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Manager, Information Technology (Contract)

Location: Toronto, ON Country: Canada

Manager, Information Technology

York University champions new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Through cross-disciplinary programming, innovative course design, diverse experiential learning and a supportive community environment, our students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world. Located in Toronto, York is the third largest university in Canada, with a strong community of 53,000 students, 7,000 faculty and administrative staff, and more than 300,000 alumni.

The School of Continuing Studies (SCS) is a large and complex revenue-generating education enterprise designed to provide English language instruction and continuing professional education programs to students in the GTA, nationally and internationally. The School serves the diverse needs of international students seeking to obtain language and post-secondary education to excel in Canada. It also serves domestic students seeking to upgrade their professional education, change careers or obtain a Canadian education or credential. It is expected to generate revenue for York University and to generate a funnel of undergraduate as well as graduate students for York University in order to meet the enrolment targets. The School has two main divisions: (a) the English Language Institute (YUELI), and (b) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) programs. Reporting to the Executive Director of Operations & Administration, the Manager of Information Technology is responsible for the development, maintenance and implementation of the IT Strategy and the resulting project portfolio, including enterprise architectural, data management, information privacy and security, and integrations and workflows. The incumbent is a key driver for digital innovation across the School and works collaboratively with business units to foster a client focused culture of excellence, inclusion and continuous improvement. As well the incumbent will be expected to research and plan the next generation learning and support systems for the School to ensure an innovative approach to the School's IT landscape. Responsible for developing and safeguarding the School's Internet, data security and web presence/activities.

To be considered for this opportunity, you will bring the following:

University degree in a relevant discipline is required. A Master's degree is preferred.

With 7 years of experience leading Information Technology Services in complex organizations, specifically must include enterprise architecture planning and digital transformation leadership. Experience in educational institutions preferred. Demonstrated knowledge of contract management, procurement practices and negotiation strategies. Demonstrated knowledge of IT governance, risk management, policy development and implementation and regulatory/legal issues.

Expert level knowledge and extensive experience in Microsoft products (including Dynamics), web server administration & virtualization, application virtualization, document management systems, development methodologies, cloud services and data warehouses. Demonstrated knowledge of: MS Access, Excel, SQL Server, MySQL, ASP, JavaScript, HTML, XML, PHP, Oracle, Moodle, Linux, Application Programming Interfaces. Sound knowledge of information privacy and security, including PCI-DSS compliance, data classifications, authentication and authorization management and cyber security. A proven track record of effective human resources management and development in a unionized environment.

We offer comprehensive benefits and access to superb educational and recreational facilities. For more information on what York has to offer you please visit our website.


Beginning with the May 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021 performance cycle, York University employees in salary grades D through J are eligible for a performance dependent annual Merit Incentive Award as part of total compensation.

The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including, but not limited to women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities (racialized), aboriginal (Indigenous) persons and persons of any gender identity and sexual orientation. York University is committed to a positive, supportive and inclusive environment.York University offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you are contacted by York University regarding a job opportunity or testing, please advise if you require accommodation.

We are committed to enhancing our environmentally and socially responsible practices for the benefit of all members of the York community. Our long-term perspective recognizes our responsibility to be innovators and to continually work as a community to reduce our ecological impact.

York University employees must apply to jobs through the Employee Career Portal - YU Hire. If you are a current York University employee and/or are using your rights under a collective agreement to view and/or apply to jobs, you MUST log into YU Hire to access the York University Employee Career Portal.

PLEASE NOTE: All applications must be received by 11:55 pm EST on the posted deadline date, if applicable.

Posted Date: 29 Jan 2020 Reference: JS Company: York University Contact: HR & Recruiting Manager