Lead the Society’s Information Technology (IT) Department, supervising the maintenance and ongoing enhancement of the Society’s network, key databases, websites, web applications, and mobile applications. Supervise IT system upgrades and the IT Helpdesk. Oversee network security systems and protocols, and STS’s IT disaster recovery regimen. Consult and collaborate with Society departments and STS-managed organizations on projects with IT implications.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Oversee the development and regular updating of plans to meet the Society’s present and anticipated IT needs.
Supervise the maintenance and regular upgrading of the Society’s internet connectivity and network (including both local and cloud-based servers, workstations, printers, etc.).
Prepare the annual IT capital budget and budgets for IT consulting and software.
Supervise the purchasing and installation of new and replacement software and hardware.
Consult and collaborate with STS departments and STS-managed organizations on all projects where IT purchases, installations, and/or development is necessary.
Oversee the development, maintenance, and upgrading of websites and applications (web and mobile) for STS and for STS-managed organizations.
Develop and implement policies and procedures to facilitate the optimal use of Society IT resources in a cost-efficient manner.
Supervise the development, implementation, regular updating, and enforcement of network security systems and protocols.
Maintain and regularly update STS IT disaster recovery systems and protocols.
Oversee interactions with external IT consultants and vendors.
Serve as the internal project manager for the STS CRM database and the CRM public-facing web interface.
Collaborate with other STS departments to develop and implement protocols in order to ensure consistent data entry for the STS CRM database.
Collaborate with the Education Department on the development and deployment of e-learning environments and products.
Consult with staff colleagues on STS’s and STS-managed organizations’ software and web and mobile application needs.
Oversee the hosting of STS websites and web applications.
Compile and regularly distribute reports on the use of STS IT resources.
Supervise the operation of the STS IT Helpdesk.
Oversee training support for staff colleagues in their use of network resources and applications.
Supervise the distribution of all-staff announcements on significant IT issues.
Oversee the provision of on-site IT support and/or equipment at the STS Annual Meeting and other Society meetings as needed.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science or a related field is required.
Five plus years of experience in an IT supervisory role for a Microsoft-oriented network environment of a middle-sized organization. Experience in project-managing largescale software installations, database migration and development initiatives, and website creation is essential. Experience managing Linux-based systems is strongly preferred. Some background in association or other not-for-profit environment is ideal.
Essential Skills and Abilities
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Excellence in organization, planning, and follow-through capabilities; attention to detail is essential
Ability to multi-task and manage several projects simultaneously
Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, volunteer leaders, other organizations, and vendors; tact, diplomacy, and good judgment are essential
Positive attitude in the workplace
Flexibility and adaptability to changing daily activities and schedules
Ability to travel, as necessary
Energy, creativity, initiative, eagerness to learn, and professionalism required. Candidate must exemplify the STS Core Values of Quality, Innovation, Professionalism, Inclusiveness, and Teamwork.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
With a staff of 65+ employees, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons is headquartered in Chicago and has another office in downtown Washington, DC. A team of dedicated professionals, the STS staff strives for excellence as they uphold the STS staff core values of respect, teamwork, innovation, quality service, and ownership.
The Society publishes a major peer reviewed journal, The Annals of Thorac...ic Surgery, provides innovative educational programming at its centerpiece Annual Meeting and in other forums, and is highly respected for its advocacy efforts in Washington. STS also is considered the national leader among medical societies of all sizes in the field of outcomes databases. Since its inception in 1989, more than 100 publications have come from the STS National Database (in the areas of Adult Cardiac, General Thoracic and Congenital Heart Surgery). These studies have been published in a variety of professional journals and textbooks. The Adult Cardiac Surgery Database component of the STS National Database has recently served as the basis for a federally funded national comparative effectiveness study, as well as for research in targeted areas of cardiac surgery.