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Dean of Information and Security




Information Technology Services



Full-time Administrator




Serves as the Chief Information Officer of the College. The major areas of responsibility include supervision and administration of College-wide computing and information services, telecommunications, instructional technology, cyber-security, and physical campus security.


  1. Provide leadership to the information services and security areas.
  2. Oversee the purchase, maintenance, and security of all administrative and academic technologies including computers, printers, copiers, and communication.
  3. Prepare and maintain a campus-wide technology replacement plan.
  4. Oversee the installation and maintenance of College software, including the student information system, document management system, and learning management system.
  5. Administer and provide recommendations for policy and procedures concerning information services, technology, communications, and security.
  6. Function as a resource person for all College departments in setting up information services and requests for computerized information.
  7. Serve as the MIS Coordinator and liaison with federal and state agencies and the Higher Learning Commission concerning information systems.
  8. Chair the Information Security Committee and prepare the annual Information Security Program report to the President and the Board.
  9. Supervise and coordinate the activities of the security department.
  10. Serve as a member of the administrative team, including service on the President’s Cabinet.
  11. Prepare an annual budget request; manage and maintain the information services budget; and monitor the security budget.
  12. Develop annual goals and objectives for supervised areas.
  13. Member of the Emergency Preparedness Committee; facilitate emergency communications when necessary.
  14. Assume all other reasonable professional duties and responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.


  1. Must understand and support the mission of the community college.
  2. Must be able to work effectively in a team environment.
  3. Must be able to communicate effectively by phone and email on a daily basis.
  4. Must be able to provide verbal/visual presentations.
  5. Must be able to work with computers.
  6. Must be able to work non-standard hours.


Frequent contact is made with all levels of College personnel, students, the general public, and outside organizations in relation to routine departmental services and duties and in providing appropriate assistance and information as requested.


Administrative and functional supervision is exercised over the Security and Information Center Supervisor, Coordinator of Network Services and Computing, Coordinator of Database Administration, Coordinator of Systems Administration, Learning Technology Support Specialist, and Technical Support Specialists.


Master’s degree in information technology or related field is required. One year supervisory experience preferred; teaching experience preferred. Detail orientation and organizational leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills required.




Coordinates the College Risk Management Program in a capacity appropriate to this position. This includes, but is not limited to, monitoring conditions, events and circumstances present through daily College operations, and communicating observations to the appropriate supervisor or taking necessary actions to correct, prevent or limit safety problems. May serve as a member of a committee that supports the health, safety and/or legal rights of visitors, students and staff. Such committees may include the AA/EEO, Sexual Harassment, and Safety/Loss Control committees. (Risk Management Categories I, III, IV. See Tort file.)

This description is intended to indicate the kinds and levels of work difficulty that will be required of the position that will be given the title and shall not be construed as declaring what specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of the supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of a similar kind or level of difficulty.