Job Title: College Director
Type of Company: A college.
Education: BS, Rensselaer Institute of Technology MBA, Union College
Previous Experience: I worked as a clothing buyer in New York City while I was in college and for two years afterward. But after working as a sales rep for a year, I ended up managing the computer department at Cornell for 3 years (great job), and twenty-one years later I am still in the information technology field.
Job Tasks: My current job has two primary functions:
I manage the computer systems for the largest administrative department on campus: database access, usage, training and end-user application use, everything from "My monitor won't turn on" to "I need to write a report of alumni who live in Egypt and majored in English."
I oversee all the money that comes to the colleges from sources other than tuition, making sure that we comply with all IRS guidelines, and report to other pertinent agencies. I serve as the primary liaison between University Advancement and Information Technology Services. I prioritize project requests, monitor software and hardware inventory for the development office and assist other advancement offices with their technology needs as requested.
I also oversee all database purchases, upgrades and changes -- so, basically, database management, including enhancement of the existing database. Training users is a great part of the this job and I have a good team to help me.
Best and Worst Parts of the Job: Training users is a great part of the this job. I get to meet with so many people and my team and I tailor our training sessions to the needs of the user. With web-based training sessions the users have remedial help at their fingertips and personal follow-up from someone on my team.
The financial side of my job releases the particular and specific side of my personality and the need to have things be perfect and reconciled that doesn't happen with computers all the time and certainly provides a break from working with people.
Job Tips: If you're smart you can learn the computer side of the job, and the financial side isn't all that difficult... with the right education and training. Three things are key:
1. Be a booster for the institution's mission and be a part of achieving that mission.
2. Don't be a pushover, but be flexible when you can.
3. Always do something when asked that improves the job of the person who asked.
These schools offer particularly quick info upon request, and we have written detailed profiles for each (click school names to see the profiles).
Request info from multiple schools, by clicking the Request Info links.
Push Your Creativity To The Next Level
As a student at South University, Online Programs you will receive the same quality instruction, variety of learning options and level of service found at the campus locations.
Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies (iSchool) - The Original Information School - is proud of its position as a leader in the field.
Liberty University provides a world-class education with a solid Christian foundation, equipping men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for success in every aspect of life.
See What’s Possible When You Earn a Degree at Florida Tech 100% Online
Unitek College™ is a privately held vocational school dedicated to helping you gain the skills needed to advance your career or begin a brand new career.
Turn your talents into a career at nationally recognized and accredited Platt College.
ABCO Technology is an accredited computer training academy that offers diploma programs for individual students, professionals and companies to learn different areas of Information technology and seek gainful employment.
Welcome to Argosy University
Argosy University offers doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree programs to students through its eight colleges: College of Behavioral Sciences, Graduate School of Business and Management, College of Education, College of Health Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Creative Arts and Design, College of Clinical Psychology and Western State College of Law at Argosy University as well as certificate programs in many areas.
You’re serious about success. With your busy schedule and the desire to move your career forward, you can earn an accredited associate, bachelors or master’s degree at a pace that works for you anywhere, anytime, 24/7.
At AIU, the Serious U, you can get started to get ahead.
The inside stories from people actually working in the field.
Click a story title to show the story, and click the title again to hide it.
Career Stories are concise, real-world career overviews written by people relating their personal career experiences and wisdom. They provide invaluable insights and mentoring advice to students and career changers.
Most stories include:
Please also see our detailed information about Computer Systems Managers, including: