Chief Information Officer
Working Title: Chief Information Officer
Position Type: University Executive Staff
Department: Dean's Office, School of Eng and Applied Science
Posting Date: 10-02-2017
The School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Virginia is seeking a dynamic leader to be their first Chief Information Officer (CIO). This new 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 will provide 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 will work 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. The incumbent will represent the school on University committees and have the opportunity to take on leadership roles for University-wide initiatives. The CIO will also manage 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 ideal candidate will have strong planning, organization, and leadership skills, with the ability to work independently while handling multiple projects. They will possess the ability to evaluate and apply information, and provide advice to a range of constituents as well as make cost/benefit/risk trade-offs related to information technology requirements that advance the educational and research missions. The ability to oversee the project management for minor investments up to large capital projects is critical to success in this role. The incumbent should have knowledge of security and risk management practices and be able to analyze data and complex information, and to draw inferences, conclusions and make recommendations based on data. They must also be able to build and supervise a robust and diverse team of IT professionals.
UVA's Commitment to Diversity
With one of the highest graduation rates of minority undergraduate students and one of the highest percentages of women engineering students among public universities, the University of Virginia is fundamentally committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. UVA is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. We welcome nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities. We also welcome others who would bring additional dimensions of diversity to the university's research and teaching mission. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.
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