Number of Vacancies:
Strategy & Bus Relationships
Scope of Job:
Responsible for developing and implementing the overall IT
architecture strategy and framework to support the institution's
goals and objectives. Collaborate with various stakeholders,
including university leadership, academic departments, and IT
teams, to align technology initiatives with the university's
Description of Duties:
- Provides leadership, management and strategic oversight for
operations, budgeting, planning, strategy and project management of
networks, Microsoft platforms, telecommunication systems and
collaboration platforms, AV systems and network security.
- Oversees and ensures the development and maintenance of
strategic and technology roadmaps.
- Creates and maintains an integrated architecture blueprint that
encompasses applications, data, infrastructure, AV and security
domains, ensuring effective integration and interoperability across
systems and platforms.
- Models and assesses the organizations’ baseline
- Ensures optimal performance and operability of the enterprise
- Responsible for preparing a departmental operational budget.
Provides departmental staffing level suggestions and
recommendations. Manages the expenditure of allocated funds as well
as the proper management of inventory assets.
- Responsible for hiring and terminating, scheduling and
assigning work, training and development, measuring performance,
and making recommendations regarding promotions and salary
placement of staff.
- Collaborates with various campus functional units, ITS units,
and decision-making leaders and provides technology solutions to
meet the needs of the institution.
- Coordinates with UT System OTS, AT&T, and other entities to
ensure quality and timely implementation of infrastructure,
utilities, and to seamlessly integrate the institution with the
outside world. Recommends innovative technology solutions for
business, academic, research computing, and medical school to
optimize efficiencies and increase student success.
- Participates in the leadership and management of IT to help set
future directions and goals.
- Serves on governance planning and policy-making
- Establishes standards for work assignments and develops
necessary guidelines and procedures utilizing best practices and
concepts from ITIL, Project Management, and other industry
- Schedules work appropriately and effectively to meet goals and
deadlines in spite of constant changes in priorities and
availability of staff.
- Ensures compliance with federal, State, and UT System rules and
regulations including HIPAA, FERPA, UTS165, PCI, etc.
- Promotes and facilitates effective communication between the
department and the University’s administrative community as well as
advising senior IT management on technical and process issues.
- Participates in a planned program of professional development,
coordinated with IT goals and responsibilities; maintains continual
growth in professional skills and knowledge essential to the
- Recommends and develops governance process, policies, and
standard operating procedures.
- Manages relationships with vendors and external entities for
procuring technology solutions, and for extending infrastructure,
utilities, and services.
- Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.
General supervision from assigned supervisor.
Direct supervision of assigned staff.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in the fields of
computer science, information systems, engineering or related
Master’s in Computer Science or Master’s in Electrical
ITIL foundation Certification or obtain within one year of
Eight (8) years of progressive work experience with enterprise
technology infrastructure, project implementation, including
experience as an Enterprise Architect or closely related to the
Experience in information technology systems and oversight of other
platform architects. Strong understanding of enterprise
architecture frameworks, methodologies, and best practices (e.g.,
TOGAF, Zachman, etc.). Knowledge of large multi-site Data Center
facilities servicing university business operations and information
security. Experience in a higher education setting.
Knowledge of personal computers, office equipment and software,
such as Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, SharePoint, various web
Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties.
Office Environment with occasional night and weekend work required.
Extensive travel around the valley and some travel beyond is
Work is performed primarily in a general office environment to
include hybrid work (subject to change based upon business needs).
If the work is performed off campus, high-speed internet and a
designated workspace are required.
Must have excellent communication skills to participate in
discussions and communicate technical ideas and procedures to
technical and non-technical staff and managers and present
recommendations and reports to senior managers. Strong written
communication skills sufficient to write, prepare, and edit
materials such as memos, procedures, reports, presentations, etc.,
using correct spelling, punctuation, grammar, and sentence
construction and clearly explaining complex technical ideas and
procedures to varied technical and non-technical audiences.
Exceptional planning and organizational skills.
Commensurate with Experience
Commensurate with Experience
Position Available Date:
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It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to
promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all
individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex,
age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In
accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights
Act of 1964, the Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972,
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans
with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is
committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures
non-discrimination in its education programs and activities,
including employment. We encourage women, minorities and
differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any
confidential information from the documents you attach with your
application. The confidential information includes the
Date of Birth
Please make sure that you omit this information prior to
submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding
your application to the department as per your submission. The
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to
discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date
of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three
(3) calendar days.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at
(956) 665-2451 and/or firstname.lastname@example.org.
UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is
subject to change based on need.
All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background
check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval
from the Chief Human Resources Officer.
To apply, visit https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/40067