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Director, Enterprise Architecture
Austin Community College District

Date Posted Feb. 25, 2022
Title Director, Enterprise Architecture
University Austin Community College District
Austin, TX, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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Austin Community College is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 41,000 credit students each Fall and Spring semester.  We embrace our identity as a community college as reflected in our mission statement.  We promote student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training, including appropriate applied baccalaureate degrees, in our service area.
As a community college committed to our mission, we seek to recruit and retain a workforce that:

  • Reflects the diversity of our community
  • Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching
  • Is attracted by the college mission to promote equitable access to educational opportunities
  • Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for under-represented populations
  • Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others
  • Engages with the community both within and outside of ACC

Commitment to Equity and Inclusion

ACC is committed to the ongoing systemic changes needed to ensure the increased recruitment, inclusion, retention, and completion of historically underserved and under represented populations. Through continual strategic community engagement and professional development of administrators, faculty, staff, and students, the college demonstrates its dedication to fostering a culture and climate for equitable outcomes.

As an open access and low-cost institution, ACC is proud to serve a diverse student body. Dedicated faculty members are excellent professors who help students achieve their educational goals and are sensitive to the diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds of our students. In 2017 our faculty adopted a Statement of ACC Faculty Values. This Statement affirms that ACC’s faculty members value collaboration, service, agency, scholarship, inclusion, and teaching, all of which attest to our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion at the heart of our mission.

Job Posting Title:
Director, Enterprise Architecture

Job Description Summary:
This role is typically engaged as the highest-level technology expert across all architecture domains. The director of enterprise architecture manages a team of solution architects and systems analysts working towards strategic transformational goals and implementing solutions to support day-to-day operations. Under the direction of the AVP of IT Shared Services, the director of enterprise architecture is responsible for the overall IT Enterprise Architecture. Given the ongoing digital transformation, the director will be responsible for delivering solutions and designs that are consistent with our enterprise architectural strategies such as a hub and spoke data integration architecture for our enterprise applications including ERP and CRM. The role will also be responsible for creating and maintaining our architecture around several related higher education technologies such as Learning Management Systems (LMS), Student Information Systems (SIS) and ancillary education business applications.

Job Description:

*Description of Duties and Tasks*Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Takes complex business challenges and creates high level solutions consistent with our enterprise architectural strategies.
  • Leads the effort to take existing high-level architecture solutions down to the lowest level of detail needed to facilitate implementation.
  • Continues to mature the architecture practice at Austin Community College by building out the Enterprise Architecture program (charter, roadmap, standards, templates, repository, etc.).
  • Establishes key performance indicators (KPIs) and success metrics for the Enterprise Architecture function and reporting on those metrics to the broader IT organization.
  • Leads the Architecture Review Board (ARB) in assessing solutions for viability within the technology environment per established standards, best-practices and fit with existing technologies.
  • Manages a blended team of architects in their efforts to build out designs for various strategic solutions including: SQL server clustering, data hub, data warehouse and application integration.
  • Manages the day-to-day operational work of the enterprise architecture team.
  • Provides overall guidance on best-practices in technology architecture.
  • Understands business drivers and business capabilities, and determines the corresponding enterprise system designs to drive the organization towards targeted business outcomes.
  • Provides consulting support to the IT leadership team as needed.
  • Works with and sometimes leads 3rd party partners to realize program goals.
  • Understands emerging technologies and enables the organization to take advantage of new opportunities through technology.

*Knowledge*Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Strong people management skills with proven ability to motivate employees and get tangible results.
  • Knowledge of all components of an enterprise technical architecture.
  • Knowledge of Enterprise applications such as ERP, CRM, Middleware, and Business Intelligence.
  • Ability to present complex solutions and designs using Visio, Lucidchart, PowerPoint or other design tools to all levels of the organization.
  • Excellent understanding of application development methodologies, infrastructure, cloud, and network architectures.
  • Organizationally savvy, with a good understanding of the enterprise’s political climate and how to navigate stakeholder.

*Skills*Must possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Ability to understand the long-term (big picture) and short-term perspectives of situations.
  • Strong communications skills and ability to influence.
  • Maintaining confidentiality of work-related information and materials.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships, including the ability to coordinate the work of others.
  • Ability to analyze complex information, identify issues, and develop plans to address them. Effectively using negotiation and facilitation skills.
  • Maintaining an established work schedule.
  • Effectively using interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Effectively using organizational and planning skills with attention to detail and follow-through.

Required Work Experience

  • Ten years related work experience.
  • Three or more years leading an enterprise architecture team.

Preferred Work Experience

  • Five years leading an enterprise architecture practice.
  • Five or more years application development experience.
  • Prior experience in IT infrastructure engineering.

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree.

Preferred Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in business information systems (IS), computer science or related field, or equivalent related IT experience.
  • Formal architecture training TOGAF or equivalent.

*Special Requirements*Licenses/Certifications; Other

  • Valid Texas Driver’s License and reliable transportation for local Austin area travel.
  • Must possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Physical Requirements

  • Work is primarily performed in a standard office environment.


  • Supervise safe operation of unit. Facilitate safety inspections. Take reasonable and prudent actions to eliminate identified hazards. Ensure employees receive appropriate safety training and foster a workplace safety culture.

Pay Range

$88,751 – $126,787

*Reports to Associate Vice Chancellor, Enterprise Arch & IT Shared Svcs *

Number of Openings:

Job Posting Close Date:
March 11, 2022

ACC Benefits Overview
Full-time faculty and staffing table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the college are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.

ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty and Administrators Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by federal law.

EEO Statement
The Austin Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, political affiliation or other protected categories.

Clery Act
As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under the Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for reporting.

The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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