Master's degree in Information Technology or related field, seven years related experience. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.
Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:
Lead the Infrastructure and Support Services (ISS) department responsible for oversight, development and management of campus wide information security, server administration, networks, data center operations, VOIP, Information Technology project management, and Information Technology procurement processing.
Primary Responsibilities (Staff Positions Only):
Collaborate with university leaders to align Infrastructure and Support Services (ISS) departmental operations and systems with university functional and strategic needs. Collaborate with the Vice President for Information Technology to develop, establish, and communicate the campus Information Technology (IT) strategic plan. Remain familiar with regulatory, governmental, university system, university, and best practice guidelines in order to assure compliance and quality service delivery by the ISS department. Provide leadership, vision, strategic planning, direction and mentorship to ISS staff. Plan and administer the design, configuration, deployment and operation of the university wide infrastructure, IT security, project management and IT procurement processing services. Provide oversight of staff. Receive inquiries and respond with discretion to questions and requests of a complex and/or confidential nature. Plan and administer the deployment of information technology including capital improvement projects and maintenance of supporting plant. Coordinate the university's planning for information technology with that of the State of Texas and the internal needs of the university; implements these plans with acquisitions and operation of the university's hardware and software. Participate in the formulation, documentation, and implementation of processes and procedures for dealing with mission critical information systems. Develop activities, policies, procedures and departmental culture that facilitate, promote, and sustain collaboration with the university community. Produce and oversee development of operational and service delivery documentation and policy. Responsible for organizing, planning, evaluating, overseeing, supervising, training, and the technical direction of ISS staff. Responsible for ISS departmental budget planning, justification, documentation, and control. Plan information technology resource procurements and staffing. Develop, document, and implement internal control procedures to ensure fiscal, regulatory, confidentiality, and security accountability. Assist the Vice President for Information Technology with development of the Information Technology Services Strategic and Operational Plans. As delegated, assume the duties of Vice President for Information Technology when necessary. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Internal Number: 22732
About Sam Houston State University
For more than 130 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The Measure of a Life is its Service", echoes across SHSU's six colleges and beyond its Texas campus through student research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more. Named for Sam Houston, Texas' greatest hero, SHSU continually strives to honor its historical roots through academic excellence that includes exceptional teaching from faculty members who care as much about their students' success as they do about furthering the knowledge of their fields. While embracing its legacy, SHSU also strives to meet the needs of contemporary students, both traditional and online. With over 20 bachelor's and graduate degrees available entirely online, and more in development each semester, SHSU Online is quickly becoming one of the best online universities in Texas.