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At Abilene Christian University, you will find more than a job. You will find a workplace where you can impact the lives of more than 5,200 students who are being educated as Christ-centered global leaders each year. The university has been recognized as a "Great College to Work For" by The Chronicle of Higher Education for 11 years. We offer a dynamic and collaborative work environment, expansive opportunities for professional and personal development, and an emphasis on our core Christian values. Explore these postings for the Abilene campus and Dallas branch to find the right fit for you.

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Director of Technology

Apply now Job no: 492812
Work Type: Staff full-time
Location: Dallas
Categories: Staff

About ACU

ACU is affiliated with the fellowship of the Church of Christ. All applicants must be professing Christians and willing to support the Christian mission and purpose of Abilene Christian University while employed by the university.

Title of Position Director of Technology
Posting Location ACU Dallas
Department Technology
Employee Class Exempt Full time
Basic Responsibilities
    1. Develops annual and long-term strategies for the campus technology roadmap.
    2. Manage the agile development process for campus technology projects
    3. Manages internal assets with a focus on eliminating any security risks.  
Essential Duties
  1. Develops annual and long-term strategies for the technical roadmap with a focus on supporting the campus goals and initiatives.
  2. Manage the agile development process for campus technology projects.
  3. Manages IT team and any vendor relationships.
  4. Manage internal assets with a focus on eliminating any security risks. 
  5. Collaborates with Abilene Campus IT across technology projects that include ACU assets. 
Professional Development Requirements
    1. Skills
      1. Strong organizational and management skills in order to manage multiple projects and adhere to deadlines.
      2. Strong written and verbal communication skills.
      3. Programming experience in languages such as Java, PHP, Groovy, .NET Framework, C#, Objective-C, Python, and PL/SQL.
      4. Programming experience using a database management system such as Oracle, MySQL, SQL Server, or NoSQL databases like MongoDB.
      5. Familiarity with tools such as Git and Maven.
      6. Knowledge of client and server operating systems like Windows, Linux, and MacOS.
      7. Experience in CRM Administration (preferably Salesforce).
    2. Training Modules Required
      1. Ongoing CPE
      2. Networking within online higher education


III. Professional

  1. Bachelor's degree in related discipline required: Master's degree preferred
  2. Minimum of five years experience in technology, preferably within higher education
  3. Experience should include CRM Administration (preferably Salesforce) and Application Support. 
  4. Knowledge of the higher education market and industry, with special emphasis in online learning.
  5. Proven ability to work independently and lead multiple tasks efficiently and effectively
  6. Must possess a high level of interpersonal and communication skills to accurately convey University information as described above
  7. Must have an excellent command of professional presentation skills and be comfortable presenting to groups both large and small
  8. Must be self-motivated and be able to work and lead effectively in a team environment
  9. Computer literate and able to learn proprietary software applications


IV. Personal

  1. Collaborative nature
  2. Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written
  3. Desire for meaningful work and mission orientation
  4. Utilize critical thinking and problem solving skills
Physical Demands
  1. Work is performed in an office environment; must have the ability to sit for long periods of time (4-6 hours)
  2. Limited travel may be required – locations vary and some overnight travel may be necessary.
Additional Information

ACU does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law.

ACU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university's financial and physical assets.  Therefore, Abilene Christian University conducts background checks on all candidates for employment in security sensitive positions.


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