Information Technology and Web, Project Management/Program Development
4 Year Degree
Do you desire a position where you will have the opportunity to use your IT strategy, vision and people skills to transform the IT effectiveness of our organization? Are you a solutions-oriented strategist and a people person ready for an opportunity make a visible technology impact for our staff? If so, our Information Technology Director position may be a great fit for you!
The Information Technology Director provides overall leadership, strategy and management of all areas of IT including IT operations, web development and programming. The Director delivers high-quality technological solutions that enable the organization to meet its internal and external users and services needs efficiently and effectively. In addition, the Director collaborates with other senior staff to develop, execute, and monitor the organization’s annual business plan, budget, and strategic areas of focus. This position reports to the CFO.
The Appraisal Institute, located in Chicago, is a global professional association of real estate appraisers, with nearly 18,000 professionals in almost 50 countries throughout the world. Its mission is to advance professionalism and ethics, global standards, methodologies, and practices through the professional development of property economics worldwide.
WHAT YOU’LL DO:
Develop the organization’s long-range direction for using technologies that are aligned with the Institute’s strategy and business goals.
Champion change management to ensure the Institute is maximizing efficiencies through technology.
Direct the strategic design, acquisition, management and implementation of enterprise-wide technology infrastructure and communicate to impacted audiences.
Survey the technology landscape and developments to ensure the Institute takes advantage of innovation, industry trends, creativity and new solutions to technology challenges.
Communicate technology vision, strategy, opportunity, initiatives and risks to impacted audiences and acts as a technology advisor at all levels of the organization.
Create, monitor and adjust KPI’s to assess technological performance.
Supervise three staff members including programmer, end user developer and web developer.
WHO YOU ARE:
Bachelor’s Degree required in Computer Science, Programming or a related field; MBA or other graduate degree a plus, PMP certification a plus as is MCSE certification.
10+ years of Information Technology systems experience and 5+ years of progressive leadership/management experience preferred.
Experience using Association Management System software; NetForum experience beneficial.
Strong verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to effectively communicate to staff, solicit feedback and encourage buy-in.
Knowledge of technical trends to build strategy and proven project management experience.
Proven RFP development experience, IT contract analysis and negotiation skills.
WHAT WE OFFER:
We offer an excellent benefits package including 401(k), generous health benefits and a convenient loop location close to public transportation.
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Appraisal Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer
About Appraisal Institute
The Appraisal Institute is a global professional association of real estate appraisers, with nearly 18,000 professionals in almost 50 countries throughout the world. Its mission is to advance professionalism and ethics, global standards, methodologies, and practices through the professional development of property economics worldwide.
Organized in 1932, the Appraisal Institute advocates equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in the appraisal profession and conducts its activities in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Individuals of the Appraisal Institute benefit from an array of professional education and advocacy programs, and may hold the prestigious MAI, SRPA, SRA, AI-GRS, and AI-RRS designations.