Director of Information Technology and Cybersecurity

Fairfax, VA
Jul 25, 2017
Sep 20, 2017
Full Time

Job Category : Admin or Professional Faculty

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Salary : Commensurate with education and experience.

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Director of Information Technology and Cybersecurity

The George Mason University College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) seeks a Director of Information Technology and Cybersecurity who can empower individuals to be more productive and efficient by providing them with the technological means to accomplish these objectives. 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 Masons academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Responsibilities: This position is expected to anticipate and proactively respond to college technology needs, to lead IT projects within the college, to serve on leadership committees as a liaison between the college and the central administration, and to work collaboratively with other academic and administrative units to find solutions to security concerns and business challenges. Additional duties are as follows: * Security-related duties focus on: ** Safeguarding systems to ensure that they are secure from impending cyber threats; ** 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 server administrators, application programmers, web developers, video-conferencing, and help desk staff; ** Monitoring resources to ensure appropriate configuration, maintenance, and procurement of CEHD software and hardware; and ** Interfacing with third-party vendors to identify opportunities and benefits for the College.

Required Qualifications: * Masters degree in Business, Management, Information Technology, or a related field; * Demonstrated expertise in cybersecurity issues and protocols, as evidenced by a widely-recognized security certification (CISSP or GIAC GSLC are preferred); * Ability to program in C#/.NET and PHP; * Proficiency in virtualization technologies, configuration management tools (e.g., Ansible, Saltstack), and Red Hat and Windows Server; * Experience with infrastructure monitoring technologies and with SIEM (Splunk is preferred); * Strong organizational skills and persistent attention to detail; * Ability to lead and coordinate multiple projects simultaneously; and * Experience working in supervisory and project management roles.

Preferred Qualifications: * Experience in a university setting; and * At least five years of experience in consequential information technology and cybersecurity assignments.

Special Instructions : For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA703z at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

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Equity Statement : 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, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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