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Assistant Director of IT

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 100499
Title: Assistant Director
Functional Title: Assistant Director of IT
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1.000
Unit: VPSA-Transportation Services
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

While reporting to the Executive Director, the Assistant Director for Information Technology (ADIT) is responsible for a thorough understanding of the mission, objectives and goals of the Department of Transportation Services (DOTS) at the University of Maryland while developing and maintaining comprehensive IT initiatives that are aligned with the Department’s customer service and innovation goals. As a member of the senior staff management team, the ADIT serves as the department’s principal source for information technology planning and implementation. The ADIT works closely with the Executive Director and other senior staff team members to provide direction and leadership regarding the integration of IT into all departmental operations; and to provide a clear eyed vision as it relates to every departmental function. As a member of the DOTS senior staff team, the ADIT will share the overall functional responsibility and management of every aspect of the department through a deliberative senior staff collaboration where participation is required. The ADIT provides vision and leadership in all aspects of the department’s technical infrastructure, user support functions, computing training, enterprise application services, as well as data security and data integrity measures. The ADIT will work collaboratively across the department and division to provide leadership and technical expertise necessary to identify, understand, and communicate how existing and emerging technologies will support DOTS services and programs, as well as provide cost-effective administrative systems. The ADIT is responsible for Department-wide information technology projects, governance and fiscal management relative to IT activities and core infrastructure, and supports departmental compliance as well as develops and enforces policies regarding information technology security. The ADIT provides direction and leadership to all IT staff to improve efficiency and effectiveness and to deliver the highest quality services to the DOTS team. The ADIT will share in the excitement of working at a dynamic and customer focused Department where innovation is celebrated and transparency is demanded, and where autonomy helps to energize creativity. ADIT will make a significant impact to achieving the Departmental long-term goal in providing our campus community with anticipatory and innovative programs, products and services.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelors Degree is required- Masters Degree preferred; degree in Computer Science or a related field is preferred.
Minimum seven years experience with increasing responsibility in the operation and management of various aspects of Information Technology. Preferably a member of a Senior Leadership Team. Knowledge of networking technologies and development capabilities. Excellent verbal and written abilities.


Working knowledge and understanding of VMware.
Functional understanding of GIS development, SQL and Access database development.
Ability to work well with faculty, staff and students of varying levels of technical understanding.
Excellent time management and ability to define departmental priorities.
A comprehensive knowledge of the information systems technology subjects and extensive knowledge of hardware and software, with the ability to be aware of new technologies.
Ability to prioritize and organize and excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Previous higher education administration experience.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

Max salary of $106,000

Posting Date: 09/26/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 10/27/2017
Physical Demands

Normal office activity. Must be willing and able to connect to DOTS servers from home if system problems arise.

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

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