IT Manager

The University of Iowa

Job Reference #: 21004098

The State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa is seeking an IT Manager. The person in this position is responsible for providing leadership, strategic planning, operational support, and decision-making in an information technology rich environment.

This position will work closely with technical and functional partners to determine requirements and create comprehensive solutions using modern technologies. The individual in this position will be expected to manage a small team of professional information technology staff members.

This position will be responsible for achieving the State Hygienic Laboratory’s goal of enacting the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Data Modernizat ion Initiative. This position will work alongside department senior technical staff to design, develop, implement, and support these solutions. Delivering these solutions will require building and managing rel ationships with customers and the technical teams we rely on. This position is responsible for mission-critical enterprise applications and sensitive data, so attention to detail and quality are critical.

Position Status: 2 Year Specified Term

Work Location: Coralville, IA; This position is eligible for a combination of on-campus and remote work. Work arrangement options will be discussed during the hiring process.

For additional information and a detailed job description, please visit the departmental website at:

About the State Hygienic Laboratory
The State Hygienic Laboratory’s main facilities are headquartered on the University of Iowa's Research Park campus northwest of Iowa City in Coralville. Additional testing facili ties are part of the Iowa Laboratory Facilities in Ankeny, a Des Moines suburb.

Since 1904, the State Hygienic Laboratory has been at the forefront of public health issues in Iowa. As the state’s public health and environmental laboratory, the Hygienic Laboratory serves all of Iowa’s 99 counties through disease detection, environmental monitoring, and newborn and maternal screening.

Education or Equivalency Required

A Bachelor’s degree in IT or STEM or related fields or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

Required Qualifications
•    Minimum 5 years of experience in Information Technology related field.
•    < span style="font-size: 12pt;">Exceptional verbal and written communication skills; ability to articulate ideas to both technical and non-technical audience.
•    Experience as an administrative manager of professional staff.

Desirable Qualifications
•    Experience with analysis, planning, estimating, budgeting and scheduling of high-risk, high-impact IT projects. 
•    Demonstrated ability to manage and lead a portfolio of projects with organizational effectiveness, within timelines and budgets. 
•    Experience in succession planning and people development.
•    Experience with Electronic Data Exchange.

Contact: Sarah Tillman (
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, ag e, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Application Instructions:

Application Details and Instructions:
Upload the following required documents and mark them as a “Relevant File” to the submission:
•    Cover Letter
•    Resume

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check and verification of academic credentials. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.

Job ID: 76759

Posted 14 days ago

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