IT Director

JOB SUMMARY:

The IT Director (ITD) is responsible for providing strategic leadership and technical expertise in overseeing AHS information technology and solution needs. ITD is also responsible for the IT department’s functions including network infrastructure and security, telecommunication and computer systems, and end-user training and support.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

1. Provides strategic and tactical planning, development, evaluation, and coordination of the information technology systems to facilitate the organization’s meeting of its goals.

2. Drives the analysis and re-engineering of existing business processes, identifying and developing the capability to use new tools, reshaping the organization’s infrastructure and practices, and identifying and exploiting the organization’s knowledge resources.

3. Develop and execute IT security strategies that enhance and bolster the reliability and security of the IT infrastructure, systems, and projects.

4. Establishes a working relationship with other department directors and senior leaders, collaborating on new technology needs or expanded uses for existing technology to increase functionality, efficiency, and AHS staff satisfaction.

5. Responsible for HIPAA, county, state, and federal laws and policies as they apply to technology in community health centers.

6. Communicates IT plans, policies, and trends across the entire organization.

7. Oversee the planning and implementation of any required vulnerability audits, penetration tests, and forensic IT investigations; ensure outcomes of investigations improve overall IT cybersecurity across AHS.

8. Recommends the IT department budget to the Chief Deputy Administrator and ensures the function operates within fiscal guidelines.

9. Build, negotiate, and manage resource relationships with key external vendors.

10. Participates in committees and workgroups; may lead or participate in planning or focus groups; may represent the department; prepares comprehensive technical and statistical reports; maintains a variety of records and technical data.

11. Drives the solution selection process from idea to execution; Engages with executive leaders to define requirements, plan and lead implementations; Works with the chosen implementation partner to plan, staff and implement the selected solution; Develops a team to assist in implementation oversight, and sustaining solutions.

12. Provides general supervision of the IT department or function assigned; ensures the performance of direct report personnel, services, and/or technology; Conducts employee annual performance evaluations and staff supervision.

13. Confers others regarding project priorities and progress; participates in planning, progress, and design review meetings; provides technical assistance to resolve barriers to completion; negotiates contractor claims.

14. Develops, implements, and tests disaster recovery and backup procedures to enable business continuity.

15. Establishes strategies to optimize and improve operations and security functionality of existing

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Manages and ensures compliance with all IT policies, regulations, system standards, and operating procedures.

2. Manages high-level IT projects; Develops Total Cost of Ownership (TOC) and Return on Investment (ROI) analyses for proposed technology projects

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Bachelor’s degree in information systems or related and minimum 7 years of relevant information systems experience with at least five years in a leadership role providing strategic direction; or equivalent combination of a degree in progress and pertinent healthcare experience

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Healthcare background and knowledge of healthcare data privacy and security, especially in nonprofit community healthcare organizations.

2. Experience in providing strategic IT direction.

3. Experience performing analysis and/or design for specialized and complex healthcare applications that include clinical, financial, and/or administrative functionality.

4. Master’s Degree in a field appropriate for this position (MIS, IT, Computer Science, or related).

BENEFITS:
Medical, Dental, Vision premiums 100% paid by AHS
12 Vacation Days
12 Sick Days
11 Holidays and two Floating Holidays
3% 403B Employer Contributions and up to 2% Employee Match Contribution
Transportation Benefit Paid by AHS
FSA/Dependent Care Assistance
Long Term Disability