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Executive Director - OIT Systems

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

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University of Tennessee

Office of Information Technology

Executive Director, Systems

Market Range:   MR19

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Office of Information Technology is searching for an Executive Director for its Systems group. The market range for this position is MR19.

The Executive Director of OIT Systems serves a critical role in the central IT unit for the Knoxville campus. The successful individual will be tasked with leading a department of 3 teams and 40-50 staff that provide data center, server infrastructure, database administration, directory services, cloud productivity suites and a variety of other services for the Knoxville campus and University units in the Knoxville area.  This position is a direct report to the Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK).

UTK is a four-year, high research, public institution, that serves as the flagship campus of the University of Tennessee System. Current enrollment is over 30,000 students annually and has annual research expenditures in excess of $300 million dollars. The Office of Information Technology provides central IT services to the campus and other Knoxville-based UT units with a staff of over 200 professionals.

Duties and Responsibilities

    Provide strategic direction and leadership for OIT Systems, a department within the Office of Information Technology. Participate as part of OIT executive leadership team, collaborating with other areas to ensure effective and seamless service delivery to the Knoxville campus entity and other entities of the UT System.  Manage an operating budget of $2-3 million annually


    Bachelor’s Degree and nine (9) years of relevant progressively responsible experience or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. 5 years of management experience with enterprise system and database administration solutions in hybrid, on-premise, and/or cloud environments5 years of experience leading IT projectsA demonstrated record of successful design, deployment, and operations of enterprise system architectureExcellent communication and organization skills


    Demonstrated project management skillsExperience working in Higher Education Experience with system development life cycle management Must be well spoken, creative, and energeticAble to work in a team environment

Job: Executive/Administrative
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Vc Info Infrastructure # Oit General
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Jul 29, 2021, 2:48:08 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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