Director of INFOhio

Deadline: 
March 27, 2020 at 4:00 pm
Location: 
Successful candidate may be based in Columbus, Ohio while also being able to work remotely. The ability to drive and travel throughout Ohio will be required.
Salary: 
This full-time position includes an excellent benefits package along with a salary commensurate with education, experience and the successful candidate’s potential for excellence. Start date negotiable between June and August.
Expires: 
03/28/2020

Organization: 

The Management Council of the Ohio Education Computer Network

Requirements: 

The Management Council of the Ohio Education Computer Network seeks an innovative and enthusiastic individual to lead INFOhio, Ohio's PreK-12 Digital Library, which delivers instructional, technical and library services to over 4,600 PreK-12 schools and support agencies in Ohio. INFOhio is a division of the Management Council which is governed by a Board of Trustees representing all 18 Information Technology Centers (ITCs). The INFOhio Advisory Board (IAB) is a program board that provides input to the INFOhio Director as guidance for delivering products and services designed to assist districts as they strive to improve student learning.

Desired Qualifications:

  • American Library Association (ALA) accredited MLS preferred or equivalent advanced degree, such as M.Ed.
  • Five years of successful administrative leadership experience and organizational, planning, strategic, and financial management skills, with demonstrated commitment to providing highly responsive public service
  • Ability to establish and monitor: budgeting, management, workforce planning, public relations, human relations, advocacy, organizational policies and procedures, business, education, library science, and technology
  • Professional experience in PreK-12 education, library operation/automation, and information technology integration
  • Demonstrated success in designing and implementing innovative programs and services that advance organizational goals in a dynamic environment
  • Collaborative and transparent decision-making
  • Ability to foster positive working relationships and motivate others
  • Excellent ability to communicate clearly, knowledgeably and personably, verbally, in writing, and in presentations
  • Experience in leading a team of professionals both face-to-face and through virtual environments

Duties: 

Primary Functions Include:

  • Builds, articulates and champions the shared vision, mission and values of INFOhio and the Management Council
  • Sets INFOhio strategic direction with program advisory board and determines ongoing development of services with staff, ITC providers and statewide user groups
  • Directs program assessment, planning, communication, implementation, and advocacy efforts
  • Researches,recommends, and pursues future funding models to secure capacity and sustainability
  • Creates, maintains and strengthens strategic partnerships with state agencies and vendors
  • Collaboratively negotiates contracts for all licensed software and resource databases and oversees all vendor relations
  • Regularly participates as an active and visible leader in state and national professional organizations for library information, educational technology, and digital learning.

The ideal candidate possesses a willingness to learn; has high energy, forward thinking, strong problem solving and critical thinking skills; has good organization and time management skills; can work both independently and collaboratively with team members; is attentive to detail, exhibits professional conduct and has excellent written and verbal communication skills. 

The complete job posting for the Director of INFOhio position, including application instructions, is available on the careers page of the Management Council site.

Contact Information: 

Interested professionals should submit a cover letter and current resume by the posting deadline to: Greg Buddelmeyer (HR@managementcouncil.org).
 
The Management Council reserves the right to not fill or to repost the position if a successful candidate is not found.
Every consideration will be given to underrepresented and nontraditional candidates. The Management Council does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, military status, ancestry, genetic information or any other legally protected category in its employment decisions.
 
About the Management Council and the Ohio Education Computer Network
Ohio’s Information Technology Centers (ITCs) work together through a statewide network known as the Ohio Education Computer Network (OECN). The Management Council represents and supports the collaborative efforts of the OECN, which implements a broad spectrum of academic and administrative technologies across Ohio’s PreK-12 education system. While the ITCs and the Management Councilare the key components of the OECN, other organizations collaborate in the OECN, including the Ohio Department of Education and OARnet. Ohio district and school customers are the primary beneficiaries of the system of services and support from organizations of the OECN.

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