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IT Director, University Services

University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: 401k, dental, life insurance, medical, vision
Job Description

The University Services Information Technology (IT) Director provides the vision and leadership to align technology with the business goals of University Services.  The Director will ensure that strategic IT systems and best practices are in place and provide counsel to the University Services leaders and their units.  The IT Director is responsible for the management, strategy and execution of IT infrastructure, software, and technology services within the University Services units in close coordination with the University’s central Office of Information Technology (OIT). The position oversees technical projects, budgets and personnel and will be responsible for developing a unified departmental culture from multiple recently merged information services units. The position reports to the Assistant Vice President for University Services Finance & Systems.

University Services Information Services is housed to oversee all technology activities within University Services, a division of the University of Minnesota responsible for campus operations, including Facilities Management, Capital Project Management, Health and Safety, Planning, Space and Real Estate, Public Safety, and Auxiliary Services.

Major Responsibilities

  • Develop U Services technology vision, direction and goals.  Develop both short and long term IS strategic plans.  Provide analysis of strategic technological issues, opportunities and challenges.  Prepare all U Services units for technological advancements and enhancements that are on the horizon.
  • Design IT structure, service delivery and finance model that provides each business unit with the requisite operational support, and establish roles and responsibilities and service levels for University Services IT.
  • Serve as a liaison with the University’s Office of Information Technology (OIT), participating in relevant meetings with OIT, communicating changes, updates, and technology problems with relevant OIT partners. Ensure that there is no duplication of services between USIS and OIT.
  • Direct and support implementation of software and hardware upgrades within University Services units
  • Direct and manage teams in technology and hardware support, building a work culture that fosters employee engagement and creativity  
  • Develop, manage, and track the IT department's annual budget
  • Consult senior-level stakeholders across the entire organization to identify business and technology needs and to optimize the use of information technology
  • Ensure smooth delivery and operation of IT services by monitoring systems performance
  • Create processes and standards for selection, implementation, and support of systems
  • Participate in committees, projects, or initiatives at the request of the Assistant Vice President for Finance and Systems


The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission.  The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree.
  • A minimum of 10 years of professional IT experience; with at least 8 years’ experience in a major leadership role.
  • Proven record of success in developing and implementing strategic and long range information technology plans.
  • Proven record of leading and managing an IT department.
  • Broad experience in all aspects of information systems planning and management.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in a related field
  • Experience providing IT solutions for a comparable public or private organization.
  • Excellent understanding of computer systems, security, network and systems administration, databases and data storage systems, software and technology implementation, and telecommunications systems
  • Demonstrated ability to persuade and influence colleagues outside of the direct chain of authority to take necessary actions and change methods of IT planning and operations.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability and success in building a team, including working with and through others to accomplish goals.
  • Active participation in professional associations for leaders of computing and networking.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate with teams across the entire organization
  • Excellent leadership and decision-making skills

 

Company Description
The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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