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Ashford Communities Is Seeking a Director of Information Technology To Join our Team in Houston, Texas Ashford Communities is looking for

a creative and curious person to learn our business and take charge of training and developing our team of leasing, operations and management personnel. We operate 2,700 rental units in 9 multi-family complexes in metropolitan Houston and are seeking a Director of Information Technology. Directs and manages all functions of the Information Technology department. The Director of IT is responsible for management of projects, supervision of departmental staff members and recommendations to Administration regarding IT policy and procedures. QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelors in information systems, computer science or Associates Degree in an equivalent program of study combined with relevant work experience; Minimum three years experience in network administration with Windows services; to include knowledge of TCP/IP, network security, antivirus and antispam techniques; Experience with Windows Servers and Windows workstations in a Windows domain; Minimum of three years experience in coordination and implementation of computer and peripheral systems, to include planning, specifications development, purchasing, installation, training, trouble shooting, and repair; Ability to work independently, as well as in a team environment; Ability to explain in laymens terms the use of computer related technologies; Advanced computer hardware and software knowledge and skills; Analytical and problem-solving abilities, with keen attention to detail; Self-motivated and direct, with the ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high- pressure environment; Supervisory experience; Strong customer-service orientation; Sitting for extended periods of time; Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, hand and power tools, and to handle other computer components; Lifting and transporting of heavy to moderately heavy objects such as computers and peripherals.

PREFERRED QUALIFICAITONS

Masters degree in information technology, computer science or a related field In-depth knowledge of Cisco firewalls, routers and switches

RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Prepare and manage the Information Technology budget as well as the Instructional Technology budget. 2. Supervise the Desktop Technician and Network Administrator 3. Monitor, manage, maintain and administer the server environment 4. Secure all servers. 5. Prepare and monitor a disaster recovery, including backups of servers. 6. Provide repair and upgrades for hardware, networks and software. 7. Install, setup, and maintain appropriate software on servers. 8. Develop bid specifications as required by MATC policy for new and replacement hardware and software. 9. Responsible for coordinating the selection and purchase of equipment and support materials needed to reach goals. 10. Develop and maintain an accurate inventory of all technology equipment. 11. Coordinate and provide in-service and hands-on training for staff for hardware and software applications as needed. 12. Maintain accuracy and quality in any and all written materials developed. 13. Maintain a limited inventory of parts and materials. 14. Remain current in the utilization of technology in the field of education by attending training sessions, seminars and workshops 15. Perform other duties as assigned by the COO.