Department: College of Health and Human Services (CHHS)
Director of Information Technology and Cybersecurity
The College of Health and Human Services at George Mason University (Mason) seeks an energetic and committed professional to serve as the Director of Information Technology and Cybersecurity. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
The George Mason University College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) seeks a 12-month Director of Information Technology and Cybersecurity (DITC). The incumbent will report to the Dean of the College through the Director of the Center for Discovery Science and Health Informatics (DSHI). The CHHSDITC works to assure the College's essential IT operations and manage compliance for specialized IT certifications that support CHHS and DSHI operations. The DITC's role in supporting essential IT functions is mission critical to support CHHS faculty, staff, and students to be more productive and efficient in their academic and research work. The Director is expected to anticipate and proactively respond to College information technology needs, to lead IT projects within the College, serve on leadership committees as a liaison between the College and central university administration, and to work collaboratively with other academic and administrative units to find solutions to security concerns and business challenges. The Director will develop, manage and oversee the college's IT policies and processes and interpret university and external certification and regulatory requirements.
DITC Security-related duties focus on safeguarding systems to ensure that they are secure from impending cyber threats and creating business continuity plans to ensure that the College can continue mission-critical operations in the event of a disaster. Day-to-day administrative duties include budget management; supervision of the College's IT staff, application programmers, web developers, video-conferencing, and desktop support technical staff; monitoring resources to ensure appropriate configuration, maintenance, and procurement of CHHS software and hardware; and interfacing with third-party vendors to manage IT opportunities and benefits for the College.
Master's degree in Information Technology, Health Informatics, IT Management, Cybersecurity, Analytics or a related field
Demonstrated expertise in cybersecurity issues and protocols
Knowledge of federal and state requirements for privacy and security
Knowledge of health privacy and security policies, including HIPAA
Demonstrated knowledge of computing and web technologies
Ability to work with unusual solutions for research projects
Strong organizational skills and persistent attention to detail
Ability to lead and coordinate multiple projects simultaneously
Experience working in supervisory and project management roles
Experience with database management and development, Web design and computer programming
Background managing Linux and Windows Servers
Proficient in virtualization technologies and configuration management tools (e.g., KVM)
Experienced in compliance and requirements for attaining/retaining Security Certification (CISSP or GIACGSLC preferred)
Health Information Systems Certified (CPHIMS)
Experience with infrastructure monitoring technologies and with SIEM (OSSEC, Splunk preferred)
Experience working with research computing
Experience in a university setting
Significant experience in consequential information technology and cybersecurity assurance/assignments
Individuals with appropriate MS degrees may be eligible to serve as Undergraduate faculty in teaching CHHS IT and Health Informatics courses.
About the University and College
A Carnegie Research 1 institution, Mason is the largest and most diverse public university in Virginia with more than 36,000 students from 50 states and over 135 countries. Located in Fairfax, Virginia, Mason is part of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, offering easy access to the cultural, scientific, and political resources of the nation's capital.
The College of Health and Human Services at George Mason University comprises the following academic units that provide academic programs and conduct research: Global and Community Health; Health Administration, Policy and Informatics; Nursing; Nutrition and Food Studies; Rehabilitation Sciences; and Social Work fielding a variety of graduate and undergraduate programs (BS through PhD). The College has 7 academic programs that are externally accredited; several are nationally ranked. CHHS is home to more than 1,800 undergraduate and 800 graduate students and approximately 140 faculty and staff. Further information about the College may be found at: https://chhs.gmu.edu.
Questions about the position should be addressed to Dr. Janusz Wojtusiak (firstname.lastname@example.org), chair of the search committee.
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
Location: Fairfax, VA
Mason Ad Statement:
Great Careers Begin at Mason!
George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report “Up and Coming” spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.
Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason’s diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.
If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
Application Instructions: Individuals must apply through the Mason HR System @ jobs.gmu.edu for position FA66FZ.
Applicants will submit a cover letter explaining interest in the position and relevant experience in the above areas.
Contact information for three references who are knowledgeable of your knowledge, skills and abilities and work history.
An offer of employment is contingent upon background verification. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2019 but the position will remain open until filled.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 44573
About George Mason University
George Mason University is Virginia's largest public university located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. With strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering, information technology, public policy, economics, visual and performing arts, life sciences and biotechnology, Mason prepares its alumni to succeed in the workforce and meet the needs of the region and the world.