Schedule Information: Monday - Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm.
Employee is on call 24/7/52 to respond to campus security and/or
safety problems. Employee must carry and maintain a personal
cellular telephone, subject to College business use reimbursement
Hours per Week: 37.5
Benefits: Health, Dental, Life & Disability; Sick,
Vacation & Holiday Pay; Personal Business; Harper Tuition
Waivers; and Professional Expense
Work Conditions: Work is primarily indoor and sedentary in
Duties of Position: As an integral part of the senior
leadership team, The Chief Information Officer serves as the
principal technology leader for the institution. The CIO leads and
manages the Information Technology Services division with a budget
exceeding $11 million.
Responsible for providing the vision and leadership delivering
information technology strategies across the institution to enable
better teaching and learning in multiple modalities, operational
excellence and best practices for maintaining data security. The
CIO reports to the Executive Vice President of Finance and
Administrative Services and serves on the President’s Learning
Demonstrates an unwavering commitment to diversity, equity and
inclusion by recruiting and retaining employees from diverse
backgrounds and eliminating barriers to success of all
Maintains a vision for future technology needs and recommends
strategies, priorities and projects that will enable the College to
meet its strategic goals and mission.
Identifies and implements technology solutions to enable
best-in-class operational excellence.
Facilitates best practices and cutting-edge technology to maintain
Develops and leads a cross-functional technology governance
structure to address the college’s most critical technology issues
such as educational technology, data security, administrative
systems and data & analytics.
Leads IT strategic and tactical planning in order to address
institutional goals that foster innovation and prioritize strategic
Manages IT systems and resources to ensure continued high-quality
Maintains the integrity and strategic development of the
institution’s information and communications infrastructure for
mission critical functions, ensuring optimal performance of the
networks, computer systems and cloud operations.
Continuously improves an IT organizational structure as technology
changes and organizational needs evolve.
Identifies the most cost-effective investment of financial
resources for IT systems, staffing, daily operations, project
implementation, product purchases and/or contract
Responsible for the annual budget process for institutional
technology needs; develops annual IT operational and capital
budgets; develops and maintains the institution’s IT strategic
Ensures processes are in place for IT data security, risk
management, disaster recovery and business continuity, and that
these processes are reviewed regularly to remain current and
Partners with academic and administrative constituents to identify
emerging technologies and implement them to fulfill the
Perform other duties and responsibilities as required, assigned, or
Educational Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required with
preference for a Masters’ degree in information technology,
business, computer science, or relevant field.
Experience Requirements: At least seven years increasingly
responsible experience in information technology including
demonstrated success as a department head or other senior
management level. Direct experience managing large scale budgets
and funding models for at least five years. 5 years of IT
leadership in higher education is strongly preferred.
Evidence of a commitment to support and strengthen initiatives that
promote diversity, inclusion, and equity.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability
to work collaboratively in a shared governance and unionized
Application Review Date: Applications are accepted until the
position is filled though priority will be given to applications
received on or before: August 20, 2021
Required Documents: ***A resume and cover letter are required to
complete the application process***
* Official transcripts required upon hire
* Employment is contingent upon Criminal Background Check.
* Employment sponsorship is not available.
Harper College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to
create an inclusive learning and working environment where
individual differences and identities are respected, valued and
embraced. We encourage women, people from historically
underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans
Advertised: August 06, 2021 Central Daylight Time