Vice Chancellor, Information Technology

Job Level
Senior position
Job Category
Chancelor / Vice Chancelor
  • Technology
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Information Technology
Vice Chancellor, Information Technology  
Provost/EVC, Office of [301]  
CP/EVC Office  
CP/EVC Office  
Career [2]  
Full time  
To view details about this recruitment, visit the Campus Provost/Executive Vice Chancellor's leadership searches webpage

NOTE TO APPLICANTS: Applications cannot be submitted through this site. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply for this position through the executive search firm consultants Isaacson Miller via their website,, with the following:

1) a letter of interest describing how their experience relates to this opportunity, AND
2) a current curriculum vitae or resume

Inquiries and nominations may be addressed to Regan Gough, Vice President and Samantha Weigand, Senior Associate, who may be contacted via the web page All inquiries will be held in strict confidence.  

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.  
This position is eligible for Full benefits  
VC IT [0131]  
Sr. Management Group (SMG)  
Not Applicable  
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.  
The Vice Chancellor for Information Technology (VCIT) is responsible for providing the leadership and vision necessary to assure effective and strategic deployment of information and educational technology and information and cyber-infrastructure security for the University of California Santa Cruz campus and satellite locations. The incumbent works closely with other senior campus academic and administrative leaders, faculty, staff, and students to evaluate, plan, finance, and deliver technology across the campus computing and communication environment to support instruction, research, and operations.

The VCIT leads the Information Technology Division comprised of Academic Divisional Computing, Applications and Project Management, Business and Resource Management, Client Services and Security, Core Technologies, Customer Relationship Management, Learning Technologies, Research and Faculty Partnerships, and the VCIT administrative unit.

Reporting to the Chancellor and Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor (CP/EVC), the VCIT participates in the highest policy level discussions and decisions to assure the most effective and strategic deployment of information and educational technology. The VCIT develops campus-wide plans and policies assisted by the Advisory Committee for Information Technology and by serving on various IT and campus governing bodies including the CP/EVC's Administrative Leadership Team, Chancellor's Cabinet, the Senate Committee on Information Technology, and other groups as needed. The VCIT identifies emerging information technology trends for campus consideration and develops, recommends, and implements appropriate campus positions and plans to address those trends.

Current and anticipated initiatives, plans, and directions include completion of the multi-year $50+ million Telecommunications Upgrade Project, the strategic move of enterprise systems to the cloud, the continuing expansion of the virtual server environment and the move to Canvas as the campus-supported learning management system.  

Bachelors degree in an Information Technology related field

Ten or more years in Information Technology leadership and management

Familiarity with the Information Technology needs of a higher education institution--an understanding of the mission, goals and objectives of a major research university including how information technology supports and enhances teaching, research and academic support operations

Experience defining and delivering Information Technology services, preferably according to ITSM principles

Demonstrated ability to lead effectively in a diverse, mission-driven environment with a variety of different constituencies

Excellent oral and written communication skills  

Advanced degree in an Information Technology related field

Fifteen or more years in Information Technology leadership and management

Executive level leadership experience, preferably in higher education

Information Technology leadership and management experience at a research university

Proven team building experience

Experience with external resources development  

Selected candidate will be required to pass a criminal history background check

Will be subject to the annual financial disclosure requirements of the California Political Reform Act of 1974

Must possess a valid license to drive in the state of California

Must provide annual disclosure of outside professional activities

Ability to work hours beyond the standard 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. work day

Ability to travel (inside and outside of normal business hours)

Ability to complete various mandatory trainings as required by the University of California

Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here:  

Criminal History Review
Verification of License, Certificate or Degree  
Valid license to drive in state of California  
No, this position does not require an E-Verify Check.  
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