Job Vacancy Assistant Director of Information Technology (IT) University of Maryland

Job title: Assistant Director of Information Technology (IT)

Company: University of Maryland

Job description: Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. 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.

Background Checks

Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. Information reported by the background check will not automatically disqualify you from employment.

Vaccine Protocol

The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University System of Maryland (USM) recently announced that students, faculty, and staff on USM campuses this fall, including UMD, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or to obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption will result in the offer of employment being rescinded.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The College of Information Studies (iSchool) Assistant Director of IT is responsible for managing the iSchool IT Services Group to provide essential infrastructure, systems, and services to support the administrative, education, and research activities of the College.

The Assistant Director of IT’s primary duties include the management of IT development projects; oversight of IT operations; management of IT spending and contracts; and management of the IT services team and associated personnel.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an information-related area (such as Information Systems, Information Studies, Information Management, Communications, Education, Educational Technology, etc.) plus seven (7) years of related work experience.
  • Three years of experience in personnel and project management.
  • Basic financial and budget management experience.
  • Ability to communicate with customers with a range of technical needs and skill levels.


  • Experience leading IT services teams and/or supervising technical support personnel
  • Experience in a higher education IT environment
  • Exceptional written, verbal, and organizational skills.
  • A strong commitment to providing outstanding customer service.
  • Demonstration of strong analytical and troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment

Additional Certifications:

Additional Information:

Note: If you need an accommodation in the application process, please notify iSchool HR at [email protected]

The College of Information Studies strives to be a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and welcoming environment. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people who identify as members of underrepresented, underserved, and/or marginalized communities.

Salary: $115k-$125k

Job Risks Not Applicable to This Position

Physical Demands

Normal office environment, Use of a computer required. Employee is not subject to any adverse conditions.

Posting Date: 06/01/2022

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled Yes

Best Consideration Date 06/15/2022

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 * Resume

  • Cover Letter
  • List of References (no emails sent from system)

Optional Documents * Curriculum Vitae

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). * How did you hear about this position?

  • UMD Job Site
  • Personal Referral
  • Washington Post
  • Baltimore Sun
  • Local Publication
  • Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Inside Higher Education
  • HERC
  • Hispanic Outlook
  • Diverse Jobs
  • HigherEdJobs
  • Professional Journal
  • Listserv
  • Other
  • SimplyHired
  • CareerBliss
  • Job Fairs
  • Monster.Com
  • Craigs List
  • UMD Job Fair

Expected salary: $115000 – 125000 per year

Location: Maryland

Job date: Fri, 03 Jun 2022 07:18:49 GMT

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