Chief Information Officer

Tennessee, United States
$85,000.00 - $100,000.00
Dec 22, 2020
Position Type
Executive, Other Executive
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time


is accepting applications for the following position:


Chief Information Officer



Position number: B99734


Salary: $85,000 to $100,000                                      


Motlow State is the fastest growing college in Tennessee.  We are located in the beautiful rolling hills of middle Tennessee and have four campuses that serve students from eleven counties.  We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes an excellent retirement package from the state of Tennessee, 401K plan with match, thirteen paid annual holidays in addition to annual and sick leave days, health and dental insurance, tuition discounts, and state employee discounts. Motlow positions are contingent upon funding availability and budget approval.


Minimum Qualifications:


Bachelor’s degree required in Computer Science, Business Administration, Management, or other related fields. 7 years of relevant experience in information technology with at least 5 years of senior information systems management, including extensive experience with IT strategic planning, budgeting, and personnel management; systems analysis and project management. Demonstrated knowledge of the ways and methods by which technology support the teaching-learning environment.


Preferred Qualifications:


Master’s degree preferred in Computer Science, Business Administration, Management, or other related fields. Significant experience in all aspects of information technology planning, development and implementation, including but not limited to enterprise resource planning, systems architecture, telecommunications, database administration, and security and compliance issues. Experience in a Banner ERP environment and experience in an academic environment. Experience in Oracle Relational Database Systems, ERP processing, SQL, PLSQL, Pro*C, Linux operating system, MS-Windows operating system, My Motlow administration, third party vendor support software, D2L event processing, front-end portal, and data processing and retrieval techniques. Ability to learn and apply new emerging technologies. Strong interpersonal communication skills; ability to communicate effectively using written and verbal skills. Must be able to communicate technical information to both technical and non-technical personnel.


General Function:


The Chief Information Officer (CIO) will lead the college’s ongoing commitment to promote and support the strategic use of information technology that advances the overall mission of the College. Responsible for the administration and operation of Information Technology services and for establishing policies, priorities, and an appropriate information system plan for administrative computing. This position interfaces with institutional wide functional users to develop a college-wide consensus to support the college mission. Oversee the planning and implementation of software, hardware, network and IT security solutions that support the strategic, institutional effectiveness, student success and quality enhancement plan of the College. Office administration, customer service, time management, organizational, and scheduling skills required.


Major Duties and Responsibilities:

(Duties and responsibilities listed are examples of work performed and may be modified as needs of the College may dictate)


  • (Duties and responsibilities listed are examples of work performed and may be modified as needs of the College may dictate)
  • Responsible for broad information technology services including applications development and maintenance, classroom and online learning technology support, information security, voice and data communications, network services and maintenance and user support;
  • Provide leadership in the development of a strategic direction for information technology services, gauging and anticipating the diverse needs of College constituents, monitoring trends and innovations in the industry to meet those needs; developing and implementing strategic long and short-term technology plans; and making actionable recommendations to senior leadership;
  • Work along with Senior Leadership to ensure IT alignment with the College’s mission, academic goals, and decision making;
  • Provide leadership and vision for new emerging technology that will align with the institutions’ mission and goals;
  • Lead, direct, manage and plan for appropriate training and career growth opportunities for personnel within information technology services and systems administration.
  • Provide recommendations for the acquisition of information technology systems based on the needs and requirements of the academic and administrative user communities;
  • Ensure IT data security, risk management, disaster recovery and business continuity planning processes and policies are in place and receive regular review for currency and adequacy;
  • Monitor and maintain IT policies and procedures in compliance with current state audit standards;
  • Review annual budget and expenditures for enterprise resource planning (ERP); plans and manage ERP projects, including third-party-software integration;
  • Monitor major technology projects;
  • Ensure college stays abreast of new technology and IT best practices;
  • Serve as liaison and maintain effective relations with both internal and external constituents of IT, MSCC and TBR;
  • Contribute to written narratives of SACSCOC accreditation;
  • Communicate and cooperate with the Executive Vice-President of Business and    Finance regarding all software, hardware, network or security issues;
  • Performs other job-relate duties and functions as assigned.



Human Resources Office, Dept. 200

Motlow State Community College

Telephone (931) 393-1541, TDD (931 393-1621)



Motlow College is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Sections 504/ADA Employer


Motlow State Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity or national origin, sex, disability, age status as a protected veteran or any other class protected by Federal or State laws and regulations and by Tennessee Board of Regents policies with respect to employment, programs, and activities.