Manager, Workstation and Technology Services, Yale University

Manager, Workstation and Technology Services / Manager 3, Administration
Library Information Technology
Yale University
New Haven, CT
Salary Grade:  25
Requisition:  #19654BR
www.yale.edu/jobs

Schedule:   Full-time (37.5 hours per week); Standard Work Week (M-F, 8:30-5:00)

Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut.  Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

 

The University and the Library

The Yale University Library, as one of the world’s leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and is a highly valued partner in the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including more than 12.5 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaged in numerous digital initiatives designed to provide access to a full array of scholarly information. Housed in the Sterling Memorial Library and fifteen school and departmental libraries, it employs a dynamic, diverse, and innovative staff of over 500 who have the opportunity to work with the highest caliber of faculty and students, participate on committees, and are involved in other areas of staff development.  For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library’s web site at http://www.library.yale.edu/.

Position Focus

Under the supervision of the Library Chief Technology Officer, manages, and monitors the design, development, implementation, and communication of policies and practices for a sub-unit within the Library Information Technology department that supports the Yale University Library. Manages a team of Desktop Support technicians responsible for delivering expert, efficient, and cordial computing support to the Library’s staff, as well as some specialized patron systems. Manages the desktop, laptop, and mobile computing environment for the Library. Recruits, trains, and manages a staff of Macintosh, Windows, and Mobile OS technical professionals responsible for providing service and support. Coordinates with Yale ITS on computing infrastructure issues as needed. Manages a $375K+ equipment budget including a bi-annual equipment request cycle. Works on special projects as assigned.

Workstation and Technology Services is a tier 1, 2, & 3 support organization focused on interacting with Library customers on a daily basis. We are the first point of contact for many IT services and our emphasis is on enhancing the productivity of our customers by providing service as reliably and efficiently as possible. We are committed to providing a reliable and secure computing infrastructure. Our primary objectives include providing great customer service and improving customer satisfaction.

 

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

1.      Leads, manages, and advises a team of technical experts on all aspects of policies, practices, systems and procedures within the department.

2.      Provides managerial and technical expertise regarding the daily operations in one or more functional areas.

3.      Manages and implements guidelines and systems and recommends changes to maintain consistency with the mission of department objectives.

4.      Manages and works extensively with staff to develop and administer support plans.

5.      Participates on project teams and act as a liaison with other institutions, campus organizations, vendors, and committees.

6.      Stays current with emerging technologies and makes recommendations for adopting new technology in the library.

7.      Responsible for scripting software releases to more than one thousand library computers using VBScript, Active Directory and Tivoli Endpoint Manager; deployment of software packages with BigFix Relevance scripting language.

8.      Manages client/server applications using shell scripting, command line utilities, and batch files.

9.      Works with all units to identify, analyze, and develop approaches that successfully meet the goals and objectives of Yale University Library and the University as a whole.

10.   Defines and tracks service metrics and works with staff to meet client needs and service standards.

11.   Implements appropriate controls and quality assurance; ensures adherence to the process, consistent and efficient trouble resolution, error reduction, and continuous process improvement.

12.   Manages the operating budget for their organizational unit.

13.   Recruits and trains technical staff.

14.   Ensures compliance and timeliness of all Federal and State regulatory requirements.

15.   Manages a staff of non-exempt employees.

16.   May perform other duties as assigned.

Principal Responsibilities

1.      Reviews and determines staffing needs, job posting requirements, salary guidelines, and labor agreement interpretations for exempt and non-exempt staff in one or more functional department of the University.

2.      Manages the administrative support needs for exempt and nonexempt staff and provides recommendations, improvements, solutions and assistance as needed.

3.      Manages and monitors technology needs, conducts inventory, and system requirements for the assigned departments.

4.      Develops and prepares budgets, financial forecasts, and financial analyses and the actual vs. budgeted performance reports for the departments.

5.      Manages the use of facilities in one or more departments including office space, work stations, equipment, and office supplies.

6.      Manages administrative support for activities of one or more departments to ensure timely completion of projects.

7.      Manages and coordinates training sessions for assigned departments when new policies or practices are adopted.

8.      Ensures compliance with University and federal regulations as they apply to the assigned departments.

9.      Identifies, plans, and develops administrative policies for the assigned departments.

10.   Assists in reviewing and implements University and departmental policies as they pertain to the administrative functions of the assigned department.

11.   Assesses and makes recommendations regarding staff development and staffing levels.

12.   Monitors, develops, plans, and executes systematic research on user requirements through such mechanisms as surveys, interviews, focus groups and competitive analysis.

13.   Manages a staff of exempt and non-exempt employees.

14.   May perform other duties as assigned.

 

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant technical field and six years of related technical experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

Required Skills and Abilities

1.      Demonstrated ability to manage, mentor and develop staff, including technical areas.  Demonstrated exceptional customer service skills.  Demonstrated ability to motivate and mobilize a team around shared goals.  Demonstrated project management skills.

2.      Advanced skills with  contemporary desktop computing technology, including Mac, Windows, Unix, and Mobile OS, hardware and software applications.

3.      In depth ability with  Active Directory and its components: implementing group policy, managing computers, organizational units, users, groups, profiles, software management and deployment.

4.      Comprehensive, expert-level ability   with desktop operating environments.

5.      Demonstrated ability with  SQL databases and administering SQL databases.

 

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills

1.      Management experience in a higher education environment.

2.      Demonstrated knowledge of BigFix Relevance.

3.      Experience with VBScript, Visual Basic, Visual Studio, and Windows Software Development Kit

Preferred licenses or certifications

ITIL Foundations, Service Now, Microsoft Certifications.

Salary and Benefits

We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country’s great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

 

Applications consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be sent by creating an account and applying online at http://www.yale.edu/jobs for immediate consideration – the STARS req ID for this position is 19654BR Please be sure to reference #19654BR in your cover letter.

 Background Check Requirements

All external candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent on successful completion of a background check. Please visit www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.  Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority

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