Chief Information Officer

Charlottesville, VA
Jun 06, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Chief Information Officer

Position Type: University Executive Staff

Department: Dean's Office, School of Eng and Applied Science

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 03-21-2017

Posting Summary:
The School of Engineering and Applied Science (Engineering School) at the University of Virginia is seeking applicants to fill the position of Chief Information Officer (CIO). This executive position is the result of a comprehensive review of IT needs and organization across the school. It affords an exciting opportunity for a technical expert, business strategist, and visionary leader to create a strong information technology foundation in support of a growing engineering school at one of the nation's premier universities.

Reporting to the Associate Dean for Finance and Operations, the CIO provides leadership and vision for developing and implementing a school-wide information technology program. Critical focus must be given to advancement of technology across education and research missions, alignment of technologies with the school's areas of research focus, and support for administrative operations. The incumbent works closely with Engineering School senior leadership, the faculty, and other stakeholders in the school and across grounds. The successful candidate will build relationships with administrators, researchers, educators, and others within the Engineering School to ensure a comprehensive and collaborative effort in delivering computing services.

The CIO establishes management standards and practices for computing support, application development and maintenance, project management, business intelligence, security, networking, and IT equipment management. Finally, the CIO manages the budget and staff of the Engineering School Information Technology Office.

The successful candidate will have the ability to work collaboratively as a leader in the development of new programs and policies, and to provide creative solutions to complex problems. The incumbent will represent the school on University committees and have the opportunity to take on leadership roles for University-wide initiatives.

A Bachelor's degree in business or public administration, engineering, information technology, information management or related field is required. A Master's degree is strongly preferred. At least ten years of progressively responsible management experience in an information technology field is required. A minimum of five years of experience managing an information technology office to include its budget, staff, and technology operations is required. Experience in higher education and supporting advanced research is preferred.

University Leadership Characteristics:

The University strives to identify applicants who will contribute as high potential employees, leaders and managers. The Engineering School seeks to employ individuals who foster and promote the school and University mission and purpose. Successful candidates exemplify uncommon integrity; they are honest, trusted, team-oriented and live the core values of the University. These candidates display great judgment, by practicing evidence-based decision-making. They are strategically focused by contributing to and achieving goals and vision.

To apply, visit and search for posting number 0620584 . Complete a Staff Application online, attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references.

Posting will remain open until filled.

Questions may be directed to Bob Bremer, Associate Dean for Management and Finance at

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Strong planning, organization, and leadership skills, with the ability to work independently while handling multiple projects.
- Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions and judgments on complex issues.
- Ability to evaluate and apply information, and provide advice to a range of constituents.
- Ability to perform analytical activities and make cost/benefit/risk trade-offs related to information technology requirements that advance the educational and research missions.
- Ability to oversee the project management for minor investments up to large capital projects.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written), and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of customers in a diverse community.
- Knowledge of security and risk management practices related to information technology.
- Ability to analyze data and complex information, and to draw inferences, conclusions and make recommendations based on data.
- Ability to present ideas and recommendations in a compelling manner.
- Ability to build and supervise a team of IT professionals.

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