Vice President for Information Technology/Chief Information Officer

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

Position Summary: The Vice President for Information Technology/Chief Information Officer (CIO) reports directly to the President, and is a member of the President’s Administrative Cabinet. This individual will be responsible for providing vision, strategy and leadership for the coordination of technology policy and planning, and for the management of technology systems in the instructional, research and administrative functions of the College. The individual will serve as an advisor to the President and all levels of College management in the planning for technology needs and initiatives. The individual will engage the College’s key stakeholders to gain a clear understanding of the challenges, needs and opportunities the College can address through new and improved technology solutions and digital experiences. The individual is expected to continue to upgrade the technology infrastructure and business systems to provide first class support to enhance teaching and learning, research, and to improve the operational efficiency of the College through the use of technology. The individual also will be expected to support the mission and strategic directions of the College and provide excellent customer services.

Experience/Qualifications: This position requires a proven leader who can motivate and manage staff; energize the College community and demonstrate a proven record of innovation, creativity and enthusiasm, resulting in successful teamwork. The candidate will have experience in developing an IT strategic vision in an academic or related setting, incorporating a strong understanding of emerging technologies and a good sense of the value delivered by competing choices, and/or, significant experience leading an IT office or division at a comparable level of executive leadership/management; a strong understanding of the emerging challenges in information security faced by academic institutions and a commitment to mitigation of the risks; and the capacity to manage IT investments to deliver an efficient return on investment. A Master's degree is preferred, with a minimum of 10 years of progressive information technology management experience.