Director of Information Technology

Recruitment/Posting Title Director of Information Technology
Job Category Information Technology
Department SAS – Dean’s Office
Overview Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766 and celebrating a milestone 250th anniversary in 2016, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. More than 67,000 students and 22,000 faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world.

Rutgers University–New Brunswick took root nearly 250 years ago. We are the state’s most comprehensive intellectual resource—the flagship campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, as designated by the Association of American Universities. We are the region’s most high-profile public research institution and a leading national research center with a global impact.

Posting Summary Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Director of Information Technology for The School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) Dean’s Office. This position reports to the Executive Director of Information Technology in the School of Arts and Sciences, responsible for the management of the Information Technology Office covering the Division of Life Sciences (DLS), the Human Genetics Institute, the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, and significant elements of the New Jersey Biomaterials. The position is responsible for serving a diverse set of needs, including but not limited to scientific research, undergraduate and graduate education, and business operations. Includes responsibility for budgeting, supervision of employees and participation in the leadership of the SAS IT office. Among the key duties of this position are the following:

• Directs and manages all information technology operations for the Division of Life Sciences, Chemistry Department and other assigned areas.
• Maintains a well-integrated functional team with the necessary technical and interpersonal skills required to provide 24×7 service the user community.
• Responsible for assisting the in the formulation of and compliance with the established IT budget.
• Responsible for the management of all IT infrastructure including but not limited to physical networks, networking equipment, servers and application services.
• Maintains high reliability services in support of multiple scientific projects, instructional and administrative operations across a diverse set of platforms.
• Works closely with the user community to ensure successful planning, organizing, directing, and coordinating of IT assets to meet mission goals.
• Responsible for drafting relevant IT policies and, after approval by the requisite authorizes, ensuring their implementation.
• Properly documents and maintains necessary procedures and technical information.
• Provides hands on, high level technical support and systems management. This will include conventional technology support such as server management, networking (switches, routers, firewalls, etc), database management as well as specialized support dealing with research specific hardware and software. Requires the ability to directly interface with hardware and software vendors to ensure proper operation and very high reliability.
• Acts as the leader of the IT support team in the Division of Life Sciences and the Department of Chemistry as well as being a member of the SAS IT management team. The position will be tasked with making day to day decisions, in consultation with departmental researchers and staff. The position will also be responsible for maintaining a high reliability IT infrastructure to ensure 24×7 uptime.
• Responsible for ensuring compliance with relevant state, federal and corporate standards as determined by applicable laws, grants and contracts.
• Responsible for maintaining compliance with University, School and Division policies. This includes the drafting of new policy language to ensure a highly reliable and secure computing environment and shepherding them through the required approval processes.
• Responsible for making recommendations regarding IT organizational and strategic planning for final approval by the leadership in the Division of Life Sciences, Department of Chemistry and SAS IT Office.

Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
FLSA Exempt
Grade 09
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 105929.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 134001.500
Annual Maximum Salary 162074.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description Admin Assembly (MPSC)
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft
Benefits Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at:
Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff – 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility ABP


Minimum Education and Experience • Requires a bachelor’s degree in information technology or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience plus eight years of increasingly responsible managerial experience.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities • Experience in the management of a diverse IT organization, including the supervision of employees and hands on technical work. Experience with virtualization software such as VMWare or HyperV is required.
• Strong working knowledge of both the Windows and Linux server operating systems including common services such as those used for web hosting and database management.
• Experience writing complex script or programming is considered highly desirable.
• Experience with high capacity storage system and high speed networking is also highly desirable.
Preferred Qualifications
Equipment Utilized • Virtualization software.
• Windows and Linux server operating systems.
• Networking hardware.
• Advanced storage systems.
Physical Demands and Work Environment


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