Director of Education Systems and Applications
University of California San Francisco

Director of Education Systems and Applications California

Full Time California 20.56 - 22.04 USD Today
Job description

The Director of Education Systems and Applications (DESA) is a transformative leader and visionary campus partner who ensures education technology systems, services and applications effectively enable and advance the UCSF education mission, while keeping the IT environment secure and sufficiently cost effective. With a focus on diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility, the DESA oversees a diverse team of talented IT professions to provide a cohesive, integrated and performant education technology ecosystem of applications and services that support the teaching, learning and accreditation needs for 21st century Biomedical and Health Professions Education. Reporting to the Associate CIO for Education and working in close collaboration with leaders across IT Services, the DESA determines objectives, directs programs, develops strategies and policies, manages human, financial, and physical resources, and functions with a high degree of autonomy and responsibility for organization-wide outcomes.

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Department Description

UCSF is technologically and organizationally complex, with both centralized and departmental IT units providing support for enterprise and specialized services. UCSF IT provides infrastructure, network, security, analytics, integration, and application support services, and essential to the organization’s ability to support growth, mitigate security risk, and manage, store and share sensitive information. To better serve the Education Mission, UCSF IT has recently created a new IT Education unit, which is in a period of growth. Led by the Associate CIO for Education, this unit is charged with developing collaborative relationships, processes and services that appropriately enable the education community to execute their mission, while keeping UCSF’s IT environment secure and sufficiently cost effective. With a focus on diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility, this IT Education team is actively working to establish a computing architecture and services to support digital equity and digital transformation to support and advance the UCSF education mission.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training
  • 10 years overall related experience with increasing levels of leadership responsibility or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience in the management of ongoing technology infrastructure acquisition and expansion, to include the identification and integration of suitable emerging technologies
  • Experienced in leading change management activities and managing their impact across multiple units or departments
  • Thorough knowledge of applications programming function, organizational effectiveness and health and safety (ergonomics, stress)
  • Advanced knowledge of subject area sufficient for strategic planning, technology assessment and direction
  • Thorough knowledge relating to the planning, and coordinating of business programming applications activities
  • Thorough knowledge of technical concepts and basic operating principles of data communications, computer hardware, vendor IT products, and software
  • Critical thinking, persuasion / negotiation, conflict resolution, mentoring and staff development, leadership / management, problem solving, and human resource policies and procedures relating to management responsibilities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, quantitative abilities, analytical technical applications programming systems management
  • Ability to understand the process involved to adapt, integrate, and modify existing programs or vendor-supplied products for use within a large and complex technical environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively present technical topics to large groups with potentially varied levels of technical sophistication
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility

Preferred Qualifications

  • 4-10 years of experience managing an information technology organization
  • Experience managing technical staff
  • Advanced degree preferred

About UCSF

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences. We bring together the world’s leading experts in nearly every area of health. We are home to five Nobel laureates who have advanced the understanding of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, aging and stem cells.

Pride Values

UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence – also known as our PRIDE values.

In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity – both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at

Join us to find a rewarding career contributing to improving healthcare worldwide.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.



Job Code and Payroll Title


Job Category

Clinical Systems / IT Professionals, Executive, Professional and Managerial

Bargaining Unit

99 - Policy-Covered (No Bargaining Unit)

Employee Class





Hybrid, Parnassus Heights (SF)



Shift Length

8 Hours

Additional Shift Details

Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Director of Education Systems and Applications
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
Samuel Hawgood
$25 to $100 million (USD)
10000+ Employees
College / University
Colleges & Universities
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