Chief Information (IT) Officer/Director of Information Technology

Job description



The Chief Information Officer (CIO) serves as the senior executive officer responsible for providing leadership and management to the units of the Information Services department and is responsible for college-wide planning, management, security, and coordination of the technology resources of the Gordon State College. The CIO represents the College in information technology-related matters with federal and state agencies, corporate entities, and other institutions of higher education. The CIO serves as the major administrator for the Information Services department and is responsible for the management of the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, learning management system, file server and networking infrastructure, application software development, information security, instructional technologies, technical training, computer installation and maintenance, user support services, the College’s open-access computer labs,  and policy development regarding information services for students, faculty, and staff. The CIO oversees the review and analysis, coordination, and approval of computer-related purchases and upgrades and ensures that new applications and technologies are compatible with existing systems and are appropriately integrated into the College’s enterprise architecture. The CIO provides leadership and supervision of staff, budget oversight and development, administrative and academic support, and strategic planning and implementation for the Information Services department.


Salary is: 70,524.88



  • Ensures that Information Services units within the institution support the information technology needs of the College by preparing long- and short-range goals and objectives related College-wide strategic planning, managing personnel, budgetary, and technology resources for the delivery of effective information technology and networking services, and evaluating the units’ performance and progress toward accomplishment of goals and objectives.
  • As resources permit, ensures the prompt and effective delivery of essential administrative and academic information technology services by organizing the various units and sub-units in a logical, non-duplicative and effective manner that best meets the work requirements of the department and the needs of the College, monitoring workloads throughout the department and prioritizing staffing needs accordingly, and assuming ultimate responsibility for the units and functions within the Information Services department.
  • Provides vision, leadership, coordination, and strategic planning for administrative and academic computing and other information technologies while coordinating the broad range application of technologies among all College campuses.
  • Ensures compliance with the College’s institutional mission by establishing goals and objectives, reviewing and approving departmental plans, designing systems of effective control to achieve expected outcomes, and evaluating progress towards goal accomplishment in the Information Services department.
  • Identifies information service needs for the College and their impact on college-wide resources and promotes the efficient use of resources by developing appropriate standards, and ensuring that infrastructure costs are included in all information technology analyses.
  • Promotes open and viable channels of communication with all GSC constituents regarding information technology policies, procedures, issues, and concerns.
  • Oversees the planning, analysis, design, and implementation of selected campus-wide software applications by working with faculty, staff, and students to determine requirements, achieve milestones, and deploy successful Information Services projects.
  • Ensures fiscal responsibility and accountability through coordination and preparation of the annual budget, authorizing the expenditure of funds, and maintaining overall budget control of the Information Services department.
  • Provides leadership and develops a competent, productive, and effective staff, both directly and through delegation, by hiring, training, evaluating performance, and supervising all employees of the Information Services department.
  • Enhances working relationships with local, state, and national organizations and institutions of higher education by serving as the College’s information technology representative and maintaining an open and regular dialogue with recognized leaders within the industry.
  • Facilitates a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
  • Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development training, and attending training and/or courses as directed by the President.
  • Contributes to the overall success of the department of Information Services by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the CBO.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.



  • Knowledge of management principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging information technologies.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging IT strategies related to server-related hardware, software, topologies, and standards in an academic environment.
  • Knowledge of personnel management principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of budget development and management principles.
  • Knowledge of USG/BOR policies and procedures
  • Skill in managing technology projects at the enterprise level.
  • Skill in the delegation of responsibility and authority.
  • Skill in collaborating with multiple constituents.
  • Skill in the operation of computers and job related software programs.
  • Skill in decision making and problem solving.
  • Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.



  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a master’s degree in a course of study related to the occupational field.
  • Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the division/department in order to direct and coordinate work within the division/department, usually interpreted to require seven to ten years of progressively responsible experience.

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Job No:
Posted: 4/12/2021
Application Due: 6/2/2021
Work Type: Full Time
Salary: 70,524.88