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IT Manager

Colorado State University
Job Location:
Fort Collins, Colorado
IT Manager/Director
Position Location
Fort Collins, CO

Research Professional Position: No

Posting Number: 202100999AP

Position Type: Admin Professional/ Research Professional

Classification Title
Prof/Indiv Contrib III

Number of Vacancies: 1

Work Hours/Week: 40

Proposed Annual Salary Range

Employee Benefits

Colorado State University (CSU) is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU's Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for permanent full-time and part-time faculty and administrative professional employees in the following University benefit areas: &

Desired Start Date

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on

Description of Work Unit

The Division of University Marketing and Communications (MarComm) oversees Marketing, Brand Management, News and Media Relations, and University Web Management. The division provides central marketing, media and community relations, design, photography, Web, and digital social media to build a strong, compelling and effective brand position for the entire university and its units.

Position Summary

The IT Manager reports to the Chief of Staff and Operations and oversees infrastructure Information Technology for the Division of Marketing and Communications. This includes personal computer deployments, updates, troubleshooting and help requests; managing the division's desk and mobile phones; Microsoft Office 365 objects and access; division servers; coordinating network connectivity with central IT and managing IP space; access control to various division information systems; hardware and software purchases and other similar duties.

This position works independently on projects and tasks using judgement on how best to prioritize and accomplish the work by considering feedback and an understanding of MarComm's mission and goals. This position is responsible for troubleshooting IT problems (all tiers) and making decisions regarding the best way to resolve those problems. Determines appropriate configurations for optimal performance of client hardware and software. Determines appropriate software and hardware.

Required Job Qualifications
  • Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree
  • Minimum three (3) years of experience supporting IT infrastructure, computer deployments and upgrades both macOS and Windows 10
  • Minimum three (3) years of experience in technical support, working with end-users
  • Minimum three (3) years of experience supporting Microsoft Office 365 or Exchange and ecosystem (OneDrive, Teams, etc.)
  • Demonstrated understanding of Windows and Active Directory
  • Demonstrated understanding of information technology security and best practices
  • Experience managing cloud services (e.g. Google Workspace including Drive, O365 online, etc.) in a hybrid environment
Preferred Job Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in a computer/technology-related field
  • Experience working in higher education with strong preference for experience in a technology role at Colorado State University
  • Experience managing information technology infrastructure
  • Experience managing an information technology team (student and/or full-time employees)
  • Experience with Microsoft SCCM, SCVMM
  • Experience developing information technology plans and strategies, documenting procedures
  • Experience with large data storage and backup
  • Experience working with technology vendors and system implementations
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and maintain strong interpersonal and customer service skills in a rapidly changing, dynamic environment
  • Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Job Duty Category: IT Infrastructure Management

  • Ensure a high quality IT infrastructure for the MarComm division (desktops, laptops, desk phones, mobile phones, tablets, storage devices, file servers, cloud storage) including purchases, configuration, deployments, updates/patches, upgrades, replacements, etc.
  • Manage MarComm's equipment refresh budget and hardware and software purchases
  • Install and upgrade operating systems (macOS and Windows) and other desktop software
  • Manage MarComm VoIP desk phones and network access
  • Manage MarComm mobile phones (purchases, upgrades, plan changes, etc.)
  • Maintain IT equipment inventory and other records (IP address usage, network jacks
  • Operating System install and upgrades
  • Other duties as assigned
Percentage Of Time: 30

Job Duty Category: IT Administration

  • Manage access control / permissions for MarComm staff to servers, files, printers, O365 object, cloud storage, local information systems
  • Act as an Office 365 / Exchange Resource Coordinator (managing email distribution lists, shared mailboxes, delegated calendar access, rooms, equipment, Microsoft Teams and membership, etc.).
  • Coordinate with Central IT (e.g. licensing, virtual servers, telecom requests)
  • Google Drive administration, access control
  • Help develop and document IT procedures
  • Ensure adherence to University IT policies and guidelines
  • Serve as a member of CSU's ITEC Advisory Committee (IAC)
  • Interface with local information system vendors on implementation, enhancements, upgrades, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned
Percentage Of Time: 30

Job Duty Category: IT Support and Training

  • Provide technical support, troubleshooting and problem resolution (all tiers) to MarComm staff
  • Provide technology aspects of new employee onboarding
  • Evaluate requests against MarComm goals and priorities
  • Assist in project execution and implementation by gathering requirements, developing project plan, configuring, testing, and evaluating
  • Provide consultation for specialized hardware and software purchases and implementations
  • Participate on campus committees, councils, user groups or other programming to increase campus level knowledge and awareness.
  • Engage in professional development that incorporates developmental goals, career paths, and competency areas
  • Other duties as assigned
Percentage Of Time: 30

Job Duty Category: Supervision

  • Hire, train and supervise additional staff as needed
  • Conduct mid-year and annual performance reviews
  • Conduct routine 1:1s with IT staff team members
  • Approve work schedules and time off requests
Percentage Of Time: 10

Special Instructions to Applicants

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter which addresses how professional experiences align with identified required and preferred qualifications of the position, a current resume, and the names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three (3) professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. If you have questions, please contact

Conditions of Employment
Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

Search Contact
Laura Hamrick,

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715,

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

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