Executive Director, Technology

College of Southern Nevada

CSN - North Las Vegas Campus, NV

ID: 7121801 (Ref.No. R0133989)
Posted: January 22, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The College of Southern Nevada appreciates your interest in employment at our growing institution. We want your application process to go smoothly and quickly. We ask that you keep in mind the following when completing your application:

  • Once you start the application process you cannot save your work. Please ensure you have all required attachment(s) available to complete your application before you begin the process.
  • Required attachments are listed below on the posting. Your application will not be considered without the required attachments.
  • Please note that applications must be submitted prior to the close of the recruitment. Once a recruitment has closed, applications will no longer be accepted.

If you are unable to attach the required documents to your online application or need assistance regarding the application process, please contact the Talent Acquisition team within Human Resources via email at [email protected] or call (702) 651-5800 to be directed to the appropriate Recruiter.

Job Description

The Executive Director will have a central role in advancing innovation and digital transformation initiatives across the college and will provide strategic and operational leadership to enable the IT organization to become a leader in higher education.

The Executive Director will be tasked with fully evaluating the existing environment and assisting in the development of an overall vision with an emphasis on service excellence and operational effectiveness that is aligned with the mission and priorities of the college. This person will be a collaborative partner who is service-oriented and can build trust, credibility, and consensus with constituents across the College. They will have the ability to build strong relationships, communicate proactively and understand the diverse needs of stakeholder groups.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Information Technology, Education, or related field from a regionally accredited College/University; OR equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Five years or more experience in managing technology programs and projects and leading diverse teams in an academic setting.

  • Three years’ experience in managing a large, diverse team of technical managerial/supervisory, professional, and support staff.

  • Five years of IT industry or equivalent technical experience (e.g., engineering, software development, networking, etc.)

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and levels of experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree from a regionally accredited College/University.

  • Program or Project management licenses or certifications.

  • Seven years or more experience in managing technology programs and projects and leading diverse teams in an academic setting.

  • Knowledge of higher education business practices and procedures.

  • Knowledge of current developments and trends in higher ed best practices, project management, and related technology.

  • 10 years of demonstrated, progressively responsible experience in the leadership and implementation of information technology and/or operational efficiencies at higher educational institutions.

The ideal candidate should possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Strong supervisory, project management, administrative, budget management, and technical skills.

  • Strong strategic and operational planning skills. The ability to anticipate problems and proactively engage appropriate stakeholders to implement customer-centered solutions.

  • Strong understanding of the technology landscape and industry acumen is necessary to effectively analyze business requirements, workflows, and best practices in collaboration with all technical and functional teams, including internal CSN employees and external implementation vendors.

  • Ability to effectively multi-task and prioritize and execute tasks in a high-paced environment.

  • Experience managing multiple technical projects with a high degree of detail while working with short deadlines or with little/no disruption to the college.

  • Competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development conferences, and attending training and/or courses.

  • Ability to manage IT resource requirements and capacity to ensure an appropriate balance to support tactical and strategic demands.

  • Ability to partner with cyber security leadership and IT senior leadership in the development, implementation, and management of IT's controls, policies, and practices, and processes to protect the organization's IT assets and the integrity, security, and privacy of information.

  • Identify risks and guide the deployment of best practices through all operational areas.

  • Knowledge of higher education business practices and procedures and an in-depth understanding of current and emerging information technologies is required.

  • The ability to work with a variety of constituencies possessing a wide range of technical knowledge.

  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present effectively to small and large groups.

  • Effective interpersonal, customer service, organizational, and team-building skills.

  • Ability to work both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and levels of experience.

  • Skilled in the use of computers and applications.

Starting Salary Range

Administrative Faculty E

The minimum starting salary is $123,474.00 The successful candidate may be placed above the minimum of the range based on education and experience.

CSN offers a generous benefit package comprised of excellent health insurance including medical, dental, vison, pharmacy, basic life insurance, and supplemental options (long term care, short term disability, and legal).  Paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays. Comprehensive retirement plans, employee assistance program, tuition discounts at the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) institutions. As well as tuition discounts for spouses, domestic partners, and dependents.  Perks encompassing on campus employee discounts, professional and personal development opportunities; and statewide employee purchase programs.  Join a dynamic team investing in our future, Students First.

National Search

Out of Area/State Candidates may be offered travel reimbursement with original itemized receipts and in accordance with GSA rates at time of travel.



Full-Time Equivalent 


Required Attachment(s)

To be considered for this position, please upload the following documents to your application:

  • Resume/CV

  • Cover Letter

  • Contact information for three professional references (Name, email and phone number)

  • Unofficial Academic Transcripts (Applicants who have earned their degrees outside of the United States must have their educational transcripts evaluated by an approved evaluator if their college or university is not listed in the most recent edition of the Higher Education Directory, published by Higher Education Publications, Inc. If you have any questions regarding this, please reach out to the Human Resources, Talent Acquisition & Classification team).


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Posting Close Date


Note to Applicant

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications. The search committee will use this information during the initial review of application materials.  

All document(s) must be received by 11:59 p.m. the day prior to the closing date posted on the job announcement.

This position may require that a criminal background check be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.  

As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.  

Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.  

CSN is responsive to serving the educational needs of a diverse and ever-changing community. CSN employs only U.S. citizens and aliens authorized to work in the U.S. CSN does not sponsor aliens applying for faculty, professional staff, or management positions (H-1B Visas) in the absence of exceptional circumstances as defined by the USCIS.