Ball State University — Director of Enterprise Information Technology Architecture

Ball State University Information Technology is seeking a Director of Enterprise Information Technology Architecture. In this role you will be responsible for providing architectural guidance across the division, reviewing existing processes, implementing new systems, and decommissioning legacy systems and processes. You will have the opportunity to leverage Ball State’s on premise virtualization environment in addition to cloud providers. You will serve as a key resource for introducing automation and applying best practices for integrating institutional systems while interacting with key stake holders in functional areas throughout the university. If this position interests you and you feel your previous experience meets the needs, please apply.

At Ball State University, Inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our Inclusive Excellence Plan to learn more about our commitment and to identify how you might contribute to these efforts.

Position Function: Advise the Associate Vice Presidents for Information Technology on the short- and long-term design, architecture, and planning of Ball State University’s technology ecosystem; develop the primary planning strategies for technical design of the university’s business, information/data, applications and system architectures; support IT’s directors in developing an architecture perspective for Ball State University’s technology ecosystem that matches the university’s strategic vision and aspirations; lead ad hoc teams both internal to IT and across campus bringing services online, optimizing existing services, and decommissioning legacy services.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Information Systems, Computer Science, or other related area.  At least five years of management experience with higher education information and business process, methods, frameworks, IT solutions management, or IT strategic planning; demonstrated experience working within and across the technical layers of an IT environment including complex servers, storage, operating system, and application layer design and deployment in an enterprise environment.  Ability to engage technical staff across a broad range of disciplines when translating institutional business needs and architecting resulting systems environments; understanding of higher education organizational, political and business dynamics; track record of establishing and maintaining a high level of trust and confidence among executive leadership and technical experts alike; known for fostering a strong sense of collaboration, facilitation, and collegial negotiations; knowledge of enterprise architectural processes, methods, and frameworks; demonstrated strong communication and interpersonal skills grounded by sound intellectual integrity; possess the ability to think creatively and strategically, while having the capacity to act operationally.

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship. 

Preferred Qualifications:  Master’s degree and ten or more years of management experience with higher education enterprise information and business process, methods, frameworks, IT Solutions Management, or IT strategic planning.

Apply online at:  Include the following documents with your application: resume and cover letter addressed to Todd Meister. The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted. In the Applicant Documents section of this application, please provide an inclusive excellence statement describing how you would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at Ball State University through your teaching, research, and/or service. Please include examples of your contributions when possible. Word limit 500. 

Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through May 9, 2022 and the minimum salary for this position is $105,000.00.

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.

The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.

The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave.  For further information regarding benefits please visit:    

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.