The Senior Director of Information Technology, Infrastructure will forge strong partnerships and collaborative relationships with both institutional and functional leadership. The role will challenge the status quo and be heavily involved in the selection, deployment and support of new processes and tools used to help our students and customers achieve their educational and career goals. This role reports directly to the SVP & CIO of Adtalem Global Education.
The Senior Director of Information Technology, Infrastructure will focus on driving top-line growth and developing and fostering a culture of innovation and operational optimization across Adtalem's portfolio of institutions and business units. This role will lead a team of IT professionals responsible supporting digital initiatives and growing our automation strategy.
The Senior Director oversees vendor relationships and long-term strategic technology planning and implementation based upon the needs of the organization.
The Senior Director will be a leader who:
Enhances the lives of our students, customers and colleagues through IT services.
Builds and develops diverse, talented and productive teams by using job rotations, stretch assignments, coaching/mentoring and formal education as appropriate. Ensure solid succession plans.
Partners with the CIO and with other senior leadership positions to establish and communicate a clear and compelling technology vision and roadmap.
Develops measurement and metrics to quantify progress against vision and roadmaps.
Represents Adtalem with key technology vendors and industry groups.
Maintains up-to-date knowledge of technology trends and products; identify opportunities for new initiatives and integration of new technologies into our products and services.
Aligns technology initiatives and operations with the priorities of Adtalem.
Sustains professional knowledge of technologies in higher education, medical and healthcare and financial services through vendor meetings, training, and attending conferences.
Works with cross functional teams to negotiate purchase and service agreements and maintain vendor relationships.
Manages annual budgets, taking into account the requirements from various functional, institutional and IT long-range strategic plan.
Supervises leadership and staff, including conducting regular performance appraisals and providing coaching and feedback to improve performance.
Assures that all technologies are implemented and managed in compliance with technology policies and procedures set forth by Adtalem Global Education.
Completes other duties as assigned.
For the role of Senior Director, Information Technology - Infrastructure the Organization seeks an outstanding individual with strategic vision, technical acumen, entrepreneurial spirit, strong capabilities in relationship creation and development, as well as superior communication and interpersonal skills.
Bachelors degree required. Master's degree in a related field preferred (years of experience will be considered in lieu of Masters degree)
A demonstrated strategic thinker, leader, visionary, influencer, consultant and change agent.
Knowledge of best practices for and extensive experience utilizing mobile, portal, data analytics and integration technologies.
Excellent communication skills and ability to be diplomatic and highly responsive in all interpersonal interactions.