Vice President & Chief Information Officer

United States, North America
Mar 31, 2014
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Position Information

Posting Number: 9015

Internal Posting Date: 01-29-2014

Internal Closing Date: Open Until Filled

External Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Review of Applications begins on: 03-26-2014

Job Title: Vice Pres & Chief Info Officer

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Major Administrative Unit/College: Information Technology Services

Primary Department: 10047005 VICE PROVOST LIB, COMP & TECH

Position Employee Group: Executive Management-FAS

Appointment Basis: Annual Year, 12 months

Appointment Status: Continuing System Academic Staff

Employment %: 100


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Position Summary: The VP/CIO is an enterprise level position responsible for the overall leadership and management of Information Technology Services (ITS) in support of the administrative, academic and research functions. The VP/CIO will report to the Executive Vice President for Administrative Services and will have a dotted line reporting relationship to the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. The VP/CIO will be an active member of the President's Core Planning Team and will provide the IT strategy and vision that is consistent with the mission and goals of Michigan State University. The VP/CIO will work collaboratively with leadership, faculty, staff and students across the University and develop an environment that is highly responsive, reliable and serviced oriented.

Including those that report through the colleges, academic and non-academic support units, and those that report centrally, there are approximately 1,000 MSU Staff members who serve the university community as Information Technology Professionals. Supporting the entire campus and reporting directly to the VP/CIO, the central IT unit is comprised of 335 employees with an operating budget of $36.2 million.

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Support Staff: Minimum Requirements
A bachelor's degree is required. The successful candidate will be a transformative leader who will provide the strategic management and vision to guide the future direction of IT in support of the administrative, academic and research missions of MSU. The VP/CIO will possess senior IT leadership experience working in highly complex organizations, preferably research universities. Demonstrated understanding of the spectrum of IT activities, including technology infrastructure, academic and research computing, administrative systems and grant and outreach activities is essential. The VP/CIO will be a visible and inclusive leader with the ability to communicate effectively, develop strong trusting relationships at all levels and facilitate change.

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Desired Qualifications: An advanced degree is highly preferred.

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Number of Reference Letters Required: See Special Instructions

Special Instructions to Applicants: Candidates should provide curriculum vitae or resume with a letter of application. These materials should be sent electronically via e-mail to the University's consultants, Linda Hodges and Nick Giannas at The consultants can be reached by telephone through Ramona Kochis at (630) 575-6124.

Review of applications will begin on March 26, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited.

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Name/Title/Email Address of Search Committee Chair: Karen Klomparens/Asc. Provost and Dean of the Graduate Studies/

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Union Affiliation Non UnionPI74960332