Director of Information Technology and Cybersecurity

Job Level
Senior position
Job Category
  • Technology
  • Information Technology
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Information Technology
  • Security
Department College of Health and Human Services (CHHS)
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Criminal Background Check Standard Background Check
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Job Category Admin or Professional Faculty
Role (State) Job Title Director of Information Technology and Cybersecurity
Working Title Director of Information Technology and Cybersecurity
Job Type Full-Time
Position Number FA66FZ
Recruit Number FAC7581
Working Hours  
Location Fairfax, VA
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Pay Band  
Salary Salary Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
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Director of Information Technology and Cybersecurity

The College of Health and Human Services at George Mason University (Mason) seeks an energetic and committed professional to serve as the Director of Information Technology and Cybersecurity. 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. 

The George Mason University College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) seeks a 12-month Director of Information Technology and Cybersecurity (DITC). The incumbent will report to the Dean of the College through the Director of the Center for Discovery Science and Health Informatics (DSHI). The CHHS DITC works to assure the College’s essential IT operations and manage compliance for specialized IT certifications that support CHHS and DSHI operations. The DITC’s role in supporting essential IT functions is mission critical to support CHHS faculty, staff, and students to be more productive and efficient in their academic and research work. The Director is expected to anticipate and proactively respond to College information technology needs, to lead IT projects within the College, serve on leadership committees as a liaison between the College and central university administration, and to work collaboratively with other academic and administrative units to find solutions to security concerns and business challenges. The Director will develop, manage and oversee the college’s IT policies and processes and interpret university and external certification and regulatory requirements. 

DITC 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 the College’s IT staff, application programmers, web developers, video-conferencing, and desktop support technical staff; monitoring resources to ensure appropriate configuration, maintenance, and procurement of CHHS software and hardware; and interfacing with third-party vendors to manage IT opportunities and benefits for the College. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Information Technology, Health Informatics, IT Management, Cybersecurity, Analytics or a related field

  • Demonstrated expertise in cybersecurity issues and protocols

  • Knowledge of federal and state requirements for privacy and security

  • Knowledge of health privacy and security policies, including HIPAA

  • Demonstrated knowledge of computing and web technologies

  • Ability to work with unusual solutions for research projects

  • 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:

  • Experience with database management and development, Web design and computer programming

  • Background managing Linux and Windows Servers

  • Proficient in virtualization technologies and configuration management tools (e.g., KVM)

  • Experienced in compliance and requirements for attaining/retaining Security Certification (CISSP or GIAC GSLC preferred)

  • Health Information Systems Certified (CPHIMS)

  • Experience with infrastructure monitoring technologies and with SIEM (OSSEC, Splunk preferred)

  • Experience working with research computing

  • Experience in a university setting

  • Significant experience in consequential information technology and cybersecurity assurance/assignments

Individuals with appropriate MS degrees may be eligible to serve as Undergraduate faculty in teaching CHHS IT and Health Informatics courses. 

About the University and College

A Carnegie Research 1 institution, Mason is the largest and most diverse public university in Virginia with more than 36,000 students from 50 states and over 135 countries. Located in Fairfax, Virginia, Mason is part of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, offering easy access to the cultural, scientific, and political resources of the nation’s capital.  

The College of Health and Human Services at George Mason University comprises the following academic units that provide academic programs and conduct research: Global and Community Health; Health Administration, Policy and Informatics; Nursing; Nutrition and Food Studies; Rehabilitation Sciences; and Social Work fielding a variety of graduate and undergraduate programs (BS through PhD). The College has 7 academic programs that are externally accredited; several are nationally ranked.  CHHSis home to more than 1,800 undergraduate and 800 graduate students and approximately 140 faculty and staff. Further information about the College may be found at:  

Questions about the position should be addressed to Dr. Janusz Wojtusiak (, chair of the search committee.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Application Instructions: 
Individuals must apply through the Mason HR System @ for position FA66FZ.

  • Applicants will submit a cover letter explaining interest in the position and relevant experience in the above areas.
  • CV
  • Contact information for three references who are knowledgeable of your knowledge, skills and abilities and work history.

An offer of employment is contingent upon background verification. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2019 but the position will remain open until filled.

For Full Consideration, Apply by: February 7, 2018
Posting Date 01/10/2019
Job Close Date  
Open Until Filled? Yes
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Mason Ad Statement

Great Careers Begin at Mason! 

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report “Up and Coming” spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education. 

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason’s diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create. 

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at! 

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Equity Statement

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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