Appalachian State University seeks an experienced leader, effective communicator, and skilled project manager to fill the position of Chief Information Officer (CIO). Reporting to the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, the CIO is responsible for working with the Appalachian community to develop and implement strategic IT plans and for managing campus IT resources and services. This individual will provide vision and senior leadership for the development, coordination, and use of technology to assure ongoing operations and facilitate innovation.
Led by the Chief Information Officer, Information Technology Services (ITS) is Appalachian’s central information technology unit. ITS develops, supports, and fosters the use of technology to enable innovation in research, learning, and administrative processes. ITS works closely with other campus units, including distributed information technology units to ensure our services, priorities, and policies are developed through strong governance and collaboration with the University community.
The Chief Information Officer’s Scope of Work:
- Nurture and advance a shared IT infrastructure for campus that is agile and capable of anticipating and embracing new technologies.
- Identify, define and implement an appropriate funding and sourcing model for IT services with consideration for emerging technologies, including central, distributed, and/or externally-provided cloud services.
- Promote adaptive and technical change across campus through effective communication and collaboration and with a focus on organizational innovation and improvements in service quality and efficiency with careful attention and research.
- Enhance information sharing, analytics and data to facilitate data-driven administrative decision and policymaking.
- Implement a strategic vision and tactical plans to best serve user needs while improving efficiency, customer satisfaction, employee satisfaction, scalability and reliability of services.
- Develop innovative IT strategies to support, empower and advance the University’s mission.
- Provide operational oversight of ITS, including budgeting, resource planning, and creation of policy, procedures and standards.
- Ensure IT system operations adhere to applicable laws and regulations, as well as information security best practices.
Required qualifications include the following:
- An earned bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited, or equivalent, institution;
- Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written, with a proven ability to effectively communicate information in a clear and understandable manner to a variety of audiences;
- A minimum of 10 years of progressive experience in Information Technology;
- The ability to build consensus and implement decisions;
- Supervisory and relevant administrative experience;
- Knowledge of complex budgeting processes, ability to maintain budgets, and meet financial targets; and
- Significant experience and skill in negotiating with vendors, contractors, and others.
Preference will be accorded to candidates who demonstrate the following:
- An earned master’s degree or higher from a regionally-accredited, or equivalent, institution;
- Experience providing strategic and innovative thinking, followed by the use of project management discipline to facilitate organizational success;
- Significant experience in a higher education environment;
- An earned degree in a technology-related discipline;
- Significant experience managing a complex information technology organization- building and leading strong teams using effective leadership techniques;
- Active engagement with appropriate professional organizations, and evidence of the use of those resources in enhancing the ability to meet the demands of the CIO position. This includes developing and implementing new delivery models, balancing central and distributed services delivery, and raising awareness of the impact emerging technology has on teaching, learning, and administration;
- Demonstrated experience working effectively with diverse populations in a higher education setting;
- Successful experience conducting strategic planning;
- Strong leadership skills including problem solving, analytics, and project management;
- Familiarity with current, and ability to anticipate future, applications of information technology for higher education functions.
Confidential applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled. However, for best consideration, applications should be received by close of business on March 24, 2017.
How to Apply
A complete application will include a letter describing relevant experiences and interest in the position and a current resume or curriculum vitae. It is requested that the application package include the names of five references with titles, institutions, and contact information. References will not be contacted until the candidate provides approval. These materials should be submitted to the ASU application portal at http://appstate.peopleadmin.com/postings/14555
For more information about ASU, please visit http://www.appstate.edu
Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.
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