Chief Information Officer

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Chief Information Officer September 4th 2020

Allegheny College seeks a collaborative and strategic leader as our Chief Information Officer (CIO). The CIO will be expected to drive innovative solutions that support the College’s strategic and operational goals, including diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. The CIO will have oversight and responsibility over the following areas: Enterprise Services, Library Resources, Public Services, Network Infrastructure, Data Security, Business Intelligence, and Academic Technology. This position will have the support of a strong LITS team and will maintain an appropriate Library and IT organizational structure that supports the needs of Allegheny College and will be responsible for effectively and efficiently serving stakeholders. The CIO reports to the Provost and works closely with the President to support LITS initiatives across the institution.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated leadership in a large, complex organizational setting, preferably within a college or university and demonstrated knowledge of best practices surrounding information, technology, data security, technology infrastructure, and library services. The CIO will recommend policies, practices, and prioritization of resources and will provide team-oriented and transparent leadership. Qualifications include a minimum of five years of successful experience in Information Services and Technology executive leadership; a master’s degree in Computer Information Systems, Library and Information Sciences, Computer Science, or Business Administration is strongly preferred.

Founded in 1815, Allegheny College is among the oldest 1% of colleges and universities in the United States. We have an increasingly diverse student population drawn nationally. Allegheny is one of 40 schools selected for membership in Colleges that Change Lives, is ranked in the top 100 National Liberal Arts Colleges by U.S. News and World Report which, in 2018, also recognized Allegheny among the top six most innovative national liberal arts colleges. Allegheny is nationally recognized as a leader for undergraduate research. The College is currently engaged in strategic work to build on our strengths of interdisciplinary and applied learning in the liberal arts through curricular and co-curricular initiatives. We have an exciting vision and the successful candidate will be one who embraces change, innovation, and collaboration. Additional information about the position is available in this job description.

Allegheny College is deeply committed to creating an inclusive community that actively challenges racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of bias (see Allegheny College Statement of Community). Women, racial and ethnic minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please send a letter of interest that describes your qualifications and a CV that lists four references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA 16335 or by e-mail, combined into a single PDF, to [email protected]. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, with a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Allegheny College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, or national origin.

Posted 09/04/2020




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Posted: 9/8/2020
Application Due: 3/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time