Associate Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Technology Officer

Job Level
Senior position
Job Category
Vice President, C Level
  • Technology
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • All Areas of Technology

Utah Valley University (UVU) is seeking an Associate Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Technology Officer (AVP IT/CTO) to guide the Office of Information Technology (OIT) that provides information technology services to the university. This dynamic and experienced leader will enhance information technology systems, improve UVU operations, transform campus services, increase the use of institutional data to inform decision making, and improve customer satisfaction and organizational culture. This forward-thinking, strategic executive will engage with students, faculty, staff, and administrators in an integrated enterprise approach to improve workflow, process, data management, decision making, technology, and culture. The AVP IT/CTO will oversee the OIT, develop a culture and practice of DevOps, integrate applications and share information using APIs, expand the use of cloud services, establish standards, and increase the strategic benefit of IT services and tools.

Reporting directly to, and working closely with, the Vice President of Digital Transformation and CIO, the AVP IT/CTO will provide leadership for the next stage of UVU's growth and transformation, including building and strengthening UVU's digital platforms. The successful candidate must have strong integrity, a high level of energy, excellent oral and written communication skills, and exceptional interpersonal relationship and team-building skills. Proven experience in leading enterprise-wide change management efforts and communicating effectively with team members and stakeholders is critical. Equally significant qualifications include being highly collegial, consultative, have a non-hierarchical management style, the ability to develop and sustain collaborative relationships, and demonstrate a commitment to cultural diversity and equal opportunity.

Critical to this role is the ability to use technology to translate institutional needs into workable business solutions. The AVP IT/CTO should be knowledgeable in emerging technologies, and put in place the right set of computational resources, accompanied by supporting educational programs to best leverage these investments. The candidate should have experience providing an environment that facilitates and supports both intra- and inter-institution collaboration, using secure methodologies where appropriate, providing access to resilient and fault-tolerant systems, and promoting enterprise systems that support educational and research lifecycles.

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UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

Required Qualifications:
A master’s degree in computer science, information systems/technology, business administration, or other related field is required. Candidates must have at least five years of professional work experience, including full-time administrative experience, with a proven record of managing cross-functional teams, including accountability for strategic planning, change management, consensus building, organizational leadership, and technical performance.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
The AVP IT/CTO will possess the rare combination of technical, business, and emotional intelligence. The successful candidate will possess a record of professional experience that demonstrates progressive responsibilities and significant senior-level management experience in a complex IT environment. The AVP IT/CTO will ideally possess an in-depth understanding of a university academic environment; the roles and relationships of faculty, staff, students, and third parties, and the diverse needs for technical support. Candidates will have demonstrated success at managing and leading change in a complex, collaborative organization.

  • Strategic Agility: can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future-oriented; can articulate a vision of the future state of enterprise systems in a way that engages business partners and IT staff; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.

  • Business Acumen: knowledgeable about current and possible future policies, practices, trends, technology, and information affecting his/her business and organization; understands or can quickly learn the key activities, risks, and performance objectives of the business activities of UVU.

  • Decision Quality: makes good decisions based on a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment; is sought out by others for advice and solutions; includes others in the process of defining the problem and identifying the solution.

  • Process Management and Prioritization: knows how to organize people and activities to get work done; understands how to separate and combine tasks into efficient workflow; knows how and what to measure; can see opportunities for synergy and integration where others may not; can simplify complex processes and achieve results efficiently.

  • Planning and Project Management: accurately scopes out the length and difficulty of tasks and projects; breaks down work into process steps; develops schedules and task/people assignments; anticipates and adjusts for problems and roadblocks; measures performance and evaluates results; engages stakeholders and staff in a collaborative process of planning and execution.

  • Customer Focus: dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of customers; solicits first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.

  • Peer Relationships: can quickly find common ground and solve problems for the good of all; is seen as a collaborator and a team player; easily secures trust and support of peers.

Preferred Qualifications:

Physical Requirements:
Work is performed in a normal office environment.

Benefits Summary:
UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range: DOQ

Advertisement Number: STA19620
Open Date: 04/20/2020
Review Start Date: 04/26/2020
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicant’s qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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