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Assistant Director - Information Technology

Contract Type: 

ENG Dean Of Engineering
Competition No.  -        A107433965
Closing Date  -        Will remain open until filled.

Engineers care about the global challenges society faces and want to make the world a better place. At the University of Alberta, Faculty of Engineering, we're providing the best educational experiences in the country, helping the next generation of engineers change the world. We are searching for an Assistant Director, Information Technology Services (AD) who is passionate about leading people while contributing to a culture of trust, effectiveness, and execution, and who will implement and maintain a standard of excellence in all faculty IT operations.


    Lead a team of IT professionals including Network and System Administrators, Help Desk Analysts, Team Leads, and others who support the infrastructure and security needs of the Faculty and provide end user support; recruit, engage, review, and supervise all IT staff
    Establish a vision and develop a strategic plan, priorities, measures and reporting systems for the IT Services operation
    Analyze and determine feasibility of in-house projects; analyze and recommend improvements to existing computer systems, applications, and hardware
    Make presentations to executive and leadership staff, and teams about future and current IT infrastructure and service projects in the Faculty
    Ensure sufficient systems capacity for organizational needs
    Relay new technologies and strategies to Information Technology Services staff
    Determine fiscal requirements. Prepare and present budget requests for ongoing operations (capital and operating) and infrastructure changes
    Design and administer a fee for service client support model for research computing
    Oversee and monitor operation and maintenance of the Faculty's wired networks in all locations across sites
    Plan and coordinate implementation of new technology within existing network infrastructure and future sites/buildings
    Forecast core server growth and coordinate with future plans and goals
    Ensure strict compliance with security standards adopted by the University of Alberta and in congruence with Faculty accreditation requirements
    Design and ensure robust security policies are in place for securing Faculty's information store and communications; design and implement disaster recovery plans


The successful candidate will have a relevant undergraduate degree. A Master's degree is strongly preferred as well as a minimum five years of progressively responsible supervisory experience in an IT leadership role. A demonstrated commitment to a leadership philosophy is required. The successful candidate will also possess strong project management and IT business analysis skills as well as excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. We are looking for someone with demonstrated success in team building, supervision, and staff development and a willingness to continue to grow as a trusted leader.

To apply

In addition to your resume, please submit a cover letter that outlines your leadership philosophy, why you believe it’s important to be committed to your personal leadership philosophy, and how you will contribute to a culture of trust, effectiveness, and execution within both the Faculty of Engineering and the Information Technology Services team.

Applications received without a cover letter, or those applications received with a cover letter that does not address these elements, will not be considered.  

In accordance with the Administrative Professional Officer agreement, this full-time continuing position offers a comprehensive benefits package found at: www.hrs.ualberta.ca and annual salary range of $64,553 to $107,593.

How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.

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