The AANA is an organization that is in active transformation, so this is the kind of opportunity that doesn’t come around often. We’re looking to add a talented individual to join a dynamic group of professionals that are deeply dedicated to advancing the nurse anesthesia profession. While work experience and educational preparation are certainly important, a can-do attitude and drive to do epic things are the most desired characteristics for this new position.
The AANA is recruiting for a talented Senior Director of Information Technology (IT). This new leader will have an entrepreneurial spirit, and he/she will be empowered to be disruptive and visionary. The new mantra for the AANA is “experiment, fail, learn, and repeat,” and we’ll need someone comfortable working in that kind of environment.
The Senior Director of IT will be responsible for delivering a reliable and high performing IT department that includes infrastructure, application support, and all core internal technical operations. This role is responsible for overseeing the information technology infrastructure for the organization, as well as the implementation and maintenance of current systems. The Senior Director of IT will partner with all levels of management to maximize the use of existing business systems and create synergies across the organization to enable cost-effective and innovative shared solutions in the achievement of business goals.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Sets the mission and vision of the IT department to foster a business-oriented culture and mindset.
Leads the development of the IT strategy and roadmap, ensuring its integration with the organization strategy and objectives
Collaborates closely with Chief Marketing Officer to identify and implement strategy and innovation
Manages short and long-term goals of the IT department
Possesses deep understanding of trends and strategies for identifying solutions to meet business, financial and technical objectives
Leads, coaches and mentors Director of Enterprise Infrastructure and Security (EI), and provides guidance to EI and Help Desk team
Leads, coaches, mentors and manages Application Development team including an Application Architect and Application Developer.
Oversees application and systems contractors, and influences them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work.
Provides training and development opportunities, including stretch assignments, for team members and gives honest and open feedback to aid in the development of talent.
Assesses and approves/disapproves need for additional staff or consultants and make the appropriate recruitments if necessary during project’s lifecycle.
Sets expectations, monitors progress and provides formal and informal feedback
Ensures IT is a member-focused team and defines performance goals and evaluations.
Sets and maintains IT budget, to contribute to cost-effective operation of the company
Builds, fosters, and nourishes IT Department as a whole
Develops, reviews, and maintains IT risk management policies and procedures
Partners with business leaders to drive change and solve operational and workflow problems that cause breakdowns in intercompany and intracompany data communication
Collaborates with departments, including Marketing and Membership to analyze current applications, and recommends products, architecture strategies, software platforms, database standards and development strategies.
Leads data optimization efforts enabling intuitive analytical decision making across all aspects.
Ensures application workflows yield the information necessary to meet measurement objectives.
Identifies gaps in information needed by AANA systems and creates solutions to meet those needs; including but not limited to exception analysis, performance metrics, strategic decision making, and problem resolution.
Facilitates development of business processes through the use of analytics to optimize member experience, improve outcomes, reduce costs, and enhance member satisfaction.
Evaluates systems to ensure processes are efficient, reliable, and focused on the member experience
Improves and implements specific policies, procedures, and processes to assure optimized workflows
Risk, Compliance & Security:
Develops, reviews, and maintains IT risk management policies and procedure
Maintains and updates Disaster Recovery plan
Manages the IT governance process to help define priorities, rationalize needs, facilitate consensus, maintain business accountability and drive near / long-term roadmaps
Provides strategic guidance on Infrastructure and Cybersecurity Solutions
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
10+ years of relevant experience, including 5+ years in a leadership role.
At least 5-7 years of recent experience managing and deploying applications in a .NET/C# and MS SQL Server environment including embedded SQL, stored procedures, DB administration, and PowerShell.
Successful track record of IT leadership, execution and delivery including experience leading IT application groups in applying innovative IT solutions in support of the business.
Substantial experience in Enterprise Applications and information technology management.
Experience integrating Cloud/SaaS applications in a hybrid environment and while managing and automating secure data integrations.
Demonstrable experience in O365, data security, active directory, VMware, Cisco networking
Excellent management, organizational, customer service, and communication (written and oral) skills; interpersonal skills to interact with all levels of employees, vendors and partners.
Demonstrated problem-solver with the ability to cope under pressure and coordinate multiple activities in a dynamic, fast-paced team environment.
Auditing experience in application and database security to ensure compliance with regulations.
Ability to prioritize staff responsibilities based on criticality or business impact.
Self-driven, motivated senior IT leader with strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and leadership/good executive presence.
Experience working with multiple units and/or organizations, building relationships, and with highly collaborative projects.
Ability to plan, establish, manage, and evolve association and affiliate client systems and solutions in support of constituent and organizational success.
Additional experience to set you apart from other candidates:
Developing and implementing IT Strategy and Governance
IT Operating Model & Governance
Significant IT/Technology industry understanding and/or experience
Best of Breed Working methodologies (Agile, DevOps)
Data & Business Intelligence Strategy, Insight and Analytics (leveraging Microsoft technologies
Strong familiarity with both Aptify and other best-in-class AMS platforms.
Database administration, querying, and reporting in Microsoft SQL Server.
Knowledge of software life cycle activities in various development methodologies, performing trend analysis, DevOps, PMBOK project management framework, and related regulations such as PCI-DSS and GDPR.
Related experience in working with healthcare professional membership associations a plus.
Experience in Business Intelligence and Data Warehouses and related tools. Microsoft BI experience a plus.
The AANA offers a comprehensive employee benefits package which includes:
BlueCross and Blue Shield of Illinois medical
Consumer Driven Health Plan (HSA)
401(k) with a competitive match and generous additional annual company contribution
Company covers cost at 100% for;
Additional benefits include;
Office closed between Christmas Day to New Year’s Day
Generous time off for vacation
Employee referral bonus!
About American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
Founded in 1931, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) is the professional association representing more than 40,000 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and student nurse anesthetists. CRNAs are advanced practice nurses who are the hands-on providers of approximately 32 million anesthetics given in the United States each year. They administer every type of anesthetic, work in every type of practice setting, and provide care for every type of surgery or procedure, from open heart to cataract to pain management.