Chief Information Officer Position Advertisement (999889) Chief Information Officer The Chief Information Officer (CIO) is responsible for the University-wide leadership, vision and strategic planning for all information services, resources and technology. The CIO directs all University administrative information solutions and technology infrastructure systems ensuring the efficient use of human and financial resources in support of the University's Mission and Strategic Plan. Responsibilities: Provides leadership to the University community in all technology and information related solutions and services, and directs University-wide information services, resources, and technology: coordinates the evaluation and implementation of new information technology and recommends campus-wide policies for information and technology. Through the Information Systems (IS) Directors, manages the following IS functions: service management, technology support services, business and student information solutions, network and telecommunications services, security and email, systems administration, and academic application solutions. This position manages IS resources: prepares annual and project budgets, prepares and maintains a five year technology plan, allocates human and financial resources, approves and coordinates IS priorities, and analyzes and resolves problems. The selected candidate will ensure projects remain on scheduled timelines and are completed. This position also leads the University's Technology Governance Process and chairs the Information Technology Advisory Board. The selected candidate will report to the Vice President of Finance and Administrative Services (VPFAS) and work closely with the Directors and Managers within the Finance and Administrative Services area as well as other academic and administrative department heads. This position is responsible for staffing including hiring, training, supervising and evaluating directors; establishes goals and policies; communicates effectively and in a timely manner with IS staff, university divisions and departments; represents the IS division to the university administration, campus community, and outside organizations; and serves on university committees as assigned or appointed. This position engages in personal professional development to stay current with the demands of the position; is a positive influence for the effective use of technology for administrative and academic uses; and provides or coordinates process reengineering and software training services as appropriate. The selected candidate will contribute to a team effort by welcoming new and different work requirements; explore new opportunities to enhance the services of the division; and assist others to accomplish related job results as needed. The selected candidate will represents MSU at state and national technology meetings and perform additional related duties as assigned by the VPFAS. Required Qualifications: A Master's degree and at least five years' experience in the application of information resources and technologies is required. A strong understanding and vision of the role information resources and technologies have in support of academic and administrative programs is also required. The selected candidate must exhibit a "customer first" (students, faculty, and staff) orientation in providing exceptional service in all responsibilities and interactions with a proven ability to identify and adapt quickly to changing priorities, responsibilities, and student, faculty, and staff needs and expectations. The selected candidate will have strong oral and written communication skills and demonstrated success in the management of related personnel and budgets. The selected candidate will have led and managed successful IT efforts within a higher education setting. Preferred Qualifications: A deep understanding of the culture at and the information technology solutions which support successful higher education institutions is preferred. Experience with development and implementation of services that support a strong online academic component such as service desk support, administrative application support, and policy considerations is also preferred.
Category: Executive , Keywords: Chief Information Officer (CIO)