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IT Manager

posted by CAA — Aug 04, 2017

College Art Association
50 Broadway, Fl 21
New York, NY 10004
Date posted: August 4, 2017

Position Title: IT Manager
Supervisor: COO
Full-time, salaried with benefits.


Founded in 1911, the College Art Association (CAA) is the preeminent international leadership organization in the visual arts, promoting the field through intellectual engagement, advocacy, programs and a commitment to the diversity of practices and practitioners.  Each year, CAA offers an Annual Conference, publishes two scholarly journals and offers a variety of other programs. Visit CollegeArt.org for a complete description of programs and offerings.

CAA has more than 9,000 members worldwide. The majority of members are curators, art historians, scholars, visual artists and designers.

Responsibilities include:

  • Network and Information Systems Management and Administration: Plan additions, deletions and major modifications to the supporting technology infrastructure; oversee maintenance, and upkeep of all hardware and software; oversee the implementation of network security; oversee communications systems; evaluate CAA’s use of currently-available technology, and work with the Executive Director to plan the purchase and installation of needed upgrades and/or additions as appropriate and within budget; oversee the planning and management of CAA’s information- and data-processing systems; manage relationships and contracts with outside IT consultants and vendors.
  • Database Management: Lead and oversee the implementation and ongoing use of CAA databases to ensure that the databases support overall goals and objectives of the organization.  The databases responsibilities include, but are not limited to: (1) the association management system (AMS), used for membership, event registration, committee management & fundraising (2) the conference content management system, used to facilitate the sessions at CAA’s annual conference, and (3) CAA’s accounting system.  Develop MS SQL queries and reports for AMS as well maintaining Member portal using AMS’ proprietary CMS function.
  • Project Manager: Work with staff members to supervise and/or implement specific technology projects as necessary. This includes, but is not limited to, Directories of Graduate Programs publications and CAA Commons. Fulfill grant required IT needs including RAAMP project.
  • General Management and Communications: Work with all staff; participate in senior staff meetings to represent the IT interests of CAA and to hear technology-related requests or concerns from all parts of the organization; represent CAA professionally to outside vendors, members, and the Board of Directors. Work within and plan IT department annual budget.
  • Annual Conference: Configure all conference related events in AMS. Configure Member portal to process conference event registrations. Provide on-site support for the IT needs of all functions at the Annual Conference, including one week travel when not held in NYC; supervise the set-up, operation, and “take-down” of hardware and software systems at Conference sites.
  • Supervise Systems Administrator position.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum B.A. in computer science or equivalent.
  • Proven working experience as an IT manager or relevant experience and minimum of two years database administration/programming experience.
  • Excellent knowledge of technical management, information analysis/quantitative skills and of computer hardware/software systems.
  • Technical understanding of database structures and familiarity with database design.
  • Proven work experience with MS SQL.
  • Excellent customer services skills. Pleasant demeanor. Ability to remain poised under pressure.
  • Ability to work collegially and effectively with all staff at all levels using non-technical, as well as technical, communication.
  • Ability to organize work, follow through on details, and meet deadlines. Must be able to communicate clearly and regularly about project goals.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills and oral communication.
  • The ability and willingness to work on-site at annual conference as well as hours outside typical business day, as needed.
  • Flexibility, creativity, and initiative.
  • Ability to work independently and in collaboration with others.

Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Michael Goodman, Director of IT via email at MGoodman@collegeart.org.  No telephone inquiries will be accepted.  Applications accepted until position is filled. Please include the names and contact information for three references who can speak to your qualifications and ability to perform the tasks requested.

The College Art Association is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender expression or political affiliation.

HOH/MG/TL August 3, 2017

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