Chief Information Officer

Job Level
Senior position
Job Category
C Level
  • Technology
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • All Areas of Technology
Job Category Staff 
Position Title Chief Information Officer
Working Title Chief Information Officer (CIO)
Scheduled Hours Per Week Full-Time
FLSA Status Exempt
Job Summary
Job Summary

Concord University is looking for an experienced CIO (Chief Information Officer) to oversee the use of Information technology (IT). The CIO will be the one to devise the company’s IT strategy and ensure that all systems necessary to support its operations and objectives are in place.

Consistently, keeps up-to-date with advancements of the field.

Ensure that information technology adds the maximum value to our organization so as to facilitate the success of our mission.

Duties and Responsibilities

Leadership and Management: The CIO provides direct supervision and mentoring to technology staff, allocates staff roles and duties, and promotes opportunities for staff development. The CIO fosters a culture of teamwork among the technology staff and builds a strong staff commitment to exemplary customer service.

Stability and security: The CIO creates an environment that ensures the integrity of institutional information. This involves development, oversight, and regular assessment of IT data security, risk management, disaster recovery and business continuity planning to ensure processes are in place for regular review for currency and adequacy.

Implementation and innovation: The CIO implements technology innovations and improvements based on continual assessment of institutional technology needs to streamline internal operations and help optimize their strategic benefits.

Collaboration: The CIO works with all units of the University to develop, implement and advance an overall shared vision for campus technology that is enterprising and customer oriented. · Engages and coordinates with University stakeholders to identify needs, and establish proposed strategic priorities. The CIO serves as chair of the University Technology Committee.

Budget management: The CIO provides effective stewardship for technology resources.

Strategic planning: The CIO develops a Strategic Technology Plan in support of the University’s mission and strategic plan. The CIO develops and communicates a vision and mission for Technology Services that is supportive of the entire institution.

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Minimum Education Master's
Required Licenses/Certification

Master’s degree in information technology, computer science, management information systems, educational technology, or other related field.

Required Skills
  • Significant experience in IT strategic planning and substantive knowledge of the impact of technology on teaching and learning. 

  • Experience in leading large multifaceted technology projects with demonstrated success in effective cross collaboration to meet deadlines and user expectations.

  • Strong knowledge of industry trends, emerging technologies, security risks, and challenges facing higher education, such as cloud/hybrid architecture, infrastructure of smart campuses, technologies and tools for online asynchronous teaching and adaptive learning.

  • Demonstrated experience creating and managing complex budgets with the ability to procure funds for investment in technology hardware, software, people, and services by leveraging grants and/or other creative revenue opportunities.

  • Demonstrated success in supervising and mentoring staff to maximize job satisfaction and productivity

  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Proven record of strong customer service that has resulted in high user satisfaction.

  • Experience with managing and negotiating with vendors to foster positive relationships and minimize institutional costs.

Required Experience
Type of experience Needed  Eight or more years of progressively responsible IT experience with preference given for senior level experience in higher education.
Amount of Experience Needed (Months/Years) More than 8 years
Posting Detail Information 
Close Date  
Open Until Filled Yes
Additional Information

To be considered for this position, please upload the following documents to your application:

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

  • Unofficial Academic Transcripts

  • Contact information for three professional references.

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