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Chief Information Officer

Alcorn State University
Lorman, Mississippi
Commensurate with experience.
Posted Date
May 1, 2023

Job Summary

The incumbent provides leadership, management, and direction for the University’s information systems, including institution – wide strategic planning, budgeting, consulting, and operational management for information technologies.


  • Bachelor’s degree in information technology or related field. Master’s degree preferred. 
  • Three (3) years’ experience in Information Technology with increasing administrative or supervisory responsibility.
  • Ten (10) years’ experience in the IT field as a CIO or Director acceptable in lieu of formal degree. 

Essential Job Functions

  • Provides institution-wide leadership and direction in the management and operation of information technology services across the University
  • Leads, guides, and oversees the institutional information technology governance and budgeting process
  • Leads and coordinates the development and implementation of integrated, strategic IT plans and policies for the University
  • Sets the overall direction of internal business systems. 
  • Identifies user needs and directs building of IT teams to work across all levels of the organization
  • Leads the planning and development of University – wide strategies for generating solutions and/or revenue from information technology resources
  • Leads and guides the design, establishment, and maintenance of the organizational structure and staffing required to effectively accomplish the University’s goals and objectives in information technologies
  • Maintains knowledge and understanding of current and developing information systems technologies, equipment, and systems
  • Other Duties: other related duties, as assigned

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of IT planning, organization, project management and development
  • Knowledge of current emerging technologies
  • Knowledge of information security best practices and compliance authorities
  • Knowledge of applications and infrastructure issues
  • Excellent strategic planning and advanced leadership skills
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal, written and interpersonal 
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Ability to apply IT in solving business problems; plan and execute strategies
  • Ability to motivate in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Ability to evolve with a rapidly changing environment and anticipate changes in technology
  • Ability to provide strategic guidance and advisory technology consulting
  • Ability to negotiate project and resource demand with business partners

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