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Director of Information Technology

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Jul 26, 2023

Job Description

Reporting to the Dean of the College of Science, this critical position is responsible for setting the vision, implementing strategic initiatives, and coordinating information technology activities within the College of Science. This newly created position serves as the college’s primary advisor on technical issues pertaining to the planning and delivery of the college's information technology and services.

Providing leadership and technical expertise regarding the strategic planning, development, and deployment of technology solutions for the college are integral responsibilities for this role. The Director of Information Technology will provide oversight and coordination of IT security activities, network infrastructure, web application development, and educational and research technology applications.

The Director will coordinate with the Division of IT, work with relevant College of Science unit IT professionals, and serve as a resource to on- and off-campus IT professionals.

A successful Director of IT:

Leads the college IT function with technical expertise and oversight. This position will consult and engage with faculty and staff to support and strengthen the instructional, research and outreach mission of the departments and college.

Is a strategic manager with an emphasis on service excellence . Professional written and verbal communication are crucial in the daily responsibilities of this position. Strong interpersonal skills will ensure that the goals of the position are met while effectively working on the coordination and implementation of IT resources.

Understands and re-enforces collaboration and compliance in a professional manner . College faculty and staff will look to this role for structured guidance and support on the IT function. Building positive relationships will be key to the success of this position.

Recognizes the importance of strategic initiatives, partnerships, and deadlines . The Director of IT advocates for the efficient and effective use of computing resources while establishing and managing standards for computing support.

Reinforces the importance of diversity and inclusion . The College of Science values and seeks to advance diversity, equity and inclusion through our vision, mission, and core values. The work of the Director of IT is fundamental to reinforcing a community that encourages access and inclusion.

Is energized by a dynamic environment . This position will work with multiple stakeholders at the department, college and university level. Staying informed of the changing landscape of information technology is crucial to this position.

Required Qualifications

Master's degree or relevant training and work experience at a level which equates to an advanced degree.

Management level experience with progressive leadership responsibilities.

Demonstrated technical and administrative experience.

Sophisticated and comprehensive knowledge of multiple operating systems and mainstream Office applications.

Significant experience managing an information technology office to include its budget, staff, and technology operations.

Working knowledge of computer and network security best practices.

Proven track record of staying informed on the current trends and practices in IT.

Exhibited expertise in troubleshooting and problem solving.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in higher education.

Experience with database development.

Significant and progressively responsible management experience in an information technology field.

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with experience


From comprehensive insurance plans to tuition assistance, Virginia Tech offers employees a robust benefits program. This full range of benefits, services and discounts is an integral part of the university's total compensation package and just one of the many things that make Virginia Tech a great place to work.

Review Date

Monday, August 28, 2023

Additional Information

Please submit a resume, a one page cover letter that outlines how your experience and qualifications align with the Director of IT position and a list of three professional references with their preferred contact information.

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Brandi Webb at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: August 18, 2023
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