Assistant Director of Information Technology

Job Level
Mid-level position
Job Category
Associate / Assistant Director
  • Technology
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Information Technology

Mason Gross School of the Arts is the flagship public arts conservatory of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, a Big Ten research university serving more than 65,000 students, the nation’s eighth-oldest institution of higher learning, and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. Mason Gross is a community of artists—dancers, filmmakers, musicians, theater artists, and visual artists and designers—who study, teach, create, perform, and exhibit. The mission of the school is to nurture creative talent and instill the insights and skills that future generations of arts professionals need to contribute to the creative and scholarly world. The school offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in art & design, dance, filmmaking, music, and theater. In addition to its professional arts training programs, Mason Gross provides the larger community the opportunity to embrace the creative arts through the activities of its divisions: Rutgers Arts Online and Extension Division.

Posting Summary

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking an Assistant Director of Information Technology. This position reports directly to the Dean of the Mason Gross School of the Arts. This position manages all computer resources of the Mason Gross School of the Arts, including hardware, software, and IT staff for the school. This position provides expert technical, security and information technology (IT) asset management for the school.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:

  • Leads the school’s increasingly complex IT environment. 

  • Oversee all aspects of data administration and security, hardware support and maintenance, documentation, computer and auxiliary operations, and quality assurance. 

  • Ensures all information systems products meet standards and user requirements and advises management regarding information systems requirements. 

  • Manage strategic planning and budgeting of all computer resources. 

  • Prepares long and short-range plans for applications selection, systems development, systems maintenance, production activities and for necessary support resources. 

  • Assesses technology and recommends approaches, conducts pilot implementations.

  • Establishes and executes computing security and function policies, directs IT technical staff, strategic IT planning/budgeting, and integrates the school’s IT infrastructure into that of the Rutgers and broader artistic and academic communities.

Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week  
Daily Work Shift Day
FLSA Exempt
Grade 07
Position Salary  
Annual Minimum Salary 83537.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 105676.500
Annual Maximum Salary 127816.000
Standard Hours  37.50
Union Description Admin Assembly (MPSC)
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft

Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at:

Seniority Unit  
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility  ABP


Minimum Education and Experience
  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field; or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience that demonstrates comprehensive knowledge and understanding of information technology management principles and practices.

  • Also requires a minimum of five years of relevant professional experience in computing and personnel management, preferably in an academic setting.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Excellent communication skills, and strong computer literacy. 

  • Demonstrated leadership and project management experience including ability to manage personnel and budgets. 

  • Knowledgeable in administering heterogeneous computing environments ranging from servers and network to personal computers. 

  • Ability to anticipate problems, changes to be made and to advise the dean and associate deans on major issues/purchased/plans in IT.

  • Ability to attract, train, and motivate IT staff to provide highest level of service to school

  • Ability to handle long-term planning and budgeting to ensure school resources are efficiently and effectively deployed

  • Ability to conceptualize and implement ways to achieve economies of scale in staffing, hardware, and software purchases for school 

  • Ability to take initiative to keep school current in latest technology and university IT policies to ensure that the school remains at the cutting edge in technology advances

Preferred Qualifications
  • Three years of server and network management 

  • Advanced Degree is preferred

  • Programming experience in various languages

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