Administrative/Support, Information Technology, Project/Program Management/Planning, Staff/Administrative
As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for five consecutive years. UW Information Technology is the central IT organization for the University of Washington, providing critical technology support to all three campuses, UW medical centers and global research operations. UW-IT collaborates with University partners to advance teaching, learning, innovation and discovery at the UW. Information Management within UW-IT, provides University-wide leadership in the development and management of UW's major administrative business systems, including Finance, Human Resources/Payroll, Advancement and Facilities. This division is also responsible for the UW Enterprise Data Warehouse and business intelligence tools that provide information for decision making, as well as enterprise document management for the campus.UW-IT has an outstanding opportunity for the Director for Strategy and Engagement.The Director for Strategy and Engagement reports to the Associate Vice President for Information Management (IM) in UW-IT and will lead the strategy around engagement inside and outside of the organization, business relationship management, portfolio management, service management, communications and marketing. Strategy and Engagement is a new group within IM and the Director is tasked with creating the team and its mission in alignment with the values and priorities of the larger organization. The director also supports the Associate Vice President in the overall coordination of IM in close collaboration with the other directors and is a member of the organization's leadership team.The Director will provide the leadership, management and change management expertise required to advance a culture of data-driven decision-making at UW. The Director leads a team of senior business and technology professionals in managing IM's complex portfolio and defining a sustainable strategy for engaging with the campus, including on major business transformation projects. The director works closely with other groups within UW-IT and with the University's departmental IT organizations. The director represents UW's strategic interests and investments in data inside and outside of the University of Washington.REQUIREMENTS:Bachelor's Degree in Information Management, Business Administration, Computer Science or related fieldMinimum of 6 years of progressively more experience in:Management experience in large, diverse information technology environmentsBusiness acumen to effectively match enterprise opportunities to business needsOrganizational skills, a collaborative approach to leadership and ability to build strong teamsDemonstrated excellent written/oral communication skills, technical documentation skills, user liaison skills, and personal interaction abilitiesEquivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.DESIRED:Solid commitment to customer engagement and leadership presenceStrong and effective decision-making skills based on analysis, experience, wisdom and judgmentStrong project direction, communication and execution skillsStrong communication skills and the ability to influenceEffective change management skillsProven experience in highly decentralized organizationExperience in a research university settingExperience in service and portfolio managementAbility to work independently and with minimal supervision ITILDeveloping and executing strategiesAgileProject ManagementCONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:Work in open office environment.This is an essential position and is required to report to work remotely when the UW suspends operations.Application Process:The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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