IT Manager IIInternal Title:
Director of ITCampus:
Division of Student Affairs and Academic SupportDepartment:
SAAS Division of Student AffairsBand :
8Advertised Minimum Salary :
$75,181Advertised Salary Range:
Salary commensurate with qualificationsPart/Full Time:
Full TimeHours per Week:
Standard working schedule: 8:30am – 5:00pmType of Staff Position:
Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the department.
Full-time Equivalent (FTE)Basis :
12 monthsJob Search Category:
Information TechnologyAbout UofSC:
The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state’s flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 “Best Colleges” according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state’s educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.Diversity Statement:
At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.Benefit Eligibility Type:
Full-Time Equivalent (FTE)South Carolina Retirement:
YesState Insurance Programs:
YesAdvertised Job Summary:
The Director of Information Technology in Student Affairs and Academic Support directs the planning, strategic development, design, and operations of information technology systems within the division. Oversees efficient and effective desktop support, information technology application optimization, and project management. Manages a team of information technology professionals and ensures high quality information technology support and timely, responsive and sustainable service delivery. Leads division-wide information technology coordination and best practices, specifically related to data and security standards, procurement, and application solutions.
Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions):
- Ensures division-wide IT needs are met timely in a high quality, sustainable, customer-focused manner. Establishes and applies standards for hardware and software application procurement. Complies with all UofSC procurement requirements. Serves as an advisor for and submits all IT plans within the division for UofSC and state approval.
- Manages effective operations and maintenance of systems within the division. Ensures that systems are operating at an optimal level, working closely with Division of Information Technology and external vendors. Manages disaster recovery plan and ensures that data is appropriately stored, secured, and backed-up at all times. Ensures that awareness of and conformity to data privacy and security laws and requirements are maintained.
- Manages IT budget and is responsible for projecting short-term and long-term resource needs, identifying cost effective strategies for enhancing IT service delivery, and advising departments in the procurement of the most efficient and effective hardware and software solutions.
- Provides project management leadership in planning, design, development and implementation of University Housing card access control system. Guides communication with Housing staff and card access users regarding releases, upgrades, or any other IT-related change impacting the user experience. Coordinates with third-party vendor and DOIT to troubleshoot network or other IT issues associated with door access.
- Develops division-wide best practices for disaster recovery, data security, data privacy, application solutions review and selection, and other critical IT guidelines. Guides implementation of best practices and advises departments in collaboration with Division of Information Technology and in conjunction with existing University policies.
Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology Systems, business administration or related field and 7 years of experience in computer operations or a related field; or equivalencyPreferred Qualifications:
Direct management experience in higher education information technology planning, implementation, and assessment. Ten years of experience with demonstrated progressive responsibility and at least three years of supervising full-time employees. Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
Knowledge of the principles, practices and industry standards of information technology systems. Experience creating IT strategic plans/roadmaps to include system architecture. Experience integrating applications and making recommendations to senior leadership regarding future state design. Knowledge of data privacy and information security laws and best practices. Knowledge of Office 365 and online meeting and collaboration tools. Must have strong organizational skills, excellent judgment, and the ability to assess, analyze and manage complex situations. Must have experience leading a team of employees, the ability to coordinate the efforts of many different areas, motivate individuals and groups to action, and monitor progress under tight time constraints and other pressures. Direct evidence of strong fiscal management and cost-efficient technology strategies is necessary.Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive:
NoHazardous weather category:
Non-EssentialNumber of Vacancies:
1Desired Start Date:
08/09/2021Job Open Date:
07/12/2021Job Close Date:
08/26/2021Open Until Filled:
NoSpecial Instructions to Applicant:
Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email. Quicklink for Posting:
We are only accepting applications submitted by August 26, 2021.
The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.