How to write an IT Director job description

Your job description is the first touchpoint between your company and your new hire. With millions of people searching for jobs on Indeed each month, a great job description can help you attract the most qualified candidates to your open position. To get you started, here are some tips for creating an effective job description.

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IT Director job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimize your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialized, consider including the specialization in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

Examples of IT Director job titles

    IT Director
    Senior IT Director
    IT Director (with CASP certification)
    Information Technology Director
    Director of Information Technology

IT Director job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of an IT Director job summary

Our health care clinic needs an IT Director to take over the infrastructure oversight of all technical operations. We need a hands-on professional who enjoys rolling up his or her sleeves and working with the team to achieve goals, meet quotas, eliminate security risks and increase patient satisfaction. The successful candidate will be a change management expert and extremely knowledgeable about the hierarchical infrastructure of health care information systems. You will be responsible for our entire systems administration team and will report directly to the CTO. Your operations and system maintenance experience will help our systems grow as we expand.

IT Director responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organization and who the job reports to.

Examples of IT Director responsibilities

    Develop reliable metrics for hardware, software and storage while ensuring strategic capacity planning
    Communicate clearly with administrative and health care staff as well as patients and vendors
    Oversee the operation of server systems
    Identify security vulnerabilities and eliminate them with strategic solutions that increase data safety
    Direct and support implementation of software and hardware upgrades
    Identify and recommend new technology solutions that we can implement in our department
    Manage the clinic’s help desk

IT Director qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

Examples of IT Director skills

    Bachelor’s Degree in Programming, Computer Science or related field
    6+ years’ management experience in an IT environment
    2+ years’ experience working with EMR/EHR systems
    Microsoft Windows certificates highly desirable
    Experience providing IT solutions in a clinical environment preferred

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