Head of the Systems Development – Old Dominion University – Norfolk, VA

This position provides leadership management and supervision of the Systems Development Department with a staff of four (4). It is responsible for developing, implementing, supporting, and managing information systems for the University Libraries. This includes the 24/5 operations of the Learning Commons.  This position plans for new technology, defines departmental procedures, manages ongoing projects, and directs daily technical operations.  Evening and weekend hours will be required as needed.



An American Library Association accredited MLS degree.  Knowledge and understanding of the key issues and trends in digital initiatives and information technology, academic libraries, and higher education.  Leadership and managerial skills including excellent analytic, creative, and innovative problem-solving abilities. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Knowledge of web technologies and standards, programming, and scripting languages. Ability to administer Unix/Linux servers and Windows workstations.  Ability to manage an Integrated Library System. Ability to administer a SharePoint site.  Progressively responsible experience with information technology in a library.  Strong commitment to user-centered services and service excellence to all constituencies.  Project management experience. Experience in building and sustaining effective interpersonal relations with library staff, campus administrators, faculty and students.



Ability to work both as a team member and independently.  Knowledge of service management structures.  Demonstrated proficiency in a variety of web scripting languages, relational database applications and systems analysis.  Supervisory experience. Experience with Innovative Interfaces’ Millennium or Sierra system.  Experience in leading the conceptual design, development, and implementation of next-generation digital initiatives and information technology services. Experience in managing various technologies such as application systems, electronic resources, server infrastructure, network infrastructure, public/staff computing areas, digital collections. Experience coordinating and conducting technology training. Experience administering a SharePoint site. Record of contributions to the professions.


SALARY AND BENEFITS: Minimum $65,000.  Excellent benefits package.


Old Dominion University is a metropolitan state-supported institution with enrollment of 24,400, a leader in distance learning, and a Carnegie Extensive Doctoral/Research University.  The campus is located in the historic port city of Norfolk, VA.


Screening of applicants will begin July 10, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.


CONTACT: A complete application will contain a cover letter addressing position requirements, resume and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional references. Submit applications to https://jobs.odu.edu, by clicking on Teaching and Research Faculty opportunities.


Old Dominion University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution.  Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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