College/Division: Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support
Department: SAAS Division of Student Affairs
Advertised Salary Range: Salary commensurate with qualifications
Advertised 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.
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.
Advertised Minimum Qualifications :
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 equivalency
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Internal Number: 101005
About The University of South Carolina
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.