HUC-JIR Seeks a Director of Information Systems - Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
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HUC-JIR Seeks a Director of Information Systems

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Tuesday, April 1, 1997

This is a revision of an announcement posted in March and
reflects a change in scope and work location.
Amended paragraphs are shown in italics

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institure of Religion is seeking applications and nominations to fill the newly created position of Director of Information Services.

The director will be responsible for all aspects of information services at the four campuses of the college. He or she will report to the Provost and will lead the College-Institute in moving forward toward the goal of: providing effective information system services and internal and external communications for students, faculty and administration.

To achieve this, the DIS will convene and lead appropriate teams to establish effective policies for managing and disseminating information and to adopt state-of-the-art information technology solutions based on a well-supported network infrastructure that includes administrative, library and faculty systems.

The successful candidate will have at least 10 years of experience, preferably in a similar educational institution, at least five of which in a management capacity. The director must be a hands-on leader, responsible for technical decisions along with assisting in their implementation. The director must also have a team orientation and will collaborate with administration, faculty and students in formulating informaiton and technology policies that are consistent with the institution's goals, culture and needs. A service orientation is required.

Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Novell networks, Windows, Windows NT, Unix, data communications, LAN's and WAN's required. Experience with all current technologies such as client-server, intranets and the Internet is preferred. Knowledge of how technology is being used at other educational institutions, and an understanding of the culture of educational institutions are pluses.

The director will be based in Cincinnati or New York City. Some travel to the other of these cities and to Los Angeles, Jerusalem will be required. Compensation will be base on experience and is competitive.

Please forward cover letter, resume including experience, three references (references will only be contacted with applicant's consent), and salary requirements by May 15 to:

Ben S. Klein Consulting,
236 West 64th Street, Suite 3C,
New York, NY 10023

Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is North America's leading institution of higher Jewish education and the academic, spiritual, and professional leadership development center of Reform Judaism. HUC-JIR educates leaders to serve North American and world Jewry as rabbis, cantors, educators, and nonprofit management professionals, and offers graduate programs to scholars and clergy of all faiths. With centers of learning in Cincinnati, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, and New York, HUC-JIR's scholarly resources comprise the renowned Klau Library, The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, museums, research institutes and centers, and academic publications. In partnership with the Union for Reform Judaism and the Central Conference of American Rabbis, HUC-JIR sustains the Reform Movement's congregations and professional and lay leaders. HUC-JIR's campuses invite the community to cultural and educational programs illuminating Jewish heritage and fostering interfaith and multiethnic understanding.