Executive Director - IT Infrastructure

Kirkwood Community College


To advance the college’s mission, vision, principles, values and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement decisions.

Kirkwood offers a very competitive benefits package as well. https://www.kirkwood.edu/about-us/faculty-leadership/leadership-team/human-resources/benefits-forms



As a key leader of the Information Systems & Technology team, the Executive Director of Technology Infrastructure is responsible for leadership of the System Administration, Network Administration, Systems Security and Telephony teams for the College. In addition to leadership and management of personnel this person will research, plan, recommend and implement a wide variety of technical projects ensuring the technical resources under their leadership deliver the desired results in a timely and cost effective manner and communicate status consistently and frequently. They will instill and support a strong customer service focus within the organization.



  • Advocate for Continual Improvement- empowering each other to identify opportunities for excellence. 
  • Collaborate with Mutual Accountability- working together with a willingness to take ownership and accountability for our actions.  
  • Champion Service- anticipating needs and create a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment.  
  • Perseverance- commitment to excellence even in the face of adversity or delay in achieving success.  
  • Lead- regardless of title, through positive influence.  


  • Fulfill the KPI’s which have been set forth to support the overall College’s Strategies
  • Identify, prioritize and delegate tasks, projects and initiatives
  • Monitor progress of all tasks, projects and initiatives regularly and provide consistent communication updates.  Ensure workload is distributed evenly
  • Ensure documentation and diagrams of all processes and systems is up to date.
  • Create and manage department budget
  • Determine technical strategy for systems, telephony, network, email, desktop imaging and other critical technical components to support the vision and needs of the college.
  • Work with all departments and project manager to ensure cross departmental projects have adequate IT resources.
  • Create and implement individual development plans with all employees to ensure the IT department makes continuous improvement and training a priority.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with appropriate work groups to facilitate timely solutions to college needs.
  • Provide technical support and direction to all groups within IT
  • Work with management to drive, measure, and verify the performance of the project
  • Partner with Project Manager to provide resource and budget requirements for all projects
  • Develop and utilize a process to drive, measure, and verify the performance of the organization through established benchmarks.
  • Draft and distribute regular status reports to internal stakeholders and management at mutually agreed upon intervals. Status reports should be appropriate for level of audience. 
  • Perform other related work duties as assigned.

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential job duties/responsibilities and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.  Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.


Position involves working in an office setting. Occasional (10-33%) standing, pushing, pulling and grasping. Frequent (34-66%) reaching and viewing a computer and other types of close visual work.  Constant (67-100%) sitting, walking, repetitive motion, talking and hearing.


  • Bachelors in a related discipline and 5 years of Senior Technical Management   
  • MBA
  • PMP


 Kirkwood Community College shall not engage in nor allow unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment. This includes all employment practices, hiring practices, and unwelcome harassment of applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information or actual or potential parental, family, marital status or veteran status. If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with the policy please contact the Vice President of Human Resources at Kirkwood Community College, 313 Kirkwood Hall, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd., SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, Telephone: 319-398-5572,  Email: equity@Kirkwood.edu or the director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730-1576, TDD (800) 877-8339 Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.

Job Benefits:

Kirkwood offers a wide range of employee benefits.  Read more about them here

Job ID: 85154

Posted 27 days ago

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