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Posted Job Title
Information Technology Manager, Wharton San Francisco
Job Profile Title
Information Technology Manager
Job Description Summary
Located in San Francisco, the IT Service Manager will manage the dynamic team responsible for the daily IT and Classroom support operations at the Wharton Schoolâ™s campus in the historic Hills Plaza.
This position is located in San Francisco, CA. Interested candidates must either reside locally or be willing to relocate at their own expense.
Supervise professional staff members and temporary employees to ensure successful client support outcomes
Act as first and second tier technical support for all IT and Audio Visual technologies; work alongside the IT Support Specialists to advise and implement effective solutions to technical problems and incidents
Coordinate and schedule technical support staff coverage and evaluate operational requirements for campus programs and events
Advise on the priority of and coordinate local resources for campus IT and AV projects required for successful operations, and ensure campus technology is aligned towards the IT Directorâ™s strategic goals
Ensure the successful application of both written and technical support policies as well as other best practices mandated by the IT Director, Client Technology Services, and Wharton Computing. Create additional procedures as needed to ensure successful team operations.
Manage and maintain positive working relationships with both external and internal customers as well as other technical groups within Wharton Computing
Coach and mentor junior staff
To respond to campus support needs, early morning, evening and weekend shifts are required.
5-7 years of IT and audiovisual-related support experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience
Knowledge of advanced systems analysis and support. (Examples include, but are not limited to, hardware and software troubleshooting, managing Active Directory, advanced understanding of security concepts, use of desktop imaging technologies, networking concepts and technologies, server OS management, etc.)
Excellent interpersonal skills and strong customer service orientation for a wide variety of constituents
Superior written and verbal communication skills
An ability to act with autonomy when faced with problems of increasing urgency and technical complexity
The following qualifications are strongly preferred:
A BA or BS degree in relevant technical field
3+ years of supervisory experience with direct responsibility for IT support operations. Examples of demonstrable leadership skills would include (but are not limited to) staff scheduling, writing performance appraisals, coaching, and coordinating multiple resources for successful technical troubleshooting
IT and/or AV Support experience in Higher Education, with direct responsibilities for high profile Faculty and Events
Experience working on cross-functional teams
Ability to collaborate across time zones and distance to execute on objectives
Job Location - City, State
San Francisco, California
Department / School
$59,703.00 - $168,837.00
Affirmative Action Statement Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.
Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Internal Number: JR00002724
About University of Pennsylvania
Penn has a long and proud tradition of intellectual rigor and pursuit of innovative knowledge, begun by Benjamin Franklin in 1740. That tradition lives today through the creativity, entrepreneurship, and engagement of our faculty, students, and staff. Academic life at Penn is unparalleled, with an undergraduate student body of 10,000 from every U.S. state and around the world. The entering class of 2015 is the most talented and diverse in Penn's history. Consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in the country, Penn welcomes an additional 10,000 students to our top-ranked graduate and professional schools.