Director of Information Technology (Chief Information Officer)

Job Level
Senior position
Job Category
  • Technology
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Information Technology
Position Title: Director of Information Technology (Chief Information Officer)
Position Type: Staff
Department: Information Technology
Job Summary/Basic Function:


This position is responsible for directing all information technology (IT) functions for Gordon State College.


  • Administers college information systems, database projects, and production systems; coordinates among client offices and the various units of Computer Services in systems development, project management, testing and implementation.
  • Researches, evaluates, recommends, and implements emerging technology-based opportunities for improving college operations and services; communicates with vendors, users, management and technology staff.

  • Develops and supervises staff by defining and prioritizing goals, assigning tasks, and providing guidance and direction; evaluates staff performance; promotes personal and professional development.

  • Establishes general schedules and priorities for system, programming, standards, communications, and other support projects.

  • Coordinates computing and network resources that support academic programs while ensuring system capacity to meet instructional technology needs.

  • Plans, organizes, coordinates and directs computer-related services.

  • Analyzes, designs, and implements a computer services operation.

  • Establishes and maintains cooperative relationships with faculty, staff, students and the public.

  • Determines budget recommendations and plans for computer services.

  • Provides support services that meet the current and emerging needs of students taking classes at all locations.

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Salary is 70,524.88

Minimum Qualifications:


  • Knowledge of management principles and practices.

  • Knowledge of current and emerging information technologies. 

  • Knowledge of current and emerging IT strategies related to server-related hardware, software, topologies, and standards in an academic environment.

  • Knowledge of personnel management principles and practices.

  • Knowledge of budget development and management principles.

  • Skill in managing technology projects at the enterprise level.

  • Skill in the delegation of responsibility and authority.

  • Skill in collaborating with multiple constituents.

  • Skill in the operation of computers and job related software programs.

  • Skill in decision making and problem solving.

  • Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public.

  • Skill in oral and written communication.


  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field.

  • Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the division/department in order to direct and coordinate work within the division/department, usually interpreted to require five to seven years of related experience.

Preferred Qualifications:  
Posting Date: 03/04/2019
Closing Date:  
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Unofficial transcripts for all degrees attained must be submitted either with application, mailed to Human Resources, Gordon College, 419 College Drive, Barnesville, GA 30204 or faxed to 678-359-5290