University of Rochester Senior Information Technology Officer in Rochester, New York


Full Time 40 hours Grade 058 Dean's Office Col-Admin


8 AM-5 PM


The University of Rochester is recruiting a Senior Information Technology Officer for Arts, Sciences and Engineering (AS&E;). This Senior Officer has a dual report to the Senior Vice President and Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Sciences and Engineering and the Vice President for IT and Chief Information Officer. With delegated authority from the Dean and Chief Information Officer, the individual will serve as the Senior Officer for IT initiatives within AS&E.; With executive and policy guidance, he/she will represent the Senior Vice President and Dean of the Faculty of AS&E; on committees/projects/policy development initiatives. The individual will work with the Deans, other Senior Officers, faculty and staff in AS&E; to manage AS&E; technology initiatives. The Senior Officer will work with the Vice President and CIO to coordinate initiatives with other academic units and University IT, implement technology policies and practices, coordinate compliance initiatives and assess results.


Coordination of Information Technology Activities within AS&E;

  • Coordinates departmental and infrastructure IT activities within AS&E.; Collaborates with departmental information technology staff and faculty to ensure infrastructure needs are met.
  • Closely collaborates with the other Senior Officers in AS&E; to advise the Dean on the planning, budgeting and deployment of information technologies that best serve the strategic, organizational and operational needs of AS&E.;
  • Manages and reports to the Dean of AS&E; on timeline, scope and resources for key IT projects, such as Identity Management. Serves as AS&E; advocate on University IT committees to ensure AS&E; priorities are addressed efficiently and within budget.
  • Advises Senior Finance Officer on IT capital needs. Works with University IT leadership to identify, prioritize and manage resources for AS&E; IT initiatives.
  • Chairs the College IT Community Committee. Identifies emerging technology topics to discuss with the committee. Educates the committee on new IT policies and how to implement the policies in various departments. Solicits feedback and shares appropriately with University IT directors and CIO and AS&E; Deans.
  • Keeps abreast of technology trends and concerns and communicates them appropriately throughout AS&E.;

Coordination with University IT

  • With executive and policy guidance serves as the Senior IT Officer for AS&E; to ensure that the development of IT policies, procedures, technology, and controls are consistent with AS&E;’s long-term goals.
  • Serves as the AS&E; Liaison for Information Security and IT compliance initiatives. Works with leaders from across the University to facilitate definition of key IT risks, create mitigation strategies and develop contingency plans.Communicates to University IT the core business processes in AS&E; and advises University IT on level of coverage needed in the contingency plans.
  • Represents AS&E; on University IT initiatives including working on institution-wide and AS&E; specific academic computing projects.
  • Works collaboratively with University IT, representing the Senior Vice President and Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Sciences and Engineering to ensure that AS&E; needs are met in relation to:
  • Web services (including infrastructure and programming)
  • Servers and application hosting
  • Directory services
  • Electronic payments
  • Data warehouse (and related architecture)
  • Administrative/enterprise systems support and related major projects, including HR systems
  • Database applications
  • Applications that support departmental business processes
  • Architecture decisions on topics such as networking, email, identity management, web services, servers and storage

University-wide Activities

  • Works with the Vice President and CIO and IT leaders across the institution to ensure that AS&E; systems are well-integrated into University systems.
  • Works with peers and team members to support cost effective information services and promote IT best practices and unified systems architecture in an academic setting.
  • Provides advice to the Vice President and CIO on IT Strategic Planning.
  • Participates in the new Student Information System project
  • Serves as chair to the Educational Technology Advisory Committee.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.MBA, MIS or computer science master’s degree strongly preferred.
  • At least 10 years of progressive IT-related experience, with at least 5 years at a management level.
  • Experience in a higher education, healthcare or other not-for-profit environment preferred.
  • Strong IT applications experience preferred.
  • Strong IT infrastructure experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated expert IT management skills, including contract management, budget development and cost control, executive communication, risk management, and quality assurance
  • Knowledge of principles, practices, techniques of providing computing-related services in a higher education environment. Technology domain knowledge relevant to the architectural objectives of the University
  • Diverse knowledge of emerging technology and academic and administrative trends relevant to the position
  • Demonstrated process reengineering experience
  • Demonstrates exceptional communication skills and teamwork
  • Demonstrated collaboration skills
  • Demonstrated track record of providing excellent customer service

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Job Title: Senior Information Technology Officer

Location: The College

Job ID: 201517

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time