November 17, 2005
Opening: IT Director, Mercer Law
Director of Information Technology
Walter F. George School of Law
Qualifications: JD (ABA-accredited) or MLS (ALA-accredited) degree; significant and progressively responsible experience managing and providing network administration, desktop computer support, end user training, technical documentation, database design, and file and web server operation in an educational institution or a law-related environment, preferably using Windows-based servers and PCs. Additionally the candidate must possess excellent oral and written communication skills and an ability to communicate with others effectively in settings such as presentations to faculty, students and members of bar associations.
Description: The Director of Information Technology is responsible for planning and managing the daily operations of the law school’s Information Technology department, including maintaining the law school’s computer systems and managing the delivery of media services and other instructional technologies.
Duties include: (1) coordinating the development, planning, and procurement of educational resources and technologies for the law school, including budget planning and analysis; (2) overseeing law library and law school network infrastructure, including analyzing and troubleshooting problems involving servers and related networking equipment; (3) consulting with law faculty and law librarians about the use of and training for technology applications in the classroom; (4) planning and coordinating the use of technology in the law school administrative offices; (5) overseeing the development, design, creation, and maintenance of law school web pages, including creating and installing databases and maintaining the integrity of tables; (6) designing and integrating the web into the services of the Library, Admissions and Financial Aid, and Career and Alumni Services, and into the teaching needs of the faculty and the law librarians; (7) under the general direction of the law library director, supervising a Systems Manager, a PC Network/Media Utilization Specialist, and student assistants; (8) keeping abreast of current trends in technology and planning for the implementation of new technologies useful for law faculty, librarians, staff, and students; (9) acting as liaison to the Mercer University main campus technology department.
Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications. Mercer offers a competitive benefits package including 22 days vacation plus University holidays.
The Director of Information Technology is a pivotal position within the law school, evidenced by the Walter F. George School of Law’s #11 ranking for its use of technology in teaching (National Jurist, January 2005). Due to the ever-increasing reliance on technology throughout the law school, including the leasing of laptops for all incoming law students, as well as the proliferation of technology resources in law school classrooms, this individual’s managerial and technical skills will be key in defining the operational environment of the institution.
The law library serves approximately 400 law students and 30 law faculty. This position is part of a library staff of seven librarians and nine support staff. The University has over 7000 students on its Macon and Atlanta campuses. The School of Law is located in a beautifully restored historic district in downtown Macon, which is a city of 150,000 known for its antebellum mansions, cottages, churches, and interesting museums. Macon's moderate climate and moderate cost of living, as well as its proximity to Atlanta, make it a desirable place to live. For more information about Mercer University Law School and the Macon community, visit us at www.law.mercer.edu.
Mercer is an EOE/AA/ADA Employer. Applications from women and minorities are encouraged. Interested candidates should complete the brief online application at www.mercerjobs.com (vacancy number P06-018), and attach a letter of application, current resume, and the names and contact information for at least three professional references
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