Director of Information Technology and Cybersecurity

Job Level
Senior position
Job Category
  • Technology
  • Information Technology
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Information Technology
  • Security
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Director of Information Technology and Cybersecurity

The George Mason University College of Education and Human Development seeks a Director of Information Technology and Cybersecurity who can empower individuals to be more productive and efficient by providing them with the technological means to accomplish these objectives. The Director is expected to anticipate and proactively respond to College technology needs, to lead IT projects within the College, to serve on leadership committees as a liaison between the College and the central administration, and to work collaboratively with other academic and administrative units to find solutions to security concerns and business challenges.  

Security-related duties focus on safeguarding systems to ensure that they are secure from impending cyber threats, and creating business continuity plans to ensure that the College can continue mission-critical operations in the event of a disaster. Day-to-day administrative duties include budget management; supervision of server administrators, application programmers, web developers, video-conferencing, and help desk staff; monitoring resources to ensure appropriate configuration, maintenance, and procurement of CEHD software and hardware; and interfacing with third-party vendors to identify opportunities and benefits for the College. 

George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Business, Management, Information Technology, or a related field
  • Demonstrated expertise in cybersecurity issues and protocols
  • Ability to program in C# or PHP, .Net
  • Expertise in web development
  • Background managing Linux and Windows Servers
  • Strong organizational skills and persistent attention to detail
  • Ability to lead and coordinate multiple projects simultaneously
  • Experience working in supervisory and project management roles

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in virtualization technologies and configuration management tools (e.g., Ansible, Saltstack)
  • Security certification (CISSP or GIAC GSLC preferred)
  • Experience with infrastructure monitoring technologies and with SIEM (Splunk preferred)
  • Experience in a university setting
  • Significant experience in consequential information technology and cybersecurity assignments
Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

For Full Consideration, Apply by: June 12, 2018; Review of applications will continue until filled.