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Chief Information Officer

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Illinois, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Aug 27, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Chief Technology & Information Officers, Executive, Other Executive
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Details

Nominations and applications are invited for the position of Chief Information Officer at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The university seeks accomplished and strategic-minded candidates with the education and experience to collaborate with units across campus to seek new ways to engage and serve current students, faculty and staff and to help recruit prospective students. The successful candidate will be a highly experienced, collaborative, student-centered IT professional who has a record as a strong leader with a track record of setting and achieving unit and institutional goals.

Founded in 1869, SIU Carbondale is the flagship campus of the Southern Illinois University System. With more than 11,000 students and more than 3,000 faculty and staff, the Carbondale campus offers a full range of doctoral, master’s, bachelor’s and associate degrees in addition to professional degrees in law and medicine. It is a diverse, student-centered, research-intensive university that has earned national recognition for its teaching, research, service, civic engagement, and commitment to diversity and inclusion.

The physical beauty of the region is a major attraction to students, faculty and visitors.  Sixty miles to the south of Carbondale is the historic confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, the two forming the border of the southern tip of Illinois. Just six hours south of Chicago and within easy driving distance of St. Louis, Memphis, Nashville and Indianapolis, SIU Carbondale draws students from the Midwest but also from nearly every U.S. state and nearly 100 nations.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serves as chief fiscal and administrative officer of the Office of Information Technology and participates as a member of the Chancellor's executive cabinet.
  • Provides leadership in the areas of information technology and information security, including strategic planning, management of the Office of Information Technology, project management, purchasing and vendor relations, budgeting, personnel coordination, user support, oversight of campus computing laboratories, and campus technology training.
  • Works collaboratively with administrators, deans, directors, faculty, academic and administrative staff, and students in identifying and implementing effective uses of technology and in enhancing information security.
  • Engages actively with University leaders to ensure that the Office of Information Technology's (OIT) priorities align with the University's mission and strategic plan.
  • Manages the Office of Information Technology to provide excellent user-centric information technology services across campus with high customer satisfaction.
  • Collaborates with campus leadership to ensure effective planning and implementation for disaster recovery and operations continuity.
  • Develops and supports a strong culture of continuous improvement across the Office of Information Technology.
  • Works actively with constituents across the university to facilitate communication and to meet technology and security needs and to develop information technology governance policies and procedures.
Minimum Qualifications  
  • Bachelor's degree and at least ten years of progressive professional experience in the management of information technology in a higher education organization.
  • Ability to develop and implement a strategic vision for future information technologies.
  • Collaborative leadership skills and a record of consensus building.
  • Ability to interact effectively with faculty, students, staff, vendors, and other stakeholders.


Preferred Qualifications:

• A Master's degree may substitute for 3 years of progressive professional experience. 

Required Documents:Cover Letter, Resume Contact: Matthew Baughman Contact Phone #:618-453-2341 Security/Safety Sensitive: Security sensitive (subject to pre-employment criminal background investigation) Contact Email:   TO APPLY: ALL APPLICATIONS ARE RECEIVED ONLY THROUGH THE SIU CARBONDALE ONLINE HIRING PORTAL.  YOU CAN FIND THE JOB POSTING WITH A LINK TO THE APPLICATION PROCESS BY CLICKING HERE:   DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR BEST CONSIDERATION: JULY 23, 2021    

SIU Carbondale, member of the SIU System, is an anti-racist community that opposes racism, discrimination and inequity in any form, and embraces diversity, inclusion, equity, and justice for all people.

SIU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to
serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration.

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