The British Columbia Teachers’ Federation (BCTF), established in 1917, is the union of professionals representing 43,000 public school teachers in the province of British Columbia, Canada. All public school teachers belong to the BCTF and their local teachers’ association.
Housed in a modern, well-maintained office setting located close to the Canada Line and other major transit routes, the Federation provides an exceptional working environment where respect, learning, and professional growth are championed and valued.
Reporting to the Treasurer/CFO, the Information Technology Manager is responsible for the effective planning, organization and operation of Information Technology (IT) services and support across the Federation. The IT Manager oversees project coordination, resource management, supervision of staff, and communicates with the Executive Committee, Excluded Management Team, Managers, Supervisors, and end-users. The IT Manager supports the Treasurer/CFO with respect to strategic and tactical planning, as well as identifying, selecting, and deploying the appropriate technology resources that support Federation’s goals and objectives. Responsibilities of the position also include the management of all IT operations to meet user requirements as well as the support and maintenance of existing applications and development of new technical solutions.
Minimum ten (10) years of direct work experience in an IT management capacity including more than five (5) years of directly related experience supervising a department responsible for an organization’s IT operations. The successful candidate will have highly effective project management skills and experience in managing complex IT projects; experience in designing and implementing and maintaining networking, operating systems, server architecture, VPN networks, firewalls, encryption, and other aspects of network security technologies. The successful candidate will also have knowledge of Web design/application principles and tools; good overall knowledge of programming concepts, software development cycles, and associated tools and platforms; the ability to explain technical concepts and theories to non-technical audiences; strong knowledge of applicable IT laws and regulations and experience managing budgets for an IT department.
Success in the role would require excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both oral and written) and the ability to interact with staff at all levels within the organization; proficiency in the use of information databases; strong negotiation and prioritization skills and a high degree of resourcefulness, flexibility, and adaptability; strong customer service and troubleshooting skills; sound leadership, staff management, and teambuilding skills and creative problem-solving skills.
Completion of a bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems, or software engineering, supplemented by certification or designations appropriate to the requirement of the role.
Please submit cover letter, résumé, and references, not later than 5:00 p.m. on March 17, 2020 quoting job posting JP0482-2020-01 to the Human Resources Department, BC Teachers’ Federation, 100–550 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4P2, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your interest is appreciated but only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.
Because the BCTF has an affirmative action policy, an applicant may wish to provide, on a voluntary basis, information as to whether they self-identify as a member of an equity-seeking group, which includes female, trans* (trans, transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, two-spirit, transwoman, transman), visible minority or racialized person, Aboriginal (Indigenous) person, person with a disability, or lesbian, gay, or bisexual person.