01 May
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT
Washington, Seattle-tacoma , 98101 Seattle-tacoma USA

Req #: 233875Department: UW INFORMATION TECHNOLOGYAppointing Department Web Address: https://itconnect.uw.edu/uwitPosting Date: 05/01/2024Closing Info:

Open Until FilledSalary: $7,950 - $15,562 per monthShift: First ShiftNotes:

As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here. (https://hr.uw.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2018/02/benefits-professional-staff-librarians-academic-staff-20230119a11y.pdf) As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem-solving skills, and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW is Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, your experiences, perspectives, and unique identities will be honored at the University of Washington. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming.UW Information Technology (UW-IT) is the central information technology organization for the University of Washington, responsible for strategic planning, oversight, and direction of the UW’s IT infrastructure, resources, and services. UW-IT provides critical technology support to all three campuses, UW Medicine, and research operations around the world. UW-IT partners with the UW community to enable innovation, learning, discovery, and service.The Strategic Alignment unit within UW-IT Strategy & Business Operations (SBO) aligns information and technology at the UW with strategic business needs. This unit delivers new, expanding programs for information and technology governance, strategy, metrics, and enterprise architecture that are relied on within UW-IT and across IT and business units at the UW.The Assistant Director of Strategic Alignment will work independently to plan and implement new processes to meet the unit’s rapidly growing responsibilities, identifying and resolving unstructured problems and creating the necessary structure to drive results. This role will plan, direct, and control the unit’s operations across all its programs. The Assistant Director will organize team resources, monitor program performance, and ensure continuous improvement.The Assistant Director will report to the Executive Director of Strategic Alignment and will represent the Executive Director in planning and delegated decision-making within the Strategic Team, in planning and coordination with other units in SBO and other divisions in UW-IT, and in managing strategic relationships with UW leadership and UW stakeholders. This role will lead and influence positively and effectively by influencing and directing individuals at all levels of the organization without direct supervisory authority.REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor’s Degree in information technology management, business administration, or related field or experience.

Minimum of 5 years of progressive experience in IT organizations, with experience in a leadership capacity such as program manager, project manager, or team lead

Progressive experience managing program operations, such as goal setting, planning and estimation of team work, and continuous improvement

Demonstrated experience achieving results in a complex, federated organizational environment

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with diverse stakeholders DESIRED:

Prior experience enabling IT governance, strategic planning, metrics, or enterprise architecture

Prior experience applying methods for IT service management, project management, business analysis, process improvement, or organizational change management

Prior experience translating between IT and business teams and representing business stakeholders in an IT organization

Strong listening, negotiation, facilitation, and conflict resolution skills CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT Hybrid, open office environment. Must be available to work on-site at the University of Washington Seattle campus at least two days every week. Application Process: The application process may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment, you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.


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