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Associate Vice President - Academic/Student Digital Srvcs
Utah Valley University

Date Posted Jul. 21, 2022
Title Associate Vice President - Academic/Student Digital Srvcs
University Utah Valley University
Orem, UT, United States
Department Academic and Student Digital Services
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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Associate Vice President - Academic/Student Digital Srvcs

Position Category: Executive

The Associate Vice President of Academic and Student Digital Services (AVP ASDS) guides the academic and student digital services group. This department will provide and support institutional technology, focused on academic and student needs, in the areas of computing, business intelligence, institutional research, application development, UI/UX design and implementation, classroom technology, and teaching and learning technologies. This position will enhance technology systems, improve UVU operations, transform academic and student services, increase the use of data to inform decision making, and improve student and faculty satisfaction and organizational culture. UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

Required Qualifications:
Candidates with a masters degree must have at least four years of professional work experience or a bachelors with at least six years of professional work experience, including full-time administrative experience. A degree must be in computer science, information systems/technology, engineering, business administration, or other related field.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Key Roles and Responsibilities:20% | Strategy: Partner with VP/CIO and other IT leaders to develop the enterprise-wide strategic technology roadmap and design innovative technology strategies for a constantly changing top-tier academic environment. Participate in planning and budgeting processes, bringing knowledge and vision of academic technology and systems that positively influence the Academic and Student Digital Services department and University strategies and initiatives.
30% | Management: Oversee the management, short and long-range direction of academic and student-focused technology, and all associated technical aspects and technological resources. Lead teams responsible for: Student and Laboratory Computing, Academic and Student Business Intelligence, Institutional Research, Academic and Student Application Acquisition and Development, UI/UX Design and Implementation, Classroom Technology, and Teaching and Learning Technologies. Evaluate performance and provide coaching for ASDS staff. Promote diversity and foster teamwork, collaboration, and learning organization. Provide input on development and retention processes for all staff within academic and students digital services.
30% | Process Improvement: Create and maintain a service model to support UVUs academic and student technologies. Establish standards, policies, and processes, to ensure stable and reliable operations. Acts as a thought leader on emerging technologies, articulating the applicability to the future of the University. Promotes innovation and implementation of digital enablers to support key capabilities used by the University academic and administrative organizations. Establish metrics and key performance indicators for all operations; monitor key performance indicators and direct efforts to ensure operational efficiency and continuous alignment with institutional strategies, including Vision 2030 and the Academic Master Plan; deploy solutions targeted at maintaining and improving service delivery. Oversee the development, maintenance, and regular testing of academic and student technology disaster recovery plans.
20% | IT Partnerships: Maintain relationships with academic, administrative, and executive leadership to understand institutional strategy and needs; builds and maintains relationships with affiliates, higher education peer groups, as well as with industry bodies, start-ups, vendors, and technology analysts to learn and influence the role of technology within the University. Ensure alignment with clients and partners and ensure high levels of academic and student satisfaction.
Knowledge |
Knowledgeable about current and possible future policies, practices, trends, technology, and information affecting the business and organization
Understands or can quickly learn the key activities, risks, and performance objectives of the business activities of UVU

Skills |
Accurately scopes out the length and difficulty of tasks and projects; breaks down work into process steps
Can manage and prioritize processes; understands how to separate and combine tasks into efficient workflow
Collaborative and a team player; can quickly find solve problems for the good of all

Abilities |
Ability to make good decisions based on a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment
Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with customers, gaining their trust and respect.
Ability to anticipate future consequences and trends accurately
Ability to articulate a vision of the future state of technology systems in a way that positively engages institutional partners and technology staff

Preferred Qualifications:

Physical Requirements:
Rarely | Climbing, ascending or descending from a ladder, stairs scaffolding, etc.
Rarely | Bending or stooping; bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist or by bending leg/spine.
Rarely | Twisting; tuning the upper body while maintaining a stationary at lower body position.
Rarely | Kneeling; bending at the knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
Rarely | Crawling; moving about on hands and knees or hand and feet.
Rarely | Reaching; extending hand(s) and arm(s) overhead, lower or horizontally of the body.
Frequently | Standing; particularly for extending periods of time.
Frequently | Sitting; particularly for extending periods of time.
Consistently | Walking; moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another. Excludes walking to/from work area or cafeteria, etc.
Frequently | Vision ability; close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Consistently | Fine Hand Manipulation; fingering, picking pinching, typing or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than the whole hand.
Rarely | Pushing/Pulling; using upper extremities to press against something with a steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward or to exert force in order to draw, haul, or tug objects in a sustained motion.
Rarely | Grasping; applying pressure to an object with the finger or palm.
Consistently | Talking; expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must be convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly or quickly.
Consistently | Hearing; perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking level with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication and to make the discrimination in sound.
Consistently | Seeing; required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and reports; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive inspection involving small defects, small parts, operations of machines (including inspection) or to make general observations facilities or structure (i.e. security guard, inspectors, etc.); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distance close to eye.
Rarely | Lifting; raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. Up to 10 pounds

Benefits Summary:
UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range:

Advertisement Number: STA145122
Open Date: 06/10/2022
Review Start Date: 06/24/2022
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

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