Chief Information Officer

Buena Vista University has an opening for a Chief Information Officer (CIO). This position will provide strategic vision and direction for the IT department and promote the role of technology in contributing to the success of BVU while collaborating and forming alliances across campus to accomplish objectives. The position will determine the overall framework for information technology in support of departmental goals and requirements; create the strategic agenda and develop tactical plans to ensure implementation. Conduct ongoing risk assessments and audits to ensure that information systems are adequately protected and meet security requirements; maintain a current business continuity plan for information technology resources. Oversee the evaluation of requests for new technology to determine benefits, costs, required resources, alternatives, feasibility and congruence with existing technologies. In addition, participate in the development, negotiation and finalization of all technical support contracts and service level agreements for supported entities; facilitate discussions regarding current and anticipated service requirements, policy changes and alternate approaches.

A Bachelor’s degree in computer science, business administration, information systems or related field is required. A Master’s degree in computer science, information technology management, business administration, or a closely related field is preferred. Five years of experience leading an IT organization including supervision of IT staff is required. The ability to design and facilitate appropriate processes for effective decision making pertaining to IT resources and integrate technology resources into organizational strategy is required. Significant knowledge of information systems management, business administration and experience in higher education is preferred.

Buena Vista University

Buena Vista University is located on the shores of beautiful Storm Lake, a 3,200-acre natural lake located in Northwest Iowa. Since 1891, we have prepared students for lifelong success and blended liberal arts with real-world applications. BVU expands access to a quality education by empowering the people who propel Iowa forward in order to power rural vitality and personal prosperity. We foster an environment based on success both for our students and our employees, and we strive to build and support a diverse community. BVU firmly stands behind our motto, Education for Service, and was recently awarded the 2020 Carnegie Community Engagement Classification.

In Storm Lake you will find impressive amenities perfect for families, students, young professionals, and retirees alike. Residents and visitors enjoy an energetic downtown that is home to a variety of locally-owned retail stores that complement several national chains. There is an array of shopping, dining, and professional services, as well as a vibrant arts and multicultural environment. We are a diverse community in both population and opportunity. Most important, Storm Lake residents enjoy a relatively low cost of living and a high quality of life. Learn more at .

To Apply

To apply, submit an electronic application, cover letter, resume, and at least three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

A background check will be conducted on the final candidate.

BVU is an EOE/ADA/Smoke-free Employer