Assoc Vice Chancellor for Information Technology
The University of Arkansas invites nominations, expressions of interest and applications for the position of Associate Vice Chancellor for Information Technology/Chief Information Officer (CIO). The successful candidate will play a principal role in providing strategic vision and leadership for all facets of university IT and overall operational management of the IT Services department. The individual will collaborate with both academic and administrative leaders to facilitate institutional change and create a positive organizational culture for information technology services across campus. They will work with stakeholders across campus, leveraging emerging trends in technology to support traditional and online education, administrative processes, research, outreach and public service. This position will report jointly to the Provost and Vice Chancellor of Finance & Administration and will directly manage a staff of 150 full time employees and 120 part-time/student workers with a direct responsibility for budget of $23 million and indirect for $10-15 million.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
- At least ten years of experience in IT that demonstrates progressive responsibilities and senior-level management experience.
- At least 3 years of experience leading a multifaceted change management project/initiative.
- Demonstrable experience in the successful delivery of complex IT projects along with evidence of direct responsibility for strategic planning, organizational development, client and infrastructure support, and fiscal and personnel management.
- Master’s degree in computer science, information systems, mathematics or a related field.
- Experience in a university academic environment.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Deep technical knowledge of IT systems and processes.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Exceptional interpersonal and team building skills and the ability to develop collaborative relationships.
- Ability to articulate a vision for technology across campus
- Ability to unify academic and administrative leaders to define the role of IT in facilitating institutional change.