Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Fort Valley, Georgia
Mar 29, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Reporting to the Vice President for Business and Finance , the CIO is responsible for providing leadership, integrative management, and direction for the University's information technology department, to include institution-wide strategic planning, budgeting for information technologies, and coordination and integration of all University IT matters.   Recommends IT policy at the highest level.    Serves as the University's senior leader on issues related to all systems including, but not limited to, administrative, student support, learning management, and academic information systems.  This position also serves as a member of the President's Cabinet.

 Duties and Responsibilities


  • Provides institution-wide leadership and direction in the management and operation of information technologies and services across the University.
  • Leads, guides, and oversees the institutional information technology budgeting process, and provides leadership in cost and productivity analysis.
  • Leads the process of determining the priorities, projects, and future directions of the University's IT functions.
  • Integrates and coordinates the development and implementation of IT programs across the University, to achieve maximum institution-wide efficiencies and synergies; coordinates the identification and prioritization of IT initiatives among the University's departments.
  • Provides direction and leadership in the review of IT systems and methods, and in the formulation of new and revised systems.
  • Maintains professional contacts with other universities, both within and without the USG system, external constituents including, but not limited to, equipment manufacturers, and relevant professional organizations.
  • Leads the planning and development of University-wide strategies for budgeting and allocating resources for information technology.
  • Leads and guides the design, establishment, and maintenance of the IT organizational structure and staffing required to effectively support and accomplish the University's goals and objectives.
  • Provides guidance and counsel to the President's cabinet in the examination and definition of objectives for existing and/or proposed information systems and the design of improved systems.
  • Maintains knowledge and understanding of current and developing information systems technology, equipment, and systems.
  • Leads and coordinates the development and implementation of integrated, strategic IT plans and policies for the University.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in a related field
  • 7 years of IT leadership experience, with a minimum of 4 within a Higher Education Environment
  • Ability to work collaboratively towards mutually beneficial solutions at all levels
  • Proven ability to manage multiple enterprise-wide projects simultaneously
  • Ability to manage and motivate a diverse team of IT professionals
  • Commitment to providing a high level of customer service to constituents
  • Knowledge and understanding of the current and developing strategic information requirements of a university.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Experience in budget preparation and fiscal management.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the academic and administrative functions of a university.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Strategic planning and advanced leadership skills.
  • Ability to direct technical and administrative staff.
  • Ability to provide strategic guidance and counsel to constituents in the assessment and development of existing and/or proposed systems.
  • Advanced working understanding of the information technology environment and requirements of a university.
  • Ability to develop requests for and evaluate proposals in reference to leading-edge information technology.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Knowledge of financial/business analysis techniques.
  • Organizational planning and development skills.
  • Knowledge of current trends and developments in information technology.


  • Master's degree from an accredited institution
  • 8 or more years of IT leadership experience.
  • Experience with Banner Student Account Systems and PeopleSoft Financials and their interfaces, as well as any related Higher Education Technology.
  • CGEIT, CRISC, CCEP, CRMCP, CAPM, and/or PMP certification

Working Conditions

  • Occasional travel required
  • Evening/night/weekend work as needed
  • Climate controlled environment

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