Director, Information Technology

Job Level
Senior position
Job Category
  • Technology
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Information Technology

Provide leadership, management, and strategic planning for all aspects of Information Technology systems, support, and services to the academic university. Manage Information Technology staff and budgets.


  • EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s preferred. Minimum of five (5) years related experience and/or training required.
  • LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the public.
  • REASONING: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • MANAGEMENT SKILLS: Must be proficient in Project Management techniques and strategies. Excellent organizational skills are essential as is the ability to understand the time management aspects of a busy IT department. Mentoring the IT staff to be productive and focused in their work.
  • OTHER: Ability to work extended hours, evenings, or weekends as needed. Commitment to implementing the mission, vision and values of a Catholic, Jesuit, university.
  • Primarily and independently responsible for operational, strategic and fiscal planning for all aspects of the University’s Information Technology (IT) services including innovation, advancement, and implementation.
  • Primarily and independently responsible to manage the University’s IT services including Helpdesk, Network, Server, Administrative, and Web Services including the creation and implementation of policies and standards for the use and management of the University's IT resources.
  • Primarily and independently responsible to manage employees including interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Oversee the management and administering of the University's core network infrastructure, Internet connection and Firewall, wired and wireless networks, UNIX/Linux, and Microsoft Windows server systems.
  • Other relevant duties may be assigned by the VP or designee.
  • Compliance Responsibilities: Maintain policies and procedures in assigned compliance area / inventory, reviewing, revising and updating annually and issuing new as regulations and requirements dictate; ensure mandated requirements are met and documentation is maintained per policies and procedures; ensure assigned personnel are fully trained and qualified to perform assigned compliance responsibilities.


  • Problem solving
  • Multi-task oriented
  • Sound judgment
  • Customer service oriented
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Motivational skills
  • Resourcefulness
  • Decision-making capabilities
  • Concern for order, quality, and accuracy
  • Strong leadership abilities
  • Creative
  • Articulate and outgoing
  • Development of others
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Organizational awareness
  • Relationship building


The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is:

  • Regularly required to sit, talk, walk and hear.
  • Occasionally required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
  • Occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
  • Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is:

  • Regularly exposed to a moderate noise level but may be loud at times.
  • Regularly exposed to mechanical parts and risk of electrical shock.