Head of Systems Development
Old Dominion University Libraries have begun implementing a transformative future plan and we are seeking a dynamic technology leader to assist in the achievement of this new vision. As a member of the Libraries’ Management Team, the successful candidate will collaboratively lead projects and initiatives for all aspects of library technology. Working closely with the Libraries’ staff, campus IT, and other campus partners, this person will adopt, adapt, buy, or create the technology infrastructure necessary to meet current and future needs of faculty, students, and Libraries’ personnel.
Master’s Degree in appropriate field, knowledge and understanding of the key issues and trends in digital initiatives and information technology, academic libraries, and higher education. Excellent analytic, creative, and innovative
problem-solving abilities. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Knowledge of web technologies and standards, programming, and scripting languages. Familiarity with server and workstation
administration; familiarity with managing an Integrated Library System. Ability to administer a SharePoint site. Have supervisory experience. Progressively responsible experience with information technology in a library. Project
management experience. Strong commitment to user-centered services and service excellence to all constituencies. Experience in building and sustaining effective interpersonal relations with library staff, campus administrators, faculty and students.
An ALA accredited MLS degree; ability to work both as a team member and independently. Knowledge of service management structures. Demonstrated proficiency in a variety of web scripting languages, relational database applications and systems analysis. Experience with Innovative Interfaces’ Millennium or Sierra system. Experience in leading the conceptual design, development, and implementation of next-generation digital initiatives and information technology services. Experience in managing various technologies such as application systems, electronic resources, server infrastructure, network infrastructure, public/staff computing areas, digital collections. Experience coordinating and conducting technology training. Experience administering a SharePoint site.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Minimum $65,000. Excellent benefits package.
Old Dominion University is a metropolitan state-supported institution with enrollment of 24,400, a leader in distance learning, and a Carnegie Extensive Doctoral/Research University. The campus is located in the historic Chesapeake
Bay port city of Norfolk, VA.
CONTACT: A complete application will contain a cover letter addressing position requirements, resume and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional references. Submit applications to
https://jobs.odu.edu, by clicking on Teaching and Research Faculty opportunities. Screening of applicants will begin September 11, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.
Old Dominion University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.