Director of Information Systems

New York City
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Created: September 24, 2014


Job Description

The Modern Language Association of America seeks a Director of Information Systems to establish and oversee the association's technical vision. Under the supervision of the executive director, the director manages the operating environment and drives operational efficiencies, collaborates with colleagues on new product innovation and development, and aligns the association’s technology strategy with its mission by implementing and managing reliable and scalable technology infrastructure, applications, and processes. The director also establishes and manages key metrics for analyzing user experience and for measuring and optimizing user satisfaction. Requirements

• Master’s degree in a relevant field. • At least 5 years’ experience in technical project management, with 3 years of increasingly responsible managerial experience. Some experience in an information-publishing environment preferred. • Working knowledge of enterprise applications, databases, development tools and environments, frameworks and scripting languages, and open-source software. • Working knowledge of enterprise and information-publishing technologies, trends, and best practices. • Working knowledge of user experience (UX) analysis and optimization. • Experience with Lotus Notes or Oracle databases and applications a plus.

About The Modern Language Association

Founded in 1883, the Modern Language Association of America provides opportunities for its members to share their scholarly findings and teaching experiences with colleagues and to discuss trends in the academy. The *MLA International Bibliography* is a database of two million bibliographic citation records from 1926 to the present. In 2013, the Modern Language Association launched *MLA Commons* to expand the opportunities for its members to communicate their teaching experiences and collaborate on scholarly research. The MLA has an annual convention, works with related organizations, and sustains one of the finest publishing programs in the humanities.


- intellectually stimulating work environment - competitive salary - generous vacation and sick time - flexible work hours - 403(b) retirement plan - individual health and dental plans are offered with no shared premium cost

Applications <> Please submit a letter of application, vitae, and the names of three references to Rosemary G. Feal, MLA executive director, through Interfolio using this link. <> The MLA is an equal opportunity employer. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Published: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 08:19 UTC

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