The Director of IT Infrastructure is responsible for establishing the vision and strategy for the overall operation and support of the network, telecommunications, server systems, and web development teams for Bradley University. The Director will oversee the top-level administrators of the Network/Communications and Systems Administration areas and make technology decisions in the planning, development, research, and management of infrastructure resources throughout the university. The Director will work with customers, IT team members, facilities, and the Chief Information Officer to create strategic and project plans, establish budgets, identify funding sources, and oversee the implementation of infrastructure-related projects that meet the needs of the university. They will work to fulfill the goal of advancing IT beyond a technology service provider to that of a partner and trusted advisor to the institution.
Establish the vision and strategy for the networking, telecommunications, and server/systems administration teams to ensure technology infrastructure resources meet the short and long-term needs of the university.
Provides leadership, direction, technical assistance, and expertise to top-level staff in the management of network, telecommunications, and server systems technologies. Provides leadership and mentorship to the Manager of Server Administration and the Networking/Communications team lead.
Develops and implements complete project schedules to ensure required dates are met. Must be able to generate and manage detailed projects plans and establish timelines to ensure milestones are achieved using industry standard tools. Ensure that progress is reported and made with both projects and other department/university initiatives pertaining to the enterprise infrastructure and the strategic goals of the university.
Represents IT on various governance committees. Supports the CIO in communication, consultation, and collaboration with academic departments, administration, students, information technology personnel and advisory groups. Assists the CIO in the development and revision of an IT Strategic Plan.
Works collaboratively with the university's Chief Information Security Officer to ensure all technological infrastructure resources and practices adhere to information security and regulatory standards. Assists with university-wide information security initiatives.
Collaborate and negotiate with vendors to improve the institution's products and services and obtain aggressive pricing.
Assists in the strategic planning for the future of information technology across the university and revising the technology refresh plan annually.
Prepares department budgets and monitors expenses. Provides input and assists in preparing the annual information technology budget for the university.
Maintains accurate inventory of all datacenter, network and client devices owned by the university.
Anticipates developments in the field in order to support continuous improvement.
Fosters an environment for collaborative teamwork. Manages team interactions to obtain optimal team and department performance.
Performs other duties as required in support of the IT Department or assigned by the CIO/CISO.
Bachelor’s degree in computer-related field and 10 years of experience (Master’s degree and 5 years of experience preferred)
About Bradley University
Bradley University is a top-ranked, private university in Peoria, Illinois, offering 5,400 undergraduate and graduate students the opportunities, choices and resources of a larger university and the personal attention and exceptional learning experience of a smaller university. Bradley offers a comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate academic programs in business, communications, education, engineering, fine arts, health sciences, liberal arts and sciences, and technology. The University is located on an 85-acre campus in the largest metropolitan area in central Illinois.