Director of Information Technology (IT) Finance and Human Resources

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

CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.

About the University

One of the largest universities in the country, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is an urban, comprehensive university that delivers award-winning undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 40,000 students annually and counts more than 330,000 alumni who elevate Southern California and beyond. Since its founding in 1958, CSUN has made a significant and long-term economic impact on California, generating nearly $1.9 billion in economic impact and more than 11,700 jobs each year. The LAEDC recognized CSUN as its 2015 Eddy Award winner for its positive economic impact. Serving more students on Pell Grants than any other institution in California, CSUN is also a social elevator and one of the most diverse universities in the country. CSUN ranks 13th in awarding bachelor's degrees to underrepresented minority students and seventh in bachelor's degrees to Latino students, serves the 13th largest Jewish student population, and enrolls the largest number of students who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing of any U.S. state university. The journal Nature recently named CSUN a Rising Star for scientific research, and the NSF ranks CSUN in the top five nationally among similar institutions for graduates who go on to earn doctorates in the sciences. CSUN is where individuals rise. And through them, so does Greater Los Angeles and beyond.


Under the direction of the Associate Vice President (AVP) for Information Technology (IT), the Director of IT Finance and Human Resources will lead day-to-day financial operations for the division and serve as a liaison to Human Resources for all personnel matters. The incumbent is responsible for coordinating the development of the annual budget, analyzing IT expenditures, and recommending allocations of resources to support effective IT services and strategies; responsible for participating in the overall IT strategic planning; responsible for the development of relevant processes, procedures, and documents; provides reports and analysis to support IT decision-making, supporting vendor management, and representing IT at campus-level meetings pertinent to financial, space, and personnel matters; contributes ideas to improve IT strategies to optimize the use of IT Division resources for both long range and fiscal year planning; responsible for planning and preparing the annual IT Division budget and recommending allocations of resources; oversees the receipt, spending and reconciliation of all IT funds including the State General Fund, allocation of student fees, and other budgetary sources; prepares the IT Division mid-year and year-end reconciliations and reports; provides advice to AVP and Vice President (VP) for IT on fiscal issues; oversees staff recruitment and hiring for IT and recommends staff development investments and strategies; oversees the administrative assistant team within the Division of IT; advises the VP and AVP on the use of IT Division space, adoption of University administrative services, and serves as a liaison to the other University administrative service providers; and performs other duties as assigned.


Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, management, human resource management or a job-related field. Master's of Business Administration or Master's degree in a related field such as management, finance, accounting, management, or human resource management preferred. Equivalent to five years of progressively increasing professional responsibility in fiscal management; with two of the five years in a managerial role preferred. Experience working in or closely with technology organizations is desired.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abillities

Working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, human resource management, employee relations, and problem resolution. Knowledge of higher education or public sector regulatory policies, fiscal practices, and culture is desirable. Ability and specialized skills to: reason logically, independently implement administrative decisions, and supervise others; possess excellent communications skills; negotiate and establish priorities to achieve results and expedite projects; work independently, analyze operational problems, and implement solutions; analyze and interpret University policies; effectively interact with all levels of staff; handle situations and information of a sensitive and confidential nature; effectively deal with a wide range of vendors and service providers; effectively present financial information; prepare budget projections and respond to questions from peers on the IT Leadership team and other University administrative leaders.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

Salary is commensurate with knowledge, skills, and experience. The University offers excellent fringe benefits.

General Information

This position is a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission. This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position. Additionally, the person holding this position is considered a 'limited reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

How To Apply

Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application utilizing: link and must attach a cover letter that addresses the qualifications above and a current resume, including names of three professional references.  NOTE: Internal candidates should apply through the portal by accessing the View Job Openings/Apply link on the Human Resources/Employee pagelet.

Applications received through November 2, 2018, will be considered in the initial review and review will continue until position is filled.

For more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit the link below:

Equal Employment Opportunity

CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services at ext. 2101.