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Valley Family Church

IT Director

Valley Family Church
Portage, Michigan, United States

Date Posted: 06/14/2016
Categories: Media/Technology
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 2001 to 2500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

The IT Director is responsible for directing Valley Family Church’s strategic long-term goals and procedures for the Information Technology Department.  The IT Director will assist in the development and implementation of the objectives and priorities of the department including computer operations, programming, telecommunications and network administration.  Essential duties and responsibilities will include:


  • Research and work with Executive staff to provide strategic planning and implementation for servers, networking equipment, software solutions, products and other technological solutions

  • Ensure the installation, configuration and management of servers, switches, firewalls, core infrastructure, wireless network, end-user computers, computer workstations, networks, license and utilized cloud services for individuals, departments and ministry areas of the church

  • Maintain a listing of all utilized and necessary licenses organization wide

  • Troubleshoot and help to resolve issues within all aspects of core infrastructure, wireless network, end-user computers, computer workstations, networks, internet connections, telephone systems and lines providing support to users with technical advice and problem solving

  • Develop knowledge of and ensure all regulatory and security compliance, licensing both internally and with utilized cloud vendors/platforms performing or confirming required patching

  • Protect and preserve sensitive data through security measures and implementation of disaster recovery plans and backup procedures and information security and control structure

  • Assist with selecting and maintaining key relationships with vendors working to maintain quality services such as telephone services, internet services, cloud services, network services, equipment services, etc. that meet current and future needs at a good value

  • Maintain working knowledge of and provide cross-over support for all network-connected systems utilized by other departments such as Media Tech and Facilities

  • Be actively involved and/or provide strategic input on all technical-related projects outside of IT department

  • Actively pursue new technologies and leading technological improvements and solutions related to all areas of the church offering proposals and recommendations that improve processes and efficiencies to accomplish desired outcomes church wide.

  • Work with Executives to draft and propose/present strategic and operational budgets both annually and per project working with Finance department

  • Conduct training for computer or technical equipment users as needed and provide support to users with technical advice, problem resolution and technological troubleshooting

  • Train, develop and manage the performance of assigned staff members effectively


Required Skills:


  • Strong organizational skills both personally and over areas of responsibility

  • Ability to help train and develop others for effectiveness and efficiency

  • Clear and effective communication to assigned staff/volunteers, peers and leadership

  • 2+ years demonstrated ability to lead individuals effectively and efficiently

  • Knowledge of various operating systems including OS X, CentOS and Windows 10


Salary Range:


  • Based on experience and relevant knowledge