Director of Information Technology and Cybersecurity (DITC) George Mason University, College of Science (COS), invites qualified candidates to apply for our position of Director of Information Technology and Cybersecurity (DITC) ). Mason Science is committed to advancing access, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (A-JEDI) across our STEM community, including in our hiring and retention practices. At Mason Science, our values include fostering an organizational culture that promotes anti-racism, belonging, respect and civility. We believe that a diversity of opinions, cultures and perspectives is what gives dynamism, innovation and growth to a university community. By prioritizing inclusive excellence in academia, teaching, research, and global engagement, we strive to attract a diverse pool of faculty and staff who exemplify Mason Science’s mission and vision. traditional science education with sought-after programs in molecular medicine, climate dynamics, planetary science, forensic science, environmental studies, and geoinformation science to prepare students for exciting careers at the forefront of interdisciplinary scientific fields. While serving as a vital community and regional resource for teaching and learning through hands-on programming for K-12 (K-12) students, teacher training and outreach programs, the College also undertakes pioneering research efforts that offer insight and solutions to complex issues challenging the world today. The COS community includes more than 4,100 undergraduate students, 1,000 graduate students, and 970 faculty and staff. To learn more, visit https://science.gmu.edu/.Responsibilities:Reporting to the Director of Business, College of Science, the COS Director of Information Technology and Cybersecurity (DITC) ensures that the College’s essential IT operations remain functional. and manages compliance for organizations that support COS. DITC’s role in supporting essential computing functions is critical to helping COS faculty, staff, and students be more productive and efficient in their academic and research work. The Director must proactively anticipate and respond to the College’s technology needs, lead IT projects within the College, serve on executive committees as a liaison between the College and the University’s central administration, and work in collaboration with other academic and administrative units to find solutions. security issues and business challenges. The incumbent will develop, implement and maintain a long-term IT strategy by anticipating and meeting college-wide IT needs related to administration, teaching and research; propose and implement college-wide IT initiatives; oversee the design, development, and implementation of solutions to research/teaching computing and networking needs and college-wide computing infrastructure. Working with Information Technology Services (ITS), the Director will oversee the College’s compliance with security requirements and monitoring, and remain an expert on emerging technologies and their possible application to COS efforts. The Director will also be responsible for the College’s IT process and policy. development, documentation, interpretation and supervision. This includes, but is not limited to: IT security audit compliance; computer emergency response personnel; maintaining a knowledge base of College policies and services related to IT and cybersecurity; and Ensure College compliance with all Mason, State, and Federal IT policies. , and IT support technical staff); Identify IT skills needed to perform work in units and fill gaps; Coordinate staff training to improve operations and find educational opportunities to promote team member development ;Recommend appropriate staffing levels for the College;Coordinate IT efforts with the greater Mason community. Represent the COS on university-wide IT committees and defend the interests of the College; Liaise with central ITS system and other campus units; Support research informatics initiatives; Liaise between technical and non-technical users; Provide leadership, direction, and management of all IT matters; Provide customer service response to incidents such as system failure, vulnerability assessment, and remediation; Assist faculty with system recommendations for purchasing and configuring new systems; and Oversee the IT, equipment and classroom management and budget processes for the College. current cybersecurity issues and protocols; Demonstrated knowledge of computer and web technologies; Proven experience managing servers in a corporate environment (Windows or Linux); Ability to work with unusual solutions for research projects; Advanced organizational skills and constant attention to detail; Ability to lead and coordinate multiple projects simultaneously; Work experience in supervisory and project management roles; Demonstrated customer service skills and proven ability to work with individuals at all levels. Qualifications Preferred: Knowledge of privacy and security policies, including CAP CLIA certification; ogie technology; Experience in database management and development, web design, and computer programming; Knowledge of virtualization technologies and configuration management tools (e.g., KVM); Experience in compliance and requirements to obtain/maintain security certification (CISSP or GIAC GSLC preferred); Experience with infrastructure monitoring technologies; Experience working with research computing; Experience in academia; Experience in information technology consequent and in assurance/cybersecurity missions.
For a full review, candidates should apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV and a list of three professional references with their contact details.
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