Vice President for Information Technology Services & Chief Technology Officer
The Vice President & Chief Information Officer (CIO) is an executive leadership position at Morehouse College and the CIO directly reports to the President. The CIO works collaboratively with faculty, staff and students to provide tactical and strategic leadership for all academic and administrative information technology services.
The CIO sets College –wide IT polices and process for the efficient delivery of IT and telecom services. The CIO serves as the College's principal resource for IT /Telecommunication acquisition, planning and implementation; and is to provide clear leadership and coaching to all staff of ITS to successfully meet the needs of the College. The CIO provides vision and leadership in all aspects of the College's technical infrastructure, user support functions, computing training, enterprise application services, telecommunications, as well as data security and data integrity measures.
The CIO provides direction to all leaders to improve efficiency and effectiveness and to deliver the highest quality services to the campus community. The CIO will make a significant impact to achieving the College's long-term goal of providing its students with the education, tools, and experiences to achieving a successful education.
- Align information technology plans, strategies and programs with the objectives and goals of the College;
- Lead IT strategic and operational planning by fostering innovation, prioritizing IT initiatives, and coordinating the evaluation, deployment, and management of current and future IT systems;
- Develop and maintain an appropriate IT organizational structure that promotes teamwork and collaboration and supports the needs of the College;
- Manage the information technology budget and provide a clear rationale for investments and metrics for return on investments;
- Assess and communicate risks associated with new technologies, IT projects and investments;
- Develop, track, and manage the IT annual operating and capital budgets;
- Approve, prioritize, and manage the IT project portfolio as it relates to the selection, acquisition, development, and installation of major information systems and applications;
- Develop and maintain rigorous processes for managing campus IT assets while ensuring the security of all associated systems;
- Promote and oversee strategic relationships between internal IT resources and external entities and partner organizations;
- Clearly communicate priorities based on user input through shared governance processes;
- Support high quality performance for all software and information systems used by the campus community e.g., enterprise systems, academic technology systems, human resources information systems, campus safety systems, financial services software, academic support systems and enrollment software.
- Maintain and manage contracts with external vendors;
- Remain current on emerging technologies and academic trends; advise and educate on new technologies and financial impact.
- Provide direct supervision of ITS staff while fostering trust and teamwork; oversee IT staff hiring, position duties and work performance.
- Oversee the operational responsibilities of IT services, functions and activities that include: Telecommunications, Enterprise Systems, Information Security, and Comprehensive Customer Support.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
- B.A. degree from an accredited college or university in Information Systems or closely related discipline, (Masters preferred);
- A minimum of ten years of work history that demonstrates progressively responsible experience in technology planning and application with seven or more years in a leadership role supervising a complex IT environment
- Higher Education, experience with Banner, Argos, AWS and Blackboard software a plus.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
- Demonstrated leadership in use of technology to support business processes, teaching and learning, and managerial success in a dynamic organizational environment;
- Ability to communicate complex concepts in a clear and understandable manner;
- Ability to work collaboratively with diverse constituencies and to build consensus among these groups and leverage collaborations and partnerships;
- Strong technical background across a variety of computing environments;
- Demonstrated record of innovation and success in providing technology solutions that aligned with organizational goals and vision.
- Proven history executing successful organizational and institutional information technology plans.
- Proven record recruiting, directing, motivating and guiding the development of high performing teams.
- Frequent standing, walking, and sitting for extended periods of time is required
- Lifting 20lbs as needed
- Ability to work evenings and weekends
- Some travel required
Morehouse College is an equal opportunity employer. No employee or applicant will be discriminated against in any condition of employment because of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, veteran status or any other status protected by law.
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