Chief Information Officer

Employer
Washburn University
Location
Kansas, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Jul 28, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Computer Sciences & Technology, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Instructional Technology & Design (Campus), Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology, Technology Administration/Other, Chief Technology & Information Officers
Employment Type
Full Time


Position Details

Position Title

Chief Information Officer

Position Number

000606

Position Summary

The Chief Information Officer ( CIO ) for Washburn University is responsible for the leadership, vision, integrative management, and direction for the university’s shared information systems, including institution-wide strategic planning, budgeting, fixed assets, software licenses, and maintenance contracts for information technologies, and coordination and integration of all university information systems and services. Leads and coordinates the development and implementation of integrated, strategic information technology plans, policies, and procedures for the university.

Essential Job Functions of Position

The CIO role requires an individual with proven leadership abilities, experience, preparation, and training sufficient to guide Washburn University’s information technology systems, to plan for and manage the implementation of future needed changes, and to assess and enhance the effectiveness of those systems; an ability to develop and articulate a shared vision for the future of the university’s information technology functions; an understanding of the academic mission and cultures of higher education and public institutions.

The CIO provides university-wide vision, leadership, and direction in the management and operation of shared information services across the institution, including campus infrastructure, the campus Data Center, Cloud Services, and other business systems, telephone systems and services, the university’s web applications, and sites, media support for electronic and smart classrooms, one-card applications, technology support center, and faculty, staff and lab workstation support and refresh program. Responsible for establishing and documenting requirements, standards, design, and maintenance of networking configuration, server technologies, wireless, and voice over Internet protocol. Related to each of the key areas of responsibility, this position performs the following duties and holds the following responsibilities:

Systems and Networking Services
• Provides leadership, direction, and assistance in the formulation and development of long-range plans related to the development of the voice and data telecommunications and information networks and infrastructure to effectively support the university’s mission.
• Prepares and assists in the operational plans for implementation of objectives identified in the long-range plans.

Application Services
• Provides leadership, direction, and assistance in formulating and developing long-range plans related to the utilization of administrative, student support and academic information systems and technologies to effectively support the university’s institutional management.
• Prepares and assists in the operational plans for implementation of objectives identified in the long-range plans.
• Prepares and submits budgets in support of approved plans.

Instructional Services
• Provides leadership, direction, and assistance in formulating and developing long-range plans related to utilizing information technology to effectively support academic programs.
• Prepares and assists in the operational plans for implementation of objectives identified in the long-range plans.
• Prepares and submits budgets in support of approved plans.
• Works with departments and staff campus-wide to develop opportunities for curricular innovation and the application of information technology in such areas as distance learning, instructional media services, online education and multimedia development.

User Services
• Provides leadership, direction, and assistance in the formulation and development of long-range plans related to the support of desktop and laptop computers, computer labs and associated services to effectively support faculty, staff and students in the use of information technology.
• Prepares and assists in the operational plans for implementation of objectives identified in the long-range plans.

Provides leadership and participates in the university governance to include
• Technology Steering Committee (Chair)
• Faculty Information Technology Advisory Council
• Washburn Information Technology Advisory Council (Chair)
• Washburn Data Governance Committee
• Kansas Regional Educational Network (KanREN Board)
• Regents Information Technology Council ( RITC )

Internal and External Interactions
• Serves as the key liaison between the university and various state or external organizations for matters related to the uses of information technology.
• Ensures compliance with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and utilization of resources.
• Maintains professional contacts with other universities, hardware and software vendors, and professional organizations concerning existing and developing information technologies.
• Identifies user needs and directs the building of technology teams to work across all levels of the university.
• Formulates and administers a strategic technology plan, including standards (e.g., cabling and desktop computer configurations), policies and standards (e.g., cybersecurity and acceptable use) to maximize limited resources.
· Ensures the documentation of technology system configurations, processes, and procedures are current. Maintains licenses and upgrade strategies for server and network systems and defines overall network security strategies and procedures.
• Coordinates, facilitates and consults with all university staff and faculty on information systems, communications, and student management systems initiatives.
• Develops the necessary human infrastructure for access, training, and support for information technology-related activities at the university.
• Provides leadership and written plans to identify security and disaster recovery needs.

Performs additional job-related duties as assigned or as appropriate.

Non-Essential Job Functions of Position

Education and Experience

Masters degree with five years of management/supervisory experience in information technology or a bachelor’s degree with seven years management/supervisory experience in information technology.

At least three years of experience in a higher education environment.

Demonstrated success in budget and organizational management.

Preferred: Masters in Educational Administration, MBA, or Masters in Information Systems/Computer Science.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

The proven ability to create and implement a vision for information technology systems and services in a university environment to conceptualize and articulate information technology directions and choices to institutional officers and others in the university community.

Demonstrate a collaborative approach to problem-solving, a commitment to staff diversity, learning, and development; knowledge of a broad range of information technologies, including administrative, instructional, and desktop computing, telecommunications, information management, and security.

Proven project management skills and effective interpersonal and communication skills.

Licenses, Certifications & Registrations

Additional Requirements (e.g. Physical Demands)

Campus Security Authority

Yes

Special Instructions to Applicant

Advertised Pay

Competitive

Work Schedule

Regular Business Hours

Full-time/Part-time

Full Time

Average Hours per Week

Months per Year

12

FLSA

Exempt

FTE

1

EEO Statement

Washburn is dedicated to providing a student-centered and teaching focused academic environment and a curriculum that engages the diversity of human experience across the globe. We seek candidates who are committed to Washburn’s efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. Application materials should clearly articulate how the candidate will contribute to the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through their teaching, research, and/or service.

Washburn University is an EOE . Washburn University provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or parental status.

Posting Number

S0261P

Background Check Required?

Yes

Driving History Checked?

No

Drug Screen Required?

N/A

Anticipated Start Date

10/01/2021

Position End Date (if temporary)

For earliest consideration apply by

08/10/2021

Posting Close Date

Open Until Filled?

Yes

Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting

https://washburn.peopleadmin.com/postings/3636
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Masters degree with five years of management/supervisory experience in information technology OR a bachelor's degree with seven years of management/supervisory experience in information technology?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have at least three years of experience in a higher education environment?
    • Yes
    • No
Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

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