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Pima Community College District
  • Position Number: 1043372
  • Location: Tucson, AZ
  • Position Type: Executive - Other Executive

Academic Director, Computer Technology
Pima Community College District

Position Summary
The Academic Director for Computer Technology functions as the program lead and is responsible for directing strategic planning, administration, and coordination of the College's Computer Technology Programs, which include Networking, Programming and Security; providing leadership and direction; supervises department faculty, ensuring excellence in all aspects of the operation of the program; ensuring the Computer Technology programs and courses align with district vision, mission and goals; and, directing and leading special projects and initiatives assigned by the program's Dean. The Director will work closely with business and industry to determine workforce needs; and identify the skills, knowledge and dispositions that are required. In the upcoming years, the Academic Director will lead the efforts to update and create degrees and certifications to be aligned with workforce need, develop curriculum and program and course outcomes that reflect that need. The Director will also work with a team to create a Center of Excellence for Computer Technology. The Academic Director will teach one or more courses in the program.

To be located at the East Campus with college-wide responsibilities for the Computer Technology Program.

Duties and Responsibilities
Direct the activities of assigned programs or services to include: aligning curriculum with the needs of business and industry and planning, implementing, administering, and evaluating projects and services having impact throughout the College and in the community
Supervise employees, including faculty and staff to include: prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff are trained; and, making hiring, termination and disciplinary recommendations
Advise or respond to questions from other college departments, regarding complex issues or policies impacting assigned programs, services or operations
Establish, monitor, evaluate, and improve processes, procedures, and/or standards, ensuring alignment with the College mission, values, goals, objectives, initiatives and local, state, and federal laws and regulations
Administer functional contract proposals and committees; manage the selection and deployment of contracts
Direct and supervise the collection of technical data and the preparation of a variety of complex reports, statements, and communications impacting employees, programs, grants, and service providers or vendors providing analysis and recommendations
Develop, administer, and monitor budgets; implement and allocate resources following budget approval; approve expenditures
Evaluate and communicate the impact of potential legal or regulatory changes affecting the College
Develop, plan, implement, and administer organizational goals and objectives
Perform other duties of a similar nature or level as required

Job Requirements
Master's degreeand
Certified to teach in one of the disciplines in the programand
Experience in establishing and working with budgets, team-building skills, program creation, and managementand
Recent work experience in the industryand
Current industry-recognized certificationsand
Affiliation with professional and non-profit IT organizations that create workforce opportunities

Preferred Requirements:
3-5 years of teaching experience at the post-secondary level or similar experience in the industry
Demonstrated experience in writing, administration, and reporting
Experience managing computer technology personnel
Training or facilitating professional development of IT professionals

The ideal candidate will have the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
Demonstrated knowledge and leadership experience in computer technology field
Managerial/supervisory principles
Budget/resource management
Strategic planning
Project management conflict resolution
Experience in and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural, ethnic, and disability backgrounds of community college students and the community at large
Change management skills and entrepreneurial focus
Passion for continuous learning and self-improvement
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Develop and maintain cooperative educational partnerships
Use a collaborative, consultative, and inclusive management style
Use technology effectively in the program and in management work
Experience using research and data to inform decision-making

Please refer to the College Employees Personnel Policy Statement, under the section Benefits at:

Directions for Applying and Other Important Information
In order to apply for a position, applicants must submit an application and include the required documents listed for the position. See below for information about documents:
Unofficial copies of transcripts. These must be:
◦ for all post-secondary degrees you have listed in your application.
◦ legible (front and back) and show the name of the accredited institution, the degree conferred, and the page(s) explaining the institution's grading system.
◦ attached to the application even if they have been submitted in the past.

Resume should be up-to-date and account for and describe all gaps in employment

Letter of interest or cover letter should not exceed two pages, and should describe your knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience related to the duties and responsibilities of the position, as well as the strengths you would bring to the assignment. Cover letters/letters of interest are not required to be addressed to a specific person or persons.

For full application instructions and position description, visit

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please call Human Resources at (520) 206-4624 or Human Resources hours are normally Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

To request a reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities, please contact

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer:
Minorities/Females/Disabled/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

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