VP of Educational Technology/CIO

Job Level
Senior position
Job Category
Vice President, C Level
  • Technology
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • All Areas of Technology
  • Instructional Technology
Educational Technology - 6010410 
Educational Technology 
Cover Letter, Resume 
Position Statement:
Founded in 2005, Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) is one of 28 institutions within the University System of Georgia. GGC is a premier 21st century liberal arts institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Serving nearly 13,000 students, GGC’s innovative practices, caring culture, and extremely affordable tuition are changing the game in higher education and changing the future for students at all levels, of all ages, and from all walks of life. Gwinnett County (pop. 920,000+) is home to a variety of businesses, including organizations involved in health care, education and information technology.

The Vice President of Educational Technology (EdTech)/Chief Information Officer (CIO) is responsible for campus wide leadership, vision, strategic planning for all information services, resources, and educational technology. This includes data analytics and visualizations, business intelligence, development, support, compliance, infrastructure, security and technical services. Reporting to the President, this position will provide oversight and direction to Information Technology (IT) and campus leaders on strategy, standards, and opportunities for shared services and economies of scale for information systems and educational technology. A key component of this role involves the ability to partner with key stakeholders including academic leadership to ensure the successful employment of the latest technology strategies in the classrooms and throughout campus. 



  • Serves as chief strategist and visionary for comprehensive IT solutions. Leads the development of strategy, implementation, and operations for the technology infrastructure to ensure an environment that supports both the academic goals of the institution, the College’s administrative services, and meets all cybersecurity requirements at the highest level.

  • Builds the organizational capacity (structure, competencies and staffing) with a culture of exemplary customer service to support delivery of current and emerging IT strategies.

  • Partner with students, faculty and staff to identify and explore innovative ways to use technology to further GGC’s mission and goals in ways that respect the institution’s culture.

  • Guides the development of enterprise technology standards, governance processes and performance metrics to ensure IT delivers value to the institution.

  • Builds a strong customer service orientation within the IT organization.

  • Creates an operational environment that is efficient (standards), strategic (architecture), and secure (business continuity and security).

  • Identifies and implements best practices for optimizing infrastructure and operations costs ensuring overall system performance improvement.

  • Advises on all policy and investment decisions related to technology, working in close collaboration with executive and administrative staff members in all units of the institution.

  • Manages college-wide computer planning process and approves the purchase of all hardware and software.

  • Leads, coaches, and evaluates staff using proven and effective management techniques; Support learning and development opportunities such as workshops, conferences, certifications, as appropriate.

  • Manages IT resource requirements to ensure an appropriate balance between tactical and strategic demands.

  • Maintains and enhances collaborative relationships and partnerships with other IT professionals and associations within the University System of Georgia.

  • Serves as the liaison between the campus and the Board of Regents' Office of Information and Instructional Technology.

  • Ensures integrity of data stored on College computer systems by ensuring that system backups are performed daily and by taking steps to prevent security breaches and non-authorized access to confidential and sensitive data.

  • Develops, oversees, and regularly tests IT disaster recovery procedures to assure business continuity for both central and distributed systems and services.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Master's degree in Higher Education Administration, Computer Science, Business Administration, or a related field.

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in technology related position. At least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience as a CIO (or equivalent), assistant CIO, or as director or administrator of technology services, preferably in a higher education setting.

  • Substantial experience leading major network, systems, and data center technology organizations and projects, along with the demonstrated ability to develop enterprise technology architecture and to lead implementation of major technology products.

  • Significant experience, preferably in a higher education setting, in information technology strategic planning and substantive knowledge of the impact of technology on teaching and learning, information management for administrative decision support, and electronic business processes.

  • Business principles and techniques of administration, organization, and management to include an in-depth understanding of the key business issues that exist in higher education.

  • Experience with both shared and outsourced solutions, as well as information and communication systems in a multi-site client-server environment.

  • Proven excellence in budget and resource management.

  • Ability to link and apply complex technologies to business strategies.

  • Extensive knowledge of a variety of high-level programming languages and microcomputer architecture, as well as knowledge of a variety of computer platforms and software applications.

  • Ability to align strategic and operational needs with organizational development initiatives.

  • Must be proactive and innovative, capable of leading change management initiatives and effectively prioritizing and accomplishing objectives with tight deadlines.

  • Ability to listen to and interpret user needs and problems and to apply knowledge in directing solutions.

  • Proven effective communication skills among a diverse population.

  • Ability to plan for the immediate and future needs of the campus.

  • Ability to perform responsibilities at a high level in a dynamic environment.

  • Highly organized and detail oriented; ability to handle multiple demands and competing priorities.

  • Ability to work independently and in a predominantly self-directed manner.



  • Doctorate degree

Due to the volume of applications, applicants may not receive a reply from the College unless an applicant is selected for an interview. Review of applications will continue until positions are filled. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States and proof of eligibility will be contemporaneously required upon acceptance of an employment offer. Any resulting employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation and credit check if applicable to the position, as determined by Georgia Gwinnett College in its sole discretion. Georgia Gwinnett College, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability or religion. Georgia is an open records state.



Position requires fiduciary responsibility, therefore successful completion of a credit report may be a condition of employment. Position may require local travel. Ability to lift and carry files and materials. Ability to move from one office to another office on campus. Adequate vision, hearing and manual dexterity to interact with people in person, on the phone and in writing. Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations.