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Director of Information Technology

Harvard University
Job Location:
Cambridge, 02138
IT Manager/Director
Harvard School of Dental Medicine


Position Description

The Director leads the team responsible for the operation and evolution of the technology environment supporting the clinical administrative, teaching, and research activities for the school. They will develop and foster long-term relationships with major partners across the University, including Harvard University IT (HUIT) and the Harvard Medical School (HMS) IT Office.  They will be the primary resource to understand HSDM engagement with Harvard Medical School and Harvard University IT service providers and will, as needed, serve as the voice of HSDM to those partners.  They will be comfortable building out a new function, iterating and adapting as needed.  They will be comfortable working both independently and with a team and will demonstrate a high degree of sophistication and professionalism to ensure strong relationships are cultivated and services are delivered in support of HSDM values, particularly with respect to open communication, user-focused engagement, and collaboration. They are responsible for understanding the business priorities of the school, mapping those priorities to services offered by internal and external partners, and managing the relationships to ensure efficient and effective service delivery to the students, faculty, and staff.

  1. Creates, implements and maintains HIPAA-compliant and secure computing and information technology environment, strategic plans, policies, programs, and schedules for research and clinical data processing, computer services, network communications, EMR support, and management information services to accomplish the growth, goals and objectives of HSDM.
  2. Manages the team responsible for the ongoing operations, upgrades, and collaborate with HMS Information Technology on network, computing, storage, identity, support systems, and infrastructure to support HSDM Clinical technology and services as well as the day-to-day operations of the HSDM technology environment, including the Audio/Visual equipment used in HSDM buildings.
  3. Manages the budget and administrative processes for the IT Department.
  4. Acts as a consistent point of contact with partners, serving as the first stop for any needs, requests or challenges while also fostering direct relationships with partners and members of the HSDM community, as appropriate.
  5. Understands the breadth of programs and services being delivered to school customers, ensuring partners are coordinated and effectively delivering.  Proactively fosters information sharing across School and partner services that affect the HSDM community.
  6. Engages across the School as needed, work with partners to conduct IT planning and explore strategic priorities, helping to determine an effective path forward.
  7. Develop maps of partner engagement, noting services, program engagement, and key account staff.
  8. Effectively manages the relationships with vendors internal to Harvard and external third parties on behalf of the HSDM and its community, acting as an advocate as necessary
  9. Under the guidance and oversight of the HMS CISO, serves as the security and privacy leader for HSDM in collaboration with the HSDM Senior Director of Compliance, Risk Management and Strategic Projects.
  10. Collaborates with Dean for Administration and Finance, senior leadership, and department chairs to align strategic priorities and projects for HSDM through robust engagement and planning for the realization of short- and long-term goals. Serves as a strategic thought partner to HSDM Senior leadership to provide recommendations in a wide range of HSDM matters.  Proactively identifies synergies across the school to leverage resources, increase efficiencies and reduce costs.
  11. Serves on HSDM committees and as a HSDM representative on assigned university committees.
  12. Contributes to the mission and vision of HSDM and models the School's core values in all facets of the work.  
  13. Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.
Basic Qualifications
  • Minimum of seven years' post-secondary education or relevant work experience
  • Supervisory experience
Additional Qualifications and Skills
  • Bachelor's degree in technology, business administration or related field
  • Minimum of 10 years of IT business related experience with at least 5 years of direct partner engagement or management experience with increasing responsibility and engagement at a strategic level
  • Strong personnel management expertise.
  • Experience with AxiUm software and clinical operations
  • Experience with Dental School clinical and research environment
Working Conditions
  • Work is performed in an office setting.
  • This position has a hybrid schedule.
  • Any remote work must be performed in a state in which Harvard is registered to do business.  In order to be on Harvard payroll, you must reside in one of the following states - CA (exempt employees only), CT, GA, IL, ME, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT, VA, WA. 
  • Individual flexible and remote work options for this role will be discussed during the interview process
Additional Information

COVID-19 Vaccines Requirement: The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up-to-date on CDC-recommended vaccines.

Harvard School of Dental Medicine is not able to provide visa sponsorship or work authorization for this opportunity.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging:  We are dedicated to being a community within which self-respect and mutual respect are understood and practiced, HSDM believes that compassion, fairness, and trust are fundamental values that enable our individual and collective well-being. We recognize the diversity of individuals within the community to be an essential ingredient to an inspiring, vigorous, and exciting culture. And we recognize that ethics and integrity provide the framework for all of our efforts.  HSDM Mission, Vision, and Core Values

Compensation Range: Salary is based on related experience, expertise, and internal equity.  Generally new hires can expect compensation between the minimum and midpoint of the range.

Grade 60

Minimum: $117,600

Mid-Point: $163,500

Maximum: $209,400

We invite you to visit Harvard's Total Rewards website to learn more about our outstanding benefits package, which may include:
  • Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.
  • Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.
  • Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.
  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.
  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.
  • Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.
  • Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.
  • Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.
Job Function
Information Technology

Department Office Location
USA - MA - Boston

Job Code
I1760M IT Service Management Mgt VI

Work Format
Hybrid (partially on-site, partially remote)

Administration and Finance


Time Status

Salary Grade

00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Pre-Employment Screening
Credit, Criminal, Education, Employment, Identity

Monday - Friday, Full-time, 35 hours per week / Hybrid

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging
Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.

EEO Statement
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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