office of Technology Administration. In support of the VP/CIO, provides leadership and guidance in critical areas of technology administration at the university, including budgeting, resource development and allocation, policy formation, technology evaluation, and service development, delivery, and deployment. Provides assistance to the VP/CIO in managing business operations to improve cost effectiveness, service quality, and IT operational effectiveness. Provides leadership, direction, and support at the institution, state, and/or national level with broad-reaching institutional and/or statewide IT projects with high levels of impact. Analyzes technology trends and advancement in areas of specialization and plans for the long-term direction of the IT organization. Acts on behalf of the VP/CIO as assigned by the VP/CIO or in the absence of the VP/CIO as the principal IT officer on executive decisions and executive level committees. AA/EOE
Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, or a closely related field
Programming and systems development experience, including four years in higher education with demonstrated experience in successfully implementing, maintaining, and supporting Ellucian Banner ERP systems for college/university clients
Experience with ZOOM, MS Office Teams, MS Office 365, SLACK, and SharePoint for office productivity and collaboration
Knowledge of and ability to program using SQL databases; such as Oracle, MS-SQL, MySQL
· Master's degree in in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science information technology, computer science or a closely related field and/or 15-18 years of Technology experience related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
· Prior supervisory experience
· Experience working with a broad range of higher education administrators including vice presidents, deans, directors, faculty, and students
· Project planning, development, testing, and execution experience
· Knowledge of higher education core business processes
· Demonstrated experience in successfully implementing, maintaining, and supporting Ellucian Banner ERP systems for Higher Education (college/university) clients; and gaining and keeping client trust
Xavier University of Louisiana, founded by St. Katharine Drexel and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament in 1925, is Catholic and historically Black. The ultimate purpose of the University is to contribute to the promotion of a more just and humane society by preparing its students to assume roles of leadership and service in a global society. The only historically Black, Catholic university in the United States, XULA is a private, liberal-arts based, co-educational institution offering 40 undergraduate majors, 5 master’s degree programs and a doctor of pharmacy program. More than one-half of its 3,100 students are from Louisiana, but it draws students from nearly all fifty states and 35 countries. Xavier is recognized as a national leader in the sciences and the liberal arts: • #1 in the nation in the number of African American graduates who go on to complete medical school (AAMC data 2019). • Among the nation’s top four colleges of pharmacy in graduating African Americans with Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D) degrees. (2018) • #1 in the nation in awarding bachelor's degrees to African American students in the biological and biomedical sciences, the physical sciences, and physics. ...(2018) • #3 in the nation in the number of African American graduates who go on to earn a Ph.D. in science and engineering disciplines. (2018) • The Department of Physics is #1 in the nation for awarding African Americans baccalaureate degrees in physics and the physical sciences, according to the American Institute of Physics. (2018) Xavier is consistently ranked by the American Chemical Society as one of the top 25 universities in the nation. • The 2020 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges named Xavier among its 300 “best and most interesting” four-year colleges and universities. • Xavier was also singled out as one of the nation’s 385 best institutions for undergraduate education by The Princeton Review in the 2020 edition of its annual “The Best 385 Colleges”. • College Consensus, a unique college ratings website that aggregates publisher rankings and student reviews, ranks Xavier as the nation’s #3 Historically Black Colleges and Universities) (2019). It also ranks Xavier as #3 among all Louisiana colleges. • College Factual ranks both Xavier’s biology and chemistry programs as program as No. 1 in Louisiana. (2019) • Your 2018 Guide to College Transfer lists Xavier as one of only 90 colleges and universities nationwide profiled as “transfer friendly” in this guide to the college transfer process by the Kaplan Educational Foundation. • The Student Loan Report ranks #Xavier 12 out of 800 Private schools who left graduates with the least amount of private student loan debt, a form of financial aid known for higher interest rates and less forgiving repayment programs. (2018) • Zippia.com named Xavier's Psychology Program as #1 in Louisiana. (2018) • Learn.org ranks Xavier Among the Top 50 STEM schools in the U.S. (2019) • The Edvocate ranks Xavier as the nation’s No. 3 Catholic University. (2019) • Zippia.com rates Xavier #1 in Louisiana in its 2019 report, “Best College in Each State for Getting a Job”.