Founded in 1887, Cornell Law School is a top-tier law school, currently ranked 13th by U.S. News & World Report. We offer a 3-year JD program for about 200 students per class, a one-year LLM program for over 100 students from countries throughout the world, and a doctoral (JSD) program for about 2-3 new students per year. Cornell Law School has approximately 40 tenured and tenure-track faculty, including 20 with chaired faculty positions; and 15 clinical professors in the legal research and writing program and in clinics at the local, national, and international level. Our faculty is consistently ranked among the top in the country for scholarly productivity and influence, and has pre-eminence in many areas, including quantitative and qualitative empirical legal studies, international and comparative law, and robust doctrinal scholarship in core fields. Our school is committed to being recognized as the leader among law schools at combining inspiring theoretical, doctrinal, and experiential teaching with cutting-edge scholarship in a supportive, intellectually rich community, so that our graduates can achieve excellence in all facets of the legal profession.
Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.
What you will do:
Reporting to the Associate Dean for Administration and Finance, the Director of IT provides leadership and staff expertise in the area of information technology for Cornell Law School. The Director primarily oversees the development and deployment of school-wide IT infrastructure support, including IT workstation hardware and software support, network infrastructure, data storage, server management, IT purchasing, IT inventory, data security standards, application and web development, support of third-party production systems, and appropriate staffing to provide IT services. Other duties include the following:
Developing and leading the implementation of long- and short-term strategic IT goals, including the identification of priorities that will support the overall mission of the Law School.
Overseeing the integration of IT service areas into a highly functioning and innovative information environment.
Conceptualizing and leading the development of new and innovative IT solutions, services and products.
Managing financial stewardship of the IT department, developing strategies for integrating IT services that will enable the most effective and efficient use of Law School resources, and monitoring all IT expenditures and capital budgets.
Overseeing the Law School IT staff of 10 professionals, including two managers.
Serving as the Law School's point of contact for IT, and ensuring appropriate representation of the Law School on various University IT committees.
Partnering with Cornell IT (CIT) to ensure the Law School is leveraging university systems most efficiently.
Participating in collaborative efforts to enhance the sharing of IT information across colleges and units, and with CIT.
The Director of IT also has direct reporting line to the University CIO.
What we need:
Bachelor's degree and 7-10 years of experience working with complex IT systems, infrastructures, and a variety of functions, or equivalent combination.
Demonstrated ability to analyze high-level IT structures and systems and to develop and implement new ways of doing business.
Strong leadership skills, including ability to provide vision, strategic direction, and influence key decision makers.
Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.
Ability to communicate effectively to a diverse community of faculty, staff, and students.
Success working in a team environment, which includes collaboration with other team members and juggling of priorities and workload to ensure organization objectives are met.
Highly developed mentorship and supervisory skills including facilitation, conflict and change management, and negotiation skills.
Strong track record in project management, including proven record of implementing large complex projects.
Solid understanding of underlying network and server infrastructure, particularly Microsoft and Apple technologies.
Solid understanding of Web technologies and underlying programming and CMS paradigms.
Proven ability to work with highly confidential information.
We'd prefer Master's degree in Information Technology. 5+ years of IT managerial experience in higher education. Experience in overseeing security (physical and remote access). Prior experience managing budgets.
Rewards & Benefits:
Cornell provides great benefits that include educational benefits, access to a plethora of wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, health care options to choose from, generous paid leave provisions: 3 weeks of vacation, 12 holidays (including end of year winter break through New Year's Day) and superior retirement contributions.
Cornell has also been nationally recognized as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives. For more information, follow the link. Benefits at Cornell.
To be considered, please submit BOTH a cover letter and a resume
Visa sponsorship is not available with this position.
University Job Title:
Info Tech Asst Dir II
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