Assistant Vice President of Information Technology Services

Earlham College
Earlham College - Richmond, IN, 47374

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Technology, IT Support & Training
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Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job Details

Job Location: Earlham College - Richmond, IN

Position Type: Full Time

Education Level: 4 Year Degree

Job Category: Administrative

Earlham College seeks an experienced and skilled strategist and manager to fill the position of the Assistant Vice President of Information Technology. The AVP of IT will supervise Information Technology Services (ITS) and serve as the College's Chief Information Officer. Campus wide Information Technology Services (ITS) includes the printing center, the campus store, and postal services. ITS is responsible for all academic, administrative, and business technology, including Ellucian Banner, help desk, telecommunications, networking, classroom technology, and information security. The AVP of IT is responsible for leading the College's effort to efficiently and appropriately collect, store, and share data and information across all functional units, creating a global data model that enables Earlham to use information strategically.

The AVP of IT reports to the Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration and to College Cabinet when appropriate. Earlham is a small Quaker liberal arts college in Richmond, Indiana with a long track record of excellent teaching and student/faculty research. Earlham is a place where progress and decisions are made in a participatory, collaborative way. Committees operate using consensus as their deliberative and decision-making structure, a commitment to and valuing of this type of governance is essential for everyone at Earlham.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Supervising, developing, and recruiting talented ITS colleagues
  • Collaborating to develop, communicate and implement technology policies
  • Enhancing the security of data across campus
  • Partnering with key individuals and in the development of digital literacy for our students
  • Leading the consultative processes of designing Earlham's technology strategy, implementing that strategy
  • Negotiating and administering contracts with vendors for a variety of technology services and equipment
  • Representing Earlham through consortiums such as the Great Lakes College Association, Consortium of Liberal Arts Colleges, and similar organizations


  • Bachelors degree in computer science or a related discipline (with an MBA or other advanced degree preferred)
  • Experience using technology to support teaching, administration, and research in higher education
  • Experience in higher education IT management, leadership, and supervision; including enterprise scale systems and the migrations and connections between them
  • Working knowledge of the strategic issues facing higher education and IT practices in higher education
  • Experience with open source software
  • Effective interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills
  • Experience managing large capital and operating budgets
  • Experience identifying and managing technology-related risks including those related to information security, privacy, and disaster recovery
  • An understanding of the values of a liberal arts institution
  • Must be able to travel for vendor, consortium, and training purposes as required
Candidates who meet some but not all of the desired qualities for this position are encouraged to apply.

To Apply:

Please submit the following application materials through the Earlham College Career Portal:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Contact information for three references
The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Earlham College requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or apply for and receive a qualified exemption within two weeks of the employment start date.

Earlham College is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse community, one that reflects the makeup of society at large and that particularly welcomes and supports individuals from groups that have been historically marginalized because of factors such as race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, and physical ability. The College strongly encourages applications from women and people of color. As an institution with a Quaker identity, the College also solicits applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlhams Work Authorization Policy

Earlham utilizes E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility for all newly hired employees within the United States.


Working at Earlham College

Earlham is a selective national liberal arts college founded in 1847. Earlham's affiliation with the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) informs our emphasis on seeking the truth wherever it leads, respect for persons, learning from and with one another, conflict management and peacemaking, diversity, global education and on international experience. 

  • Earlham's 1,019 students are bright, eager and hardworking; they report significantly higher numbers of books read, papers written, interaction with professors, and other predictors of successful educational outcomes than are reported nationally.
  • Earlham graduates pursue advanced degrees at a high rate. Between 1992 and 2006, 10 percent of Earlham College graduates completed doctoral degrees. In fact, Earlham is 29th among 1,533 U.S. institutions in the percentage of graduates who go on to earn Ph.D.s; 10th, in biological sciences. Many Earlham alumni are deeply and personally committed to social action and to trying to improve the world. (These findings are based on the Weighted Baccalaureate Origins Study for 1992-2006 provided by the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium. Rankings reflect relative size of institutions.)
  • Faculty at Earlham rate their working environment highly, citing the match between the College's mission and their own sense of personal and professional aims. Our governance structure emphasizes collaboration and consultation. The Faculty Meeting and all committees operate by consensus-seeking rather than by voting.
  • Earlham's faculty have created a rich liberal arts curriculum that values interdisciplinary study. The College's recently redesigned General Education Program prepares students for a life of critical knowledge and informed action. Faculty actively lead international study programs in which 70 percent of our students participate for at least a semester.
  • The Richmond/Wayne County community of 70,000 is small enough to need and value the contributions and expertise of Earlham faculty and students. Our faculty often provide advice and leadership aimed at improving the quality of life and are involved with educational, environmental, social service, cultural and governmental organizations in Wayne County. In addition, faculty engage Earlham students in community-related research and presentations.
  • At the same time, our community is large enough to provide a microcosm of urban challenges. The community enjoys a symphony orchestra, civic theater, art and historical museum, environmental education center, regional arboretum, and miles of improved hiking and nature trails in the geologically rich Ordovician limestone Whitewater River gorge. Five institutions of higher education are located in Richmond and Wayne County: Earlham College, Earlham School of Religion, Bethany Seminary, Indiana University East and Ivy Tech State College.
  • Richmond is near three airports: 45 minutes west of Dayton, Ohio; an hour east of Indianapolis; and 75 minutes northwest of Cincinnati.
  • For more information about openings, contact Becky Thomas, academic dean and vice president for academic affairs.

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