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Teen Mania Ministries

IT Director

Teen Mania Ministries
Tyler, Texas, United States

Date Posted: 03/25/2013
Categories: Business/Administration - Combo Positions - Communications - Missions/Domestic - Missions/Int. - Other - Para-church Ministries
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:




Reporting to the Executive Vice President, The IT Director will daily manage, coach and support the IT Operations team including both operations and development. Primary focus is to ensure networks and applications meet service levels and ensuring deadlines of projects are met both in logistics and development. As a strategic member of the leadership team, the successful candidate will collaborate with the rest of the ministry to diagnose problems, then, create and implement quick and effective solutions to problems and help ways to prevent future problems.


Primary functions:

  • Responsible for network and applications that are used in the organization, i.e., maintenance, upgrades, installations, etc
  • Management, installation and maintenance of all software applications
  • Plans and directs any changes to the organization’s IT infrastructure including network, servers, telephones, and cell phones
  • Maintenance of all network hardware switches, routers and firewalls.
  • Negotiate and procure all IT related contracts with EVP and VP Finance oversight.
  • Oversee and manage all network connections such as telephone and T-1’s.
  • Develop, plan and administer IT operating and capitol budgets with EVP.
  • Leads application development personnel
  • Coordinates with EVP and CFO all computer software and hardware purchases by ministry
  • Timely and accurate submission of required daily, weekly and monthly reports
  • Responsible for development of IT team




  • Detailed knowledge of Microsoft based networking and application environment including SQL Server.
  • Complete understanding of Microsoft Active Directory
  • Knowledge of installation of PC based business systems
  • Experience with standard backup software, CISCO switches and VPN configuration.
  • Experience managing software development projects and DBA
  • Demonstrated proficiency budgeting along with short and long term IT planning.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills with a proven ability to successful manage a rapid changing environment in IT and throughout the ministry.
  • Experience insetting up up/maintaining virtual server environments
  • Results oriented with ability to manage change while creating a positive environment.
  • 3-5 years management experience at the Director level







  • Excellent customer [internal and external] relationship skills
  • Ability to communicate within all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully multi-task.
  • Ability to work with college age workforce
  • Ability to replicate their skills to IT Team


Performance measurements

  • Completion of projects by agreed upon deadlines
  • Effective reporting on all agreed upon service levels
  • Satisfaction scores of internal customers
  • Successfully obtaining operational goals as outlined in approved IT budget/annual plan


Key Strengths for success:

  • Arranger
  • Developer
  • Restorative
  • Achiever
  • Responsibility
  • Strategic


Supporting strengths:

  • Analytical
  • Communication
  • Consistency
  • Futuristic
  • Maximizer