3452 Spur 399, McKinney, Texas, 75069
We are searching for candidates that meet the required
qualifications and experience and are able to perform the essential
duties and responsibilities.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The Chief Innovation Officer serves as a member of the Executive
Leadership Team (ELT), reporting to the District President, to
execute and facilitate projects and partnerships that support the
strategic vision of Collin College, with an emphasis on leading
innovations in technology and implementing strategic
technology-focused partnerships that benefit the college.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Research and propose innovations that will position the college
to “leapfrog” to the forefront of services provided to Collin
College students; drive project results; and partner
cross-functionally to deliver and maintain systems. Propose budgets
and prepare necessary analysis to support budget
- Lead the college in applying cutting edge technologies to
support and facilitate outstanding student learning outcomes.
Provide leadership for technology services projects, including
iCollin, and other new forward-reaching initiatives.
- Lead the development and implementation of the college’s
Information Technology (IT) Plan, ensuring that college IT systems
are stable, secure, current (state-of-the-art), and meet the
academic, administrative, and operational needs of the
- Work collaboratively with leaders across the college and in the
communities we serve to identify innovative technology partnerships
that will benefit the college.
- Lead the college in implementing best practices. Promote open
innovation and creative thinking throughout the college. Set up and
run idea generation activities within the college.
- Recommend and schedule training needed to prepare the college’s
employee population (and student body, where needed) to utilize new
tools and systems.
- Identify new trends, market disruptions, and emerging
- Recommend resources for promising projects and establish
support systems to help move beyond status quo.
Physical Demands, Working Conditions and Physical
- Knowledge of Enterprise and Shadow system strengths,
capacities, and weaknesses
- Substantive knowledge of technology used in higher education
- General knowledge of higher education laws and
- Project management skills
- Organizational skills
- Excellent written, verbal and visual communication and
- Demonstrated excellence in the use of forward-looking,
- Experience with process change and optimization
- Excellent analytical, organizational, planning and
problem-solving skills with the ability to respond to changing
- Ability to provide broad problem-solving skills to critical,
time-sensitive, and technical issues
- Ability to research and understand ongoing advances in
- Ability to negotiate with vendors on behalf of the College
- Ability to coordinate with college personnel
- Ability to provide consulting, training and coaching support to
employees to empower them to solve problems and implement solutions
- Ability to communicate effectively to implement
- Ability to evaluate software and tools that will be most
effective for solving classroom, operational, and process
- Ability to successfully manage program and project budgets
Sedentary Work - Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, a
negligible amount of force frequently, and/or constantly having to
lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the
human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs
are sedentary if walking and standing are required only
occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met. Positions in
this class typically require talking, hearing, seeing, grasping,
standing, walking and repetitive motions. Relatively free from
unpleasant environmental conditions or hazards. Office environment.
Little physical effort required.
An earned master's degree from a regionally accredited institution
of higher education or equivalent education and experience in
innovation translatable within a higher education
Ten (10) years of directly related professional level experience
required, including three (3) years of supervisory experience.
Experience in a higher education information technology senior
leadership role is highly desirable but not required for
**This position is Security Sensitive, therefore, candidates
will be subject to a criminal background check.**
The above description is an overview of the job. It is not
intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities
of the job as duties and responsibilities may change with business
needs. Collin College reserves the right to add, change, amend, or
delete portions of this job description at any time, with or
without notice. Reasonable accommodations may be made by Collin
College in its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions.
Required & Preferred Qualifications (if
Defining the Leading Edge
CHIEF INNOVATION OFFICER
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Collin College is an incredible organization and the Chief
Innovation Officer role offers an opportunity to make substantive,
real contributions to our growing, vision-focused organization. If
the possibility intrigues you, please read through the job
description outlined below and submit your application
We are seeking a talented leader with a depth and breadth of
knowledge in technical innovation to lead innovation throughout our
high-performing, high-growth college. We are looking for an
individual who can demonstrate and clearly articulate the visionary
successes they’ve had in helping higher education institutions move
forward by using their knowledge, expertise, and technology to
solve problems and improve processes. For candidates applying from
outside of higher education, help us understand how your
significant accomplishments translate to this environment.
The successful candidate must have a wide variety of notable
professional experiences that demonstrate a commitment to their
organizations’ advancement, viability, and successes. Having a
sense of humor (others must laugh, too!) is a welcome bonus! Most
importantly, having a strong sense of mission that enables the
individual to become a senior contributor in reaching Collin
College’s vision of delivering a brighter future for our students
and our communities is crucial.
Collin College’s first Chief Innovation Officer came out of
retirement after a career in a state university to establish the
direction for the college’s future in innovation and technology. As
such, this esteemed leader arrived with a preplanned second
retirement date which is now fast approaching. We are seeking a
truly gifted individual to come alongside our Chief Innovation
Officer as he prepares to fully retire later this year.
Three short phrases describe the ideal candidate:
1. Insightful vision for the future;
2. People skills with humility belying your many accomplishments;
3. A laser-focused determination to move Collin College from very
good to truly GREAT!
Reporting to District President, Dr. Neil Matkin, this key position
will serve as a member of the District President’s Cabinet and lead
the college’s cutting-edge initiatives related to technology,
including a robust “skunkworks” division, the district-wide ERP
conversion from Banner to Workday, the full launch of iCollin – a
distance learning campus serving the entire district, an expansive
wide area network of more than 60 miles, and state-of-the art
technology labs across 9 current campuses and centers, plus 2
additional campuses under development that will be opening in 2021.
In addition, this position will serve in an advisory capacity for
the new IT Center at the Frisco Campus that opens in August 2021.
Both aspirational and operational skills, as well as inspiration
and vision for the future of technology applications in higher
education are essential for this key position. The successful
professional will enjoy collaboration from an outstanding team of
colleagues across the college.
This is a unique opportunity to join one of the foremost community
college districts in Texas. With a dedicated Board of Trustees, the
lowest tuition in the state, and the second lowest tax rate among
Texas community colleges, Collin College serves our students and
citizens by providing excellence in educational opportunities and
returning nearly three quarters of a billion dollars in economic
impact each year to our communities.
This position offers the opportunity to make significant
contributions with a fiscally sound, multi-campus community college
district that serves a growing population of nearly 60,000 credit
and non-credit students annually in the North Texas region.
Collin’s campuses are beautifully designed, located in thriving
communities, and boast a truly outstanding faculty and staff.
The intent of this job description is to provide a
representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities
that will be required of the positions given this title and shall
not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and
responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be
requested to perform job-related tasks other than those
specifically presented in this description. Fair Labor Standards
Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. The employer
actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider
***This is a Security Sensitive position. Therefore candidates
will be subject to a criminal background check.***
For any employment questions, please contact HR at (972) 985-3783
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Collin College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to
all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or