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Director of IT

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)


JOB TITLE:  Director of Information Technology
REPORTS TO:  Executive Director
CLASSIFICATION:  Full time, Salary, Exempt
LOCATION:  Virtual – Continental US.  Home office
APPLICATIONS:  Position is open until filled.  Review of applications will begin on December 10, 2019.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:   AASHE offers competitive pay and a generous benefits package including but not limited to: health, dental and vision insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, flexible spending account, life insurance, 401(k), paid holidays, vacation and sick time.
Oversees the organization’s IT operations and provides strategic direction & administrative support for daily activities of the IT department.  Coordinates and implements the systems and services that keep essential IT solutions available to the organization and all stakeholders.  Ensures the streamlined operation of the IT department in alignment with AASHE business objectives.  Works closely with decision makers in other departments to identify, recommend, develop, implement and support cost-effective technology solutions for all aspects of the organization.  Serves as a member of the Director’s Team, a collaborative group that provides overall guidance to the Executive Director and is responsible for the implementation of the organizational strategic plan


  • Develop and lead AASHE’s IT strategy
  • Maintain, improve and sunset existing in-house custom Python/Django applications
  • Manage third-party platform relationships including wordpress applications, AMS systems, and conference management software
  • Work with internal and external teams to provide technical solutions to business needs, from concept to execution (defining requirements, expectations and timeline) while prioritizing efficiency and security
  • Develop and administer the IT budget and project priorities in coordination with the Director’s team
  • Manage and improve current development, testing and deployment pipelines
  • Provide general IT support for internal business critical applications like email and file sharing
  • Facilitate IT projects throughout the software development lifecycle, from conception to launch to evaluation. This includes project management, design, implementation, and quality assurance
  • Analyze IT infrastructure and systems performance to assess operating costs, productivity levels, upgrade requirements, and other metrics and needs
  • Update and continuously improve internal IT documentation around software development standards, processes and supporting technologies
  • Manage IT staffing, including recruitment, supervision, development, and evaluation


  • Strong technical leadership background
  • Evidence of delivering and maintaining custom applications
  • Managing relationships with external technical service providers
  • Working with in-house and external developers to build quality software
  • Excellent communication skills including providing and receiving feedback
  • Mastery of the software development process from gathering requirements through delivery and into the maintenance, support, and risk management cycle
  • Ability to manage and maintain a fully functioning professional home office
  • Ability to set priorities and adapt to changing priorities, meet multiple daily, weekly and monthly deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work independently and in teams and resolve practical problems


  •  IT strategy development
  •  Project management
  •  Personnel management
  •  IT security
  •  IT budget creation and management
  •  Three or more years’ experience developing database-driven web applications using      web-based programming languages (Python-preferred)
  •  Three years of experience with website content administration using a CMS
  •  At least 5 years of experience managing software engineers and technical teams
  •  Customer service experience, including the use of a CRM applications a plus
  •  Familiarity with prototyping, sketch, and digital wire-framing preferred


  • At minimum a BA degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Sciences, MIS or similar curriculum or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge in technology and business management


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
●       Physical Demands: Keyboarding, prolonged sitting
●       Ability to lift up to 15 pounds


Occasional travel is required for this job, including the annual conference for up to 7 days at a time, annual staff retreat, annual director’s retreat and director’s team meetings. Travel expenses are paid for or reimbursed by AASHE.



- Virtual
Information Technology
$75,000 to $95,000
Posted on:
November 27, 2019

How to Apply

Apply today to be the Director of Information Technology for AASHE where you will oversee the organization’s IT operations, provide strategic direction & administrative support, and more.
The application review will begin on Dec 10. Applicants must apply through the link, below.
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