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Requisition Number: RE31600

Working Title
Director of IT and Data Strategy

Department Name: 8Z300:UK International Center

Work Location: Lexington, KY

Grade Level: 47

Salary Range: $54,413-89,752/year

Type of Position: Staff

Required Education: BS

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Required Related Experience: 5 yrs

Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Must be able to sit for long periods.


Days with some evenings/weekends.

Job Summary

The University of Kentucky International Center (UKIC) invites applications for a Director of Information Technology (IT) and Data Strategy.  The University of Kentucky (UK) is a growing public land grant, and Research 1 university. Situated in the vibrant city of Lexington, UK is committed to policies and practices that support diversity in race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and other characteristics. The UKIC is a dynamic unit that serves the entire campus, cultivating and advancing global learning, understanding and connection by leading, supporting, and inspiring global engagement. The UKIC’s vison is of a University of Kentucky where a global mindset is integral to our teaching, research, service, and operations, where diverse cultural perspectives are included and valued, and global learning is broadly accessible. This position is eligible for remote work.   

The UKIC Director of IT and Data Strategy reports to the Associate Provost for Internationalization and works with the UKIC Leadership Team to develop an IT and data strategy aligned with the UKIC’s mission, vision and the goals of the UKIC Strategic Plan. The Director of IT and Data Strategy convenes and leads a team of data management specialists in various UKIC units (ISSS, EA, IHSS, IPR) to develop a cohesive UKIC data management plan and ensure data integrity across all UKIC outputs. The Director of IT and Data Strategy liaises with UK ITS and represents UKIC’s interests in communications with UK ITS. The Director of IT and Data Strategy is responsible for strategically developing and managing the UKIC website, including design, content, functionality and updating. The Director of IT and Data Strategy engages in projects to enhance UKIC operations and advance UKIC’s goals as articulated in the UKIC Strategic Plan and leads planning for ensuring optimal UKIC hardware and software.

The Director of IT and Data Strategy brings technological knowledge, skills, and experience. The Director of IT and Data Strategy is committed to diversity, inclusivity. and equality, and brings a global awareness and sensitivity the position.

Given the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need to protect our university community including our students, staff, faculty and visitors, the University of Kentucky is requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all new hires prior to starting employment. Therefore, as of October 18, 2021, all new hires prior to their first day of employment must submit appropriate documentation showing, i) completion of the first vaccination against COVID-19, or ii) completion of the full vaccination series against COVID-19, or iii) approved exemption (medical contraindications or a sincerely held religious belief) through the formal exemption process from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. For those employees who have completed the first vaccination against COVID-19 prior to their first day of employment, the second vaccination (if applicable) must be completed following the vaccination recommended schedule to be considered fully vaccinated.

IEBC (Internal Employee Being Considered).

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

  • Experience working with diverse stakeholders in an academic setting.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills to convey information and analysis clearly for non-specialist audiences.
  • Ability to problem-solve and develop creative solutions and a track record of innovation.
  • Experience in data and database management.
  • Experience in data analysis and presentation, including effective visualization.
  • Experience in data automation.
  • Experience in web development.
  • Proficiency in html, JavaScript, PHP, Python or other related programming languages and dynamic website technologies.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and develop trusted cross-functional relationships to produce results within desired timelines, scope, and budget.
  • Proven ability in creating an inclusive environment in which all people are valued and supported.
  • Demonstrated commitment to being a visible, accessible, positive presence in the work environment. 

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?: No

Preferred Education/Experience

  • Significant experience in international education preferred.
  • Significant experience in data management and administration in a university or comparable setting preferred.
  • Significant experience in web development in university or comparable setting preferred.
  • Demonstrated record of effective communication to non-specialists preferred.

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

University of Kentucky is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from minorities and women.


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