Chief Technology Officer

Job description


Full-time Exempt 40 hours per week; 12 months per year
MSC Range 26; $126,814.07 per year
Tentative interview dates: January 28th and 29th, 2019
Relocation reimbursement may be authorized. Please contact Human Resources for more information.

Some highlights and details associated with this position:
Work schedule of Monday – Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Over the summer, that changes to Monday – Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. with Friday off.
Health benefits, The District offers several plans to employees, many of them at no cost to the employee. Additionally, Butte College employees have access to two Health and Wellness Centers through Butte Schools Self-Funded Programs. Employees can receive free or reduced cost care (depending on plan election).

Butte College's main campus is located on a 928-acre wildlife refuge and we pride ourselves on being a national college leader in sustainability. Community partnerships matter to us. We work with our K-12 partners to create career pathways for students to seamlessly move from high school to Butte College coursework or credit to transfer to a four-year university. In fact, Butte College has the highest transfer rate of all California community colleges to California State University, Chico. Butte College contributes to economic development through the Training Place, and the Small Business Development Center.

For 50 years, we have successfully provided a quality educational experience to our students, offering associates degrees and training in career fields including business, medical, law enforcement, welding, automotive, computers, and more.

The ideal candidate will share Butte College's commitment to our mission and values, especially our commitment to educating our racially and socio-economically diverse student population. We currently enroll around 16,000 students annually, many of whom are from racially minoritized populations. 56% of Butte College students are white, 27% are Latinx, 6% are Asian, 2% are African American, 1% are Native American, and 5% are multi-ethnic. As a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), Butte College understands that it has a great responsibility to the educational attainment and economic well-being of our surrounding communities.

The successful candidate will join a campus community that demonstrates its commitment to student equity by supporting ongoing professional development for students, faculty and staff. These opportunities include a Cultural Awareness Community of Practice, FAIR Classrooms, active Diversity and Student Equity Committees, support for our undocumented and AB 540 students, a robust set of culturally responsive programs and events, and conferences related to equity-mindedness and supporting the success of our diverse students.

Under direction of and in coordination with the Vice President for Planning Research and Organizational Development, provides professional leadership for the college's information technology (IT) departments to include User Support Services, IT Systems (Student Information System (SIS) and other enterprise software applications), and Desktop/Network Services. Leads the development and implementation of a Technology Master Plan that supports the college's strategic direction. Serves as the Campus Information Security Officer, 508 Accessible Technology Compliance Officer and is the primary expert for determining the college's long-term systems architecture, programming platforms and emerging technology directions. Investigates future technologies (hardware, software and methodologies) to ensure that IT maintains the correct set of technologies necessary for the delivery of its services

Representative Duties

The duties recorded below are representative of the duties of the class and are not intended to cover all the duties performed by incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class. The essential duties of the class are indicated with an asterisk*.

  1. Serves as the subject matter expert in the areas of information management, technology assessment, campus communication networks, 508 compliance and user support services*
  2. Plans, organizes, identifies, directs, administers, reviews, implements and evaluates the overall policies, procedures and goals for the information technologies for District-wide, multi-location and multi-networked administrative systems, classroom instruction and telecommunications*
  3. Coordinates and supports the development, implementation, and ongoing support of a new Technology Master Plan that supports the District's long term strategic technology direction with an emphasis on the effective implementation and support of Guided Pathways*
  4. Provides professional, positive leadership and long range planning for the Information Technology departments to include User Support Services (USS), Systems, Network Operations Center, Desktop/Network Services, Media Support Services, instructional computer labs, and Smart Classrooms. Directly supervises the Systems programmers and the Network Operations Center. Through the effective communication and leadership, the departments work together as an effective team to simultaneously meet student, faculty and staff needs and long-term District priorities*
  5. Leads in the implementation of several technology components to include Educational Planning, support for Guided Pathways, the integration of college data with California Community Colleges initiatives and processes, and the implementation of all technology components for any future grants*
  6. Supports and develops the agenda for the college's Technology Council (technology governance body) and in partnership with the Vice President, provides the structure and organization for the Council and its subcommittees. Serves on these committees as required*
  7. Plans, organizes and leads the implementation of disaster recovery and business continuity plans for the District*
  8. Develops and as funded, implements the Life Cycle Replacement plan for computer labs, network and smart classroom equipment, telephone system components and office automation and develops and implements the technology component of related to new construction and remodeling of existing facilities*
  9. Assures the timely preparation, maintenance, and distribution of District reports and records as required by state, federal, local and District regulations, including electronic reporting systems; makes necessary modifications as required; assures timely submission of state and federal electronic reporting requirements such as state MIS, federal Student Clearinghouse and IPEDS; reviews submissions for accuracy*
  10. Develops and implements plans to gain and maintain Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance and ensures effective network and system security*
  11. Develops and implements a Technology Training program for college employees that is designed to maximize efficiency by aligning work processes with available technology, and ensures that each employee within Information Technology has an individual development plan and implements their plan to the maximum extent which resources will allow*
  12. Communicates with District administrators regarding computer systems concepts, equipment and applicability to administrative services; establishes clear expectations for effective performance of management information systems functions; provides systems analysis and project management services to the District*
  13. Negotiates the priority of major projects and delegates work to assigned personnel accordingly; oversees departmental activities and project priorities and modifies timelines as appropriate*
  14. Assures the development and supervises the management of associated departmental budgets; monitors expenditures of funds; participates in and encourages grant writing and/or partnerships that provide support funding of Information Technology advances and the development of new technology and/or innovative technology.*
  15. Develops and coordinates the District's effort to assure the integrity, reliability and security of the network and all computerized information systems, standards, policies and data utilized by the District*
  16. Develops and implements the long-term technology infrastructure plan to include the network, telephone systems and wireless communications*
  17. Works collaboratively with the Director of Institutional Research to develop usable data tools that meet faculty and staff needs*
  18. Serves on a variety of District committees as requested
  19. Performs related work as required


  • Bachelor's Degree; AND
  • Three (3) years progressive senior management experience in information technology.


  • Some travel may be required.


  • Master's Degree
  • Three (3) years experience in a technology leadership position within higher education OR five (5) years experience in technology leadership outside of higher education.
  • Experience in utilizing Colleague with a Microsoft SQL Server database.

May be acquired through education, training and/or experience.

Knowledge and ability to apply District policies, rules, and procedures.
Knowledge of: best practices in education, technology support, applications, networks and security; PCI compliance, accessibility (Section 508) compliance, information systems technologies including systems analysis and design; PC , Mac and Network operating systems; common software applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, etc.; LAN and WAN interconnectivity, mainframe and associated operating systems; database management systems and Structured Query Language; systems security and interoperability standards; needs assessment methods and project management practices; grant writing techniques; research techniques and statistical analysis; laws and ordinances pertaining to the specific responsibilities of the position; and supervisory and managerial concepts and principles.
Ability to: ensure compliance with all laws, regulations and policies through effective supervision and leadership; provide effective leadership; motivate, direct, evaluate and provide supervision to a diverse group of employees; develop and implement strategic and operational plans; plan and coordinate a diverse and large number of campus functions; develop and implement various plans and programs in support of efficient, cost-effective District operations and services; analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action; ensure effective, courteous customer service from employees supervised; compile, organize and use various financial information necessary in the preparation of departmental budgets; prepare, control and monitor budgets; communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; analyze administrative issues; utilize keyboarding skills commensurate with the required functions for this position; prepare comprehensive, clear and concise reports and recommendations; make sound, educated decisions; work independently; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; work with diverse populations; make required mathematical calculations accurately; maintain records accurately and completely.

Supplemental Information

Provides direct supervision to Information Technology Management, Supervisory and Classified personnel.

Normal office environment.

All classifications of faculty, staff and administration at Butte College; community leaders; vendors; contractors; State Chancellor's Office personnel; general public.

Normal office environment. Some travel required in performing functions required for this position.


  1. The successful applicant will be required to complete a medical history questionnaire and must agree to undergo and pass a pre-employment physical examination, based on the physical requirements of the position, prior to employment. The physician will be selected and paid for by the District. Disabilities not related to the essential physical job requirements will not preclude the applicant from being hired.
  2. Education Code § 87408.6 states that no person shall be initially employed by a community college district in an academic or classified position unless the person has submitted to an examination within the past sixty (60) days to determine that he or she is free of active tuberculosis.
  3. As a condition of employment the position you are applying for will require that you provide fingerprints to the local police department. The fee charged by the Department of Justice (DOJ) for the fingerprint report is the employee's responsibility. If you should be offered this position you will be asked to sign a payroll deduction form which will authorize the District to deduct the fee charged by the DOJ from your first paycheck.

The District reserves the right to modify, rescind or re-advertise this announcement without notification or to delay indefinitely the employment of a person for the position.

The Butte-Glenn Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Please describe in your cover letter how your past experience and qualifications meet the needs of this position.

Please submit this as an attachment, not as a text resume within the application.

You are required to provide transcripts for coursework and/or degrees listed on the application materials you have submitted. The transcripts must include the date the institution granted the degree. Legible copies of transcripts are acceptable at this point in the process. Official transcripts must be submitted prior to hire.
Foreign transcripts must include a U.S. evaluation and translation. Please contact the Office of Human Resources for a list of agencies providing this service or our website at;

All offers of employment are contingent upon the submission of official transcripts showing completion of the degree.




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Posted: 11/10/2018
Application Due: 12/12/2018
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