East Carolina University, a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina, is a doctoral institution with an enrollment of over 27,000 students and approximately 4,500 faculty and staff.
Job Description: The Chief Information Officer (CIO) is the senior administrator responsible for all computing, systems and services, and telecommunications functions within the University, including the Health Sciences Division which encompasses the Brody School of Medicine and the School of Dental Medicine and their clinical facilities. The CIO ensures that the infrastructure and services are integrated into and meet the needs of the business and academic functions of the campus while providing the IT vision for and coordination with the University's strategic goals. The infrastructure and services are provided through the central department, Information Technology and Computing Services and its approximately 190 staff and $31 million budget. The CIO's management and service delivery team consists of five experienced directors:
(1) Director of Software Development Services (2) Director of Academic Technologies, (3) Director of Infrastructure,
(4) Director of IT Security, and (5) Director of Finance and Administrative Support Services.
The scope of responsibility includes but is not restricted to support for a large online academic component, research computing, the University's business and administrative systems and a variety of other unit-specific systems, data warehousing and reporting activity, archival storage, e-mail and other collaborative tools, management of the campus data network, telecommunication services, central server operations, web development, learning platforms, student technologies, and technology-enhanced classroom support.
Ensure the excellence of the university's IT programs and systems.
Ensure that the university's budgetary and administrative processes support aligning IT services with the university's strategic plans and goals with industry-standard efficiency and cost-saving methods.
Deliver IT services in a collaborative, communicative manner that achieves the highest levels of customer satisfaction (e.g., faculty, deans, students, staff, senior officers, clinicians, and external constituencies), infrastructure reliability and security, timely attention to customer needs and support of the university's mission.
Set priorities in a collaborative, cross-campus manner.
Interact and coordinate, as appropriate, with counterparts and associates at other universities within the UNC system and at UNC General Administration (UNCGA), state agencies, and community members to represent ECU viewpoints and interests on state, local and system-wide policies, procedures, services and programs.
Provide IT leadership for the university community.
Provide IT programs and systems in support of ECU's strategic plan.
Ensure effective resource allocations in support of IT programs and systems to achieve the mission of the university.
Sustain and integrate the university's information technology infrastructure, particularly key areas such as facilities, learning resources, academic library, services and clinical environments, in order to provide critical support to academic programs.
Provide information technology leadership in and advocacy for ECU's online academic programs both on and off campus.
Prepare documents, as appropriate, including an annual written report of accomplishments, strategic initiatives and cost saving efforts and outcomes to be delivered to the university's Board of Trustees in July of each year.
Minimum Qualifications: A master's or doctoral degree from an appropriately accredited institution, with a proven track record of success in leading a complex, diverse information technology enterprise in a higher education environment and a work history that demonstrates progressively responsible leadership roles within the information technology field, is required. Expertise regarding existing and emerging technologies, together with a proven ability to assess their appropriateness and harness them for use in university projects is necessary. Incumbent must have proven ability to proactively formulate a vision for information technology at ECU and advocate for and garner resources to support that vision. Success in leading, managing and directing health care information systems and tools that support online delivery of academic instruction is preferred.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, and a list of three references with contact information online.
Date Initial Screening Begins: 03-29-2013
Job Close Date: Open Until Filled