Executive Director of Information Technology (IT) Audit

Job description

Title:Executive Director of Information Technology (IT) Audit Job Category:Staff Description:


  • Interviews, hires, trains, assigns, directs, schedules, supervises, evaluates and disciplines department personnel.
  • Collaborates with USG institutions, other System Office departments, and external constituencies to conduct needs assessments and to recommend and implement solutions to specific issues and concerns.
  • Coordinates the delivery of training for institutional administrators, faculty or staff.
  • Represents the assigned administration department on a variety of internal and external committees.
  • Prepares reports relating to work in progress in order to document aspects of the development process and progress for potential system-wide implementation.
  • Provides project management oversight, including planning, design and development, and budgeting for multiple system-level projects; manages project activities to ensure project quality and adherence to timelines, budgets and criteria.
  • Prepares reports for system-wide distribution, including budget and project status reports.
  • Provides advice and consultation to USG administrators, faculty and staff.
  • Participates in system-wide events as an expert in content and practice.
  • Supports grant development and management within departmental area.
  • Coordinates groups and committees at system institutions and the system office to find solutions to newly identified state-wide issues; leads projects with state, regional and national implications.
  • Manages the performance measurement of department programs and evaluates the quality of services provided through review of reports and statistical data and through conferences with reporting staff.
  • Coordinates special projects, special investigations, and special research projects.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications:


  • Bachelors degree with a minimum of five years of experience in information technology auditing or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), or Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) required. Other applicable information and information system industry standard security and audit certifications are recommended, e.g., INFOSEC, CCSP, MCP, MSCE, Oracle Certified Master, CISA, etc.


  • Knowledge of auditing practices, principles and standards.
  • Knowledge of ethics and compliance theory and practices relevant to higher education.
  • Knowledge of federal and state laws, rules and regulations impacting higher education.
  • Knowledge of theories and practices related to the functional area/field.
  • Knowledge of Board of Regents policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of best practices in higher education.
  • Knowledge of project management principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of computers and job related software programs.
  • Knowledge of PS Financials and HCMS
  • Skill in written communication to executive and subject matter experts.
  • Skill in collaborating with multiple constituents.
  • Skill in decision making and problem solving.
  • Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Skill in the development and delivery of training.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks in alignment with the priorities of the organization.
  • Ability to respond diplomatically to sensitive and critical issues.
Desired Qualifications:

Master's Degree with a minimum of five (5) years of experience in information technology auditing.

Posting Department:Internal Auditing Services Location:Atlanta Regular/Temporary:Regular Minimum Hiring Salary:Salary commensurate with education and experience Hours Per Week:40 Required Documents Message:Cover Letter, Resume




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Posted: 6/12/2019
Application Due: 8/11/2019
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