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Associate VP

Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Oct 4, 2022
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Job Title
Associate VP & CIO

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Finance And Administration

Proposed Minimum Salary

Job Location
Corpus Christi, Texas

Job Type

Job Description

  • Please direct all nominations and resumes to Courtney MacKinnon, via email, to:
  • Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Priority consideration given to those who apply by Friday, November 4, 2022.
  • Candidates should provide a resume or curriculum vitae, and a letter of application.


Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is seeking an Associate Vice President for Information Technology & Chief Information Officer. This leader is responsible for creating and implementing a collaborative strategic vision for a wide range of IT services. With an emphasis on service excellence and operational effectiveness, the AVP for IT/CIO will work to position IT as a differentiator for the University while moving Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMU-CC) to the forefront of peer institutions.

The CIO will work to continually improve technology delivery, strength of security, facilitation of research, enhancement of student outcomes, and the implementation of data driven decisions. Reporting to the Vice President for Finance and Administration, the AVP for IT/CIO will collaborate with campus stakeholders to evolve and adapt in the rapidly changing digital environment within higher education.


Strategic Planning & Leadership
  • Refine and implement an IT-specific strategic plan to position IT as a change agent for the university to move TAMU-CC to the forefront of peer institutions of higher education. Coordinate central and distributed information resource providers and resources to support the current TAMU-CC Strategic Plan. Establish the overall IT strategy, direction, and strategic and tactical range plans to achieve the University's teaching, learning, research, and service goals. Working with strategic stakeholders, lead the campus in digital transformation.
  • Establish, maintain, and apply up-to-date knowledge of technology and information standards, industry trends, and emerging technologies.
  • Advise executive staff from across campus on issues and opportunities concerning the IT needs of TAMU-CC.
  • Manage strategic relationships with key IT product and service providers.
  • Participate in governance processes to ensure that objectives are achieved, risks are managed appropriately, and the University's resources are used responsibly, particularly in areas of technology.
  • Ensure the annual review and revision of programs, procedures, and plan documents related to business continuity and incident management.
  • Maintain collaborative partnerships with campus stakeholders. Serve as the primary campus liaison on IT matters to university administration, governance groups and subcommittees, Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) Administration, other TAMUS members, and State of Texas agencies. Serve on the Finance & Administration leadership team and as an ex-officio member of Faculty Senate. Serve as needed on TAMU-CC and TAMUS committees and task forces when the skills and expertise of the CIO are considered beneficial.
  • Provide overall leadership for assigned administration staff. Recruit and maintain a highly qualified team of IT professionals who are skilled and customer service oriented. Set expectations and priorities, assign duties, delegate responsibilities, evaluate activities, etc. Provide ongoing performance feedback, goals, and development plans for staff. Regularly evaluate future staffing needs and succession planning. Provide timely communications to staff. Play an active role in and champion for the professional development of the IT community.
  • Ensure budget and resource planning to meet current objectives and constraints. Control revenues and expenses within the department and meet budget goals and objectives. Manage IT resource requirements to ensure an appropriate balance between tactical and strategic demands and full life cycle value for assets.
  • Other duties as assigned

IT Portfolio and Service Management
  • Manage execution of architecture principles, policies, and standards; ensure architecture guidelines, legal and security policies, and standards are followed when developing solution/service architectures.
  • Develop a formalized process which consistently reviews and updates the university's information system planning, project management, project approach, standards, budgets, and Best Practices.
  • Identify opportunities to improve productivity, communications, and effectiveness through use of new and existing information systems and technologies.
  • Serve as the Information Resources Manager (IRM) for TAMU-CC as required by the State Department of Information Resources (DIR). Prepare TAMUS and State of Texas information requirements. Remain current in the field of IT, including emerging information systems technology and equipment.
  • Promote a culture of compliance and information security, quality customer service, and innovation that synchronizes with the University's mission.
  • Ensure that the University's IT is managed in compliance with the University security policies and procedures and with all federal, state, county, and local laws, along with TAMUS policies, regulations, rules, and procedures, including those related to business continuity standards and guidelines.
  • Manage strategic and tactical activities to ensure customer satisfaction, technical delivery, contract compliance, and resource management.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, technology, business administration or a related field.
  • Additional experience may be considered as a substitution for the minimum education requirements.
  • Ten (10) years' of progressively responsible experience in a technology environment with demonstrated progressive responsibilities.
  • Seven (7) years' experience in a management capacity relating to IT infrastructure disciplines.
  • Experience managing multiple, large, cross-functional teams or projects, and influencing senior level management and key stakeholders is required.
  • Ability to influence an organization. Ability to work with people at all levels of an organization, manage multiple projects and priorities with deadlines, respond quickly to changing situations, and work well under pressure while maintaining individual and team effectiveness.
  • Exceptional problem-solving and time management skills.
  • Capability to handle confidential and sensitive information with discretion.
  • High-level understanding of operating systems and foundational architecture.
  • Evidence of ability to successfully develop operating and capital budgets and implement short- and long-range financial plans for IT.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills to be able to effectively guide, lead, and develop technical employees promoting team relationship skills and communication.
  • Experience managing Information Technology functions in higher education setting is preferred.

  • Please direct all nominations and resumes to Courtney MacKinnon, via email, to:
  • Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Priority consideration given to those who apply by Friday, November 4, 2022.
  • Candidates should provide a resume or curriculum vitae, and a letter of application.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

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