Director of Information Technology

Exempt, Full Time Position


Date Posted: August 20, 2020

Department: Information Technology (IT)

Community Health Services, Inc. is seeking an experienced individual for the position of Director, Information Technology.  Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the IT Director is responsible for the overall planning, organizing, and execution of all IT functions.   The IT Director manages resources to support and maintain existing applications and leads the development of new technical solutions to meet organizational needs. 

Since 1970, Community Health Services has existed to provide comprehensive health care services to the residents of Hartford and Windsor. We were made for the community, by the community, to offer a full spectrum of services to include medical, behavioral health care, dental care, a full-service pharmacy and more. Our goal is to offer our patients a medical home; a place where they can come for all of their needs; a place where the clinical staff know them by their first name. Our dedicated staff demonstrate the good we can do on a daily basis when we provide quality care with dignity to each and every individual. We want to help our patients get all of the health care they need -- when they need it -- so they may too live a healthier and happier life.

The successful candidate will:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or a related field and 5-10 years’ experience in Management Information Systems, OR an Associate Degree with 10+ years’ experience in Management Information Systems

  • Prior experience working in the IT department of a healthcare organization, meaningful leadership experience is strongly preferred

  • A proven track record for starting and completing projects using sound project management methodologies. 

  • Significant current experience in engineering, installation, and administration of networking and security infrastructure.

  • Knowledge of strategies for identifying and eliminating security vulnerabilities, including HIPAA Security Rule, risk assessment and risk mitigation principles.

  • Demonstrated success overseeing a Windows Client Server environment, MS SQL Server environment, Help desk, cloud-based applications and services (Office 365), and mission critical applications such as electronic health records.   

  • Superior ability to direct and prioritize the work load of IT department personnel in the midst of competing priorities, effectively bridging barriers, while maintaining an attitude of service and collaboration with internal customers and stakeholders. 

  • Prior success leading the selection and implementation of new technology while ensuring the maintenance of existing technologies.

  • Skill in analyzing business needs presented by the user community and/or clients and recommending technical solutions.

  • Facility with collecting, analyzing, and communicating data related to system effectiveness and efficiency and comfort making defensible, evidence-based decisions

  • Superior ability to build and maintain positive and productive relationships and communicate clearly and effectively with all stakeholders about technical and non-technical matters

  • Experience exercising balanced judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions, and to handle difficult or confrontational situations in a calm, consistent and equitable manner.

  • A resourceful, problem-solving attitude and the willingness to be accountable

  • The willingness and ability to perform other related duties as assigned, including assuming other leadership duties as directed by the Chief Financial Officer

  • Alignment with the organizational mission and demonstration of Core Values and Permission to Play Values

  • Lean Six Sigma, Project Management Professional (PMP), Security, Microsoft, and\or security framework adoption (NIST, ISO, SANS) certifications are a plus

Some benefit programs available to eligible employees include:
  • Competitive Pay

  • Medical Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • 401(k) Plan and up to 4% Employer Match

  • Generous Paid Time Off

  • 9 Paid Holidays

  • Employer Paid Life Insurance

  • Employer Paid Short Term Disability

  • Employer Paid Long Term Disability

  • Employee Assistance Programs

  • Various Leave Programs - Bereavement, Military, Maternity, and more

Community Health Services is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.