Director III, Info Technology

at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, United States

Job Description

Director III, Info Technology

Department: 3670030005 Division of Info Tech
Job no: 517283
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Regular)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Computer Science / Information Technology
Pay Grade: 14A

About This Role:
This Director of Identity & Access Management partners with the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to lead the strategic development and operational management of Identity and Access Management (IAM) within the university's IT infrastructure. The focus of this position is on enhancing the security, compliance, and efficiency of identity and access controls across hybrid-cloud technologies and data center operations. The role is crucial for improving infrastructure security, managing identity governance, and ensuring high user satisfaction through secure and seamless access to IT services.

Why Join Us:
Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off - vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit:

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:
Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

Worksite Options:
This position is required to be performed on-site. Work is performed on employer premises or designated assignment location.

What You'll Need to Succeed:
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Requires a bachelor's degree and five to 10 years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A bachelor's or master's degree in computer science, information systems, cybersecurity, or a related field is preferred; however, equivalent experience in identity and access management, cybersecurity, or a closely related field will be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Extensive experience in managing identity and access management within hybrid cloud environments, including designing IAM architectures, deploying IAM solutions, and overseeing IAM operations.
  • Strong leadership and team development skills, with a proven ability to manage multidisciplinary IT teams focused on security and access management.
  • Deep understanding of IAM technologies, security protocols, compliance regulations, and best practices, with experience in integrating IAM solutions in cloud migrations and hybrid environments.
  • Excellent project management skills, capable of leading complex IT projects with a focus on identity and access management implementations.
  • Experience in vendor management, SLA negotiation, and cost optimization, particularly relating to security and IAM services.
  • Strong analytical, strategic planning, and communication skills, with the ability to articulate complex security and compliance concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to foster innovation and drive operational efficiency in IAM operations and security management.

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.

How to Apply:
Please submit the following documents:

  1. Letter of Interest
  2. Current Resume
  3. Names and contact information for three references.

Screening of Applications Begins:
Immediately and continues until position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:

Equal Employment Opportunity:
Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:
In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

Advertised: May 02, 2024
Application Closes: Open until filled

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Job Posting: 12924596

Posted On: May 06, 2024

Updated On: May 08, 2024

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