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Chief Information Officer

Colorado School of Mines
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 14, 2022

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Technology Administration/Other, Chief Business Officers & Vice Presidents, Chief Technology & Information Officers, Executive, Executive Directors, Other Executive
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Position Title Chief Information Officer The Opportunity

The University’s Chief Information Officer (CIO) leads strategy and innovations that complement the mission, vision and strategic imperatives of the university, setting the tone and direction for the institution’s technologies. Equally important is providing stability and efficiency to our infrastructure and advancing systems, automation and the integration of technology. As a strategic partner for the campus, the CIO will lead a forward thinking, enterprise-focused IT organization that champions diversity, equity and inclusion.


The CIO provides vision and leadership for the Information and Technology Solutions (ITS) team to facilitate success for Mines students, faculty and staff
  • Align ITS strategic plan to facilitate Mines@150 outcomes
  • Oversee the development of the digital strategy for Mines that will bring value and directly support the university's goals as well as making Mines a leading-edge digital campus
  • Develop and manage annual university-wide information systems and technology budget
  • Drive organizational innovation, seek opportunities to define competitive differentiation and adopt leading and innovative technologies to support and challenge Mines leadership and faculty to create an extraordinary student experience
  • Ensure equitable access to technology for faculty and students to facilitate teaching, learning, and research
  • Educate end users to optimize use of technology and identify opportunities for appropriate investment in IT resources and assess the risk associated with those investments
  • Oversee data integrity to ensure the security of all Mines digital assets by actively promoting a culture of compliance and information security
  • Build trusted relationships with other universities and the community to drive innovation and partnership
Key Responsibilities

Lead and Manage Strategic and Operational Goals

The CIO will develop strategic and operational goals and will work with the appropriate team members to track and drive outcomes. This includes the ITS division’s strategic and operational plans as well as the intersection of the university strategic plan with the division. The incumbent will implement programs that meet organizational goals and objectives and will regularly and systematically evaluate the results of overall operations and proactively create plans to ensure excellence.

The CIO works collaboratively with the Mines Community in particular Academic Affairs; Research and Technology Transfer; Student Life; Finance, Administration and Operations; and other areas in supporting their goals and initiatives as it relates to information, technology, innovation, process improvements and others as appropriate. The CIO builds and maintains effective relationships with Mines leadership, faculty, staff, students, external partners, and others in order to achieve the goals and objectives of the ITS division in support of the university mission.

Leadership Oversight

The CIO will build capacity to change and achieve greater effectiveness and compliance across ITS, by developing, improving, and reinforcing strategies, structures, processes, and service.

The CIO oversees several functional areas including High Performance and Research Computing, Infrastructure and Information Security, Enterprise Systems Architecture and Support, Academic Technology, Institutional Research and Strategic Analytics, Project Governance and Organizational Change Management, User Experience and Customer Support, and IT Vendor Management.

Operational Excellence

This position will collaboratively lead problem-solving, teamwork, innovation and leadership to improve business and administrative operations within ITS. Specifically,
  • Implement strategies for operational excellence and development to meet divisional plans and goals within budgets and timelines
  • Lead the definition, design, and implementation of process improvement; ensuring integration and alignment vertically and horizontally across the university
  • Define improvement projects aligned with business strategies and priorities
  • Establish and maintain performance metrics to measure program success
  • Achieve efficiencies and effectiveness
Data Strategy
  • Guide the development of a comprehensive data strategy that encompasses data governance, business intelligence, and an analytics framework that informs University decision-making and management.
  • Partner with leadership to support information management and the enabling of practices to improve the management of student and administrative data.
  • Facilitate the adoption and deployment of tools to improve the use of data analytics in support of University decision-making.
  • Improve organizational readiness and data readiness to make data-driven decisions.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive and proactive plan for collecting, analyzing, reporting, and disseminating data on students, services, and academic programming, including defining policies and procedures that ensure accurate and trustworthy data.
  • Ensure accurate and timely submission of key institutional, system, state, federal, and regional accreditation reports.
Minimum Qualifications
  • MBA, M.S. in information technology or a MS related field 15+ years progressive leadership experience setting the vision and strategy for a complex department portfolio.
  • Previous experience with C-Level managing and leading operations
  • 10+ years’ experience in and leading information technology at a progressive organization
  • Previous experience creating Operational Excellence through various means
  • Excellent communication skills, both presentation and interpersonal
  • Effective analytical and strong critical thinking and planning skills
  • Collaborative - Builds meaningful relationships, recognizes and identifies strengths, and seeks consensus around mutual goals.
  • Creative and Curious - A systems-thinker and builder, who drives innovation in designing solutions and has skills in articulating these ideas and concepts.
  • Methodical - Strong analytical, systems, and problem-solving skills to evaluate performance, prepare reports, and recommend/implement solutions using independent judgment. Ability to move from concepts to action through strong program design and evaluation.
  • Reliable - Leadership skills that reflect and value a team approach, demonstrated integrity, effectiveness, efficiency, and the ability to deliver high quality service. Highly capable of handling multiple tasks, projects and timelines. Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Trusted - Ability to work with faculty, staff, student, partners, alumni and others of diverse backgrounds with a positive, optimistic, solutions-oriented attitude. Shares a deep respect for the Mines community, its stakeholders and the residents that we serve.
  • Driven - Passion for the work and an interest in continuous learning, innovation, and improvement
Preferred Qualifications
  • Previous experience creating Operational Excellence through various means preferably use of Six Sigma
  • Previous experience leading Information Technology in Higher Education
  • Experience with enterprise-wide system implementation and integration
  • Proven track record of developing and retaining a high performing team in service to the organization
  • Ability to translate technical information to a variety of constituents with varying levels of expertise

About Mines & Golden, CO
Mines is consistently ranked among the top engineering colleges in the United States and ranks number one as the best public school in the state for best value colleges. Mines is located in the heart of Golden, Colorado, a western suburb of Denver. The campus location offers a small-town ambiance with close proximity to all that the Denver metropolitan area has to offer with an abundance of cultural events, museums, theaters and sporting venues. An arid climate and an average 300 days of sunshine per year make the area an ideal place to live, work and play. We seek individuals who value a diverse and inclusive community – offering different perspectives, experiences, and cultures that enrich the educational and work experience. Equal Opportunity

Colorado School of Mines is committed to equal opportunity for all persons. Mines does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), ancestry, creed, marital status, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or current military service. Further, Mines does not retaliate against community members for filing complaints regarding or implicating any of these protected statuses.

Mines’ commitment to nondiscrimination, affirmative action, equal opportunity and equal access is reflected in the administration of its policies, procedures, programs and activities and in its efforts to achieve a diverse student body and workforce.

Through its policies, procedures and resources, Mines complies with federal law, Colorado state law, administrative regulations, executive orders and other legal requirements to prevent discrimination (including harassment or retaliation) within the Mines campus community and to address potential allegations of inequity or concerns for safety.

Pay Range

$ $185,000 to $220,000

Mines takes into consideration a combination of candidate’s education, training and experience as well as the position’s scope and complexity, the discretion and latitude required in the role, work location, and external market and internal value when determining a salary level for potential new employees.

Total Rewards Mines is proud to provide exceptional benefits that include pay, health & wellness and work/life balance offerings. Our portfolio of benefits includes medical, dental, vision, disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and retirement savings plans. Additionally, Mines employees are eligible for tuition benefits (for employees and dependents), generous paid holidays and leaves and discount programs. For more information, visit Mines benefits . How to Apply For full consideration, applications should be received by January 28, 2022 . Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veterans status) and upload a resume and cover letter (required). References will not be contacted until later in the selection process and you will be informed before that contact is made. Background Investigation Required Yes COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement This position will require documented proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. New employees will be required to provide attestation to their status with proof of vaccination upon hire.
Religious and medical exemptions and reasonable accommodation shall be addressed as required by law pursuant to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s vaccination guidance.

Advertised: Jan 14, 2022 Mountain Standard Time
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