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Director Of Information Technology - College of Nursing

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN
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Director of Information Technology - College of Nursing

Regular Full-time, Market Range 13

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville College of Nursing is accepting applications for the Director of Information Technology position. This position leads the Information Technology (IT) department at the college. This position reports to the Assistant Dean of Finance, Administration, and Operations. As part of the administrative leadership of the college, this position exists to champion appropriate technology use and development by leading strategic planning initiatives and large-scale projects within the college and with our partners. This position directs the day to day activities of the IT department resources including staff, equipment and requests and recommends resources to support the IT department and the CON. In addition, this position develops and implement the data security plan and works collaboratively with the University of Tennessee IT department to ensure best-practices in IT support and management.
Technology Administration
    •    Directs and oversees the projects and personnel of the college's Information Technology group
    •     Requests and recommends resources for IT personnel, equipment, training, etc. and works in collaboration with the CON F&A office on purchasing
    •    Completes skill assessment of IT staff and creates appropriate training and development plans. 
    •    Evaluates, reports, and recommends technology-related issues to the Assistant Dean of FAO
    •    Serves as a member of the college’s Leadership Team. Represents the college at the University level on IT committees and at IT conferences. Documents procedures for self and other users, including how to use technology, best practices, etc. and disseminates this knowledge to the college
    •    Manages and allocates procured technology assets within the college including personnel, computers, and other equipment resources
Technology and Strategic Planning
    •    Conducts needs assessments and other surveys/audits to determine the college's technology resource needs
    •    Analyses and sets short term and long-term IT goals, policies and procedures
    •    Leads the College of Nursing’ Strategic Plan in the technology area
    •    Serves as chair of the Technology sub-group for Strategic Planning and directs those initiatives
    •    Advocates for technology needs for teaching, research and practice within the college and at the University
Technology Consultation
    •    Researches and recommends software/hardware for research, academic, nursing practice and administrative use at the college
    •    Serves as subject matter expert on technology for the college
Security Plan
    •    Develops and maintains the College of Nursing Security Plan in compliance with UT IT policy and works with campus OIT to ensure the security plan meets all requirements and provides an annual report to the ADFAO on the status of the Security Plan and requests assistance as needed

Educational Requirement:
    •    Bachelor’s Degree in related field (Master’s Degree preferred)
Experience Requirement:
    •    4+ years experience working in  IT
    •    1+ years management/supervisory experience

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    •    Skills including information technology support skills and teaching or training skills
    •    Experience with hardware and software technology usage, end user support
    •    Experience with IT best practices in a higher education environment. Knowledge of industry standards and trends
    •    IT specific knowledge of higher education work environment
    •    Experience creating and maintaining IT strategic planning.  Experience in creating and maintaining a security plan
    •    Experience in web creation and maintenance
    •    Skills including excellent communication and leadership skills, professional writing skills, managerial and administrative skills
    •    Time-management and prioritization skills
    •    Decision-making and strategic planning skills
    •    Ability to lead and direct large projects and personnel
    •    Ability to learn new software, hardware and non-traditional technology 
    •    Ability to work independently and in a team environment
    •    Ability to research and recommend technologies for teaching, research, and service 
    •    Ability to plan strategically for resource allocation and acquisition

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    •     4+ years experience working in higher education specific to IT  
    •    Knowledge of online learning and medical/nursing simulation technologies
    •    ITIL Certification
For full consideration, applicants must attach a letter of interest, resume, and the name, address, email, and phone number of three professional references to their online application in the Human Resources Taleo System.

Job: Information Technology Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-Knoxville
Organization: College Of Nursing
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Apr 8, 2021, 12:00:53 PM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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