Vice President for Information Technology
Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC), a nationally recognized leader in urban-serving education, is one of 23 colleges within The City University of New York (CUNY) system. BMCC is the Borough’s first Community College and the largest College in CUNY, enrolling approximately 25,000 students in degree programs and 12,000 more students in continuing education programs. Students represent 155 countries around the world. BMCC students obtain associate degrees in 31 fields and are instructed by over 500 full-time dedicated faculty members who must maintain a portfolio of scholarship and research. To meet the needs of its students, the College offers courses and programs online, in offsite locations, in the evenings, and on weekends. BMCC is committed to a student-centered education and advancing knowledge through scholarly research. Community College Week recently ranked the College fifth in the nation for the number of associate degrees awarded to underrepresented groups. For more information about BMCC, please visit www.bmcc.cuny.edu. BMCC is currently seeking an experienced technology professional to join the College as the Vice President for Information Technology. The new Vice President will insure the integrated approach to all internal computing, media, and communications technology services; develop policies and procedures based on best practices; and oversee the financial management for the departments, programs, and services that comprise the Information Technology Division. Oversight responsibilities include but are not limited to the campus-wide data and voice networks, software systems in mainframe, the server and personal computer environment, IT support, participation in the University-wide Enterprises Research Planning (ERP) initiative, telecommunication services, IT security, the Academic IT Center, and the Multimedia Center. The successful candidate will play an integral role in providing institutional leadership in addressing technology and its impact on and support for the teaching, learning, research, marketing, enrollment, and administrative processes in the new higher education environment. S/he will develop, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive strategic IT plan for BMCC, aligning operational IT goals with the objectives of BMCC's educational mission. The new Vice President will work with campus groups and IT-dependent stakeholders in the BMCC community to help support efforts to use emerging technologies that encourage excellence in teaching and learning and that improve support services for faculty, students, and staff. The Vice President reports to the President and is a member of the President's Cabinet. Qualifications: A master’s degree and eight years of progressively responsible experience in an IT-related field is required. Exhibited skills in visionary and strategic thinking are a plus. Candidates should preferably bring experience in introducing new technologies and change in a complex environment. Strong communication and networking skills are essential, along with the ability to understand, interpret, and influence regulatory decisions that guide the business process. The successful candidate will have significant experience in budget and personnel management. Experience with PeopleSoft databases and implementation and migration of a student information system and finance and human resource systems (or similar ERP system) is desirable. A proven track record of implementing distance based learning initiatives would be helpful. Location: BMCC is located in lower Manhattan. This location offers a world of cultural opportunities to the students and employees. New York City is one of the most iconic cities in the world, boasting a storied history, the famous skyline, and endless attractions. Application: For a confidential discussion or to make a nomination, please contact Kate Nolde, Vice President, or Brandy Collins, Director for Executive Recruitment, RPA Inc. at 800-992-9277. Applicants may submit a letter of application and resume only to firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information will be requested as needed. For guaranteed full consideration, please submit materials by June 10, 2014. Borough of Manhattan Community College of The City University of New York (CUNY) is committed to providing equal employment and educational opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, transgender, disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, alienage or citizenship, partnership status, status as victim of domestic violence, or marital, military, or veteran status. We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.