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Deputy Executive Director of Information Technology

Position Overview

The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) is seeking candidates with experience bringing high level stakeholders to the table to build consensus and collaborate on solutions to competing interests to lead its  Information Technology Division; a visionary that sees challenges as opportunities, and has a track record of creating teams that grow employees who think outside the box.  

As the chief information officer, you will lead an IT Division that is 100 strong. The role requires a leader with a record of accomplishments that includes innovation and relationship building. This is a fast-paced position where strategic planning and making tough decisions are a constant.

SBCTC has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich SBCTC’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

About the Information Technology Division

  • Provides information technology services to the college system and SBCTC.
  • Develops, acquires, deploys and supports a suite of college administration applications including financial aid, payroll/personnel, financial management, and student management systems for use by the college and agency.
  • Provides reporting services to meet state and federal mandates.
  • Leads the ctcLink project deployment to the 34-college system.

Job #: 2018-05

Annual Salary: $160,000 to $170,000

Location: Olympia, WA

Opens: Monday, Jan. 29, 2018

ClosesRecruitment is closed. Announcement is for reference only.

Recruitment and screening of applications will be ongoing until the position is filled. However, to ensure full consideration, return completed materials by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date. Note: Agency hiring authorities reserve the right — and may exercise the option — to make a hiring decision prior to the conclusion of the recruitment process.

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  • Provide strategic vision and a roadmap to achieve that vision for the college system.
  • Provide a decisive and insightful executive leadership, guiding daily operations and policy implementation.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with colleges and external partners.
  • Manage, direct, mentor, and coach a team of over 100 IT professionals who develop and deploy solutions and technology support to the college system.
  • Foster collaboration through relationship building and clear communication.
  • Build and lead high-performance teams to manage, implement, integrate, and streamline technology.
  • Determine and prioritize expenditures within limited budget resources.
  • Spearhead project delivery within tight timeframes.
  • Develop reliable metrics for hardware, software and storage while ensuring strategic capacity planning as well as oversees the direction of and support of the implementation of software and hardware upgrades.
  • Administer organizational design and implementation.
  • Develop and implement department-wide IT policies.
  • Bachelor or advanced degree in computer science, mathematics, information technology, business administration, or related field.
  • A minimum of 10 or more years of IT Management experience with at least five of those years in an IT leadership role of large cross-function IT endeavors.

This is a full-time, exempt position. The annual compensation for this position is listed above. Washington state has a generous benefit package including health, dental, life insurance, long-term disability, retirement, and two optional deferred compensation programs. For more information, see Employee Benefits.

  • This position reports to the SBCTC Executive Director.
  • Supervises the following key positions: ctcLink Project Director, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Director of Application Services, Director of Data Services, Director of Customer Service, Contracts and Procurement, and Technology Solutions Group (TSG) Associates – Contractors.

Interested candidates may apply by submitting the following items:

  • Letter of formal application that addresses your interest in the position and ability to perform the activities described in this announcement.
  • Detailed résumé of all educational and professional experience that demonstrates how you meet the qualifications.
  • List of at least three professional references with contact information. References are typically contacted after interviews.

Send application materials

Email is preferred, but you may send application materials by one of the following delivery methods:

Application tips

  • Make sure you clearly indicate the position you are applying for in your letter of interest and within your email and/or subject line – suggested subject line format:  Last name, First name – Position Title.
  • Include your name, address, current phone number, and email on the first page of each document you submit.



Ed McCallister
Human Resources Director


Submitted applications are the property of SBCTC and will not be returned.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer.

The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) supports Executive Order 13-01 Veterans Transition Support and is an equal opportunity employer. SBCTC complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Applicants needing accommodation in the application process or this announcement in an alternative format may contact the Human Resources Office at 360-704-4301. A TDD relay service is available by dialing 800-833-6388 or voice 800-833-6384.

Employee Benefits

Your paycheck is just part of your total compensation. As an exempt employee, you will also have access to an outstanding employee benefits package worth about 30 percent of your salary.

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More Information

Contact the Human Resource Office at 360-704-4301 or visit the HR web page.

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