IT Program Director (Closed)

Dec 16 2021 admin Comments Off on IT Program Director (Closed)
  • Full Time


Client / Project:                Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) – District-wide
Salary Range:                     $176.8K to $208.0K annual base salary, depending upon experience


The Bond District-Wide IT Program Director will oversee and manage a team to implement Districtwide information technology, security, cybersecurity, audiovisual projects including planning, development, coordination, delivery, and closeout. The position will serve as a dedicated point of contact to the District’s Office of Information Technology staff and will interact with the Program Management Office (PMO), College Project Teams (CPTs), IT staff, District and College Facilities staff, architect/design teams, building contractors, systems installers, and vendors to ensure design and functional requirements are met.


  • Successfully manage teams to execute large-scale projects simultaneously, ranging in value and complexity
  • Design and implement District-wide information technology, physical security, cybersecurity, and audiovisual projects
  • Documents and reports all project data accurately and in a timely manner
  • Interface with executives to define project priorities, implementation opportunities, challenges and communicate effectively to key stakeholders at District, College Administration, and PMO
  • Successfully deliver projects on schedule and within budget
  • Follow and successfully execute program Quality Management System
  • Report and collaborate with Program Management Office on all IT project matters
  • Review and develop IT related contract documents and ensure deliverables are complete and accurate
  • Coordinate project deliverables with Project Managers, Analysts, OIT Technology Leads,
  • Regional Directors, and support contractors in a direct and indirect reporting structure
  • Coordinate the development of detailed technical scopes of work to support IT projects
  • Evaluate vendor/contractors job performance and compliance with scope documents. Review and evaluate IT project submittals.
  • Oversees the full portfolio of technology projects and initiatives and demonstrates ability to be flexible, adaptable, and resourceful when managing changing timelines and multiple deliverables.
  • Establish, manage, and collaborate with technical and functional project teams comprised of OIT staff, directors, managers, project leads, analysts, application developers, web designers, DBAs, technical and support personnel, business managers, business analysts, users groups, functional experts, campus liaisons, campus representatives, support staff, technicians, hardware operations, outside contractors and vendors; functional business teams from ESC and campus-based employees and staff.
  • Develop core project management deliverables including the Feasibility Study Report (FSR) as required; develop preliminary and detailed work effort estimates; develop and maintain the Project Scope Document, the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), the detailed Project Schedule, and
  • Communications and Change Management Strategy and Plan and Risk Management Plan.
  • Conduct project risk assessments and contingency plan execution; develop and implement change management strategies and plans; schedule & lead project status meetings; document and track meeting action items, decisions, and issues; escalate issues as appropriate; communicate project goals, objectives, issues, and status; track and control project tasks and milestones; contribute to continual process improvements by soliciting feedback from project stakeholders, capturing lessons learned and implementing solutions; contribute to business process improvement efforts; coordinate and maintain close contact with management for escalating decisions, resource assignments, recommending and implementing procedural changes; coordinate activities with project leads and other functional and technical staff
  • Track project status and provide management reports and presentations relative to overall program relative to project delivery schedules
  • Plan, organize, coordinate, and report performance of IT projects to include cost and schedule
  • Seek implementation efficiencies to meet or exceed schedule and financial expectations established at project initiation
  • Identify risks and create risk mitigation plans successfully
  • Coordinate and maintain close contact with management for escalating decisions, resource
  • assignments, recommending and implementing procedural changes
  • Create and present project and program information periodically to multiple stakeholder groups.
  • Regularly attends senior staff meetings and report on program status to District and the PMO.
  • Develop Post Implementation Review Reports as required
  • Travel to all LACCD colleges, offices, facilities, and sites.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the PMO and District


  • 10 years of experience in management of multiple IT projects
  • BA or BS in IT-related fields
  • Experience with IT program management of educational facilities (i.e. K-12, higher education)
  • Experience managing multiple IT projects with differing complexities and size
  • Experience with educational facilities’ capital improvement programs
  • Demonstrated experience with developing network architecture, design, and scope documentation
  • Experience in design and implementation of deployment of complex IT projects (i.e. deployment of WIFI networks, infrastructure, and project life cycle)
  • Experience with ERP systems and program management software
  • Skilled at managing teams and projects in not for profit or government contracting entities
  • Expert-level knowledge of project and change management, methodologies, techniques, processes (e.g., Project and Portfolio Management Methodology – PPM)
  • Excellent judgment with proven ability to identify problems and deal with complex issues
  • Able to lead teams in a collaborative style by gathering input from stakeholders through active listening and respect of opinions and establishing trust.


  • Master’s degree in IT-related degrees
  • A valid, CTS, CCIE, or ASIS certification
  • Experience in California Community College Facilities
  • Experience in project delivery methods (i.e., Design-Build, Design-Bid-Build)
  • Familiarity with bidding and contracting process, and with programs that utilize public funds
  • Experience facilitating and coordinating end user training sessions
  • Experience with deploying Cloud-based facilities and IT systems
  • Experience deploying network infrastructure including Cisco and Aruba
  • Higher Education experience preferred
  • PMP Certification or other applicable professional licenses or certifications relative to the specific responsibilities of the position (if not PMP certified willing to obtain certification within 8 months).


Deadline to submit resume:
Monday December 27, 2021 @ 9:00am (late submissions cannot be accepted)
Please email cover letter, resume, and salary requirements: hr@paragon‐
Subject line: LACCD IT Program Director

Approximate Processing Time:
Short list post: Week of December 20, 2021
Interviews: Week of December 20, 2021
Number of positions: 1
Anticipated Start: January 2022
Recruitment No.: SAC-327

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