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Chief Information Officer

Hartwick College
Oneonta, NY

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Date: February 10, 2022
Title: Chief Information Officer

Description: The Chief Information Officer reports to the Vice President for Finance. This position has responsibility for planning, directing, and managing information technology resources campus-wide. The CIO has overall responsibility for all ITS staff and providers of outside services and consulting expertise. This position provides strategic direction for campus-wide technologies and plans the staff development and/or contracted resources necessary to support teaching, learning, communication, and administration.


  • Ensure the high quality and consistency of the College’s technology systems including servers, data networks, telephone systems
  • Ensure the high quality of the College’s information systems, both campus- and Internet based
  • Assure the security of networks, technology systems, and data
  • Position the College to use data in decision-making by improving data governance and management practices, integrating data sources and increasing overall organizational analytical capabilities.
  • Establish technology policies in coordination with appropriate College committees and administrators
  • Manage IT Division resources, including the administration of personnel and budget to ensure maximum effectiveness and quality of service delivered, as well as cultivating an inclusive culture that emphasizes collaboration, continuous improvement and commitment to excellence
  • Provide executive leadership for the digital transformation of University services considering both process improvement and end-user experiences.
  • Advise in the selection, deployment and use of technology in the curriculum
  • Plan and deploy technologies to support the College’s mission
  • Coordinate with College facilities managers for the maintenance and improvement of technologies infrastructure
  • Establish and oversee contracts with the College’s technology vendors
  • IT assessment planning, implementation, and reporting
  • Create an inclusive organizational culture that is welcoming of equity and diversity, stresses collegiality, and values professional development.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • As a representative of the College, must comport oneself in a professional manner at all times, both on and off campus.
  • Comply with all applicable College, Federal, State, local and associational regulations
  • Participate in significant campus activities including Welcome Weekend, True Blue Weekend, and Commencement Weekend.

Qualifications: Minimum requirements for this position are a Bachelor’s degree (BA or BS) from an accredited college or university. Master’s degree preferred. A minimum of 7 years’ experience in Information Technology management, including 3 years in an educational setting and a history of increasing responsibility over the 7 years.

  • An understanding of the leadership structure within an academic environment and the competing interests that drive decision-making.
  • Experience implementing industry best practices in project management, service management, application selection, and development.
  • Leadership role in the implementation of an institution-wide technology solution with significant process improvement and organizational change management components.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience as a change agent; ability to create and manage change effectively
  • Experience in building vendor relationships, negotiating contracts, developing budgets and devising financial strategies.
  • Ability to promote customer-centric technical support and to identify and respond to customer support needs
  • A strong understanding of information security and risk management.
  • Strong financial management skills including the ability to manage complex budgets with multiple fund sources.

The Chief Information Officer is frequently required to stand and walk to other areas on campus, lift computers and peripherals, and carry computers and peripherals within the department and to/from storage areas, as the position involves the use of computer systems the Chief Information Officer is frequently typing and viewing a computer screen or monitor. As an essential role of the Chief Information Officer is to communicate with students, faculty and staff of the College, talking and hearing are frequent activities.

The Chief Information Officer may lift and/or move up to 50 pounds; lifting and moving of items of greater weight are typically assessed by a hand truck.

All employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the start of their employment.

An independent, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1,200 full-time undergraduates, Hartwick embraces the teacher-scholar model, with teaching excellence as the first priority, and seeks to recruit, retain and promote a diverse workforce. The College features a Liberal Arts in Practice general education curriculum and aspires to “be the best at melding liberal arts education with experiential learning.”

Hartwick operates as a community of learners where there is a very real sense of belonging and connection. By joining Hartwick, you become part of a group of people who work together, share in our successes, and a celebrate our accomplishments. All positions at Hartwick contribute to the education and development of students with the opportunity to see the impact on future leaders—what you do at Hartwick really matters.

Our beautiful 425-acre campus is located in the scenic Susquehanna River valley in Oneonta, New York—a charming town near the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick offers health benefits to domestic partners of employees, flexible scheduling, opportunities to engage in athletic and cultural events (concerts, exhibits, and lectures) and tuition benefits for eligible employees and their dependents.

Hartwick College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression and is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to broadening “the understanding, awareness, and appreciation of diversity among all members of the Hartwick community.” Women, minorities, and other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Hartwick College is committed to providing a safe and secure educational and employment environment. Employment at Hartwick College is therefore contingent upon a successful background check on every new employee. Candidates to whom an offer of employment is made will be required to sign a Release of Information Form authorizing the College to conduct a thorough background check.

Hartwick College is committed to a diverse candidate pool, values an inclusive workforce and workplace environment, and wishes to minimize or eliminate the impact of implicit bias during the search and hiring process.

All applicants are asked to submit the following materials with their online applications:

  • A cover letter;
  • A resume;
  • A Diversity Statement that addresses how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity will support Hartwick College’s Diversity Statement (; and
  • The names and contact information for three references, with annotation regarding how the reference is related to you and your work (at least one of your references must be from a current and/or previous supervisor).

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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Working at Hartwick College 

An independent, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1500 full-time undergraduates, Hartwick embraces the teacher-scholar model, with teaching excellence as the first priority.  Located in the scenic Susquehanna River valley in Oneonta, NY, near the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains, the College has adopted a Liberal Arts in Practice curriculum and aspires to “be the best at melding liberal arts education with experiential learning.” 

Our Mission
Hartwick College, an engaged community, integrates a liberal arts education with experiential learning to inspire curiosity, critical thinking, creativity, personal courage and an enduring passion for learning.

Our Purpose
Our purpose as a college of the liberal arts and sciences is to educate people who will thrive in and contribute to the world of the future; people who are prepared to meet the personal, intellectual, and social challenges of a rapidly changing and increasingly interdependent world.

Hartwick graduates will be noted as being able to thrive in a world of global interdependence in which people of the broadest range of national, ethnic, social, and personal backgrounds will interact personally and technologically.

To thrive in this context will require that Hartwick students learn to: understand the world from a variety of perspectives; work constructively with people from a variety of backgrounds and life experiences; be avid learners and critical thinkers; communicate effectively and have a well-developed personal presence; be purposeful in their actions and value-based in their decisions; and know how to use information technology resources as a routine tool to enhance effectiveness.

Our Values
We are:

  • a college of the liberal arts and sciences, focusing on the development of the disciplines of thinking, learning, analyzing, communicating, and values-based judgment;
  • a relationship college, focusing on the development of a 24 hour per day, seven day per week, residential educational experience characterized by personal responsibility and collaborative relationships among faculty, students, and staff; and
  • a future-directed college, focusing on educating people in ways that will make them effective and contributing citizens to the world of their future.

Our Character:
By being intentional in fulfilling our values—taking those actions that help us better be what we believe we should be—we are a college of both quality and distinctiveness. We are a future-directed community of learners where students, faculty, and staff are mutually engaged in intellectual, social, and personal learning inside and outside of the classroom. Our curricular and co-curricular educational experience emphasizes: shared and interdependent learning; a balance of challenge and support; a caring commitment to the individual; intellectual, social, and individual rigor; the development of personal responsibility; and approaches that link theory and practice, what we term "The Liberal Arts in Practice." 

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