Updated: 11 months ago
Location: Philadelphia, PENNSYLVANIA

Posting Details

Reference Number 32-32294
School Name Graduate School of Education
Org Education
Posted to the Web 06/14/2019
Posted Job/Salary Grade G
Employment Type Exempt
Hours N/A
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule tbd
Months 12
Position Length Ongoing
Position End Date
University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

School/Center Overview

At Penn GSE, staff, students, and faculty enjoy an Ivy League environment that supports both practical knowledge building and high-quality research. The community in this top-ranked school is united in its efforts to create positive change through education in our region, country, and world.


Penn’s Graduate School of Education is looking for a dynamic, seasoned professional to understand and help develop clear and necessary strategic goals of the school and marshal information technology resources to have a direct and positive effect on the School’s mission. Specifically, the Senior IT Director will be responsible for directing a vision for information technology that builds on the School’s strengths and anticipates new opportunities for growth while balancing the need for exceptional operations in a mid-sized school. This position is responsible for directing and supervising agile teams responsible for all IT services, including desktop support, web design, and development. Oversees short- and long-term strategic direction of IT services which support faculty, students, and staff. Responsible for establishing and administering policies and procedures, developing technical standards and methods, managing complex technical projects, overseeing IT security, and ensuring high quality service and support to GSE constituents. Plans and oversees the research, evaluation, and integration of new technology, systems development methodologies, data administration, capacity planning, and performance and technical support. The incumbent will be tasked with continuing to advance the goals of the University and the School strategic plans by aligning the IT strategic plan in areas of research support, data integrity, project management, academic and classroom technology, and other initiatives.


A Bachelor’s Degree or higher and 6 years to 7 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
Experience managing, leading, and professionally developing an IT department with multifaceted teams. Experience in a multi-vendor, multi-project environment with a variety of clients required. Experience in a higher education and/or academic environment preferred. Must have experience leading progressively complex and large-scale projects with a strong foundation in multiple technology systems and solutions. Experience in strategic planning, business development, and client relationship is necessary. A successful incumbent must demonstrate strong service orientation, demonstrated leadership, collaboration and relationship building skills. Excellent interpersonal, listening, verbal and written communication skills are required. Demonstrated experience overseeing IT security. Research environment experience a plus.

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

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