Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Tallahassee, Florida
May 18, 2018
Administrative Jobs
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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Florida State University (FSU) invites nominations, expressions of interest, and applications for the position of Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer (AVP/CIO). The successful candidate will provide visionary and innovative leadership for Information Technology at Florida State University, and will ensure operational excellence of the Information Technology Services (ITS) division.

About Information Technology Services

ITS is FSU’s central IT organization providing IT support to a diverse community of more than 50,000 students, faculty, staff, alumni and retirees. ITS partners with university academic, research and administrative units to evaluate IT needs and implement technology solutions that support mission-critical work. ITS’ mission is to provide an effective, comprehensive and secure technology infrastructure at FSU and to deliver the highest quality information technology services in support of the University's mission of teaching, research, creative endeavors and service. Nearly 100 IT services are available to the university, including email, telephone, networking, website development, business intelligence analytics, and online training. ITS also provides leadership and support for the FSU Research Computing Center, which provides computational resources to support a wide range of multidisciplinary research. Through these services, ITS provisions the tools to enable excellence in education, advances in research and continuous improvement throughout the university. For more information about FSU Information Technology Services, please visit

Position Summary

As FSU’s Chief Information Officer, the next AVP/CIO will lead an organization comprised of 369 employees and manage an annual budget of more than $55 million. In their role, this individual will provide strategic vision for aligning technology with the University's academic and business needs as well as thought leadership in setting the University’s IT agenda in a constantly evolving technology landscape. The AVP/CIO will play a key role in promoting collaborative approaches to managing technology resources, developing fiscally sustainable strategies to ensure ongoing maintenance of and enhancement to the University's technology environment, and maximizing critical fiscal, human, and information technology resources.

The AVP/CIO will be responsible for coordinating the development of an effective operational framework that involves both staff providing enterprise technology services and information technology staff in academic and administrative units. In doing so, the AVP/CIO will manage the realignment of information technology units providing enterprise services with the goal of enhancing service delivery and addressing campus needs. In partnership with senior university administrators and other members of the campus community, the AVP/CIO will develop and implement a vision for an institutional plan and governance framework for information technology, incorporating appropriate decision making and communication structures that integrate effective information technology strategies and establishes institutional direction.

Units reporting to the AVP/CIO include:

  • University Technology Administration, Infrastructure and Support
  • IT Optimization Programs
  • Information Security and Privacy Office
  • Network Communications Technologies
  • Enterprise Applications
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Northwest Regional Data Center
  • Research Computing Center
  • Fiscal Operations

The University

As one of the nation's most elite research universities with the Carnegie Foundation’s highest designation (Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity), Florida State University offers a distinctive academic environment built on cherished values and unique heritage, a welcoming campus on the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida, championship athletics, and a prime location in the heart of the state capital. Combining traditional strength in the arts and humanities with a recognized leadership in the sciences, Florida State University provides unmatched opportunities for students and faculty through challenging academics, cultural discovery, and community interaction. Underlying and supporting the educational experience at Florida State University is the development of new generations of citizen leaders, based on the concepts inscribed in the FSU seal: Vires, Artes, Mores – Strength, Skill, and Character. Florida State’s 42,000 students are dedicated to academic excellence and to providing leadership in our complex world. Additional information about FSU, including its history and programs, can be found at

Application and Nomination Process

The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue to accept applications and nominations until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a current resume and a cover letter describing relevant experience and interest in the position. Submission of materials via email is strongly encouraged. Nominations should include the contact information of the nominee.

In accordance with the State of Florida’s open records laws, all applications and letters of interest will be made public. Application materials should be submitted to:

Alberto Pimentel, Managing Partner

Will Gates, Partner

Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates

6512 Painter Avenue

Whittier, CA 90601

Email: [email protected]

Refer to code “FSU-AVPCIO” in subject line

FSU is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU’s Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: