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Chief Information Officer

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Review of submitted applications will begin April 3, 2017.

Position Details

Classification Information

Classification Title Chief Information Officer
Regular/Temp Regular
Full-time/Part-time Full-Time
Position Notes

All part-time and temporary positions must abide by the ACA rules and regulations. In addition, part-time positions must abide by Valdosta State University regulations including allowed hours worked.

Position Information

Position Title Chief Information Officer
Job Search Identifier Staff
Proposed Salary Commensurate with experience and credentials
General Summary of Responsibilities

Serving under the direction of the Provost, the CIO serves as the senior administrative official responsible for leading the University’s Information Technology vision, strategic planning, change management, policy, architecture and infrastructure, and innovation initiatives. The CIO will be responsible for developing and communicating a strategic plan and portfolio of initiatives to both leverage the current and anticipated information technologies and services as well as explore and implement IT innovations which achieve the University’s educational, economic development, public service and research goals.

Review of completed applications will begin April 3, 2017

Required Qualifications

An advanced degree from an accredited 4-year university level institution and at least ten (10) years related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

Proven track record in strategic planning and implementation of information technology plans incorporating an understanding of requirements by constituent groups including, but not limited to: finance, administration, research and instruction, and student/faculty services.

Demonstrated ability to synthesize complex and/or diverse information taking into account organization’s strengths and weaknesses, challenges and opportunities, and need for change management.

Demonstrated ability to translate long-term strategies into day-to-day operations management including experience in aligning resources with strategic goals and priorities.

Strong communication and interpersonal skills including demonstrated ability to develop and maintain constructive and professional relationships with University administrators and staff, campus leadership, constituents at all levels and industry partners.

Must be able to effectively translate and communicate the real and potential capabilities of information technology to achieve the educational and business objectives to these diverse audiences.

Demonstrated record of managing, planning and forecasting fiscal and budget requirements including operational budgets, licensing, vendor contract negotiations; and personnel recruitment, retention, and compensation.

Demonstrated evidence in building effective and responsive operational teams.

Preferred Qualifications

A terminal or doctorate degree preferred.

Physical Requirements

Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with reasonable accommodation.

Ability to communicate with reasonable accommodation.

Position Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time, fully benefited (30+ hours)
Standard Hours 40

Essential Duties of the Position

The duties below reflect 90% of the employee's responsibilities. There is an additional 10% reserved for professional development and any other duties that may be assigned.

Job Duty

Provides oversight of selected data management and IT services and operations in support of the University.

Percentage Of Time 15
Job Duty

Plans and leads strategic IT initiatives; works with other University leadership to achieve the strategic goals of the University.

Percentage Of Time 15
Job Duty

Directs, develops and provides IT services to the University.

Percentage Of Time 15
Job Duty

Leads personnel responsible for all aspects of IT operations including: Technical Support Services, Information Security, Enterprise Application and Analytics, Enterprise Infrastructure Systems, and Information Technology Services.

Percentage Of Time 15
Job Duty

Provides data governance support to facilitate effective and efficient system wide data collection, warehousing, and reporting.

Percentage Of Time 15
Job Duty

Coordinates the development and implementation of IT best practices for the University; leads the development of IT related University policies, procedures, and implementation guidelines.

Percentage Of Time 15

Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number S00468
Desired Start Date 07/01/2017
Open Date 01/24/2017
Close Date 04/02/2017

Reference Requests

Reference Requests

Accept Online References No
Minimum Requests 5
Maximum Requests 5

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Have you earned an advanced degree from an accredited 4-year university level institution and do you have at least ten (10) years of verifiable experience OR do you have an equivalent combination of education and experience?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
  4. Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
Optional Documents