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Assistant Vice President/Chief Information Officer

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Assistant Vice President/Chief Information Officer

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Juniata’s mission is to provide an engaging personalized educational experience empowering our students to develop the skills, knowledge and values that lead to a fulfilling life of service and ethical leadership in the global community.

The AVP /Chief Information Officer ( CIO ) leads the Information Technology Services ( ITS ) department for Juniata College, serving as a strategic advisor to college leadership on all technology issues. The CIO is responsible for oversight and strategic implementation of the organization’s information technology systems and infrastructure. The CIO aligns technology initiatives with the organization’s goals and objectives to drive innovation, modernization, growth, and efficiency. This leader is responsible for developing and maintaining a commitment to advancing technology solutions, as is required by today’s technology-savvy student. Building on a culture of customer service, the CIO will work to shape campus expectations regarding technology. The CIO is responsible for all aspects of information technology at Juniata College including enterprise solutions administrative functions (telephonic, WIFI, etc.), academic support, cybersecurity, IT policies and strategic plans.

Reporting to the Vice President for Finance and Business Affairs, the CIO leads and manages the Information Technology Services ( ITS ) division consisting of the following areas: Network Administration and Security, Application Administration, and the IT help desk. The CIO will have a broad level of familiarity with various constituents and a commitment to meeting the diverse information and communication needs that exist across all college areas and departments.

  • Develop, implement, and maintain a future-oriented strategic direction for all areas of information and technology services, projects, and partnerships of the college.
  • Remain current on industry best practices and regulatory compliance requirements and implement best practices for IT operations.
  • Continuously evaluate the effectiveness of the ERP and other technology systems to enhance campus services and efficiency. Maintain ongoing relationships with supplier partners to manage service levels and upgrades, as required by the needs of the College. Administer Requests for Proposals, establish and administer contracts to defined service level agreements.
  • Establish and manage the priorities for the ITS department that are aligned to student and campus requirements.
  • Manage ITS human resources including recruitment, development, and evaluation of staff.
  • Establish and enforce effective policies, standards, and procedures to ensure access, security, integrity, and availability of information.
  • Oversee the planning, implementation, and maintenance of IT infrastructure.
  • Develop and manage the IT budget to optimize resource allocation and attain financial goals.
  • Serve as the Institutional information security officer:
  • Identify and mitigate IT-related risks, including cybersecurity threats, data breaches, and system failures.
  • Develop and implement disaster recovery and business continuity plans to respond and recover from IT disruptions.
  • Instill a culture of innovation, teamwork, customer solutions and continuous improvement within the department.
  • Perform other duties as requested and assigned by supervisor.
Juniata College is committed to cultivating an equity-minded and equity-engaged campus culture, one that is inclusive and supportive of its students, faculty, and staff. We believe that all members of the College community share the responsibility to value diversity, seek equity, promote a sense of belonging. We seek candidates who are sensitive to the needs of an academic community that is diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation or identity, disability status, and protected veteran status..…AA/ EOE

Position Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science/information technology or related field.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in information technology and resource management.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in support and service of mission critical support systems.
  • Experience leading, supervising and developing employees.
  • Exceptional written and verbal skills.
  • Extensive knowledge/experience in contract review and conducting vendor negotiations.
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills across diverse disciplines.
  • Experienced and effective fiscal management skills and knowledge (budgeting, forecasting, planning, allocation, and management).
  • Experience and proficiency in project management, innovation and change management.
  • Advanced knowledge of information technology hardware and software, end-user computing devices, computing networks, server and database systems, and system design.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the College’s values of equity minded-culture.
Supervision Required/Given

Reporting to the Vice President for Finance and Business Affairs, the CIO leads and manages the Information Technology Services ( ITS ) division consisting of the following areas: Network Administration and Security, Application Administration, and the IT help desk.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree
  • Experience in higher education
  • Experience with Colleague ERP, HRIS systems, library information systems and other higher education programmatic specific support software (Slate, Starfish, etc.)
Physical Demands

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications will be accepted until February 4, 2024 . The search committee will begin reviewing applications applications with the goal of scheduling initial screenings in February, with finalists being invited to campus in March.

It is the policy of Juniata College to conduct background checks.

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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of 3 References
Optional Documents
  1. Additional Document 1
  2. Additional Document 2


Juniata College

Juniata College is a cohesive community of interesting, inquisitive, hardworking, and fun individuals who think deeply about who we are meant to be. We believe there is no better place on the planet for discovering your passions, developing your intellect and your heart, and ultimately becoming the author of your own powerful story. If you are thinking about joining our community, explore some of our most distinctive assets below.

Juniata College believes in and embraces the liberal arts and as such, we encourage and seek mutual benefit through diversity of thought and approach which enriches our academic community, as well as the lives of our students and colleagues. Juniata College is committed to creating a welcoming community supported by relationships based on collaboration and mutual respect. We endeavor to create an inclusive learning environment where members with different perspectives and backgrounds can learn, contribute, and thrive.



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