Executive Director of Information Technology

Friday, August 23, 2019
Michigan Virtual
Position Details: 

Position Title: Executive Director of Information Technology (IT)
Reports To: Vice President 
Supervisory Responsibilities: Director of Infrastructure Services, Director of Technology Integrations, & Assistant Director of Learning Applications
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Location: Lansing Office, MI
Job Category: Executive
Anticipated Starting Pay:  $114,820 per year

Our Company – Improving Learning, Improving Lives
Michigan Virtual is a Lansing-based nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation with a national reputation for excellence in online and blended learning with Michigan’s K-12 education community.  Our most valuable asset is our employees and we have received several top industry and workplace awards.  Ninety-seven percent (97%) of our full-time team members reported being highly satisfied on our latest annual employee engagement survey. Founded in 1998, Michigan Virtual annually provides more than 30,000 online course enrollments for students and delivers more than 100,000 hours of online professional development programming for Michigan school personnel. We also operate the Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute (MVLRI) to examine and promote best practices in digital learning.
Our mission is to Advance K-12 digital learning and teaching through research, practice, and partnerships.  This mission statement reinforces our vision to grow meaningful relationships with policy leaders, school administrators, and teachers to ensure that every person can use digital learning to reach his or her full potential.   We employ 270 full- and part-time teachers, professionals, and support staff who like to have fun at work and are committed to making a difference in the world.
Job Summary
Michigan Virtual is seeking an experienced IT professional with a proven track record of leadership to join our growing organization.  Our ideal candidate is experienced and highly qualified in leading high performing IT teams while cultivating a culture of accountability and transparency. The Executive Director of Information Technology will strategize, plan, manage, and direct operational activities related to mission-critical IT systems.  The Executive Director will work closely with leaders in other departments to identify, implement, and support cost-effective technology solutions.  The person is an executive-level employee and in cooperation with other senior leaders advises the corporate Officers on all aspects of the company. 
In this role, the Executive Director of IT will lead three teams, including Infrastructure Services, Technology Integrations and Learning Applications to ensure systems meet or exceed the needs of our internal and external customers efficiently and reliably. To be successful, the Executive Director of IT will need to work closely with business unit leaders, acting as a true partner and making IT a business enabler.  The ideal candidate will have proven skills in information management systems, IT security, software development, and budgeting, as well as project and risk management. The selected individual will also have excellent cross-functional and communication skills to collaborate with other staff and stakeholders and demonstrate professional relationships and ongoing learning to maintain a current understanding of best practices, emerging issues, and future trends in educational technology. 
Our Benefits
Michigan Virtual offers a competitive benefits package including a retirement plan, health benefits with an employer-funded Health Savings Account and a very generous allotment of leave time beginning upon hire.  We also offer remote work and flexible work arrangements.
Commitment to Diversity
Michigan Virtual values diversity and we are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.
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